Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Drift Tengoku Aug 2016
    While in America import racing reigns supreme, in Japan it is the art of drifting that takes the spotlight. In drifting, drivers intentionally induce over and under-steering where the driver's are judged by control and technique as they race around a track. For those who wish to delve into the Drifting racing scene, Drift Tengoku is just the magazine for you, giving you insights on what the pros use to keep their rides in top shape. Not only do the photographers bring you right at the street side level capturing all the drifting action as it happens, they also bring you to car conventions to show to inspire you with additional must have add-ons to make sure your ride gets all the attention from the girls.
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    $7.25
  • B's LOG Sep 2016
    The definitive magazine for all things fujoshi, B's Log is the first and best source of information for girl gamers and anyone who loves yaoi, BL, and otome games! In this issue: Feature articles on such awesome otome-centric products as Rinne de Tsunagaru Monogatari, 7's Carlet, Idolish, Ensemble Stars, Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100nin no Oujisama, Nitroplus's popular online game Touken Ranbu Online, Ikemen Sengoku Toki wo Kakeru Koi, Boyfriend (BETA), Collar x Malice, and more. You also get an Ensemble Stars On Stage Special Report Book and an Ikemen Sengoku Toki wo Kakeru Koi poster inside the issue too.
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    $12.50
  • KERA Sep 2016
    KERA is a fresh and fun fashion magazine from the streets of Tokyo. Covering a variety of themes, from Harajuku punk to Goth-Loli, this magazine gives the reader an excellent idea of the fringe, hip fashions that are currently taking Japanese youth by storm. A thick, large magazine of color photos, it contains not only models, but photos of the apparel alone. It is a mixture of the Harajuku punk and gothic crowds, a "powered up version of FRUiTs magazine" with superb photographs, famous models, and tons of fashionable pictures to look at. This issue, in addition to some more lolita style and Harajuku fashions, there is also a feature on how to remove makeup plus a special interview with DIR EN GREY. Of course there are the usual makeup guides, street fashion shots and more!
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    $7.00
  • Wish Upon the Pleiades Prism Palette 2 Special Edition
    Houkago no Pleiades was an internet animation short developed jointly by Gainax and Japanese car maker Subaru, which blew up into a full anime series. Now we have the first volume of the manga! The story is a bout a girl named Subaru who goes to watch a meteor shower one night and ends up coming across a group of strange girls, one of which is her friend Aoi. The girls are trying to "captures" pieces of an alien space ship but also have to deal with a mysterious boy Eventually Subaru joins them and their adventures together begin. Great for fans of magical girl anime and manga, this series has very cute character designs and enchanting art. This is volume 2 which comes with a special illustrations and comic book by Gainax and artist Anmi.
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    $14.00
  • FRUITS Aug 2016 NO. 227
    Fruits magazine is the premiere street life publication featuring the "Harajuku Free Style." Cover to cover full-color photos of the fashionable young people who walk and hang Japan's young culture capital, Harajuku. Stating the current in Japanese fashion counterculture within the kogal and Goth-Loli subcultures, it doesn't bother to judge. Fashion as worn by the fashion-sensible and the fashion-senseless. From imported jeans to cute tops with funny English on them to wacky hair styles and more. Every gorgeous page is pure street culture! This is the August 2016 issue. This no-ad magazine is true to real fashion from Japan -- cool!
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    $5.25
  • UTB   Up To Boy Aug 2016 vol. 244
    UTB (Up to Boy) is a famous magazine here in Japan, covering latest topics about famous idols like Shokotan, Nozomi Sasaki and more with superb full size gravure pictures, drama and movie actresses, famous music bands like Perfume and many more. Get your dose of Japanese pop culture every month with this magazine that's full of info, interviews, trends and beautiful visuals of your favorite idols. This month features a host of high quality models, including the lovely Kodama Haruka on the cover, plus articles on Nana Okada, Akiari Suda, Higuchi Hina, and more. Of course this issue also includes a big poster for omake!
