Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • KAGEROH - Erina Mano photobook
    Don't look now, but it's time for another fabulous hardcover Japanese photobook capturing a lovely model, in this case Erina Mano, who brings her great light into our lives. This double thick photobook features more than 100 pictures of the model, relaxing around the house in bra and panties, wearing sexy lingerie, wearing a tiny swimsuit on the beach, inviting me to join her in bed. If true perfection exists, we think we found a tiny piece of it. Hard cover photo book, 100+ pages.
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    $36.00
  • Fantasy Illustration Encyclopedia
    An easy to understand encyclopedia of fantasy creatures for your referencing needs, be it for tabletop gaming or solely to increase your knowledge in fantasy creatures. From dragons to devils, this in-depth encyclopedia comes with a total of 78 different creatures. Each entry comes with detailed creature descriptions such as history and stats, along with a beautiful illustration, with over 30 popular artists collaborating for this encyclopedia.
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    $21.00
  • Hiragana Times Apr 2017 NO. 365
    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 #366 features articles explaining how to find out when cherry blossoms will bloom in Japan, information on accommodations for long term visitors to Japan, current trends of game centers, introducing the Shikoku area to travel to, and plenty of study material that you wouldn't normally get elsewhere.
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    $12.50
  • B's Log May 2017
    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: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Osomatsu-san, Idolish Seven, Uta no Prince-sama, and Attack on Titan. You also get awesome posters from Uta-Puri and Idolish Seven. Get it now!
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    $12.50
  • Super Sonico 10th Anniversary Book
    Here's a treat for fans of Super Sonico: a deluxe 10th anniversary artbook filled to the brim with more than 250 illustrations of Sonico and her friends, published by Nitroplus. The book is simply amazing, hardcover with glossy printed pages, with amazing art by the original creator Tsuji Santa. The book is designed with a special binding that lets it open completely flat, so you can enjoy looking at the artwork without forcing the book open or damaging it. The photobook also comes with a thick outer protective box to make sure you can store the book without damaging it.
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    $62.00
  • Iroha - Iroha Yanagi Visual Book
    In this new photobook by Iroha Yanagi, she delights us with over 90 pages of high quality photos. Featuring photos of her wearing clothes that accentuates the curves of her body along with a gorgeous view of Japan's scenery, and her trip to the onsen (hot spring) wearing a yukata. Also comes with a healthy amount of close up shots of her in her lingerie, and various states of undress. You will definitely not want to miss this.
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    $28.50
  • SENJOGAHARA HITAGI - Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Book
    Now you can show your love for your favorite Monogatari Series girl, with the new Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Book, an entire artbook dedicated to a single Monogatari heroine. Each book is filled with information on that character, with information from the serious as well as original character art, sketch work, seiyu and more. This book is dedicated to Hitagi Senjogahara, one of the best heroines in all anime, and voiced by Chiwa Saito. Lots of great art and visuals plus other info to gaze at on each page.
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    $15.00
  • Tsubasa Hanekawa - Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Book
    Now you can show your love for your favorite Monogatari Series girl, with the new Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Book, an entire artbook dedicated to a single Monogatari heroine. Each book is filled with information on that character, with information from the serious as well as original character art, sketch work, seiyu and more. This book is dedicated to Tsubasa Hanekawa, voiced by Horie Yui, and it's filled with wonderful art and information both of normal Tsubasa as well as her cat alter ego.
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    $15.00
  • Nadeko Sengoku - Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Book
    Now you can show your love for your favorite Monogatari Series girl, with the new Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Book, an entire artbook dedicated to a single Monogatari heroine. Each book is filled with information on that character, with information from the serious as well as original character art, sketch work, seiyu and more. This book is dedicated to Nadeko Sengoku, voiced by Kanazawa Hana, who is one of the most kawaii characters in the whole show. She's represented by a white snake.
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    $15.00
  • Eromanga Sensei vol. 2
    Eromanga Sensei is a popular light novel, and now the manga, by Oreimo creator Tsukasa Fushimi and illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki the. It's the story of a high school student named Masamuna Izumi who loves writing white novels, but since he can't draw he has his anonymous partner Eromanga Sensei (Professor Adult Manga) to the illustrations for him. Imagine his surprise when he finds that his secret illustrator is really his younger sister Sagiri, a hikikomori who never leaves her room. What awesome adventures are in store for both of them? This manga is in Japanese, but there are hiragana / furigana next to the kanji, making them easier to read, and great for students! This is volume 2.
