Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • E2 vol. 50   Etsu
    Fans of moe moe artwork will love E2, a thick quarterly magazine that brings you only the most kawaii anime girls. Each perfect-bound, A4-size issue features galleries of beautiful artwork from famous moe illustrators like Kantoku, Tenmu, and Nishimata Aoi, plus interviews and guides to drawing your own super-cute girls. You also get new issues of fun moe manga and previews of upcoming games! Each issue also comes with exclusive omake (free gifts) like large pin-up posters of cute and original anime girls. Immerse yourself in a world of bishoujo and moe beyond your wildest dreams with this excellent magazine. IN THIS ISSUE: This is a super issue with art contributed by all Japan's top artist, including Kurone Mishima, GotoP, Coffee Kizoku, Hatsune Miku creator Kei, Eri Natsume and more, and you get gorgeous full page works of art you could pull out and use as pin-ups if you like.
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    $12.00
  • Nakayoshi June 2016
    Nakayoshi is one of Japan's oldest and best manga magazines, first published by Kodansha since 1954. For over 50 years, Nakayoshi has carried only the best shoujo manga, including timeless series like Princess Knight, Sailor Moon, Magic Knight Rayearth, and Cardcaptor Sakura. Each issue brings you over 400 pages of today's cutest manga for girls, with full furigana (kanji pronunciation guides) that make it easy to read for Japanese learners. You also get news, previews, and exclusive omake gifts that you won't find anywhere else. Experience the beauty of Japan's shoujo manga culture with the latest issue of Nakayoshi. IN THIS ISSUE: Enjoy new chapters of 17 excellent manga, plus a fabulous gift, a school bag, so much cuteness. The gift comes in a separate box which will be sent together with the manga.
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    $6.50
  • Puku Yuri
    Yurihime Comics and Mountain-Pukuichi presents a wonderful yuri manga compiling several fun and heartwarming short stories. In "Puku Yuri," we get to see the sweet relationship of a shy girl and a delinquent girl. In "Yuurii," love and friendship transcend beyond death when a girl befriends a ghost girl, and two loner girls comfort each other in "Futari dake." A must read for yuri fans! 148 pages.
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    $10.85
  • non color's - Non Illustrations
    "non" is a popular illustrator who's famous for Vocaloid and light novel illustrations. This is a thick and heavy artbook that shows off incredibly moe illustrations ranging from Vocaloid to original illustrations. Also includes non's various works in Etsu plus other illustrations by the master of moe. 150 pages. This is the regular edition with softcover.
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    $40.00
  • non color's LIMITED EDITION - Non Illustrations
    "non" is a popular illustrator who's famous for Vocaloid and light novel illustrations. This is a thick and heavy artbook that shows off incredibly moe illustrations ranging from Vocaloid to original illustrations. Also includes non's various works in Etsu plus other illustrations by the master of moe. 150 pages. This is the limited edition with softcover plus a rough sketch book and gorgeous collector's cover.
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    $40.00
  • FRUITS June 2016 NO. 225
    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 June 2016 issue. This no-ad magazine is true to real fashion from Japan -- cool!
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    $6.00
  • UTB   Up To Boy June 2016 vol. 242
    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 of of "Fresh Gravure" from many of the lovely "48" girls: Mion Mukaichi (AKB48) Mio Tomonaga (HKT/AKB48) Yuiri Murayama (AKB48),Nanami Sato (AKB48), and many more up and coming idols. This issue is extra special because you get a huge poster of Mion‾ Woot!
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    $14.00
  • Shonen Ace June 2016
    It's time for another fresh volume of Young Ace, Kadokawa's vivid monthly manga serial packed with dozens of popular titles in easily readable format, with furigana kanji readings throughout! It's a great magazine not only because it's full of awesome manga, but also because it helps develop your Japanese. Some contents might not be suitable for young readers, despite what the name would suggest. The manga includes furigana (hiragana above kanji) to make it easier for students of Japanese to ready. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Fate/hollow ataraxia, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, , Evangelion, and Bungou Stray Dogs.
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    $6.99
  • Forbidden Scrollery 5
    Fans of the popular Touhou series will love this new official manga starring your favorite characters. Meet Motoori Kosuzu, a cute girl who owns a very special bookstore. When she gains the ability to read the mysterious and forbidden Demon Books, she has to join forces with Reimu and Marisa to defeat a threat to all of Gensokyo. Features beautiful artwork by Harukawa Moe. A must-read for Touhou fans. This is volume 5 of Touhou Suzunaan. 180-pages.
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    $10.50
  • Super Deform Pose -- Girls' Character ver.
