Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Dragon Age Jan 2017
    This super-thick monthly manga magazine is popular with J-List customers because it offers so many pages (over 1000!) 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! The Japanese is easy since there's furigana (hiragana) beside the kanji, too, making it great for studying Japanese. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!, Triage X, Highschool DxD, Saekano, Amagi Brilliant Park, Maken-Ki, Log Horizon, Trinity Seven, Chikoku Shoujo Late Girl, and High School DxD.
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    $10.00
  • Bomb Jan 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 lots of pages filled with beautiful gravure shots of NMB48, SKE48 and NGT48, plus Nogizaka 48 and Hello! Project SP, and all the top stars, like Yamamoto Sayaka, Kawakami Chihiro, Ogawa Reina and Nakai Rika. Best of all, you get a giant poster of Yamamoto Sayaka, wonderful!
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    $11.50
  • Netsuzou Trap 1 (Yuri NTR)
    There are two types of people in the world, those who strongly dislike NTR, aka netorare, the fetish of someone who belongs to another being sexually taken by a third person. This is a great yuri manga, and upcoming anime, that explores what happens when a boy and a girl are dating, but the girl becomes infatuated with another girl? Does it still count as NTR? Read this great book and find out.
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    $8.85
  • Comic CUNE January 2017
    This is a nice new monthly manga called Comic CUNE, pronounced "kyuuun," which is a sound of a soaring airplane, or a soaring heart, to the Japanese. The point of the magazine is to present the cutest and most popular 4-koma (for panel) manga comics in Japan today. Japanese language only. 350+ pages. This issue features many cute manga, including the popular Girlish Number seiyu manga plus others like Nyanko Days, The Vampire Next Door, Pan de Peace! and Guns and Girls.
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    $8.50
  • Reading Aloud in Japanese! - Nihongo Ondoku Training
    Here's a new Japanese textbook you get a toehold in learning the language: Reading Allowed in Japanese!. The bok, which is fully bilingual between English and Japanese (both languages are presented in each section) focuses on reading aloud, actually verbalizing Japanese, as a way to learn it. There are four parts, Talking to people Reading about Japan in short essays, Presentations and interviews, and Essays on nature cultural history etc. you learn about Japanese Proverbs, Japanese tongue twisters, some animal sounds, and other fun things. You also get some classical Japanese stories like, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The book also includes a CD. In Japanese and English, with translations in Chinese and Vietnamese available on the website.
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    $28.00
  • Practical Japanese - Basic Expressions for Living and Travel
    Here's a great new Japanese textbook for beginners, because of Practical Japanese, which promises to help you learn to speak Japanese quickly with just one lesson a day. The book, which is in Japanese and lots of explanations upset with hiragana and katakana, beginning immediately with vocabulary words you will need to use if you ever visit Japan. There are greeting, useful phrases, basic nouns, adjectives, and verbs,How to ask questions in Japanese, how to go shopping, and more. The book focuses a lot on sentence patterns, which is a very convenient way to think of Japanese, since you can switch out the various words a sentence to make your own sentence. This book is recommended for beginners.
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    $28.00
  • BOMB Dec 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 lots of pages filled with beautiful gravure shots of Sakura Miyawaki who get to be on the included poster as well as on the first 15 pages, with full page pictures and interview. More shots of Nogizaka46, AKB48, SKE48, Morning Musume. '16, Ito Ono, Rika Adachi, Hinako Sakurai, Ai Matsumoto, and many more.
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    $11.00
  • Netsuzou Trap 2 (Yuri NTR)
    Kodama Naoko and Comic Yuri Hime presents an exciting new yuri manga. Mayu wants to have sex with her boyfriend but she's afraid of disappointing him so she asks her best friend Hotaru to practice sex with her. But Hotaru goes overboard during their practice and somehow Mayu doesn't resist. Things get even more interesting when Mayu starts to think if her boyfriend really loves her. Will Mayu and Hotaru become a couple for real or will Mayu choose her boyfriend in the end? Find out in this awesome yuri manga! 4 chapters and 160+ pages. This is volume 2.