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    $9.25
  • Figure COLLECTION - Lights! Camera! Action!
    Here's a great photobook for fans of Japan's beautiful anime figures, which expertly captures the grace and loveliness of our favorite anime characters, in prepainted figure form. There are dozens of figures in this photobook, including all the heroines from Saekano, Bakemonogatari/Monogatari Series, Fate/stay night and DanMachi, and it's so wonderful to be able to see them photographed as well. Comes with a special inside book on "how to photograph anime figures like a pro."
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    $20.00
  • The Art of Tadashi Hiramatsu
    A collection of art works by veteran animator Tadashi Hiramatsu. Featuring a large collection of artworks from animes that he's worked on, such as Kare Kano, Evangelion, Abenobashi Magical Shopping District, Attack on Titan, Parasyte and Yuri on Ice. Filled with over 230 pages of sketches, story boards, key animations, finished artworks, and even including an interview with him. This art book is a must have for any art book collectors who love the process of making anime from sketch to finish.
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    $65.00
  • Hyottoshite GAL ha Orera ni Yasashiinodeha? Anthology Comic
    Gyaru fans, this is something that you will enjoy. Published by Rex Comics with the cover illustrated by Hisasi, this manga anthology is a collection of 7 stories over 140 pages (each drawn by a different artist) about attractive gyarus who for some reason treats our good for nothing protagonists kindly compared to others.
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    $10.00
  • figma - archetype next:she grey color ver.
    MAX Factory releases the next generation female figma model with more realistic body proportions. It can be used as a model for your manga illustrations or as a base for your own custom action figure. Extremely posable and comes with an articulated figma stand to help you with various poses. This is the grey color version.
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    $35.00
  • The Legend of ZELDA Hyrule Encyclopedia
    A great item for fans of the Legend of Zeda, this is a super thick hardcover artbook and information book presenting all the details from the entire 30 year history of the series, with tons of visuals including all characters, enemies, bosses, environments, game items, and more. Additional easter eggs include an interview with the creator Eiji Aonuma, plus all the old classic advertisements used to promote the Zelda games over the years. 318 pages, very high quality printing. Note that the cover of this book is very beautiful, but it has a gold foil that doesn't scan well. It looks much better in person.
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    $68.00
  • Eromanga Sensei vol. 3
    Eromanga Sensei is a popular light novel, and now the manga, by Oreimo creator Tsukasa Fushimi and illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki the. It's the story of a high school student named Masamuna Izumi who loves writing white novels, but since he can't draw he has his anonymous partner Eromanga Sensei (Professor Adult Manga) to the illustrations for him. Imagine his surprise when he finds that his secret illustrator is really his younger sister Sagiri, a hikikomori who never leaves her room. What awesome adventures are in store for both of them? This manga is in Japanese, but there are hiragana / furigana next to the kanji, making them easier to read, and great for students! This is volume 3.
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    $9.25
  • Gabriel Dropout vol. 1
    One anime and manga that's a lot of fun is Gabriel Dropout, about a group of angels and demons who graduate from Angel high school and come down to earth, only to have many interesting adventures. Written by the creator of Himouto Umaru-chan, the wonderful story with the most hilarious characters. This is the official manga, beautifully illustrated by artist Ukami. This is vol. 1.
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    $8.85
  • Fantasy Matrix (Fantasy Character Design)
    Here's a great new addition to the How to Draw Manga series that gives you some solid information on how to design RPG style fantasy characters. The book covers all the basics, character classes, matrix and party construction, magical items common in fantasy worlds, and more. There are many detailed images that you can copy the art of, or just gaze at and enjoy since it's so beautiful published by Mizuna Tomomi and Muru-sha, 160 page
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    $22.00
  • Touhou Byougicho - How to Draw Action Poses
    There are two things we love at J-List: Touhou and How to Draw books, which help everyone become better artists, And this book has the best of both worlds. It's a very useful artbook teaching the basics of how to draw action poses, including combat, running, jumping, and various types of body language. But instead of using nondescript models to illustrate these important concepts, they use the Touhou project characters that we all love. Features art by Kyachi, published by Genkosha.