    Here's an outstanding new "How to Draw Manga" book from the "Super Deform Pose" series. These books give you tons of information on how to create beautiful manga illustrations, especially on how to design super deformed or chibi characters. This volume focuses on girls' character. You'll find useful guides with illustrations by Pixiv artists on scenes for everything like action poses, sitting, bondage, and more. There are also more specialized guides for kisses, and even the infamous kabe-don (wall hitting) scenes. Perhaps best of all, this book comes with a CD-ROM full of sample images and materials. A must have book for aspiring artists. 160-pages.
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    $24.00
  • E2 vol. 49   Etsu
    Fans of moe moe artwork will love E2, a thick quarterly magazine that brings you only the most kawaii anime girls. Each perfect-bound, A4-size issue features galleries of beautiful artwork from famous moe illustrators like Kantoku, Tenmu, and Nishimata Aoi, plus interviews and guides to drawing your own super-cute girls. You also get new issues of fun moe manga and previews of upcoming games! Each issue also comes with exclusive omake (free gifts) like large pin-up posters of cute and original anime girls. Immerse yourself in a world of bishoujo and moe beyond your wildest dreams with this excellent magazine. IN THIS ISSUE: This is a super issue with art contributed by all Japan's top artist, including Syroh, Karory, Youta, Hatsune Miku creator Kei, Tanihara Natsuki and more, and you get gorgeous full page works of art you could pull out and use as pin-ups if you like. This issue focuses on "100 questions for artists" too, with Pixiv users asking great questions of the artists they love.
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    $10.00
  • Harukana Receive 01
    Haruka Oozora is a 2nd year high school student who transfers to Okinawa and starts living with her cousin Kanata Higa. Haruka is a tall and cheerful girl who is excited with her new home because it's in front of the beach. She meets 2 other girls on the beach who are playing beach volleyball. They invite her and Kanata to have a match against them and although losing their first match, it has sparked an interest within Haruka so she vows to practice hard with Kanata and become good beach volleyball players. This is a fun manga by Nyoijizai filled with cute girls in bikini and surprisingly very informative regarding beach volleyball. 6 chapters with 170+ pages. Published by Manga Time KR Comics.
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    $6.85
  • Let's Learn English Again with New Horizon
    Meet your New Horizon with this great book for studying English! A fun book that teaches English for adults who want to study in a fun way as they did while in school. The book teaches English by following interesting characters in a story through the whole book. You can learn English the way the Japanese do, or reverse study it and learn Japanese! Note: this is a companion book to the textbook starring Ellen Baker, but she does not appear in this book.
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    $17.50
  • Dengeki Daioh May 2016
    Dengeki ("electric shock" in English) is popular for it's gaming magazines and reviews. This is the monthly Dengeki Comic Daioh, a thick, slick, hip magazine featuring some of the best artists and stories in Japan today. Written with full furigana (hiragana kanji readings) to help those learning Japanese, this telephone book-sized magazine features dozens of different manga and specials, plus news, posters, and more! Besides higher quality printing than almost any other monthly comic, you get furigana (hiragana) listed beside kanji, to make reading easier. Over 800 pages a month -- a massive treat for manga collectors who want to stay on the bleeding edge of modern Japanese manga! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Strike the Blood, Muv-Luv, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Ichigo Marshmallow, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, Shiro-hime Quest, Shirohime Quest, Kantai Collection, Hataraku Maou sama - The Devil is a Part-Timer!, Ero Manga Sensei, Accel World, and Tora Dora! You also get a free gift, a "clear file" (plastic document protector) from Hataraku Maoh.
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    $7.00
  • Hobby Japan May 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: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Gundam, GIRLS und PANZER, Code Geass, Love Live!, Pokemon, Tokyo Ghoul, Kantai Collection, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Star Wars, Saint Seiya, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Kamen Rider, Godzilla, Macross (Robotech), Macross Delta, and Charlotte.
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    $11.50
  • Cure vol. 153 June 2016
    Enjoy this great issue of Cure, an ultra hip, oversized J-Rock magazine dedicated to avid fans of Japanese punk and gothic culture. Coining itself as a "Japanesque Rock and Visual Styling Magazine," it's a wonderful trip to a rare underground youth culture with dark themes, rebelliously wild fashion, and a vibrant energy that can only be recreated by attending the concerts these bands perform in. Each issue dedicates itself to an unheard of 20-30 pages for a band of the moment, complete with drool worthy pictures perfect for scanning on your desktop or adorning you walls and gives you the latest and greatest of new and up coming bands. This issue focuses on A9, with lots of full page visuals about them, plus The Thirteen, KRAD, Royz, Meijibray and more.
