Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Hiragana Times Sep 2017 NO. 371
    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 #371 features an article on a facility where you can experience VR, the beauty of "Wabi-Sabi" aesthetic, recreations of dishes from comics and animation, a group that combines Western and Japanese performance arts, plus various Japanese study topics. It's great!
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    $6.25
  • Pandora x Strip - Pansuto vol. 2
    "You need some counseling, that's for sure." That's the tagline on this fun sexy manga from Kazuto Okada and Young Champion Comics, which is about a young boy named Taichi who goes to the school nurse's office a lot with a stomachache...but he's really there to check out her sexy stocking-covered legs and panties. When he's caught taking pictures of her with his phone, she punishes him by forcing him to masturbate while she films him with his own camera. His strange fascination with his school nurse continues in many enjoyable directions... The manga is 170 pages. The best thing about it there is almost no overt nudity, instead the reader is required to use his imagination.
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    $8.00
  • Osomatsu-Kun Best Collection - Tatsumi English Comics
    This is a wonderful Osomatsu-kun manga in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Osomatsu-san. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $12.00
  • Neru Joshi vol. 1
    Rune Saijou is almost like your typical perfect student; beautiful, smart, prim and proper but she has an interesting secret hobby. She's always looking for a good night's sleep because she believes a good night's sleep will help make her flat chest bigger. Enjoy watching Rune try different ways to have a good night's sleep that surprisingly works. You might want to even try some of them if you have insomnia or have a hard time sleeping. 12 chapters and 140+ pages. Presented by Torikawa Sora and Houbunsha Comics.
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    $8.00
  • What do you like to do on the Weekend? - Shumatsu Nanishiniikou?
    Here's another awesome yuri manga about two girls, Koyori and Reika, who become roommates. They have completely opposite personalities but want to break the ice and find something in common to share with so Koyori proposes to look for something interesting every weekend that they might both enjoy. 9 chapters and 166 pages. By Hitoto and Yurihime Comics.
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    $8.85
  • your name. Artbook
    This is a really unique art book featuring the background illustrations from Your Name, the hit blockbuster animated film by Director Makoto Shinkai. The book is extremely thick, with 220 illustrations of gorgeous backgrounds as seen in the film, from scenes of a busy metropolis to a romantic scenery of a night sky.This is truly an amazing work, that you should have on your artbook collection shelf.
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    $38.00
  • Comic Yuri Hime Oct 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 Netsuzou Trap NTR, Ashita Kimi ni Aetara, and Yuru Yuri and Citrus, plus lots of other stories. 544 pages, it's great!
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    $10.00
  • Tony's ART works from Origin
    The great Tony Taka has been providing us with gorgeous bishoujo illustrations for 20 years now and to celebrate his illustrious career, he releases his first personal artbook. The artbook is huge, larger than your standard artbook, in hardcover and comes with a clear box case. Inside you will see more than 80 gorgeous illustrations from various sources such as magazine covers, Miku Hatsune & Vocaloid, and original works, all printed in glossy paper and in high resolution so you can truly appreciate the art of Tony. Also comes with an interview of the master himself. 100 pages of high quality artwork for fans of Tony Taka and artbook collectors.
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    $84.00
  • Otoko Yukaku Official Visual Fanbook
    Otoko Yukaku is a popular otome game set in a rural town in Japan. This is the official fanbook and is jam packed with images from the game itself plus promotional material. More than just an artbook, it's a gold mine of information which includes character profiles, story summaries, game walkthrough, and even an interview with the creators. A great artbook of sorts for fujoshi fans.
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    $36.00
  • Gakuen Heaven 2 - Double Scramble Official visual fanbook
    Here is something for Fujoshi catered game fans out there. This art book for the Gakuen Heaven has everything that you are looking for if you are a fan of the game. With over 110 pages of content, it features a delicious amount of BL illustrations done for the game and promotional materials, as well as in depth profiles of major and minor characters with their story paths, additional short stories as well as an interview with the creators.
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    $36.00
  • Zettai Kaikyu Gakuen - Eden with roses and phantasm - Visual Fanbook
    Here is something for the Otome game fans out there. This art book for the Eden With Roses and Phantasm has everything that you are looking for if you are a fan of the game. With over 130 pages of content, it features a collection of illustrations done for the game as well as in depth profiles of major and minor characters with their story paths, additional short stories as well as an interview with the creators.