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    $8.85
  • Netsuzou Trap 3 (Yuri NTR)
    Kodama Naoko and Comic Yuri Hime presents an exciting new yuri manga. Mayu wants to have sex with her boyfriend but she's afraid of disappointing him so she asks her best friend Hotaru to practice sex with her. But Hotaru goes overboard during their practice and somehow Mayu doesn't resist. Things get even more interesting when Mayu starts to think if her boyfriend really loves her. Will Mayu and Hotaru become a couple for real or will Mayu choose her boyfriend in the end? Find out in this awesome yuri manga! 4 chapters and 160+ pages. This is volume 3.
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    $8.85
  • PONE - The Art of Posuka Demizu
    This is a really unique art book featuring the gorgeous illustrations of Posuke Demizu, the Japanese menu works including Yakusoku no Neverland and Kigurumi. The book is extremely thick, with 150 pages of illustration which are hard to categorize: they show children in magical world, incredibly beautiful beasts, angels with flowing wings, incredibly detailed technological cities, underwater fantasy worlds, and more.This is truly an amazing work, that you should have on your photobook collection shelf.
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    $32.50
  • Icha Icha with Monster Waifu Anthology Comic
    This is a fine new "monster girl" manga series from Rex Comics, which is an anthology of different stories involving monster girls created by eight different artists. There are many great stories here, about devil girls, a headless girl whose head always falls off at the wrong moment, a girl who is a ghost, a werewolf musume, several catgirls, and more. 160 pages.
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    $10.00
  • DARK HORIZON season 1
    A parody of the popular New Horizon English textbook, which made a certain English teacher named Ellen Baker famous on the Internet, this is A dark Horizon, which teaches English and Japanese that's a little closer to the world in which most of us live. You can learn about tired, worn down people, having sex, feeling disappointed with their life choices, and so on. The language of the book is hilariously dark, introducing phrases like "fuck off old man" "I am actually not a virgin" "I'm sorry, Ann, I found out I'm impotent" and "crystal meth is dangerous but so is tobacco, so let's smoke!" The good thing about this book is, in addition to proper kanji and hiragana, the Japanese phrases are entered in Romanized Japanese (the English alphabet), so you can read everything. The book comes with a listening CD, so you can hear all of the dark lessons and learn Japanese from it.
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    $18.00
  • 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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    $26.00
  • NEW GAME! vol. 1
    New Game! is a great manga and new anime that does for the making of video games what Shirobako did for anime, showing the (cute) world the various employees work in, making CG characters and music and programming games while having various (cute) adventures. This 4-koma manga follows the just-graduated-from-high-school Aoba, who get s job at her dream company alongside Hifumi (a very quiet and strange girl), Kou (Aoba's work senpai who sleeps in the company and wears only a single pair of panties), and more. This is vol. 1 of the manga.
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    $13.25
  • 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
  • Momentary - The Art of Ilya Kuvshinov
    This is a treat, the first Japanese photobook release of the artworks of popular Russian illustrator Ilya Kuvshinov, who lives in Yokohama and makes gorgeous art, posting it to social media networks and amassing a huge number of followers, including many fans in Japan. This artwork celebrates his gorgeous works, especially female characters with cute faces, and it's great to see his many illustrations in this book.
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    $29.85
  • Nose Neko Premium
    You would be surprised at how cute these cats are, posing for the camera with random objects on their heads or paws. While that is perhaps the main appeal of this book (so cute!), there are many other scenes of of cat just being cats -- sleeping in boxes, climbing trees like ninjas, and more sleeping in boxes. 144 pages of nothing but kawaii Japanese cats. The Japanese title consists of nose (no-se), meaning "to place on top of" and neko meaning "cat." Great for cat lovers and all things kawaii.