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    $11.50
  • SHOXX June 2016 vol. 280
    When you mix Gackt, Goth, Rock, and great photography together, SHOXX magazine is the result. A fantastic large page publication that features top Hard Rock groups from Japan. From their wild hair, to their outrageous studded clothing wear, you'll be brought on tour to concerts where you can practically feel the energy they create from their meaningful rhythms. Great source material for cosplayers or those who want to be on the leading edge of Japanese music culture. A full page, full color magazine, this is a must have for fans of Japanese, hard rock! Nice content in this issue featuring Ruka, vistlip, Nightmare, Plastic Tree, and more.
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    $11.25
  • Please Tell Me! Galko-chan vol. 3 - Oshiete! Galko-chan 3
    For those who have been following the Galko-chan anime, we now have the manga it was based off of, written and illustrated by Kenya Suzuki. This full color manga is has a unique style that shows penstroke textures and shading. Combined with the slightly larger B5 size and semi matte paper, it's a new type of reading experience all together. This is volume 3.
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    $10.00
  • How to Draw Manga -- Moe Futari no Kakikata   Onnanoko ver.
    We got an awesome new How to Draw Manga and this time you will learn how to draw yuri couples. This book specifically shows you the right techniques on how to effectively draw 2 cute girls interacting with each other. You will learn everything there is to know from perspectives, poses, interactions, facial expressions, and more with tips and techniques from the professionals. This is a great book for those who want to draw yuri manga or illustrations. 176 pages. Grab one now. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose books and artbook collectors!
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    $24.00
  • Misumi -- Misumi Shiochi
    Hokkaido and Touhoku's no. 1 cute TV announcer Misumi Shiochi has finally released her photo book! This large softcover photo book is full of shots of Misumi's cute and innocent side, as well as many more intimate pictures including many swimsuit collections, a peek into her daily life. You also see her in fun casual wear in to contrast her usual business attire. A great addition to your idol photobook collection.
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    $32.00
  • KANJI Practice Notebook with BUSHU Chart
    The way to learn to write Japanese is to write -- repeatedly -- until you get it. Here is a wonderful Japanese notebook that offers a great way to practice writing Kanji. Each page features 150 squares for practicing your Japanese. The squares are extra large and easier to write in than smaller squared books. A wonderful Japanese study aid! Comes with a Bushu (Chinese radical) chart.
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    $2.15
  • 12 Colors Start! First Copic illustration Official Guide Book
    Copic is a brand of marker pen from Japan by Too and their markers are the markers of choice for professional manga artists because of their superior line quality, precise tip sizes, and long lasting inkwells. This how-to-draw book will show you how to properly use these great marker pens like the professional manga artists in Japan. Start from scratch and work your way up to advance techniques, this book is perfect for beginners with lots of detailed photos and easy to follow instructions. 66 pages. The book recommends you have a 12 color set of Copic pens for coloring these illustrations.
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    $11.00
  • How to Draw Manga Super Deform Pose - Chibi Character ver.
    This is another great How to Draw book that helps you learn to "see" anatomy by studying different poses. This book specializes in teaching how to draw "SD" or "super deformed" style characters, known as deforme in Japanese for some reason. The book gives you more than 650 poses to study, both on the high quality printed pages and on the included CD-ROM.
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    $23.00
  • Bungo Stray Dogs vol. 01
    Bungo Stray Dogs is an awesome story in which all the literary figures from Japan of the 20th century -- Dazai Osamu, Miyazawa Kenji, Edogawa Ranpo -- work in a detective agency solving crimes. It's a great concept, the characters are all gorgeously designed. The kanji have hiragana (furigana) next to them, making this book friendly for use in studying Japanese. This is vol 1.
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    $8.50
  • Tanaka Kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge vol. 1
    A popular manga (and now anime), this is Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, about a lazy high school boy named Tanaka who is a kedaruge, or someone who is always spacing out all the time. In the book, Tanaka's friend Ota is always trying to get him to react to the world like a normal person, and Miyano, who admires Tanaka for being listless. This is vol. 1 of the manga.
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    $8.50
  • ReLIFE vol. 2
    Arata Kaizaki is 27, unemployed, and single. His parent have just cut him off, and his job search is looking pretty grim. One night he meets a man who offers him a way to make him 17 years old again; a chance to fix his life. Arata agrees, and will have a year to fix his life and find what he was missing in his 'past' life. Printed in full color, this is an amazing comedy-romance seinen manga, that you don't want to miss. It's even getting it's own anime adaptation. This is for volume 2.
