Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid vol. 2
    One of the most adorable manga and anime stories to come along in a while has been Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the story of an average Japanese woman named Kobayashi-san, who is befriended by a dragon named Touru, who can conveniently transform herself into semi-human form. Touru becomes the maid of Miss Kobayashi, and is joined by other dragons too, and much cuteness (and a little light yuri) ensue. This is vol. 2 of the manga.
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    $9.50
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid vol. 3
    One of the most adorable manga and anime stories to come along in a while has been Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the story of an average Japanese woman named Kobayashi-san, who is befriended by a dragon named Touru, who can conveniently transform herself into semi-human form. Touru becomes the maid of Miss Kobayashi, and is joined by other dragons too, and much cuteness (and a little light yuri) ensue. This is vol. 3 of the manga.
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    $9.50
  • Elf can't on a Diet vol. 1
    This is a fun and ecchi manga by Synecdoche about an Elf who traveled to our world and become addicted to French Fries and gained some weight. She seeks the help of a Japanese Dietitian to lose weight because the portal to her world will only allow her to travel back home if her weight is the same as during the time she traveled to our world. There are also other troubled and overweight fantasy creatures who seek the help of the Dietitian including Dark Elf, Alraune (Plant Girl), Ogre, and Wolf Girl. Contains useful insights on how to lose weight and plenty of ecchi scenes for entertainment. 162 pages. This is volume one. Note: Contains nudity in a comedic way.
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    $8.50
  • How to Draw Kawaii illust - Nazorigaki Lesson Book
    Here's another great How to Draw book that will help you become the next talented manga artist! This how to draw book features the illustrations from Kamo who is known for his simple yet cute drawings. The book teaches you to draw in a simple way, by tracing the pre-drawn lines to recreate the example image shown. Some examples of what it teaches you how to draw are simple everyday objects, animals, people, furniture and more.
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    $18.00
  • Frame Arms Girl Official Fanbook
    If you are a fan of the robot girl anime Frame Arms Girl, you will not want to miss this! This is the official art book by Hobby Japan. It contains all the in-depth character designs, episodic reviews and screen captures and tons of interviews with the voice actresses, illustrators, designers, and all those who had a part in making the anime. Also included is a detailed map of places they used for the background of the anime, as well as a list of merchandises available.
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    $31.00
  • Comic Yuri Hime Sep 2017
    Welcome to the new Comic Yuri Hime, a great new offering from our favorite "yuri" monger company, about girls who love girls. It's a super thick monthly manga containing nothing but stories about sweet girls in love, girls confessing love to other girls, girls discovering each other for the first time, childhood friends becoming more than friends, and more. It's a great new comic that all of lesbian drama from Japan will enjoy! In this issue, you get more than 17+ awesome chapters dedicated to fans of girls who love girls. You get great major stories like the latest chapters of Ashita Kimi ni Aetara, and Yuru Yuri and Demi Life, plus lots of other stories. 544 pages, it's great!
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    $10.50
  • Okami - Nurie Soushi
    If you are a fan of the Okami series, this is a must have artbook for you. The artbook contains a variety of art from the series, a collection of character designs and concept art. The unique ink art style which influenced the game's look is beautifully shown here, with a majority of the pages being dedicated to showing the Japanese Ink art style, bold strokes of thin and thick lines with no hesitation or mistake.
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    $18.85
  • Rakugaki Note - Eisaku Kubonouchi
    This is an amazing artbook by Eisaku Kubonouchi, a mangaka who has been around for quite some time. He is best known for his manga series Chocolat which was adapted into a Taiwanese TV drama. The theme for this artbook is "rakugaki" which means sketch and it features a huge collection of the artworks he's done with this style of drawing with beautiful strokes and line work, he usage of pastel colors really do his art style justice. The cover of the art book is done in a nice matte finish to complement the style and coloring of his illustrations.
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    $38.00
  • How to Draw Fetish Girls - Miseru Fechi E no Kakikata Joshi
    Here's another great How to Draw book that will help you become the next talented manga artist! This book focuses on fetishes and gives you lots of insight into how to draw females in fetishistic fashion. All the major fetishes are here including school uniforms, glasses, unaji (back of the neck), kimonos, breasts, butt, feet, and gyaru, catgirls, and tons more. 144 pages.
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    $29.50
  • NeNe - Nene Yoshitaka 1st photobook
    Enjoy the beauty and grace of sexy gravure idol Nene Yoshitaka in her first ever photobook. This glossy softcover offering shows us all sides of the fresh new model from Kansai that's taking Japan by storm. The photos are perfect, just the right mix of sexy, sultry plus slice of life shots of her doing normal stuff like playing at the beach or chilling in the living room.
