Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • 100 Beautiful Views of Japan
    This is a really special photobook from Japan, which captures the most beautiful corners of the country and organizes everything into different colors. For example, for the blue section, they introduce the beautiful white northern parts of Japan including Hokkaido and Tohoku in the bluest oceans you can find in Japan. There's a section on water, showing you the most beautiful water related scenery, for example a beautiful lake in Hokkaido. Famous areas like Matsushima, a series of islands with Japanese pine trees growing at odd angles off of each island, are well represented, as are the famous temples throughout the country, and what season you should visit them in order to enjoy them. For the "brown" section you get to see Japan at its most beautiful in the fall for example, with lots of suggestions beautiful places you can visit someday. There is even a "gray" section visiting ruins and other famous urban areas that you might like to see. 240 pages, all brilliant color.
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    $14.00
  • 100% SKE48 vol. 02
    If you love the cutest idols Japan has to offer, then you must have an appreciation for SKE48, the top idle group in Japan right now. This is a soft cover photo book featuring nothing but 100% SKE48, with all the top stars appearing inside, from Matsui Jurina to Miyazawa Sae to Kitagawa Ryoha and more. All the best girls are here, with super sexy photographs of each, live on stage performing sections, interviews with cute girls, behind the scenes photos, and more you will love this great book.
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    $15.00
  • 100% SKE48 vol. 03
    If you love the cutest idols Japan has to offer, then you must have an appreciation for SKE48, the top idle group in Japan right now. This is a soft cover photo book featuring nothing but 100% SKE48, with all the top stars appearing inside, from Matsui Jurina to Miyazawa Sae to Kitagawa Ryoha and more. All the best girls are here, with super sexy photographs of each, live on stage performing sections, interviews with cute girls, behind the scenes photos, and more you will love this great book.
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    $18.00
  • 1017 - Toinana illustration Wroks
    Here's a really outstanding art book filled with illustrations from the popular online game 1017 - Toinana, which is taken Japan by storm. The book is in full color. Of course all the characters and costumes are well represnted in the book, but other details, such as perfumes bottles that are part of the game, receive detailed illustration there are a total of 117 illustrations in the book, and they're all beautiful.
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    $30.00
  • 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
  • 16 colors - AKB Renacchi Election Best 16 Photobook
    If you love the supremely cute titles of AKB48, here's a wonderful glossy photobook filled with pictures of all the girls you love. All the best a AKB idols are here: Tano Yuka, Ichikawa Miori, Matsuoka Hana, Kojima Natsuki, and more, all ready to be with you in your room. Paper high quality photography, plus a great introduction section and the lack, with the girls names in English and background on each girl. A highly recommended item for idol fans!
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    Regular Price: $24.00

    Special Price $18.00

  • 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
  • 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
  • Akira Inagami Toei Illustration Works   Pretty Cure Series
    Here's a book fans of Pretty Cure (Precure) will want to pick up for sure: a gorgeous high gloss artbook filled with illustrations by Akira Inagami of Toei Animation. The book contains amazing art from Futari wa Precure, Futari wa Precure Max Heart and Futari wa Precure Splash Star plus Yume no Crayon Oukoku, and contains a huge number of pages (over 200). See all the art of the characters you love, including original genga (development sketchwork). A fabulous item for any fan to own!
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    $34.00
  • All About the High School Girls -- JK Encyclopedia
    Japanese high school girls, also known as JK's, aren't they wonderful? This is a fun college is manga about the cuteness of These high school girls, surrounding the lives of five girls,Mikami, her sister Ane-han, Poyo-chan, Haruno-san and Yukichan. each chapter they go through different fun adventures, slowing the world of Japanese high school girls and being silly. In Japanese. 170 pages.
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    $14.00
  • Animage June 2017
    Here's a new issue of Animage, the magazine that has shaped how we view animation more than any other. Each issue is filled with information and color artwork from current anime, games, manga, voice actresses and more, including excellent contents for female fans of fujoshi, yaoi and BL themes. And with each issue, you get a free gift! It's a great magazine, and we're proud to be able to offer it at J-List! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Attack on Titan Season 2, Touken Ranbu, Ballroom e Youkoso, Osomatsu-san, Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine, Eromanga Sensei, Free! -Timeless Medley-, Kuroko no Basket LAST GAME, Detective Conan / Cased Closed, Yowamushi Pedal NEW GENERATION, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, Gintama, and Yuri!!! On ICE. In this issue you get 2 double-sided B2 posters featuring Free!, Inazuma Eleven, Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, and Attack on Titan Season 2.
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    $12.50
  • Animal Girls Collection   DOG ver. (Moe Encyclopedia)
    Animal Girls Collection is the latest series of moe encyclopedia that introduces a topic and turn them into cute girl illustrations. This book is all about moe animal girls with a focus on man's best friend, the dog. Enjoy 140+ pages of the cutest dog girls you've ever seen while learning about various breeds of dogs from all over the world like Dalmatians, German Shepherds, Japanese spitz, Bulldogs, and more. The book also showcases famous dogs in history and fiction like Toto from The Wizard of Oz or Laika the Soviet space dog who became the first animal to orbit the Earth or Hachiko, the famous dog in Japan who's faithfulness to his master became a national symbol of loyalty. Also, included is a list of famous people who owned dogs like Alexander the Great, Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria, and John F. Kennedy. A wonderful guide to the world of dogs. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan.
