“Pixel Mari-tan” is a Japanese Manga comic for studying English slang used in U.S. Marines, which are never taught at school. (-tan is a colloquial form of -san)
“The magical kingdom princess, 12-year old Marine(Mar-Lee-Nay, Japanese girl’s name) transforms to marine! She, a magical democratic princess, protects democracy and fights for freedom cause. [J]” with her friends A-mi-(Army)-san, Neibi(Navy)-san, Jiei-tan(comes from Jieitai, Japan Self-Defense Force).
The series, earning a cult following, has been producing series of textbooks, figures, felt badges, T-shirts, novel, cellphone site and standby images. [J]
The latest “Mari-tan’s English drill book F*ck Edition” is specialized for the word “F*ck” only. Comic and audio drama are combined to learn orthodox Marine English like Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, one of the popular internet meme in 2-channel and Nico Nico Douga. (YouTube search “Sergeant Hartman” in *Japanese* returns a lot of parody movies. Some crazy ones.)
You can listen audio sample here.
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