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    $36.00
  • Bomb July 2017
    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 a special focus on SKE48's Jurina Matsui and and AKB48's Sakura Miyawaki, plus articles and gravure pages featuring HKT48, STU48, NMB48, NGT48, and more! There are lots of great photos sections inside, plus a giant reversible poster of the girls on the cover.
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    $11.85
  • The IDOLM@STER Million Live! Magazine vol. 2
    Wow! A whole magazine dedicated to the popular idol anime series The IDOLM@STER is here. With lots of beautiful illustrations of your favorite 2D idol and super cool articles like voice actor interviews, live concert reports, game news and info, comics, and more. Plus you get a free sheet of sticker featuring chibi versions of your favorite idols. What more could an Idolmaster fan ask more?
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    $18.00
  • Comptiq Aug 2017
    Those yearning for the inside scoop on all things moe and bishoujo, your search is over! Comptiq (also Romanized as Compteac) is a definitive monthly who's-who of beautiful anime and game girls with complete, full-color news and in-depth articles on the latest and greatest characters in Japan. Not only is this magazine loaded with beautiful moe-kei (super cute anime) manga and visuals exploring the current gorgeous characters in anime and PC dating-sim games in Japan today, you also get lots of free stuff. In This Issue: This month's edition features Raramagi, the fun mobile game featuring cute girls and music that's taking Japan by storm. Also featured are Fate/Grand Order, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya movie, Fate/Apocrypha, Kemono Friends, Frame Arms Girl, KanColle, Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone DX, and more! For omake, you get a Battle Girl High School Anime Mini Fanbook!
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    $10.50
  • How to Draw Men's Hairstyle 250
    One of the charms of anime and manga is the abundance of unique and interesting hairstyles. This new how to draw book will teach you how to draw 250 types of men's hairstyle from the classic pompadour used by delinquents to visual-kei hairstyle used by bishounen. You'll also learn how to draw hair in motion like when your character is brushing his hair or running or fighting. A great reference book for aspiring manga artists!
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    $24.50
  • How to Draw Fantasy Clothes
    It is well known that the best mangaka also have a great fashion sense. If you want to improve your character designs, you have to learn how to draw great outfits on your characters, this book does just that. 144 pages and 235 types of clothing with tutorials, sketches, outline, step by step instructions and example of great outfits and fashion for your fantasy characters. Improve your manga drawing skills and impress you friends with this awesome tutorial book.
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    $26.00
  • Hadaka ni Ippin -- Naked Body w/ One Item
    This is a wonderful new photobook from Japan that caters to fans of a very specific fetish, a naked girl's body with one item, usually an article of clothing. Enjoy lots of photos of beautiful Japanese women with only one item with them including ribbons, knee high socks, glasses, aprons, blindfolds, towels, panties, bags, and even the popular virgin killer sweater. An ultimate collection of artistic nude photos!
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    $21.00
  • Beginner KANJI Practice ROKUDOHOU Notebook   Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji 240 characters
    Improve your writing style and learn the fundamentals of Japanese with these Kanji practice notebooks. Each page shows not only the correct stroke count and technique, but also the proper way to balance your lines to make your Kanji look professional and beautiful. This beginner's book includes Hiragana, Katakana, and the 240 most basic Kanji everyone needs to know. A must have for those who are learning Japanese. Best of all, in addition to a great kanji studying workbook, you get a useful kanji poster you can pull out and hang on your wall for extra motivation.
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    $3.85
  • 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
  • Dragon Age Aug 2017
    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: New issues of great manga, including Trinity Seven, Maken-ki!, Triage X, KonoSuba, High School DxD, Log Horizon, Chain Chronicle, Blazblue, Gun x Clover, and more! That's over 900 pages of manga total, all with full furigana kanji readings for Japanese learners. For omake, you get a special Trinity Seven Clear File. Wow!
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    $9.50
  • Newtype Aug 2017
    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 Fate/Apocrypha, No Game No Life Zero, Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, Re:Creators, Maid in Abyss, King of Prism, Free! -Timeless Medley-, Pokemon, Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Chapter, Eureka Seven High Evolution, Jigoku Shoujo Yoinotogi, Code Geass Hangyaku no Lelouche, Seitokai Yakuindomo Movie, Hajimete no Gyaru, Gamers, Little Witch Academia, Attack on Titan Season 2, and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection. Lots of free items in this issue too, including eight posters (four, double sided), four of them super large and glorious plus a Touken Ranbu Clear Bookmark Set and reversible B2 Poster featuring Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection.