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    $12.00
  • Shiranai Uchini - Mayu Watanabe
    Mayu Watanabe is a member of AKB48 that hails from the neighboring prefecture of Saitama. Part of Team B, she often goes by the nickname "Mayuyu" which was chosen by fellow unit member Rumi Yonezawa. This is her latest photobook called Shiranai Uchini or "without knowing," which focuses on Mayuyu's departure from her cute image to full blown sex symbol with tons of sexy and sensual shots in swimsuit and lingerie. A great addition to your gravure idol photobook collection. Softcover.
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    $26.00
  • Road to... honoka 1st photobook
    The lovely Mizuno Honoka really shines in this, her first ever photobook, which has just been released. The super cute idol attached to SKE48 a fan favorite, and everyone loves her for her cute face, body, and charm. In this photo book, you get to see about 100 pages of full-color glossy photos of the cute title, wearing swimsuit, casual clothing, sexy lingerie, and more. It's definitely what you want in your photobook collection.
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    $34.00
  • 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
  • Is the order a Rabbit? Chimame Anthology - Happy Diary
    For fans of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu Ka?, or Is the order a Rabbit?, here is a great new "Happy Diary," which is a gorgeous collection of glossy color illustrations, original 4-koma manga stories, and all of the cuteness you know to expect from the GochiUsa universe. Excellently 100 pages.
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    $11.25
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Comic vol. 1 - Clear Card ver.
    This is a treat: a brand-new monger for fans of classic Cardcaptor Sakura, the lovely medical girl enemy by Clamp. This is a new manga celebrating the new anime that's coming in 2018, and all of your favorite characters from the original are back. As is usually the case, the kanji has hiragana beside them, to make everything easier to read. A great new comic for magical girlfriends, 160 pages. This is volume 1.
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    $5.85
  • 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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    $25.00
  • Coffee Kizoku Calendar 2017
    Here's a gorgeous calendar from one of the best hentai artists from Japan; Coffee Kizoku, known for creating beautiful bishoujo anime style illustrations that are beloved by his fans. After last year's popularity, this calendar is coming back with new and faboulous illustrations. Comes with 13 different pages, all in full color, in very large A2 size. This is a preorder scheduled for release in December 2016.
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    $28.00
  • Tokyo Nobody
    Tokyo is one of the largest and most massive cities in the world with a population of 13 million. But what if there were no people there at all? That's the premise of this excellent photobook by Masataka Nakano, which shows all the most famous areas of Tokyo with all of the people removed through photographic effects. It's a way to look at Tokyo like never before, and this is a great photobook you should buy.
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    $34.50
  • konikonikoniko - Risa Yoshiki photobook
    The gorgeous Risa Yoshiki is here to delight us in a super sexy hard cover photo book, filled with her amazing photograph. The photos feature sexy bikini, broad panties, private photography on the grass, rainy day sitting inside on the bed, and of course lots of beach photos. You will surely fall in love with supportive actress/model! Great for fans of sexy "gravure" photography from Japan.
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    $40.00
  • Iropoyo - Fumika Baba First Photobook
    This is nice, a wonderful soft cover photo book featuring popular model and actress Fumika Baba, who has been getting more and more popular in Japan these days. In the softcover photobook, we get to see everything we could possibly want to see about the young starlet, sitting on the beach, on a windy day in a red dress, lying topless on a bed wearing red panties, teasing us in her underwear, and more. These photographs are truly amazing, and you will love to get to know Fumika.
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    $32.00
  • Hell Teacher Nube NEO vol. 1
    It has been ten years since that incident, the graduate of Nube's class, Kyouko Inaba is now a fresh new teacher at the Doumori Elementary School. It's very tough for her to deal with her students but after so many years Nube-sensei returns from Kyushu and once again takes up the mantle of teaching and protecting the kids from all sorts of demons, monsters and other spiritual menace. The strongest teacher is back! Fans of the classic anime and manga Hell Teacher Nube will love this new manga sequel featuring the return of Nube doing what he does best, kicking supernatural ass and teaching. Everything you love about the original manga is here from the signature artwork to the familiar pot and characters, and of course lots of action and a little bit of ecchi on the side. A great manga by Shou Makura and Takeshi Okano. 6 chapters. 190-pages. Note that there is a small amount of non-sexual nudity in this manga. Please do not buy it if you're offended by this.