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    $14.00
  • Hobby Japan Aug 2016
    Hobby Japan is your figure and model monthly bible, dedicating half of it's content to amazing Gundam figures, alongside with other sections focusing on new Revoltech action models, Macross goods, but also a huge Bishoujo figure feature, showcasing the all the latest gorgeous female characters statues and Nendoroid toys. In this issue: Comes with an exclusive transparent Nu-Gundam mini kit by Bandai. As usual, see great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Gundam, Jojo's Bizzare Adventure, Madoka Magica, Kantai Collection, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Star Wars, Saint Seiya, Kamen Rider, Godzilla, Macross (Robotech), and Macross Delta.
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    $14.00
  • BOMB Aug 2016
    Welcome to Bomb magazine, a super offering for fans of Japan's lovely bikini idols, now in its greatly expanded new size and format. Filled with super color photos of these lovely girls, with wonderful content and beautiful swimsuit, private clothes and other cute shots, each issue comes with additional goodies as well. A guide book for all cute idols fans. This issue features no less than 40 pages filled with beautiful gravure shots of Nogizawa 46 and AKB48, including an interview with HKT48's Natsumi, and Hana Matsuoka,and plenty of shots of other top idols. You get an omake large poster for fans of Nogizawa 46. Idol fans should not miss this issue!
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    $12.00
  • Cosplay Costume Making Book
    An amazing book for cosplay designeers with tips and tutorials for color selection and sewing of your own cosplay. This detailed reference will help you level up your cosplay game with patterns and instructions on how to make everything from flared skirts, body suits, to tailed jackets. The book goes through 23 designs and includes a cd-rom with printable patterns that can be sized from S-XL (Women's sizes). A great book for both beginner cosplay makers and people who want to improve their skills. By Heart Warming Life Series.
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    $12.50
  • ULTRA JUMP Aug 2016
    Japan has a highly addictive manga culture that's brimming with stories for customers of all types, so long as you're into manga with a more mature feel about them. In an effort to bring Japanese manga culture closer to you, we're bringing you Ultra Jump, a terrific manga magazine that's never afraid to show off mildly graphic content like blood, violence, and some sexy skin. In this issue: Enjoy over 600 pages of pure manga awesomeness with 17 titles including Jojolion, Mononogatari, No Guns Life, La Vie en Doll, RWBY, Connect, selector infected WIXOSS, Lady and Old Man, and more! You also get a Jojolion Clear File. Wow!
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    $8.00
  • Drawing Men's Hips (Butts)   Otoko no Oshiri no Kakikata
    For all fujoshi looking to improve their skills in drawing, check out this outstanding How to Draw Manga book that focuses on one of the most important part of a man's anatomy, the "hip" (aka the ass or butt). Featuring tons of poses for you to study and learn in various angles, positions, and situations. Contains useful information that will improve your technique like proper anatomy, correct use of perspectives, and professional tips from the best BL artists in Japan. 64 pages.
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    $20.00
  • MAEDA HIROYUKI ARTWORKS 10 YEARS - Hyakki Ryoran
    Maeda Hiroyuki is a popular bishoujo and monster illustrator who has been in the business for 10 years and he continues to amaze us with his skills in drawing. This artbook celebrates Maeda's glorious career by compiling all his greatest works in one large and thick book. The artbook covers his main illustrations including Persona, Bayonetta, Dead or Alive, and even Tom and Jerry. There's also a how to draw section, wherein Maeda gives you some tips on how create his wonderful works. Also has a section covering his plastic model works plus rough sketches. A great artbook from Japan perfect for artbook collectors.
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    $38.50
  • Nitro Plus Art Masters   Nitroplus Special Artbooks
    J-List has had a long and successful relation with Nitroplus, one of the foremost companies making erotic visual novels and more mainstream games as well as quality anime films and series, and we are proud to stock their new photobook, too. This amazing 200+ page glossy artbook captures the best moments of the company, with classic and new illustrations from all their artists, from Super Sonico creator Tsuji Santa to Demonbane illustrator Nishii, and everything else. All the great stories and characters are here, from Song of Saya to Django to Steins;Gate and the new Expelled from Paradise. Amazing art on every page, in a large perfect bound edition.