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    $9.50
  • ReLIFE vol. 3
    Arata Kaizaki is 27, unemployed, and single. His parent have just cut him off, and his job search is looking pretty grim. One night he meets a man who offers him a way to make him 17 years old again; a chance to fix his life. Arata agrees, and will have a year to fix his life and find what he was missing in his 'past' life. Printed in full color, this is an amazing comedy-romance seinen manga, that you don't want to miss. It's even getting it's own anime adaptation. This is for volume 3.
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    $9.50
  • ReLIFE vol. 5
    Arata Kaizaki is 27, unemployed, and single. His parent have just cut him off, and his job search is looking pretty grim. One night he meets a man who offers him a way to make him 17 years old again; a chance to fix his life. Arata agrees, and will have a year to fix his life and find what he was missing in his 'past' life. Printed in full color, this is an amazing comedy-romance seinen manga, that you don't want to miss. It's even getting it's own anime adaptation. This is for volume 5.
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    $9.50
  • How to Draw Manga -- Bishoujo Character Design   Body Balance ver.
    A how to draw manga featuring bishoujo character designing that shows in depth explanations and demonstrations on not only how to draw amazing looking moe girls, but also on the basics about how the body moves and functions. Even those who can not read Japanese, this book's colorful and intuitive artwork and sketching demonstrations will teach you about the basics like the functions of muscles and how they change the appearance of head and torso, to hints on how to make more realistic body parts through a better understanding of joints, bones and skin and how they change for characters of different sizes, body types, and ages. 176 pages. A must have book for aspiring artists. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose books and photobook collectors!
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    $23.00
  • 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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    $16.50
  • How to Draw Moe Lolita Fashion   Moe Lolita Fashion no Kakikata (From Body   Costume)
    It is well known that the best mangaka also have a great fashion sense. If you want to improve you Moe chara designs, you have to learn how to draw great outfits on your characters, this book does just that. 180 pages of tutorials, sketches, outline, step by step instructions and example of great lolita dresses and fashion for your Moe characters. Improve your Manga drawing skills and impress you friends with this awesome tutorial book. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose books and photobook collectors!
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    $23.00
  • Super Pose Book   Man
    Most pose books we have offered feature nothing but women (whether they are nude or clothed). This pose book aims to serve as a reference book of the male anatomy for the manga illustrator in mind. 160 pages with around 400 full color poses for artistic reference, allowing artists to view the subject in the needed angle for their manga or fine art project. Great for collectors of high quality photobooks from Japan!
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    $28.00
  • Super Pose Book   Fantasy, Stylish Action ver.
    Rina Kato poses in this nude super pose photo guide. An artistic reference photobook designed for the manga illustrator in mind. This nude photo book features the delightfully beautiful Rina Kato posing in every way you'd expect to see in a typical heroic fantasy manga series, with action shots; just like in Queen's Blade. 140 pages with over 300 full color nude poses for artistic reference, allowing artists to view the subject in the needed angle for their manga or fine art project. Fans will also love to stare at Rina Kato's perfect nude body from all the angles possible. Great for collectors of high quality photobooks from Japan!
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    $28.00
  • CANNABIS WORKS 2 -- Tatsuyuki Tanaka
    Tatsuyuki Tanaka is an amazing Japanese animator, animation director, character designer, and mangaka. He has participated on such great works as AKIRA (key animator), A.D.POLICE, Nadia The Secret of the Blue Water, SHORT PEACE, GANTZ (live action), and Batman: Gotham Knight. Here's the second volume of his super deluxe glossy hardcover artbook featuring his designs spanning from 2003 to 2016. Contains full colored illustrations and rough sketches. 160 pages.
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    $38.00
  • Small S   SS 2016 vol. 45
    With a large subculture devoted entirely to creating comic and graphic art, Japan appears to lead the globe in comic art, with many publications dedicated to just the creation. One of the most popular publications is SS (Small S), whose raison d'etre seems to be to teach the various methods of comic art creation directly from the professionals. In this issue, you will learn how to paint using watercolor, use Copic to produce breathtaking art, cool Photoshop techniques that's easy to learn, and a whole lot more. An amazing book full of wisdom that artists attempting to upgrade their techniques will definitely want to check out. Recommended for fans of "How to Draw Manga" books! This issue focuses on the works of illustrator Fuji Choco and others, who show in great detail how amazing pieces of art are colored in Photoshop. Lots of great works submitted by readers too!
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    $10.85
  • 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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    $22.50