Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • GanGan JOKER Oct 2016
    This is GanGan JOKER, a gorgeous monthly manga that's filled with only the best stories for manga fans. Being a monthy manga, the quality is excellent, with beautiful printing quality and higher quality paper than most manga magazine. The kanji have hiragana (furigana) beside them, making the manga magazine great for learning Japanese. There are 10 different manga chapters in this issue, including Yumotan, Is It Okay to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Hokago no Himesama and Pandora Hearts. This issue comes with a free poster for fans too, from Akame ga Kiru.
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    $7.50
  • Saine illustration Works - Works x World
    This long awaited art book should be on every Vocaloid fan's list. Saine's first compilation book packed with beautiful full page art from illustrations for groups and DJs such as SoraRhyThm, Shuen No Shiori and Yuyoyuppe. It includes full sized art from CD booklets, Miku Expo promotional art, Project Diva X illustrations and more. It also has a long interview with Saine and an index in the back of comments about each illustration so that the actual art book page isn't cluttered with text. A4 sized 128 pages.
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    $40.00
  • Figure King NO. 224
    A fantastic magazine for collectors of all kinds of toys, figures, this is a new magazine available from J-List each month: Figure King. A really amazing magazine containing hundreds of wonderful anime and toy items in each issue, this is the one item you need to stay on top of hundreds of cool items sold in Japan (many of them available through J-List). Each issue is perfect bound (no staple) and features over 200 pages of pictures and information on the toy and figure world in Japan. ISSUE No. 224 Lots of awesome toys in here, including the newest in anime toys from Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Batman, Ultraman, Star Wars, and more... The best thing about this magazine is the massive variation in toys you get to look at -- great for all collectors.
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    $12.85
  • Fruits Nov 2016
    Fruits magazine is the premiere street life publication featuring the "Harajuku Free Style." Cover to cover full-color photos of the fashionable young people who walk and hang Japan's young culture capital, Harajuku. Stating the current in Japanese fashion counterculture within the kogal and Goth-Loli subcultures, it doesn't bother to judge. Fashion as worn by the fashion-sensible and the fashion-senseless. From imported jeans to cute tops with funny English on them to wacky hair styles and more. Every gorgeous page is pure street culture! This is the November 2016 issue. This no-ad magazine is true to real fashion from Japan -- cool!
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    $6.50
  • charadinate SPECIAL Book
    We're now carrying "charadinate", a cool magazine featuring fashion tips for people who love character themed clothing and accessories. With the latest in popular items in Japan that have character prints and embroidery; a huge part of fashion culture that you see on the streets of Harajuku and Shibuya. With how to get the perfect combination with your logo and character fashion featuring, Sanrio, Peanuts, Marvel, Disney and more. This month you'll get a Snoopy X Milkfed 2-way bag with the magazine and a special pull out feature with celebrity trends and movie fashion highlights.
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    $16.50
  • Tomakomai - Love Forever
    This is a great idea, a manga (doujin anthology) of BL stories about One Punch Man and Genos, told from the point of view of the latter. It's great for fans of yaoi stories about boys and love. There are nine different chapters, each telling original stories of love and yuujo (friendship) about the bromance between these two characters. 200 pages.
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    $12.00
  • CG Illustration Technique vol. 9 by Anmi
    For our budding CG artists out there, we have this great book on how to improve your CG illustrations techniques and workflow. It's filled with detailed tutorials for Sai, Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint. Covering many topics including, lighting, drawing composition, perspective and backgrounds, coloring and more. A full workflow on how some fantastic art is made from the rough sketch phase all the way to the finishing touches. Illustrated by the famous artist Anmi, 208 pages.
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    $38.00
  • Kina Kazuharu Calendar 2017
    Kina Kazuharu is an illustrator who used to do character designs for visual novels. Her characters glow with youth and she tends to like drawing girls with long, black hair in uniform or 'neat' clothing. We have her new calendar this year so that you can enjoy her amazing art year round. 13 pages in full color, A2 sized high quality print. This is a preorder scheduled for release in December 2016.
