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
  • Hiragana Times July 2017 NO. 369
    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 #369 features an article about the world's largest idol event in Tokyo, experience Sumo wrestling, get a feel for Japan's good old days at Kawaba Village, a system of understanding Kanji, slippers, plus strategies for learning Japanese. It's great!
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    $36.85
  • Coro Coro Comic July 2017
    Coro Coro comic gets its name from the Japanese word "koro koro" (something that is thick, fat and small, a term endeared by children and lovers of cuteness alike). Jam packed with explosive artwork, Coro Coro is a treat for serious manga fans and those who want to see what it's all about. With a massive 21 stories filling this volume, featuring Inazuma Eleven Go, Yokai Watch, Pokemon, Doraemon, Nintendo's Mario and many other popular pop culture characters, Coro Coro is sure to satisfy your manga cravings. 740 pages. Comic Coro Coro always comes with cool furoku free stuff, and this issue comes with lots of cool stuff, including a free Duel Masters comic, Future Card Buddy Fight card, and more.
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    $6.50
  • Schwestern in Liebe! - Watashi no Yuri wa Oshigotodesu vol. 1
    Watashi no Yuri wa Oshigotodesu or My Yuri is Work, follows the story of Hime Shiraki, a cute girl who just wants everyone to like her so she puts up an act of being a nice girl. One day she bumps into another girl and accidentally breaks the girl's hand. The girl turns out to be the owner of a yuri-themed cafe so now Hime must work as compensation for the injury she inflicted. She meets a lot of quirky employees but one girl named Mitsuki has really caught her attention and she accidentally calls her "Onee-sama." Is this genuine love? Find out in this cute and wonderful yuri manga by miman and YuriHime Comics. 6.5 chapters and 164 pages. This is volume 1.
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    $9.25
  • Comic Yuri Hime Aug 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 Citrus, plus lots of other stories. 538 pages, it's great!
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    $10.50
  • SD Gundam Design Works
    This is a great artbook for all Gundam fans and mecha anime enthusiasts detailing the wonderful world of SD Gundam. SD Gundam is a spinoff series of Gundam, featuring the robots in SD (super deformed) style. The artbook showcases a ton of SD Gundam designs as well as comments from mecha designers who greatly contributed to the franchise such as Koji Yokoi, Susumu Imaishi, Shinya Terashima, Hiroyuki Taiga, Takahiro Yamada, Hiroki Mutaguchi, and Layup. It's great to see all these cool mecha designs and the evolution of SD Gundam from it's humble beginnings to the massive franchise that it is now. 144 pages.
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    $28.50
  • How To Draw Manga -- Moe Character no Kakiwake (Seikaku, Kanjo Hyogen)
    "Moe" is the soul of the anime otaku these days, translatable as the warm feeling you get when contemplating your favorite super-cute anime character. This is a great book with tons of examples of how to start from a blank sheet of paper and end up with your own amazing anime girl! Covers both personality and a broad range of emotions as well as character design. Japanese language, but easy to read illustrations that are very clear. 176 pages.
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    $26.00
  • 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
  • How to Draw Manga   Bishoujo Character Design (Face, Body 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 face and 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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    $26.00
  • Hiragana Times June 2017 NO. 368
    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 #368 featuring a grat update on Japanese martial arts, specifically Shorinji Kempo, you also get an update on otoko culture in the world, trends in Japanese language, a report on the new Legoland park to that opened in Osaka, Plus strategies for learning Japanese. It's great! For relaxing times, make it Hiragana Times!
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    $6.25
  • 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
  • Dengeki Bunko (Light Novel) Magazine vol. 56 July 2017
    J-List now carries Dengeki Bunko, a great magazine packed with content from the best light novels like Sword Art Online (SAO). Now you can reach the next level of fandom by enjoying the stories your favorite anime are based on, and improve your Japanese at the same time! Each issue of Dengeki Bunko is packed with character profiles, art, preview of upcoming game and anime spin-offs, cute manga, and new issues of serialized stories full of interesting characters. Plus you get omake (free stuff), like limited edition figures, posters and more! 500+ pages each month, printed in a high-quality perfect-bound package. IN THIS ISSUE: Featured content from Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho, Eromanga Sensei, Mahouka Kokou no Rettousei, Tenshi no 3P, Kino no Tabi, Strike the Blood, and other great series! For omake, you get a Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Notebook and Sword Art Online Character Book Vol. 3! Issues limited, so don't miss it.
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    $10.00
  • Newtype July 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 Re:Creators, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Little Witch Academia, Boku no Hero Academia, Attack on Titan Season 2, King of Prism, Code Geass, Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel], KonoSuba 2, Bungou Stray Dogs, No Game No Life Zero, Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru, Monogatari Series, Saekano, Frame Arm Girls, Tenshi no 3P, Tsuki ga Kirei, Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ, and Fate/Apocrypha. Lots of free items in this issue too, including eight posters (four, double sided), four of them super large and glorious.