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    $43.00
  • UTSURAURARAKA -- Eretto Artworks Limited Edition
    This is the ultimate artbook from one of the best artists of Japan; Eretto. Utsurauraraka gathers all of Eretto's artwork including games, light novels, anime plus original illustrations. Bishoujo enthusiasts will love this large full-color artbook featuring an amazing amount of the illustrations of the most moe girls you've ever seen. 160 pages of awesomeness. This is the Limited Edition which is hardbound and comes with a rough design artwork booklet and a beautiful cover.
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    $64.00
  • Virgin Shot -- Yuka Someya First Photobook
    Yuka Someya is a rising Japanese gravure idol and talent, who's appeared in several magazines and TV shows, and this is her first semi-nude photobook. A superb collection of oversized pictures, in a great hardcover photobook in which Yuka shows off her curves in skimpy dresses and bikinis, in the shower, with a see through lace veil and more. A nice addition to your gravure photobook collection!
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    $41.00
  • Hello Kitty's Guide to Japan in English and Japanese
    A great way to discover Japan and its marvelous culture, in this bilingual guide book to Japan, in which your guide is the cute Hello Kitty character! From Japanese culture basis to conversational expressions, from art, hobbies, places to visit to sports, traditions and history, learn more about Japan the fun way, with Hello Kitty. Full color, tons of Japanese words and expressions, this is an amazing resource about Japan.
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    $16.00
  • Nihongo FUN and EASY   Survival Japanese Conversation for Beginners
    One of the things that we get asked most in J-list is how to learn the Japanese language. Although a complex task, it is not impossible to learn on your own. This book aims to help beginners to reach their goals with a focus on common and practical phrases for daily conversation. The text is written in kana / kanji and romanized letters with English translation plus visual aids to help you better learn the language in a fun and informative way. Comes with a free CD. Also great for those who are planning to visit Japan. 190+ pages.
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    $25.00
  • The First Japanese Textbook for Foreigners in English
    J-List sells a lot of Japanese textbooks and study materials, and now here's a new one: The First Japanese Textbook for Foreigners in English. The book is specifically geared towards self-study, with lessons in English which explain the Japanese grammar in English, which is good for keeping up with the lessons. The book includes romaji, that is, Romanized Japanese text as well as the original hiragana, katakana and kanji, to help you read. Includes an audio CD, too, right inside the book.
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    $34.00
  • Osomatsu 6 Nensei
    Wow! A whole magazine dedicated to the fun anime, Osomatsu-san, is here. With lots of beautiful illustrations of your favorite Osomatsu brother and super cool articles like how to draw your favorite character, how to make Osomatsu-san themed bento and snacks, a quick tour of the animation studio, Ichimatsu's World Cat Collection, and more. Plus really awesome freebies such as a big poster you can color, clear file, Osomatsu-san underwear, dress up paper dolls, and more!
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    $32.00
  • Comic Yuri Hime Sep 2016
    A wonderful issue of Comic Yuri Hime, the #1 manga for fans of yuri or romantic themes between cute girls. This phonebook-sized magazine has over 600 pages of content for girl's love fans from some of the best artists in the industry. IN THIS ISSUE: Enjoy over 20 great yuri manga pieces, including new issues of Yuru Yuri and Atode Shimai-masu, plus the popular Citrus!
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    $11.25
  • Hoobare! Soushoku Joshi! vol. 1
    Hidaka Tulip (real name), is a 24 year old unemployed girl with no savings, no skills or qualifications, and no boyfriend. To prevent herself from starving to death, she starts eating wild grass and plants after her neighbor Shirogami Suzuna, a college student, showed her that you can eat them if you know which plant is edible. This is a fun and informative manga by Aratamai, the author of Tomoe Mami no Heibon na Nichijou (Tomoe Mami's Peaceful Life), it even has recipes on how to prepare these wild plants! 11 chapters and 160+ pages. Published by Manga Time KR Comics. This is volume 1.
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    $7.50
  • UTSURAURARAKA -- Eretto Artworks Normal Edition
    This is the ultimate artbook from one of the best artists of Japan; Eretto. Utsurauraraka gathers all of Eretto's artwork including games, light novels, anime plus original illustrations. Bishoujo enthusiasts will love this large full-color artbook featuring an amazing amount of the illustrations of the most moe girls you've ever seen. 160 pages of awesomeness. This is the Normal Edition which is softbound.