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    $28.00
  • Beautiful Japanese Ruin   Utsukushii Nihon no Haikyo
    Many of us are familiar with the city-scape and beauty of Japan, brave towering buildings reaching for the sky, temples with their simple aesthetic to bring people to peaceful thoughts, and the streets filled with neon lights to attract the wandering eye. However, few of us know the Japan that isn't meant to be seen -- the abandoned places around the country with their own unique appeal. Closed Elementary schools, Abandoned hospitals, prison ruins, closed down resorts and hot springs, past mining operations and more. These places all have their own creepy and serene beauty. 160 pages of amazing photography in some of Japan's hidden wonders.
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    $25.00
  • The First Stage - Kang Ji Young
    Fans of the K-Pop band will probably know Kang Ji-young, now known as J Y. She's started her acting career in Japan with roles like Irina in the live action Asassination Classroom movie. She has also debuted her career as a solo singer with superb rankings on her song "Radio" and to celebrate she's released this gorgeous B4 side photobook. She dances in a variety of leotards and dresses posing with some impressive dance moves and finishes with a look into the behind the scene prep and practice for her performances. Fantastic visuals of the cute and sexy Asian pop icon in this gravure themed photobook complete with an interview with a look at the source of her enthusiasm and passion. Published by Tokyo News Mook.
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    $32.00
  • Kancolle Style vol. 2
    KanColle Style is a great magazine for fans of Kantai Collection. It's filled with tons of great art of your favorite ship girls, plus lots of information including tips on how to play the game, stats, and strategies for the original PC browser game and SEGA arcade game. You'll also find the latest information on merchandise and interviews with seiyuu (voice actress) plus free omake. In this issue, you get a double-sided B2 poster and KanColle Arcade Card Case. Supplies limited so get your copy now!
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    $20.00
  • Marina Nagasawa First photobook - Promise of 20 years old
    Dubbed as the "legal loli" in Japan (because she stands only 5 feet tall and looks younger than her age) Marina Nagasawa has finally released her 1st photo book! This is a large softcover photo book full of shots of Marina's cute and innocent side, as well as many more intimate pictures including many swimsuit and lingerie collections, a peek into her daily life. Enjoy Marina in this wonderful photobook!
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    $46.00
  • JK POSE MANIACS
    This is a very special "super pose book" for artists or anyone who love JK, which refers to joshi kousei or Japanese high school girls. The book is amazing, filled with nearly 200 pages of glossy photos of Japanese high school girls sitting in cute poses, eating their lunch, doing stuff around school, walking through the hallways, studying in class, or having a rare "yuri" moment. Each page has five or six amazing poses on it, for a total of perhaps 1000 gorgeous pictures and all. All photographs by Yuki Aoyama.
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    $38.00
  • FURO-MEMO   Black  Bath Water Proof Ring Plastic Memo
    Here's a memo pad for all those moments you wish you had something to write on. This is a pocket sized memo pad that has a water proof covering but what makes this notebook shine are the papers inside. Specially treated to be waterproof, you can soak the notebook in water and it will still come out dry, leaving your oh so important notes from being smudged or soaked, which is very useful for those unexpected moments the rain hits in Japan, or... if it suddenly lands in a pool of water. There are about 35-40 pages inside, with one side being lined and the other side being blank for use in anyway you wish. The memo pad also includes an elastic band that to keep the memo pad closed. This purchase is for the black version.
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    $3.80
  • New Complete Master   Reading JLPT N2
    As of 2010, the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) has been changed creating 5 different levels of proficiency. Now designated as N5 (beginning) - N1 (fluent) test levels, students everywhere work to take advantage of this new accommodation. For those taking the test here's another text book study guide to add to your library in your efforts for Japanese fluency. This book focuses on the N2 Level (Upper-Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you improve your reading comprehension. The basic exercise include a paragraph/passage to read which include various questions that you are required answer. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT, so all information is relevant to the modern test. This being an N2 level book, furigana pronunciation guides are printed over the more difficult kanji to help improve your recognition and make it easier for you to understand. 190+ pages.
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    $18.00
  • 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
  • New Complete Master   Grammar (Bunpo) JLPT N3
    Here's a great book for anyone wanting to seriously study Japanese, and take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). This new series from S.A. Network is full updated to the most modern test, including the new N5 through N1 leveling system. This book focuses on the N3 Level (Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your bunpo (grammar), with specific grammar issues that will be on the test. It's organized into two sections, general reading and understanding, plus actual sample test questions. 270 pages total.
