This specially priced box set includes the first three books in Manga University's award-winning Japanese-language learning series packaged in a slipcase.The first book, "Kana de Manga," makes learning hiragana and katakana the "ABC's of Japanese" fun and easy for students of all ages. Each page has an entertaining manga illustration representing a word that begins with the kana character featured prominently at the top. Definitions and stroke orders accompany each drawing."Kanji de Manga" volumes 1 and 2, meanwhile, use original artwork to help students identify and write 160 of the most common kanji ideographs. Each page has its own manga comic strip, kanji pronunciation guide, kanji stroke order, and English explanations.Winner of the Saitama (Japan) Prefectural Government 2008 Product Innovation Award.Makes a great gift for manga fans and language students of all ages.