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    $38.50
  • How To Draw Manga -- Moe Character no Kakiwake (Seikaku, Kanjo Hyogen)
    "Moe" is the soul of the anime otaku these days, translatable as the warm feeling you get when contemplating your favorite super-cute anime character. This is a great book with tons of examples of how to start from a blank sheet of paper and end up with your own amazing anime girl! Covers both personality and a broad range of emotions as well as character design. Japanese language, but easy to read illustrations that are very clear. 176 pages.
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    $18.00
  • Coro Coro Comic Aug 2016
    Coro Coro comic gets its name from the Japanese word "koro koro" (something that is thick, fat and small, a term endeared by children and lovers of cuteness alike). Jam packed with explosive artwork, Coro Coro is a treat for serious manga fans and those who want to see what it's all about. With a massive 21 stories filling this volume, featuring Inazuma Eleven Go, Yokai Watch, Pokemon, Doraemon, Nintendo's Mario and many other popular pop culture characters, Coro Coro is sure to satisfy your manga cravings. 740 pages. Comic Coro Coro always comes with cool furoku free stuff, and this issue comes with a box full of super awesome goodies like a Beyblade Burst Coro Coro Limited Edition Excalibur Gokuen version Layer toy, a Puzzle and Dragons X Steel Case, Duel Masters Yuusha (Kari) Ji-san Card, Buddy Fight Card, Mushi King Card, Youkai Watch Card, Pokemon Poster and more!
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    $7.25
  • How to Draw the Panties
    We got an awesome new How to Draw book and this time you will learn how to draw the holy grail of anime and manga... panties! This book specifically shows you the right techniques on how to effectively draw panties from all angles, in different designs, and worn by different body types. You will learn everything there is to know how to draw panties from the simple white panty to the more advance and complicated ones with patterns/designs and frilly laces. This is a great book for those who want to draw ecchi manga or illustrations. 80 pages.
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    $18.85
  • NyanType July 2016
    This is a new issue of the super popular NyanType, a Megami-like magazine full of sexy girl character posters, articles on the latest bishoujo anime series, and more. NyanType is a newcomer to the bishoujo poster magazine market, and they're eager to go head to head with forerunner Megami, competing to bring you the biggest and best magazine packed with tons of posters and great free omake extras. This new magazine is an awesome release for every moe character fan! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations including High School Fleet (HaiFuri), Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Strike Witches, Infinite Stratos 2, Is the order a rabbit? (Gochiusa), Bungou Stray Dogs, Masou Gakuen HxH, and New Game!
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    $12.00
  • Dengeki G's Magazine July 2016
    The latest edition of Dengeki G's is here! Coming to you every other month, this moe magazine is known for the high-quality omake extras that come with every issue, as well as for it's top coverage of the latest bishoujo game and moe anime news. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from planetarian, Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Kojanai to Omotta?, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Rewrite, Flying Witch, Kiznaiver, Wagamama High Spec, Plastic Memories, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Girl Friend Note, Ange Vierge, and more. The best thing about anime magazines is the free stuff you get. In this issue it's a Tenka Hyakken Mini Fanbook and a Dengeki G's Novel.
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    $14.00
  • Dragon Age July 2016
    This super-thick monthly manga magazine is popular with J-List customers because it offers so many pages (over 800!) of top-quality Japanese comics, with a special emphasis on that exquisite combination of cool action and ecchi fanservice that people love. You also get cool omake (free stuff) every month! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Triage X, KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!, Trinity Seven, Highschool DxD, Saekano, Amagi Brilliant Park, Trinity Seven, Maken-Ki, KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!, and Saekano. There are a mind blowing 33 chapters in this phone book sized tome, with free stuff too, including a full color Trinity Seven artbook/doujinshi.
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    $8.50
  • Megami MAGAZINE August 2016
    Here's another issue of Megami Magazine, the popular anime magazine that exists to shower fans with gorgeous posters featuring original art from all the newest anime series, including other random omake free stuff that you can only get in this issue. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from High School Fleet, GIRLS und PANZER, Netoge no Yome ona Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?, Bakuon!!, NEW GAME!, Sansha Sanyou, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk -- The Asterisk War.