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    $16.50
  • New Complete Master   Grammar JLPT N2
    As of 2010, the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) has been changed creating 5 different levels of proficiency. Now designated as N5 (beginning) - N1 (fluent) test levels, students everywhere work to take advantage of this new accommodation. For those taking the test here's another text book study guide to add to your library in your efforts for Japanese fluency. This book focuses on the N2 Level (Upper-Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you master N2 level grammar. The basic exercise include sentences with missing words that you are required to fill up. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT, so all information is relevant to the modern test. This being an N2 level book, furigana pronunciation guides are printed over the more difficult kanji to help improve your recognition and make it easier for you to understand. 190+ pages.
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    $18.00
  • 12 Colors Start! First Copic illustration Official Guide Book
    Copic is a brand of marker pen from Japan by Too and their markers are the markers of choice for professional manga artists because of their superior line quality, precise tip sizes, and long lasting inkwells. This how-to-draw book will show you how to properly use these great marker pens like the professional manga artists in Japan. Start from scratch and work your way up to advance techniques, this book is perfect for beginners with lots of detailed photos and easy to follow instructions. 66 pages. The book recommends you have a 12 color set of Copic pens for coloring these illustrations.
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    $12.50
  • Kantoku Calendar 2017
    Get a full year of Kantoku with this new, large scale calendar. Fans of J-List know that we're big fans of Kantoku, the legendary eroge illustrator who makes the cutest girls with his amazing artist skills. This is a very special item, this popular glossy calendar filled with some of his best creations The printing is absolutely gorgeous, and we could stare at his kawaii anime girls for hours. A2 format. This is a preorder scheduled for release in December 2016.
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    $28.00
  • 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
  • Miyu Miyasaka Calendar 2017
    You may know Miyu Miyasaka from her amazing moe characters designs in visual novels, manga and anime like Saekano. This is a new and fantastic calendar offering that we got in this year. It features her beautiful illustrations inside, of course in gorgeous full color, and in A2 size which makes it double as a poster. A must have for collectors of moe and bishoujo art. 13 pages total. This is a preorder scheduled for release in December 2016.
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    $28.00
  • KANJI Practice Notebook with BUSHU Chart
    The way to learn to write Japanese is to write -- repeatedly -- until you get it. Here is a wonderful Japanese notebook that offers a great way to practice writing Kanji. Each page features 150 squares for practicing your Japanese. The squares are extra large and easier to write in than smaller squared books. A wonderful Japanese study aid! Comes with a Bushu (Chinese radical) chart.
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    $2.15
  • B's Log Nov 2016
    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: The new issue is filled with information on the newest girl centric anime and games, including Utapuri, Idolish Seven, Vitamin Best XYZ, Link-a- Nation and more. The free omake stuff this month include a pull out character book for Link-a-Nation, Uta no Prince Sama poster and more. 280 pages total.
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    $12.85
  • NMB48 Live House Tour 2016 photobook
    If you love Japanese idols, here's a great photobook featuring all the lovely girls of NMB48, in their latest live tour, and it's really excellent. The glossy photo book is filled with five performance photos of all the girls with all your favorites getting many pages. Just like being at the concerts. Proximately 70 pages, all glossy color. Great for Japanese Idol fans!
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    $25.00
  • Ultra Jump Oct 2016
    Japan has a highly addictive manga culture that's brimming with stories for customers of all types, so long as you're into manga with a more mature feel about them. In an effort to bring Japanese manga culture closer to you, we're bringing you Ultra Jump, a terrific manga magazine that's never afraid to show off mildly graphic content like blood, violence, and some sexy skin. In this issue: Enjoy over 600 pages of pure manga awesomeness with 17 titles including Maohsama Chotto Sore Totte, Jojolion, Mononogatari, No Guns Life, RWBY, Connect, Lady and Old Man, and more! There's also a great UJ Press Collection booklet.
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    $7.50
  • Your Lie in April vol. 3   Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso 3
    You may know Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso in Japanese) from the amazingly touching anime (and now live action movie as well). It's a beautifully illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa, about Kousei Arima, a piano prodigy who, because of personal trauma, can't hear his own piano playing anymore. He becomes a bit despondent and has stopped playing the piano, when suddenly he meets Kaori Miyazono, an extremely free spirited and often pushy violinist who shows him how to love music again. Kousei starts to fall in love with her, but can't confess after she tells him that she likes his best friend. An amazing story that will pull at your heartstrings. Perfect for pianists, violinists and music lovers of all sorts. This is for volume 3.