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    $38.00
  • Drift Tengoku Sep 2017
    While in America import racing reigns supreme, in Japan it is the art of drifting that takes the spotlight. In drifting, drivers intentionally induce over and under-steering where the driver's are judged by control and technique as they race around a track. For those who wish to delve into the Drifting racing scene, Drift Tengoku is just the magazine for you, giving you insights on what the pros use to keep their rides in top shape. Not only do the photographers bring you right at the street side level capturing all the drifting action as it happens, they also bring you to car conventions to show to inspire you with additional must have add-ons to make sure your ride gets all the attention from the girls. Great for fans of Initial D!
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    $7.50
  • Yomu Tights Runi
    This is an original doujinshi by artist Yom which focuses on one of the essential part of the female wardrobe that we all love, tights. If you are a lover of girls wearing tights, look no further as this short doujinshi is filled with beautiful illustrations of girls in tights, from schoolgirls wearing black tights, sexy nurses with white tights, and casual girls wearing hot pants paired with tights, this doujinshi has it all.
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    $14.00
  • Sangoku Rensenki - Otome no Heihou visual fanbook
    This is an item a lot of fans will want to pick up, the official artbook for the popular otome game Sangoku Rensenki, a great visual novel featuring the handsome boys of the Romance of Three Kingdoms. You get 172 epic pages of content, including game characters, CG scenes and story episodes in the game, high resolution game illustrations, promotional art and staff interviews. Make sure you don't miss out on this fantastic offering!
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    $34.00
  • Rou TYPE - Marugoto Mages. Magazine
    This is a special item indeed: a single one-shot issue dedicated to many excellent works in the Kagaku Adventure Series by Nitropls and Mages, which are Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate. Robotics;Notes, Occultic;Nine, and Chaos;Child. The magazine, which is a re-mixed version of Nyantype, is filled with tons of information on all these great series, both the games as well as the anime. You also get information on the future of the series, what is coming in the next few years. It's great! Best of all, you get free stuff in the form of a Chaos;Child document protector, plus a large Chaos;Child poster. Hurrt as this item can't be restocked once it sells out!
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    $18.00
  • DRAMAtical Days
    A great new BL and yaoi manga for fans of the popular BL and yaoi game DRAMAtical Murder by Nitroplus. This is a fun 4koma style manga featuring your favorite handsome boys with strong yaoi themes and funny jokes. 130 pages. Published by Missy Comics.
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    $12.50
  • Mofu Mofu Biyori - African Safari
    In Japanese, the onomatopoeia mofu mofu means fluffy, furry and warm, and that's what you get in this photobook, extremely cute fluffy animals interacting with each other. There are baby lions and tigers, cute bison with their babies, dear, possum rhinoceroses, gerbils, even giraffes. The pictures of tiger cubs playing with baby rabbits is so cute we literally cannot even.
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    $15.00
  • Kokokara Hajimaru - Misaki Komatsu
    Today is a good day, since we get to gaze and the lovely body of Misaki Komatsu, a famous actress and model, whose showing us her beautiful body in this new hardcover photobook. The photos cover a long journey with Misaki, in hotel rooms, walking by the seaside, relaxing in bra and panties, and much more. Approximately 80 pages, photos by Tatsuo Watanabe.
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    $45.00
  • Kowashite... Momoko Tani Last photobook
    For fans of actress Momoko Tani, this is the last chance for you to grab her very last photo book. She's known for starring in movies such as Brake and All Days Nichome no Asahi. There's plenty of high quality photo's of her by the seaside, at home and out during the night, with gorgeous views of Japan's scenery. 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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    $30.00
  • RINA - Rina Toeda photobook
    Dubbed as the "Side Boob Princess" in Japan (because she loves to show her side boobs), G Cupped gravure model Rina Toeda has finally released her 1st photo book to joy of her fans! This is a large hardcover photo book full of shots of Rina's sensual and charming side, as well as many more intimate pictures including many swimsuit and lingerie collections. Enjoy Rina in this wonderful photobook!
