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article imageMegadeth's Marty Friedman teaches English through 'JJBA' manga

By Can Tran     Oct 27, 2014 in Entertainment
Megadeth's guitarist Marty Friedman teaches the Japanese to speak English through the power of "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure."
If you are a foreign celebrity wanting to reinvent yourself or do something else associated with your celebrity status, then Japan is the place you want to be. Specifically, you want to head to Tokyo which is the “Mecca” of Japan's art and entertainment industry. This definitely worked out for American musician Marty Friedman. If you were born past the mid-1990s, you will have no idea who he is; that is unless you develop an interest in classic rock.
For the people who have no idea who Friedman is, he was the guitarist for the popular heavy metal band Megadeth. Since relocating to Japan, Friedman has been very active as a TV personality. That is not the only thing he has been doing. One of the other jobs Friedman does is act as a songwriter for a number of Japanese idol groups, as reported by Rolling Stone earlier this year in August. Friedman gets a lot of work from Johnny's Jimusho aka Johnny & Associates, which is the talent agency that represents a number of boy idol groups such as the notable Arashi and KAT-TUN.
Friedman's most recent job has him tapping into the popularity of the famous ongoing manga series, adapted into several anime series and video games, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. A few days ago on October 24th, an instructional book was released using JoJo's Bizarre Adventure as a non-textbook way to teach the English language.
In short, Friedman is lending his voice for the instructional book series. A promotional video has been streamed with Friedman speaking out the lines from the manga, in Japanese text, in English language.
You can call JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Megadeth's Marty Friedman an interesting combination. If you are a fan of Megadeth let alone Friedman and/or JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, you may want to get this guide for the sake of hearing him translate the lines.
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