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    $10.50
  • Dengeki G's Comic Aug 2017
    The latest volume of Dengeki G's Comic is here! Coming to you every other month, this magazine is packed with over 500 pages of manga based on popular light novels and bishoujo games. Plus, every issue comes with awesome omake, like posters, wall scrolls, and dakimakura covers! In this issue: Enjoy some awesome manga including Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru, Tenshi no 3P, Love Live, Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko janai to Omotta?, Sword Art Online Progressive, Rewrite, Little Busters, Chaos;Child, Girlsh Number, Battle Girl High School, Charlotte, BanG Dream, Show By Rock, and more!
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    $7.25
  • Dengeki Girl's Style Aug 2017
    Dengeki Girl's Style is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to all the awesome otaku girls (fujoshi). Each issue is loaded with great articles and artwork featuring everything from otome games (girl-centric visual novels and dating-sim games) to yaoi and BL games to all the awesome anime and manga girls will love. There's plenty for rekijo and fujoshi types, too, or girls who love Japanese history and stories starring famous historical figures. Best of all, you get free omake stuff! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Touken Ranbu, UtaPri, The IDOLM@STER side M, Idolish, Nil Admirari Tenbin, Kenka Banchou Otome, Stand My Heroes, A3! (Act! Addict! Actors!), and much more!
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    $12.00
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid vol. 1
    One of the most adorable manga and anime stories to come along in a while has been Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the story of an average Japanese woman named Kobayashi-san, who is befriended by a dragon named Touru, who can conveniently transform herself into semi-human form. Touru becomes the maid of Miss Kobayashi, and is joined by other dragons too, and much cuteness (and a little light yuri) ensue. This is vol. 1 of the manga.
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    $9.50
  • How to Draw Girls Body Parts
    For artists who just can't seem to get it right when drawing certain body parts of girls, here is another "How to Draw" art book that teaches you the essential information of drawing girl body parts. It has 164 pages that goes into great detail regarding every body part of a girl from hair to breasts and legs. You'll be able to finally draw girls that will make people skip a heartbeat after referencing this art book!
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    $32.00
  • Cheers! - Kurone Mishima illustrations (Konosuba)
    An amazing artbook by Kurone Mishima, the illustrator of popular light novel KonoSuba, that covers and gathers tons of her light novel art, spinoff light novel art, DVD & Blu-ray covers, and extra art plus Q&A and interview! 128 pages of vibrant colors and moe art to drool over. Perfect for collectors of bishoujo artbooks and fans of KonoSuba.
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    $38.50
  • Dengeki Moeoh VR
    This is a super special edition of Dengeki Moeoh which features VR or virtual reality, the technology that has the potential to get us closer with our 2D waifu. Featuring the latest news on VR software for the Smartphone, PC and PS4 including Custom Maid 3D2, Honey Select, VR Kanojo, Hatsune Miku Project Diva X HD, and Dead or Alive Xtreme3 Fortune. You also get high quality art of "Play with Nanai" and a free VR glass for your smartphone to enjoy a sample downloadable movie of Play with Nanai. Awesome!
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    $16.85
  • pure - Kantoku Artworks
    The much awaited 3rd Kantoku Artworks is now available, to the delight of fans. This is a gorgeous artbook that's filled with over 120 full page illustrations of Kantoku. The printing is absolutely gorgeous, and we could stare at his kawaii heroines for hours on end each day. Warning, if you're not a serious fan of gorgeous 2D bishoujo girls, this book will change your point of view forever. 142 pages.
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    $38.00
  • pure - Kantoku Artworks Limited Edition
    The much awaited 3rd Kantoku Artworks is now available, to the delight of fans. This is a gorgeous artbook that's filled with over 120 full page illustrations of Kantoku. The printing is absolutely gorgeous, and we could stare at his kawaii heroines for hours on end each day. Warning, if you're not a serious fan of gorgeous 2D bishoujo girls, this book will change your point of view forever. 142 pages. This is the limited edition with box case, extra artbook, and a hard cover.
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    $65.00
  • Toru Yoshida's Style - Drawing Women in 10 minutes
    This is a great new "How to Draw Manga" book by artist Toru Yoshida (creator of Votoms back in the day), in which she helps you start drawing cute anime girls in just 10 minutes. The secret is keeping everything simple, with lines initiating that are not difficult to copy, yet which express lots of emotion. There are 180 pages, with more than 250 illustrations for you to study and copy, including facial expressions, body poses, and more.