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    $48.00
  • RIHOLIDAY - Riho Abiru 1st photobook
    Here's a great photobook for fans of the beautiful Riho Abiru, a former member or popular idol group SKE48 and all around charming girl. In this book, a softcover all glossy color photobook, we get to enjoy Riho-chan in a variety of photos, from enjoying the beach and pool in various swimsuits to posing indoors in a variety of sexy lingerie.
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    $30.00
  • Real Size Oppai Picture Book - OPPAI Zukan
    This is a one of a kind photobook from Japan for people who like breasts. This massive picture book contains photographs of boobs from the humble A Cup to the gigantic K Cup, in real size! A great reference book featuring 30 beautiful Japanese models and their breasts plus stats and data of the models like height, 3 sizes, blood type, and even the softness of their boobs with interesting descriptions such as "chiffon cake," "slime," or "dolphin." If you are curious how large breasts sizes are then get this book now!
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    $34.00
  • Hiragana Times Aug 2017 NO. 370
    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 #370 features an article about Kanji created by Japanese people, videos depicting local color are trending, Classical Japanese literature is wonderfully entertaining, discovering parallels with Japanese foods, plus an article about Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. It's great!
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    $6.00
  • Newtype Sep 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 Code Geass: Lelouche's Rebellion, Owarimonogatari, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, Re:Creators, No Game No Life Zero, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, Gundam The Origin V, Fate/Grand Order, Fate/Apocrypha, Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel], Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya the Movie Sekka no Chikai, Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ, Nanamaru Zanbatsu, Ballroom e Youkoso, Hibike! Euphonium the Movie, My Hero Academia, The Reflection, Marvel Future Avengers, and more. Lots of free items in this issue too, including 2 reversible B2 posters featuring Touken Ranbu, Code Geass, King of Prism, and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha.
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    $10.50
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 5
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 5 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm).
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    $9.50
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 8
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 8 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm). Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $9.50
  • Doraemon Bilingual Comic vol. 10
    Doraemon is possibly the most beloved character in all of manga and anime, the anime has been watched for generations and the manga loved by young and old alike. Here is a three volume set about the famous cat-shaped robot, republishing the first Doraemon comics from 1974, in a bilingual format, perfect for students of Japanese as well as fans of Doraemon. The original artwork is preserved in right-to-left format, with English written in the dialogue balloons and the Japanese written outside the panel. Sound effects have Japanese-English translation as well. These books are great for not only learning Japanese but make great reading, these comics are as funny today as they were 30 years ago and offer an interesting peek into Japanese culture. Volume 10 of the series is 160 pages, size is 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". (12 x 18.7 cm). Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $9.50
  • Ghost in the Shell 2 - Man Machine Interface Bilingual Manga
    A new edition and new translation of the sequel to the classic Ghost in the Shell manga, this is Man Machine Interface as you've never seen it before. Read along with the original Masamune Shirow text and brilliant action-packed manga imagery as he explores the ramifications of the cyberpunk genre first raised in the original GitS -- now with Japanese and English side by side so you can tackle some of the most challenging passages with ease. Presented in a sleek complete volume at B6 size and translated by Frederick Schodt, this is an essential addition to the complete collection of any Ghost in the Shell fan.
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    $30.00
  • DRAMAtical Murder re:code Official Visual Fanbook
    This is a great art book for fans of DRAMAtical Murder re:code, the official Visual Fanbook, which every fan will surely want to own. The book is 88 pages of glossy color illustrations and official art, featuring all your favorite characters, promotional art, pictures of the boys in game and CG scenes, with huge images that are great to look at. Also includes background gallery and story summary of each hero. Grab a copy of this Art book now!
