Quirky comics: Japanese – Alien! 1

This beginner text is about a boy who sees an alien.

The Quirky comics video texts support the teaching of 'Understanding texts' outcomes in the Modern Languages K-10 Syllabus. This can be done in many ways, including:

  • Students can use the provided transcripts to read the stories aloud and record themselves perform the stories as plays.
  • They can summarise, sequence, extend and change the beginning or ending of the stories.
  • They can write profiles of the characters and then put them in different situations.

The texts can also lead to communicative 'Interacting' or 'Creating texts' tasks, such as, telling a nurse why you don’t feel well or writing an invitation to a birthday party.

Watch 'Alien! – Level 1' (1:20)

Alien! – Level 1

(Duration: 1 minutes 20 seconds)


Yane no ue no uchuujin

Frame 1-1

Boy with spiky hair: じゅん!じゅん!おに!

Jun! Jun! Oni!

Frame 1-2

Jun: へえ?


Frame 1-2

Boy with spiky hair: おおきい!みどり!

Ookii! Midori!

Frame 1-3

Jun: おかしいね!

Oksahii ne!

Frame 2-1

Boy with spiky hair: あたまのうえにantenaある。

Atama no ue ni antena aru.

Frame 2-2

Jun: うちゅうじん?


Frame 2-3

Boy with spiky hair: うん。めおおきい。 gyorogyoro.

Un. Me ookii. gyorogyoro

Frame 2-4

Jun: こわいなあ!

Kowai naa!

Frame 3-1

Boy with spiky hair: はなはながい!きゅうりみたい!

Hana wa nagai! Kyuuri mitai!

Frame 3-2

Jun: きゅうりみたい??へえ?

Kyuuri mitai?? Hee?

Frame 3-3

Boy with spiky hair: かおgoriraみたい!ひげある!

Kao gorira mitai! Hige aru!

Frame 3-4

Jun: そう??


Frame 4-1

Jun: うでは?あしは?

Ude wa? Ashi wa?

Frame 4-2

Boy with spiky hair: ない。


Frame 4-3

Jun: しっぽは?

Shippo wa?

Frame 4-4

Boy with spiky hair: うん、ある。くろい。

Un, aru. Kuroi.

Frame 4-5

Jun: みにいこう!

Mi ni ikou.

Frame 4-6

Boy with spiky hair: うん、はやく!

Un, hayaku!

Frame 5-1

Jun: ばか!!!ぼくのおとうさん!

Baka!!! Boku no otousan!


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Languages K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2019

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  • Japanese K–10 (2017)
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