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    $12.50
  • girls on the tree - Harikamo Illustrations
    This is a stunning new art book from artist Harikamo who is behind the series Urara Meirocho and Yoru Mori no Kuni no Sorani. This amazing art book allows us to step inside his artistic mind and see what he envisions. Cute young girls and nature go hand in hand, as they both convey purity and serenity. With so, this art book's theme is "girls on the tree". He does what he does best, illustrating cute girls alongside nature, be it lush green forests, bright blue skies, or amazing fantasy backgrounds. This is an amazing art book that would be a perfect fit into any collector's collection. Published by KR Comics, this art book has over 160 pages of beautifully printed illustrations.
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    $42.00
  • Cosplay Mate vol. 1
    Fans of cosplay will want to grab this new magazine called Cosplay Mate. Focusing on the hottest cosplayers in Japan, you will get full page shots of cosplayers in their best costumes and makeup under a surreal background that makes it look like they are part of it plus their profiles and even comments. It's a veritable collection of the most amazing cosplays in Japan all neatly wrapped for your enjoyment and awe. This is volume 1.
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    $12.50
  • If My Cat Turned a Cute Girl
    If you like cats and cute Japanese girls then this book is for you. This is a wonderful photobook that answers the important question, "What if your cat turned into a cute girl?" Featuring several popular sexy gravure models and real cute kitties posing for your enjoyment, some in extremely sexy positions and costumes including the Virgin Killer Sweater. A great photobook to add to your sexy model collection.
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    $26.85
  • S.H. Figuarts - Body-kun (Solid black Color Ver.)
    Bandai releases a new color 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 optional hands for holding objects. This is Body-kun, the male model in solid black color.
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    $63.80
  • Basic Kanji Drill New -- 1st Grade
    For students of Japanese who want another way to increase their kanji skills, or for those who just want a good way to practice, here is a kanji workbook to get you up to speed starting from the Japanese first grade school level. This workbook takes you through step-by-step exercises that give you writing practice for the basic kanji characters learned by lower level Japanese elementary school students, with basic-use words that are probably familiar to second or third level Japanese language learners who can already read Hiragana. Includes writing exercises and quizzes with an answer key. 64 pages. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $2.85
  • COSPLAY MODE July 2017
    For Cosplay fans, there is only one Cosmode - a magazine for women (and pretty boy men) who love cosplay, costumes and style. Every issue containing high quality photos of amateur and professional cosplayers donning their gear and posing at studios and conventions. This is a great resource of ideas and tips on how to become your favorite anime and game characters, with hundreds of full color photos, tips on making accessories and costumes, makeup and hair style guides -- each issue is a treasure trove of information that can be enjoyed by hardcore cosplayers and novices alike. For omake in this issue you get... a full cosplay sewing pattern you can use. Plus great cosplay articles including a feature on Mekaku City Actors! Learn how to dress up as your favorite characters! In this issue: See great costumes and more from Persona 5, Saekano, KING OF PRISM, Granblue Fantasy and more. This issue's cosplay pattern is a costume of A3's Rurikawa Yuki!
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    $16.00
  • Touhou Suzunaan   Forbidden Scrollery 2
    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 2 of Touhou Suzunaan. 180-pages.
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    $11.00
  • Nakayoshi July 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 cute pocket pencil, 3D glasses, illustration maker, 3 sheets of rainbow card and 5 sheets of 3D memo papers
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    $7.50
  • Sokusenryoku no Manga Background -- How to Draw Manga Backgrounds
    One important part of learning how to draw is creating backgrounds, and this is a book dedicated entirely to this important topic. The book focuses on many different aspects of creating backgrounds, including understanding perspective, how to divide a field of vision up into quadrants so that it's easier to envision what goes where, plus you get many examples of line art backgrounds that you can copy and use. It's a great book for anyone who wants to be a better artist. 126 pages.
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    $26.00
  • Raramagi Tuner's Note
    Raramagi is a popular mobile game RPG for the iOS and Android about a bunch of school girls fighting using magic and music. This gorgeous artbook features the profiles all 32 characters including the adorable mascot Honya. Each character gets 2 pages with a wealth of illustrations and information such as their musical instrument of choice, birthday, height, blood type, voice actor, hobbies, and more. There's also staff interviews and a sneak peek at making the opening trailer of the game. Lots of cute girls! 80 pages.