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    $12.00
  • How to Draw Mens Character (Face and Body ver.)
    A great item we have here for you moe anime male characters lovers! This thick artbook is a moe male character design database. With 175 pages of design references and advice about everything from facial features, postures and musculature, you'll discover how to create handsome male characters in Japanese manga fashion. It is a very good resource for those who wants to draw manga, and will also help you choose the right outfits for your male characters. An highly recommended quality item.
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    $26.00
  • Genki Plus: Kanji Look and Learn TEXTBOOK
    A great new book from the creators of the Genki textbook series! This book will introduce you to the first 512 kanji you will need to know to start your way onto Japanese fluency, in an easy to understand illustration and mnemonic learning style. Each section is divided into 16 kanji to learn, split into subsections of 8 kanji each. With a total of 32 different lessons to work through, this is an excellent guide that will help you get your foot in the door of mastering one of the most difficult written languages in the world. 244 pages. From The Japan Times.
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    $22.00
  • Genki Plus: Kanji Look and Learn  Workbook
    A very handy workbook for the new Genki Plus kanji study system. Each section is divided into 16 kanji to learn, split into subsections of 8 kanji each. With a total of 32 different lessons to work through, this is an excellent guide that will help you get your foot in the door of mastering one of the most difficult written languages in the world. 178 pages. From The Japan Times.
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    $14.50
  • Hiragana Times July 2016 NO. 357
    Hiragana Times is a highly recommended monthly publication that combines useful current events with learning the Japanese language. A monthly magazine that features articles both in English and in Japanese, complete with furigana pronunciation, to help learners who haven't mastered kanji yet. Filled with tons of cultural articles that make you think relating to current events, interviews with famous Japanese celebrities, Japanese pop culture, travel, and even articles written by readers themselves who wish to share their own personal experience within the Japanese culture. All articles in English and Japanese, with furigana (hiragana above the kanji) for easier reading. In this issue: Issue #357 covers all kinds of fun aspects of summer festivals in Japan, including a history lesson on the age of the Shogun and the harems he kept, plus Osomatsu-kun, how Japanese language works and more. Great articles for all levels of Japanese study!
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    $5.85
  • Newtype July 2016
    Newtype is the most popular magazines covering all aspects of anime, manga, games, and figures that are important to you and wrapping them up together in a wonderful monthly package. Each issue is loaded with pictures of cute girls and articles on the hottest shows in Japan today, plus great free omake free stuff like posters. Follow all the hottest anime series with this one issue! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Macross Delta, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Bungou Stray Dogs, Boku no Hero Academia, Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, Bakuon!!, Joker Game, Five Star Stories, Sword Art Online, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, and King of Prism. You get free posters (King of Prism, Sword Art Online movie edition), the new D.Gray Man HOLLOW and more.
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    $12.00
  • Newtype Aug 2016
    Newtype is the most popular magazines covering all aspects of anime, manga, games, and figures that are important to you and wrapping them up together in a wonderful monthly package. Each issue is loaded with pictures of cute girls and articles on the hottest shows in Japan today, plus great free omake free stuff like posters. Follow all the hottest anime series with this one issue! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Bungou Stray Dogs, Boku no Hero Academia, D.Gray-man Hallow, Qualidea Code, Kuro Mukuro, Regalia The Three Sacred Stars, planetarian, Kimi no Na wa, Amanchu!, and Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu. You get a free KanColle movie B2 poster and Theater Newtype booklet for this issue.
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    $10.50
  • Coro Coro Comic July 2016
    Coro Coro comic gets its name from the Japanese word "koro koro" (something that is thick, fat and small, a term endeared by children and lovers of cuteness alike). Jam packed with explosive artwork, Coro Coro is a treat for serious manga fans and those who want to see what it's all about. With a massive 21 stories filling this volume, featuring Inazuma Eleven Go, Yokai Watch, Pokemon, Doraemon, Nintendo's Mario and many other popular pop culture characters, Coro Coro is sure to satisfy your manga cravings. 740 pages. Comic Coro Coro always comes with cool furoku free stuff, and this issue comes with a cool fake box that looks like a Nintendo 3DS box and is filled with cool Yo-Kai Watch goodies.
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    $6.85