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    $5.50
  • How to Draw Character's Feeling   Chara no Kimochi no Kakikata
    A how to draw manga book that teaches you how to draw various emotions or feelings of a character. Even those who can not read Japanese, this book's colorful and intuitive artwork and sketching demonstrations will teach you about the basics like shading and angles, to hints on how to express a character's emotion and effectively convey them in your illustration. A must have book for aspiring artists and a great item for fans of high quality manga artist books and artbook collectors! 192 pages.
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    $26.00
  • Karory Calendar 2017
    Here's a fantastic calendar from gorgeous bishoujo artist Karory, known for her designs on popular eroge such as Supreme Candy, Subarashiki Hibi, and Ikinari Anata ni Koishiteiru, plus, her wonderful illustrations on top moe publications including Dengeki Moeoh and E2 Plus. With the positive feedback from last year we've been able to get this year's edition of her great calendar with more super cute illustrations inside. Bishoujo and moe girl enthusiasts should not miss this. 13 pages in A2 size. This is a preorder scheduled for release in December 2016.
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    $28.00
  • Busa Nyan -- Cats Living in Town
    This is a super cute photobook from Japan, which captures the most intimate moments of random cats who live in Japanese cities. Stray cats, groups of cats, mothers with their kittens, random cats looking out at us from the balcony, and cats playing by the road, all are captured in this wonderful photobook. Photographs taken by Oki Masayuki.
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    $18.85
  • Nihongo Koredake! 1   The Only Book You Need
    This is a great new Japanese textbook series called Nihongo Koredake (The Only Book You Need for Learning Japanese), which is a great place to start learning Japanese. Vol. 1 in Japanese, and features romaji (Romanized Japanese) for people who can't yet read the hiragana, katakana and kanji. Parts of the books also explain in Korean and Chinese, but not all. The book is organized into logical chapters, like around town, parts of the body, relationships, and the pictures make everything fun and easy to learn. The book includes a plastic shitajiki (pencil board) with Japanese language references. 96 pages.
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    $14.00
  • citrus 2 - New Edition
    This is a gorgeous re-release of the classic manga series from Saberouta and Yurihime Comics about a very special yuri (lesbian) love affair between two sisters, one of whom is a "gyaru" with a pure heart named Yuzu, the others a black-haired goody-goody student council president with a bitchy streak named Mei. When Mei gets on Yuzu's ass for not following school rules, Yuzu is surprised at how hard it is to get the student council president out of her head. The biggest twist comes when Yuzu learns that her new stepsister is...Mei herself. This is vol. 2, 180 pages.
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    $8.50
  • Macross Delta Character Design Works
    Here's a really special part look for fans of Macross Δ (Macross Delta), the newest chapter in the popular anime from Kawamori Shouji. The book is filled with tons of lovely images from the series, including character information, mecha information, amazing all new full-sized illustrations, sketch work, and notes on the design and background of each character. There's an episode guide, lots of beautiful illustrations about character, and a staff section. Very high quality work, 96 pages.
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    $28.00
  • Megami MAGAZINE Dec 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 Gochiusa, Strike the Blood, Kiniro Mosaic, Girlish Number, Magical Girl Raising Project, Long Riders!, Hibike Euphonium, GIRLS und PANZER, ViVid Strike!, Okusama ga Seito Kaicho, Lostorage incited WIXOSS, Anime de Training EX, and Flip Flappers. You need this issue!!
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    $11.85
  • How to Draw Manga   Girl's Clothing (Onnanoko no Fuku)
    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. 176 pages of tutorials, sketches, outline, step by step instructions and example of great outfits and fashion for your moe characters. Improve your manga drawing skills and impress you friends with this awesome tutorial book.
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    $26.00