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February 2nd, 2009 | EarthBound, Manga, Merchandise

ASCII Comix MOTHER 2 Manga

Published: 1994 Pages: 128
Price: ~$30-$50
Find: eBayYAJEB Central

I thought it might be nice to take a closer look at individual pieces of EarthBound and MOTHER merchandise, so this time I decided to take a look at the ASCII Comix MOTHER 2 Manga. This is the book I’ve been using for my recent manga translations, and probably one of my favorites. It’s comprised of different short sections, each drawn by a different artist, so it never gets monotonous. It’s also 128 pages long. Probably the only downside is that there aren’t any colored pages (besides the book jacket flap), which a few of the other manga out there have.

I see this manga every once in a while on eBay, and all the time on Yahoo! Auctions Japan. I think you can even get it used from Amazon Japan still. Once in a while, anyway. On eBay, I’d say it goes for about $30-$50 usually.

This will probably continue to be where my manga translations come from, but for now here is a look at a bunch of Japanese pages by all the different artists. There’s definitely a wide range of art styles in here.


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20 Comments to ASCII Comix MOTHER 2 Manga

Slagy said on Feb. 2, 2009

I liked the one where Tessie ate the camera guy.

MotherFTW said on Feb. 2, 2009

Translation plox?

Mato said on Feb. 2, 2009

MotherFTW: see here

solidpit said on Feb. 2, 2009

It kinda looks like Shin Chan

blrasmu said on Feb. 3, 2009

Comic 15 on the right side: big wtf moment there!

Darien said on Feb. 3, 2009

Left side’s a bit WTF-y itself, if you ask me.

Satsy said on Feb. 3, 2009

It was the second Mother manga I ever got. :3 I still love it to the end of the Earth. Some of them are brilliant, because you can figure out the joke without ever needing to understand a word. 😉

Crescendo said on Feb. 3, 2009


DragonKazooie89 said on Feb. 3, 2009

One of the comics reminded me of the Pokemon manga because of the style.

@ Satsy: I agree.

Luna said on Feb. 3, 2009

didn’t I give you this one, too? 😀

Mato said on Feb. 3, 2009

Actually, it’s the same one as the ones I’ve been translating from, which you gave me. I think you gave me another one but I don’t recall what it was right now. I think it was one of the non 4-koma ones or something.

satsy said on Feb. 5, 2009

*gurgle* Did… Was… The other one Luna gave you, was it the one I think?


Didn’t… Wasn’t that one a huge eBay auction war? Didn’t that one climb into, like 3 digits against someone with Buzz Buzz somewhere in his name? o_o

Luna said on Feb. 11, 2009

Oh god. Don’t remind me. Yes, that was me, and that was mine.

I basically dropped my life savings on that. And yes, three digits. :/

Mato said on Feb. 11, 2009

Was it this particular manga? Or some other one?

Starlight-luma said on Mar. 24, 2009

One word: WEIRD.

? said on Mar. 26, 2009

Last page explained why you never see Ness’s dad in the game.

Shamu said on Jun. 2, 2009


multi bottle rocket said on Apr. 6, 2010

?:Last page explained why you never see Ness’s dad in the game. Yes is truth ,how?

Soulman said on Apr. 18, 2010

It would’ve kept Ness naked in Magicant

PSI rockin' said on Jan. 18, 2011

… Hands up for translation


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