Monthly Tigers Magazine – August 2015

The August edition hit the stands today. My copy arrived in the mail last night. It came with five player cards: Shintaro Fujinami, Akira Iwamoto, Mauro Gomez, Shunsukeand legendary import Randy Bass. Each of the next 3 issues will come with 5 more cards.

2015AugustCoverHere is the table of contents for this issue:

  • Opening feature: Breaking Free from the CL Pack!
  • Interview: Masayuki Kakefu – Ultra Summer Exhibit
  • Close-up Interview: Kosuke Fukudome
  • Another Side View: Fukudome
  • Pinstripe Report: Muddled CL Summer
  • Tigers’ Diary: Masayuki Kakefu (Part 2 of 2)
  • Players’ Note: Yuto Morikoshi
  • Diary Interview: Ryota Arai
  • Ex-Tigers Questionnaire #3
  • Mazda All-Star Game Report
  • Tigers Farm Report
  • Take Care of my Son: Yuya Yokoyama
  • Tigers Data Analysis
  • Short Q & A: Koki Moriya
  • Teammates Talk About: Fumiya Araki
  • Advice Column: Katsuo Hirata

As always, if any of these really interest you and you’d like an English translation (or summary), drop your request in the comments section! I can’t promise anything but I’ll do what I can!

Monthly Tigers Magazine – July 2015

The July edition hit the stands today. My copy arrived in the mail last night. It came with five player cards: Randy Messenger, Akihito Fujii, Hiroki Uemoto, Yamatoand legendary pitcher Yutaka Enatsu. Each of the next 4 issues will come with 5 more cards.

2015julycoverHere is the table of contents for this issue:

  • Opening feature: Views/Fans from Interleague
  • Close-up Interview: Shintaro Fujinami
  • Another Side View: Fujinami
  • Pinstripe Report: Breaking out of the Win-Lose Cycle
  • A Special Message From: Masaaki Koyama
  • Tigers’ Diary: Masayuki Kakefu (Part 1 of 2?)
  • Players’ Note: Fumiya Araki
  • Tigers Farm Report
  • Take Care of my Son: Taiga Egoshi
  • Tigers Data Analysis
  • Short Q & A: Kai Ueda
  • Teammates Talk About: Shoya Yamamoto
  • Advice Column: Katsuo Hirata

As always, if any of these really interest you and you’d like an English translation (or summary), drop your request in the comments section! I can’t promise anything but I’ll do what I can!

Monthly Tigers Magazine – June 2015

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The June edition hit the stands on Monday, but I decided it was time to become a subscriber instead of buying it at the newsstand every week. So mine arrived last night. It came with five player cards: Atsushi Nohmi, Yuya Andoh, Kentaro Sekimoto, Matt Murton and legendary catcher Koichi Tabuchi. Each of the next 5 issues will come with 5 more cards. Looking forward to reading this issue, as it has a lot of really interesting features!

Here is the table of contents for this issue:

  • Opening feature: Ultra Golden Week @ Koshien
  • Close-up Interview: Minoru Iwata
  • Another Side View: Iwata
  • Pinstripe Report: Searching for Ways to Move Up
  • Tigers’ Diary: Randy Bass
  • Players’ Note: Ryutaro Umeno
  • Best Nine in Tigers’ History (as chosen by Tigers OB)
  • Pop’N Talk – Travis Mikihisa Samura
  • Tigers Farm Report
  • Take Care of my Son – Koki Moriya
  • Tigers Data Analysis
  • Short Q & A – Yuya Yokoyama
  • Teammates Talk About – Akihito Fujii
  • Advice Column – Katsuo Hirata

Once again, if any of these really interest you and you’d like an English translation (or summary), let me know! I can’t promise anything but I’ll do what I can!

Monthly Tigers Magazine – May 2015

The latest edition of the Monthly Tigers magazine hit newsstands today and I was sure to get my copy for the morning commute. As I thumbed through it and even read an article, I realized just how cool an organization this is. Yes, this is just another way for them to market their product, but they also offer a lot to their fans in return. Chalk full of interviews, features, profiles, posters, team history and prize offers, the 410 yen cost is a bargain. It’s also Japanese reading (and sometimes translation) practice for me as well! Who could ask for anything more?

2015maycoverHere is the table of contents for this issue:

  • Opening feature: The three main forces on this 80th anniversary team
  • Close-up Interview: Tsuyoshi Nishioka
  • Another Side View: Nishioka
  • Pinstripe Report: Awakening from Spring Hibernation
  • Tigers’ Diary: Kazuhiko Kudo
  • Players’ Note: Keisuke Kanoh
  • Tigers’ History (1935-1957): Masaru Honma
  • Pop’N Talk – Hiroya Shimamoto
  • Tigers Farm Report
  • Take Care of my Son – Tsuyoshi Ishizaki
  • Tigers Data Analysis
  • Short Q & A – Taiga Egoshi
  • Teammates Talk About – Ryota Arai
  • Advice Column – Katsuo Hirata

Once again, if any of these really interest you and you’d like an English translation (or summary), let me know! I can’t promise anything but I’ll do what I can!

Monthly Hanshin Tigers – March Edition

monthlytigers2015-3It came out today, I got it today – the March edition of the monthly Hanshin Tigers magazine. This month’s cover features veteran pitcher Atsushi Nohmi. The table of contents looks like this:

  • Close-up Interview – Atsushi Nohmi
  • Another Side View – Atsushi Nohmi
  • Current Observations – Expectations and Uncertainties this spring
  • Introducing… Travis Mikihisa Samura
  • Players’ Note: Daiki Enokida
  • Tigers’ Diary – Yoshio Yoshida
  • Tigers Photo Topics (Spring Camp pics)
  • Special Interview – Yutaka Enatsu
  • Ticket Information
  • Farm Report
  • Teammates Sound Off – Kazuya Takamiya

If any of these articles/topics interest you and you’d like to see an English translation/summary, let me know in the comments section!

Monthly Hanshin Tigers – February Edition

IMG_3911It’s here! I just got my hands on the newest Monthly Hanshin Tigers magazine. Yamato’s the cover boy and this issue features a lengthy interview with him. Here is a brief table of contents.

  • Close up Interview – Yamato
  • Another side view – Yamato
  • Current observations – The 2015 Race
  • Introducing… Kentaro Kuwahara
  • Players’ Note – Koya Shimamoto’s 5th Year
  • Memories of 1985 – Katsuo Hirata
  • Tigers’ Farm Report
  • According to His Teammates – Yuta Iwasada
  • Tigers’ Data Analysis – Hitters
  • The Truth About… Sen’ichi Hoshino
  • Wada Manager Room

Want to get an English version (full or abbreviated) of any of this? Let me know in the comment section!