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    $28.00
  • A Cook's Journey To Japan
    Cook delicious and authentic Japanese meals in the comfort of your own home with this easy-to-use homestyle Japanese cookbook! At twenty-eight years of age, Sarah Marx Feldner quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Japan to pursue her passion for Japanese food and cooking. A Cook's Journey to Japan is the result of her adventures traveling throughout Japan, sampling home-cooked meals and collecting recipes from Japanese friends and avid cooks she met along the way. A Cook's Journey to Japan is a totally unique Japanese cookbook that tells the story of the everyday dishes that Japanese people eat at home.
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    $16.95
  • Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication: A Self-Study Course and Reference (by Taeko Kamiya)
    To be able to speak fluently in Japanese can take hundreds of hours of intensive study. But the ability to communicate effectively to say what one thinks, to ask and answer questions, to describe events in the past, present and future, and even to create with Japanese based on one's knowledge of it can be achieved in a much shorter time. And now shorter than ever with this book. Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication presents 142 essential sentence patterns for everyday conversation all that is needed to get by in most uncomplicated social situations. These patterns represent the basic building blocks of sophisticated speech, and are mastered by all intermediate students. Each is given first in the form of a full-length English sentence, so that one can quickly understand its meaning and intent, then is followed by a Japanese translation, a short, precise explanation, several example sentences, and a practice section that allows one to test one's comprehension. By familiarizing oneself with these patterns and practicing them out loud, and inventing new sentences with them, one will quickly gain the skills necessary to effectively communicate one's thoughts in Japanese. With page after page of sentence-pattern practice and straightforward explanations of grammar, this book is ideal for ambitious beginning-level students who wish to up their oral proficiency quickly. But it will also usefully serve intermediate and advanced students in need of solid review material, or anyone with an interest in the workings of the Japanese language. To communicate effectively in Japanese to speak one's mind and be understood, and respond appropriately to what is said is a goal for most beginners, but not an easy one to achieve quickly. Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication brings this goal within reach, teaching 142 essential sentence patterns for daily life all the ones an intermediate student should know, and all the ones a beginner should study to become minimally proficient in speaking. All are presented in a handy, step-by-step format with pattern practice on almost every page. By Kodansha.
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    $22.00
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N5
    Focuses on each aspect of the JLPT test: moji (characters), goi (vocabulary), bunnpou (grammar), chyoukai(listening comprehension), dokkai(reading comprehension). With drills, practice tests, a CD full of listening drills and just general good advice, you'll be one step closer to passing the JLPT. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT (N), so all the information is relevant to the modern test. This book focuses on the JLPT N5 test.
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    $8.50
  • COSMAKE 2017
    This is excellent soft cover photo book for anyone who loves maid cosplay from Japan. The book focuses especially on tales that are hard to get right in cosplay, hair and makeup, which type of wigs to use, how to create the "anime eyes" look, and much more. There's also focus on how to get family-style here right for cosplay. Finally, you get detailed information on how to change your gender costs way (joso / danso / otokonoko). This is a great item, don't miss out on it! Focus on Yuri!! on Ice, Touken Ranbu and more.
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    $14.00
  • Moeru! Dragon Encyclopedia
    The Moe Encyclopedia series continues with another sexy volume. This time, a total of 99 dragons are gathered from all over the world, all illustrated in a moe, female form. Learn all about these beautiful but fearsome dragon girls in detailed descriptions with excellent illustrations by top moe artists. By the time you're finished reading, your dreams will be filled with sexy dragon girls. Over 200 pages of smoking hot dragon girls for your enjoyment. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan.
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    $20.00
  • How to Draw Clothes to Kill Cherry Boy   Doutei wo Korosu Fukuno Kakikata
    This is a great new How to Draw book that could be properly translated as How to Draw Clothing So Cute That Male Virgins Can't Resist. Over 80 pages, the book shows how to think about clothing and how it highlights a cute girl, helping others fall hopelessly in love with the girl. There are many sections to the book, including the elements of cute clothing, how to sketch your work then scan it into the computer to color, how and why cute poses and body language are so enticing, and more. A great book in the How to Draw Manga series!
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    $23.00
  • Body-kun DX SET S.H. Figuarts Pale orange Color Ver.
    Bandai releases a deluxe version of their popular Figma action figure that are used as drawing models for artists and illustrators. With over 30 points of articulation and realistic range of motion, these are the perfect models for your original manga character! They now come with tons of accessories including a Katana, a laptop, pistol, smartphone, and more. This is Body-kun, the male model in pale orange color.
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    $69.50