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    $26.00
  • Pixiv Illustrator Nenkan 2017
    This is the biggest, the most amazing Pixiv artbook we've ever seen, a giant "portfolio book" sized artbook loaded with the best pieces of art from the past year on Japan's popular image sharing site. Across 240+ pages, see the most amazing works from Japan's top fan and professional artists, with all your favorite characters to be found. There are 650 illustrations by 180 talented artists. This book will be very limited in number, so grab your copy now!
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    $46.00
  • B's LOG April 2017
    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: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Code:Realist Fantastic Party, Idolish Seven, Uta no Prince-sama, Touken Ranbu, and Diabolik Lovers. Best of all, you get two posters!
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    $10.00
  • Comic Yuri Hime April 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, see 16 different chapters, with awesome art, story, and characters. There are new artists and stories to discover, as well as popular works like citrus and the upcoming Netsuzou Trap - NTR. You also get the ongoing adventures of Yuru Yuri, the charm of Mimi Mix (yuri love between girls with animal ears), and more. 600+ pages!
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    $10.85
  • Gabriel Dropout vol. 2
    One anime and manga that's a lot of fun is Gabriel Dropout, about a group of angels and demons who graduate from Angel high school and come down to earth, only to have many interesting adventures. Written by the creator of Himouto Umaru-chan, the wonderful story with the most hilarious characters. This is the official manga, beautifully illustrated by artist Ukami. This is vol. 2.
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    $8.85
  • Fukuneko Biyori - Syroh Artworks
    Here's a nice art book for fans of outstanding "Moe" artwork, the first art book release ever by ilustrator Syroh, who fils the Internet with such nice pictures of cute girls with cat ears, acute shimapan, ridiculously kawaii hats, schol swimsuits, and much more. The art book is outstanding, featuring more than 100 pages of large-format glossy artwork by the artist, and you get lots of commentary, and an interview in the back. All of the works of this talented artist are captured here, making it great for your collection! This is the standard softcover edition of this artbook release, which is very high quality.
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    $38.00
  • Fukuneko Biyori Limited Edition - Syroh Artworks
    Here's a nice art book for fans of outstanding "Moe" artwork, the first art book release ever by ilustrator Syroh, who fils the Internet with such nice pictures of cute girls with cat ears, acute shimapan, ridiculously kawaii hats, schol swimsuits, and much more. The art book is outstanding, featuring more than 100 pages of large-format glossy artwork by the artist, and you get lots of commentary, and an interview in the back. All of the works of this talented artist are captured here, making it great for your collection! This is the limited edition of this artbook, which comes as an amazing hardcover version, and you also get a separate art book containing the genga (schedule work), never before published. Both books are covered in a very high-quality outer protective box. Note that this limited item cannot be reordered, so grab it now!
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    $60.00
  • Kemono Friends Fanbook - Japaripa Study Notebook
    If you're a fan of the super cute Kemono Friends anime, is an item you will love, a doujinshi that's designed to look like a child's notebook, But it contains acute heart of Serval and her friend Kaban, plus all the other cute characters. You also get (if you want to cut it out) acute paper doll of Serval.
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    $12.00
  • Learn Sniper Techniques from Illustrations -- Moe Encyclopedia
    This is a cool "moe encyclopedia" illustrated artbook that gives actual, real information about interesting topics, but with acute "moe" artwork. This book covers modern sniper rifles, and is filled with accurate, interesting information about all of the world's most powerful long-range weapons. The book is divided into several segments, European sniper rifles used in all European countries, plus weapons used by the US Armed Forces, and Japan and other Asian countries. There is also information on different types of sniper shooting, the different environmental factors that can affect shooting, and more. While the text is in Japanese, the headers are in English, so you can understand each topic. Very nice artwork, perfect for "military otaku." 160 pages.
