Scans & Bits

It's only after I've got over forty gigabytes of assorted scans on my hard drive and half my floorspace covered in books, magazines and assorted gubbins do I realise - I scan a lot of things! Like, a lot of things!
Maybe I oughta share them sometime!

Comic Bom Bom

Dr Mario-kun
Ganbare Goemon: Kikiipatsu! [...]
Sly Cooper: Phantom Thief
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles '95

CoroCoro Comic

City Connection
Crash Bandicoot: Kattobi! Spin World
F-Zero Grade School
Kattobi! Shrek
Ore dayo! Wario dayo!
Sonic the Hedgehog
Spyro-Kun: Tondemo Adventure
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Uho Uho Donkey-Kun
4-Koma

Shogakukan Gakushu

Famicom Manga: Super Mario Bros.
Famicom Manga: The Goonies
Famicom Manga: Zelda II
Landstalker
Mario & Donkey Daibouken
Sonic the Hedgehog
Super Mario-Kun
Yoyoino Yoshi-kun

Dengeki Nintendo DS

Animal Crossing: Forest Tales
Animal Crossing: Komorebi Village
Animal Crossing: Topp's Slapstick Life
GO Ketsu Wario
Hoshi no Kirby: Pupupu Hero
Kaze no Klonoa
Oshiete! Kinipio
Sonic the Hedgehog

Fami2Comic

Card Fighters DS
Go! Go! Mario Kart
Hichako no Game Taiken-ki
Peach's Great Adventure!?
Rockman ZX Advent
Shuugou Zen'in Gagtte!! Rockman!
Wai Wai! Wario

game manuals

Arabian Magic Scheherazade
Floating Runner

game guidebooks

Donkey Kong Official Guidebook
Mario's Picross
Star Fox Super Capture Guide
Super Mario Collection Official Guidebook
Super Mario Kart Official Guidebook
Super Mario World Official Guidebook

unsorted (for now!)

Ganbare Mario
Tobidase! Mario

Assorted raw scans can be be found on MEGA: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]


UPDATED: 12/Jun/2019




This page also serves as big dumb research into Japan-only magazines and manga anthologies, with links to scans and translations from other folks when available.

Feel free to distribute these images as you please. A link back to this page wouldn't hurt if just so people know where to find the rest (nobody was talking about GO! Ketsu Wario until I raised a stink about it, goshdarnit!), but it's a free country.
Interested in translating these? Feel free, and tell me about it! I want to support such endeavours in any way I can, and I'm willing to commission!
If any official body representing the properties scanned here doesn't approve of the images being publicly available, contact me! I cower real easy!

Ganbare Mario

がんばれマリオ

By Tatsuhiko Matsuda (松田辰彦), ran in Televi-Kun (てれびくん, also referred to as Telebi-Kun or TV-Kun) from roughly July 1986 until December 2000. It rebranded a few times towards the end of its run:

  • Ganbare Mario 64: November 1997 (or earlier?)
  • Yoshi's Story: September 1998 (or earlier?)
  • Wario Land 2: March 1999
  • Soreike!! Donkey Kong: February 2000

Televi-Kun is a magazine focusing mostly on sentai shows like Kamen Rider and Ultraman, geared towards teeny tiny kids with lots of colourful pages, craft activities and silly extras. Ganbare Mario is a silly adventure comic recapping the games with kid-friendly gags and gaffs.

Six books were released between 1991 and 1998, the first three covering Super Mario World, the 4th all about Super Mario Land 2, and the last two for Super Mario 64; all books feature full-colour content, though the original printings were in limited colour. All content before and after has never been reprinted, and it's likely the books are incomplete too.

October 2000

Donkey Kong bumbles through the first challenges of Jungle Japes.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Tobidase! Mario

とびだせ!マリオ


(image source)

By Goro Yamada (山田ゴロ), ran in TV Magazine (テレビマガジン) from January 1991 until June 2006.

A simplistic adventure series meant for a very young audience, with simplistic writing and gags; occasionally presented as a full-colour comic pack-in.

Never reprinted outside of the magazine.

TV Magazine was published by Kodansha and much in the same vein as Telebi-Kun, targeting a tiny baby audience with primarily Super Sentai content. It seems to have more varied content with a focus on the latest hot trends, be it Digimon, Transformers, or even B-Daman Bakugaiden.

June 2000

Bowser races the plumbers to reach a shooting star first.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

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