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    $32.00
  • Moekana 2nd Edition   Learn Hiragana with Mirai-chan
    The Goodsmile Company teams up with Danny Choo and Culture Japan to bring you this series of moe moe flash cards to help you memorize your hiragana alphabet. Each of the cards features a hiragana character, a simple vocab word to help you remember it, and a kawaii illustration starring one or more of Culture Japan's adorable mascot characters - Mirai Suenaga, Haruka Suenaga, and Kanata Hoshikawa. What a great way to study Japanese! cat1a
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    $14.00
  • Kanji Practice Flashcards Vol. 3 - For Level N1 Test   White Rabbit
    Mastering Japanese kanji is essential to success in learning the Japanese language. Learning kanji is not only important to be able to read and write the Japanese language, but it is also important in order to proceed to advance levels of study. The reason why is that you will have great difficultly finding upper level textbooks and other courseware that continue to use romaji and kana to indicate the readings of kanji. White Rabbit Press' top-selling Japanese Kanji Flashcards have helped thousands of Japanese language learners, in as many as 23 countries, master Japanese kanji. For just a few cents per card, our meticulously designed and researched cards save you countless hours by bringing together all the information you need to master Japanese kanji in a convenient flashcard format to make study and drills as efficient as possible. Each White Rabbit Press kanji flashcard includes six commonly used kanji compounds -- that's more than any other product -- because we believe that the essence of a kanji is best grasped by understanding the meanings it forms when combined with other characters. Our cards also include the kanji's on and kun readings, stroke order diagrams, look-alike kanji, the reading of each example word in kana scripts with definitions in English, and more. Additionally, White Rabbit Press kanji cards are the only kanji cards on the market that provide complete preparation for the kanji portion of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Quality Construction Cards are poker-size, 3.5" x 2.5" (8.89 cm x 6.35 cm), printed on UV coated card stock with rounded-corners for increased durability. Color-Coded 903 Level N1 cards printed in purple ink A consolidated yomi and stroke order index is included which covers all the cards in both Volume 1 and 2 flashcard sets. Box: Dimensions (in inches) 8.25 x 6 x 2.75
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    $64.00
  • Minna No Nihongo II Beginner   Bunkei Renshucho
    Looking for a great book to study Japanese? Look no further, J-List is happy to provide the Minna no Nihongo books for people who want to study the Japanese language. Minna no Nihongo is a popular and comprehensive series of book that's used by many Japanese language schools in Japan and other countries. This is the Bunkei Renshuu Grammar Trial Book Beginner II textbook that will help you practice your grammar. This is the 2nd edition of Minna no Nihongo Bunkei Renshuu Grammar Trial Book Beginner II. Over 200 pages.
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    $16.50
  • Japan: Then and Now   Eigo de Kataru Nihonjijyo
    The Japanese culture is filled with tradition and mystery to those who are not familiar with the culture as well as long time expats. For those who are studying the language, this is a fantastic insight into the culture dealing both with traditional and pop-culture of Japan. This book is rich with information from small tidbits of history, how to act during weddings, understanding sports and martial arts in Japan, as well as the ever growing Japanese manga (comic) culture, you'll get a great insiders look through articles and dialogs that are sure to help you retain information on both cultural aspects and language aspects. This entire book is translated in both Japanese and English making it easy to read and make sure that you're interpreting the translations correctly. In addition, the author specially selects important vocabulary words and kanji and explains them in detail, thereby helping you retain the meaning of those words and making reading the Japanese text more simple and fluid for you. This is a great supplemental book for students studying the Japanese language or it's culture. A CD is included for additional content.
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    $24.00
  • 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
  • Intermediate KANJI BOOK vol.2
    For those learning intermediate Kanji, it could be quite difficult as there are so many characters that one might not know where to start. This book aims to teach you 1000 intermediate Kanji that are used in everyday life. It has everything you need to learn such as the On & Kun readings, order strokes, reading & writing exercises and more. After finishing this book, you will be able to read and write 1000 intermediate Kanji. A must have for those studying Japanese. This is volume 2. cat1a
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    $49.00
  • A Cook's Journey To Japan
    Cook delicious and authentic Japanese meals in the comfort of your own home with this easy-to-use homestyle Japanese cookbook! At twenty-eight years of age, Sarah Marx Feldner quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Japan to pursue her passion for Japanese food and cooking. A Cook's Journey to Japan is the result of her adventures traveling throughout Japan, sampling home-cooked meals and collecting recipes from Japanese friends and avid cooks she met along the way. A Cook's Journey to Japan is a totally unique Japanese cookbook that tells the story of the everyday dishes that Japanese people eat at home.
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    $16.95