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    $7.50
  • Your Lie in April vol. 2   Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso 2
    You may know Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso in Japanese) from the amazingly touching anime (and now live action movie as well). It's a beautifully illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa, about Kousei Arima, a piano prodigy who, because of personal trauma, can't hear his own piano playing anymore. He becomes a bit despondent and has stopped playing the piano, when suddenly he meets Kaori Miyazono, an extremely free spirited and often pushy violinist who shows him how to love music again. Kousei starts to fall in love with her, but can't confess after she tells him that she likes his best friend. An amazing story that will pull at your heartstrings. Perfect for pianists, violinists and music lovers of all sorts. This is for volume 2.
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    $7.50
  • Your Lie in April vol. 1   Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso 1
    You may know Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso in Japanese) from the amazingly touching anime (and now live action movie as well). It's a beautifully illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa, about Kousei Arima, a piano prodigy who, because of personal trauma, can't hear his own piano playing anymore. He becomes a bit despondent and has stopped playing the piano, when suddenly he meets Kaori Miyazono, an extremely free spirited and often pushy violinist who shows him how to love music again. Kousei starts to fall in love with her, but can't confess after she tells him that she likes his best friend. An amazing story that will pull at your heartstrings. Perfect for pianists, violinists and music lovers of all sorts. This is for volume 1.
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    $7.50
  • Fairy Tail S vol. 2
    If you're a fan of the popular Fairy Tail anime and manga series, here's a great two-volume manga comic that you will love, filled with cute and lighthearted takes on the characters and situations from the show. There are 4-koma manga, cute stories that explore the characters relationships, and lots of slightly sexy shenanigans. 160 pages, this is volume 2.
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    $7.50
  • How to Draw Manga   Bishoujo From 3D Shape
    Here's another great "How to Draw" manga and moe art book from Japan. This time the focus is on super cute characters and the "3D" aspects of their bodies or faces that make them come alive for us as fans. There are tons of specific examples of how to make your art "pop out" at the reader more, including studying how body positions work, how to use hair and eye features to make your characters more real, how to draw anatomy and bodies in specific poses, and more. 176 pages, including color illustration pages and more.
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    $26.00
  • New Background Catalogue Color ver. 9   Entertainment Industry
    Here's a great How to Draw Manga book that will help your art skills a lot, representating a very important area of art, specifically backgrounds. This book is filled with hundreds of locations that you can use as a basis for your art, showing rooms and spaces from various angles for you. This book covers TV stations, recording studios, filming locations, radio stations, concert halls and other places related to the entertainment world. 190 pages, all in full color.
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    $24.00
  • 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
  • JAPAN - Beautiful Landscapes - Japan's Soul
    If you've always wanted to know what to see when you arrive to Japan, here's a worth while photobook that will feed that interest. Bringing you on a tour of Japan's best sights, you'll travel from the tip of Hokkaido to the island of Okinawa capturing Japan at it's peak beauty throughout all four seasons plus a look at their culture and tradition. Over 170 pages of awe inspiring photographs in this fantastic photobook. Use this as a travel book or table piece to show off your love for Japan!
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    $34.00
  • Underwater Knee-High Girls 3
    Japan proves once again they are number 1 in terms of coming up with new fetishes to enjoy. The latest product of the creative Japanese mind is a photobook about cute Japanese girls in one-piece swimsuits wearing knee-high socks while swimming underwater! Enjoy over 98 pages worth of beautiful close-up, collage, and portrait shots of angels in underwater wearing a variety of sexy swimsuits and amazing knee-high socks. B5 format. Highly recommended for fans of zettai ryoiki and Absolute Zone fashions.
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    $28.00
  • Seyama Mariko Photobook
    An announcer, photographer and former fashion model whose beauty is recently being realized, this is Mariko Seyama's first photobook. Mariko was an annoncer for Nippon Television and have been in different TV stations as a freelance announcer. Inside this fantastic photobook you'll see the beautiful Mariko on the beach and indoors, in all sorts of bikini and lingerie while smiling with her trademark bright grin. A photobook that will brighten your day, this is like a date on the beach with a pretty Japanese woman, as we see her in various bikini and lingerie. Highly recommended!
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    $32.00