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    $21.00
  • Kanji Wall Poster
    Presenting the White Rabbit Press Kanji Wall Poster, featuring all the kanji you need to know in one comprehensive and color-coordinated poster.The complete kanji poster includes: All the joyo kanjiEvery kanji you need to know for all four levels of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)All the characters' on and kun readings Plus, each character is numbered to coordinate with White Rabbit Press Kanji flashcards. The characters are conveniently color-coordinated by level so you can even use it to review for the JLPT.The White Rabbit Press Kanji Poster includes the 1926 kanji included on the JLPT's list, plus the remaining 19 joyo kanji not included on the JLPT, for a grand total of all 1945 kanji designated as official general use characters (joyo kanji) by the Japanese government. Dimensions: A0 ("A Zero") size in landscape format (84 x 119 cm / 33 x 47 in) and is shipped from Japan rolled in a tube. Great for any serious study of kanji! This is the Series 2 - 2010 Version.
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    $28.00
  • Genki I (Second Edition) Workbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 1 Workbook
    One of the questions we get asked at J-List a lot is, "I want to start learning Japanese, what book do you recommend?" Most textbooks are entirely dry, uninteresting, and cannot follow a student's pace, leaving students frustrated. However, a new series by The Japan Times has recently taken Japanese language for foreigners by storm, and comes highly recommended by anyone who has taken it -- Genki, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The entire course has 23 lessons, guiding the student from the beginning until the student has mastered elementary grammar and can read not only hiragana and katakana but over 300 of the most commonly used kanji as well.Each lesson has: 1) a dialogue introducing vocabulary and grammar in a situation the student may find familiar; 2) a list of the vocabulary with hiragana, katakana, kanji and English meaning; 3) grammar with full explanations in English; 4) interesting usage notes; 5) several pages of practice questions designed to be fun and interesting incorporating dialogue skills, writing skills, and thinking skills; 6) additional vocabulary. Each lesson also has a complementary lesson in hiragana/katakana/kanji, with reading and writing exercises. The separate workbook has more writing exercises and kanji writing practice. This is simply the recommended textbook for anyone beginning Japanese up to 3rd level in the JLPT.THIS BOOK: This is the workbook complementing textbook I. Each lesson follows what has been learned in the corresponding lesson in the textbook, with written exercises to test comprehension of grammar and vocabulary (approximately 6-8 pages of material per lesson). A separate kanji section is included, with space to practice writing kanji (or make copies so you can practice more), and questions to test kanji knowledge with meanings and readings of the kanji. A perfect complement to the textbook and an excellent way to practice and test what has been learned. 7" x 10" (18 x 25.5 cm) 136 pages, card cover perfect bound. A supplemental CD-Rom w/ MP3 lessons (not available from previous edition) is also included to help you on your way to Japanese language proficiency. The Genki Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Series:Genki I (Lessons #1‾12): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Genki II (Lessons #13‾23): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Click here to see all the items we carry from the Genki Integrated Japanese series. A great bilingual textbook for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $20.00
  • 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
  • How to Draw the Food
    Japan loves to create How to Draw guidebooks, and J-List loves to sell them to our customers! This new series by Niche Press focuses on how to draw delicious looking food, with all kinds of famous Japanese foods here for you to practice with, as well as important things like how hands look holding chopsticks. There are 80 pages, and subjects like how to draw in manga-style as well as how to color illustrations with Photoshop are covered.
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    $23.00
  • RecoLove Blue Ocean/Gold Beach Official Guidebook
    We love artbooks from Japan, and here's a fun new offering for fans of Reco Love: Blue Ocean/Gold Beach, a popular sexy 3D dating sim game for PSVita and PS4, which lets you interact with cute girls and go on dates and do sex things. The arbook is graat, 220 pages of high quality printing with tons of visuals, including all characters and poses, all game events, and original art.
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    $33.00
  • 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
  • Intermediate KANJI Practice ROKUDOHOU Notebook   Kanji 400 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 Intermediate book includes 400 basic Kanji that 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
  • Nakayoshi April 2017
    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 wonderful gift in a separate box: a full cloth bag that can be used over the arm or as a backpack. How cool!
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    $7.50
  • Cute and Good-bye   Kawaii to Kiss
    Longtime readers of J-List know that we really love Yuri manga, about stories involving girls who fall in love with other girls. This is a new comic from Yuri Hime Comics and illustrator Nega, with 13 chapters of sweet confessions of love, first halting romance between girls, and more. It's super charming, and we love the art style. 150 pages.
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    $12.00