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    $26.85
  • 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
  • Bomb June 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 Nogizaka46 including Asuka Saito, Minami Hoshino, Miria Watanabe, Rena Yamazaki, Renka Iwamoto, Tamami Sakaguchi and Yuuki Yoda, plus articles and gravure pages featuring AKB48, Keyakizaka46, and more! There are lots of great photos sections inside, plus a giant foldout poster of the girls on the cover.
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    $12.00
  • Newtype June 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 Touken Ranbu, Little Witch Academia, ID-0, Bungou Stray Dogs, saekano, Re:Creators, Boku no Hero Academia, Sagrada Reset, Fate/Apocrypha, King of Prism, Free!, dive!!, kemono Friends, Kabukibu, hinako, KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!, Tsuki ga Kirei, Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, and Saekano. Lots of free items in this issue too, including eight posters (four, double sided), four of them super large and glorious.
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    $11.00
  • Megami Magazine July 2017
    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 eromanga Sensei, Saekano, Gochiusa, Strike the Blood, Re:Creators, GIRLS und PANZER, Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho, Hai-furi, Seven Deadly Sin, Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka?, Hinako Note, and Frame Arms Girl and more. This issue comes with a free Gochiusa poster.
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    $12.50
  • Dengeki G's Comic July 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 Sword Art Online, Love Live!, Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Girlish Number, Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko janai to Omotta?, CHAOS;CHILD, and BanG Dream! For omake, you get an exclusive Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha de Aru poster. Awesome!
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    $8.50
  • Demi chan wa Kataritai vol. 1
    Demi-chan wa Kataritai aka Interviews with Monster Girls is a fun and interesting manga and anime by Petros featuring a world where Demi Humans (vampires, succubi, dhurahan, etc.) exist and they are now socially accepted by the world. It follows the story of Tetsuo Takahashi, a high school teacher who's very interested in Demi and he gets to learn more about them when his school starts accepting Demi students and teachers. A fun read with lots of cute monster girls. 140+ pages. This is volume 1.
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    $10.00
  • Inertia 67 Percent 3   Dasei 67 Percent vol. 3
    Yoshizawa is a college girl who has just moved in to her new room and her friends like to visit quite often, and hilarity ensues. Like trying to consult with her friends on how to draw dicks for her manga club, or her friends arriving while she's still half naked in bed with no underwear to put on. Many more adult problems with funny solutions in this ecchi slice of life comedy manga by Shimimaru. This is volume 3.
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    $9.50
  • Mimi Mix! vol. 1
    For fans of cute and lovely yuri stories, we have a brand new slice of life comedy series for you. Set sometime in the near future, getting animal ears attached to your head has become a hot fashion trend among people. After more than a month of persuading her parents, our protagonist Midorino Nono finally is able to attach animal ears on herself. However, having animal ears implanted influences the persons personalities slightly, and it turns out, Nono-chan is extremely sensitive to those effects! Written by Hirose Madoka and published by Yurihime Comics.
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    $9.50
  • Touhou Project illustration Tutorial Guide
    Have you ever wondered how top Touhou artists create such beautiful and complex works? Well wonder no more! This amazing book compiles the best artwork from the wonderful and vibrant Touhou fan community and presents it together with informative tutorials that show you how each piece was constructed. From the first rough sketch to the final coloring, you'll marvel at the dedication and skill of famous artists like Toshihiro Arata, T-Ray, Ixy, pun2, and dozens more! Whether you're a budding artist in search of inspiration or a Touhou fan who just wants some beautiful moe art to ogle, this 160-page A4-size artbook is perfect for you. You also get an omake DVD-ROM packed full of art tutorials. Awesome!
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    $32.00
  • A Bilingual Encyclopedia of Japanese Culture
    This Bilingual Encyclopedia of Japanese Culture is a fascinating resource of all things Japanese. With passages in both Japanese and English on the same page, it is not only an excellent study guide on Japanese culture and society but a study tool for the Japanese language as well. Heavily illustrated with colored pictures, this book with fascinate and delight everyone who has an interest in Japanese culture from the beginner to the more studied. There are passages on many topics such as the people, language, nature, geography, meals, cooking, housing, dress, annual events, social life, history, traditional culture, and much more. Keywords are emphasized in both the English and Japanese versions for study purposes. A large amount of information on Japan right at your fingertips. 320-pages.
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    $28.00
  • Pokemon 5mm Gridlines Notebook Mint
    Let Pikachu help you with your homework, with this Pokemon themed Japanese style notebook. The front cover features Pikachu holding a pen who's eagerly awaiting to join your studies. This notebook can be used for practicing your Japanese writing, or even for your math homework, using the boxes as graph paper. These double-sided square grid pages are the standard writing paper used for all students. A total of 60 pages. Comes with a bonus sheet of Pokemon themed stickers for you to decorate your notebook or other study aids. Made in Japan.
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    $2.50