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    $22.00
  • Animedia Best Selection 2010 2015
    We love Animedia for always bringing great info and visual imagery of the latest anime series for us. This is a great Best Selection artbook published by Animedia featuring full page illustrations from the best 100 anime of the past 5 years. As usual, there's a large selection of female and "fujoshi" friendly anime series, from Hetalia to Free! Iwatobi Swim Club to Black Butler, but you also get great large size illustrations from K-On!, Aldnoah, Code Geass, Durarara, Sengoku Basara, Fullmetal Alchemist, Psycho-Pass and many more. More than 100 gorgeous illustrations, plus you get a large B2 poster for Hetalia fans. A highly recommended magazine / artbook!
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    $18.85
  • Animedia June 2017
    Enjoy an all-new issue of Animedia, one of the most popular visual art and culture magazines from Japan. Published by Gakushukan, each issue of Animedia is a treat for fans, loaded with artwork and information on the newest anime series, with a special focus on anime and games for fujoshi, otome and other female fans. You also get free omake stuff with every issue! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Yuri!!! On Ice, Free! -Timeless Medley-, Osomatsu-san, Aikatsu Stars!, BanG Dream!, Detective Conan / Case Closed, Kuroko no Basket LAST GAME, Attack on Titan Season 2, Shingeki no Bahamut VIRGIN SOUL, Gintama, Koe no Katachi, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, Re:Creators, Boku no Hero Academia, Kyoukai no Rinne, Kira Kira Precure Ala Mode, Kateikyou Hitman Reborn!, and Senritsu no Lucifer.
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    $11.25
  • Animedia May 2017
    Enjoy an all-new issue of Animedia, one of the most popular visual art and culture magazines from Japan. Published by Gakushukan, each issue of Animedia is a treat for fans, loaded with artwork and information on the newest anime series, with a special focus on anime and games for fujoshi, otome and other female fans. You also get free omake stuff with every issue! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Kuroko's Basketball, Attack on Titan, Free!, Detective Conan / Case Closed, Boruto, Saiyuki, Boku no Hero Academia, Kabukibu, Granblue Fantasy, Monster Strike, bang Dream!, Love Live!, Love Live! Sunshine!, Natsume Yujin Cho, Yuri!!! On Ice, Osomatsu-san, Kuroshitsuji, and aikatsu! Idol Katsudou. Comes with Free!, Natsume Yujin Cho and Aikatsu posters and a Yuri on Ice plastic document protector.
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    $10.00
  • aya -- Ayaka Noda 1st Photobook
    This is the first ever photo book of the adorable and sexy gravure idol Ayaka Noda to be released. This hardcover photobook has over 80 pages of high quality printed photos. Filled with highly detailed photo of her in her lingerie, smoking hot red dress, bikini, and other various sexy outfits in both indoor and outdoor environments. Also contains high quality detailed close up photos. You will not want to miss out on this stunning collection of photo's!
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    $46.50
  • B's LOG Oct 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: Feature articles on such awesome otome-centric products as Osomatsu-san, Otome Yusha, Uta no Prince-sama, male idol anime Ai-Chu, Side Kick's, Rinka-nation and more. Each issue of B's Log comes with free stuff for fans, and this time you get a pull out artbook with illustrations and information on Lin-a-nation, plus an Idolish 7 poster.
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    $7.50
  • Back Stage vol. 1
    This is a brand new original manga written by Okushou and drawn by Niimaru Yuu, published by Zenon Comics. The story revolves around the darker side of the idol show business. Our main heroine is the manager for an upcoming idol group named "Milestone", who gets into a difficult position after the idol's failed to gain popularity. Unless they pay back the money the company has invested in them, they will have to debut as AV actresses. This is volume 1.
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    $8.00
  • 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
  • Basic Kanji Drill New -- 2nd 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 second 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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    $3.25
  • Battle Heroine Drawing and Design Technique
    If you want to become a manga artist or animator, you have to start with the basics, and that's what this book does: teaches you how to approach Battle Heroine drawing and design technique. Inside the 180 page book you will find lots of examples for you to copy, characters who have been created from scratch for this book. Magical girls, heroes, villains, and more, all from the pen of Hisashi Kagawa, who created the Precure series. Lots of great formation here for future artists!
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    $26.50
  • beautiful box - Kuroda BB illust collection
    For collectors of art books, KR Comics gives us a collection of illustration works by Kuroda BB. It has over 190 pages worth of high quality printed works over 8 chapters. Including illustrations for A-Channel, Amarimawari, original works and even fanart for popular series such as GochiUsa. Superb finishing on the art book. The cover of the art book is even embossed!
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    $40.00
  • Beautiful Man's Pose Collection (Trace OK) -- E ni Naru Bidanshi
    Want to become a famous manga artist or other illustrator? J-List can help with our popular How to Draw books, which help you approach different artistic subjects in a unique way and grow as an artist. This is a book called Beautiful Man's Pose Collection, and will help you understand how to illustrate male characters in different poses. The book is divided into several chapters, basic poses, emotional, exciting poses, fighting proposals, and martial arts and clothing variations. The models all look great, and the poses are very useful. Best of all, you get all of the illustrations in the included CD-ROM layered Photoshop format. The book is designed so that I can trace the artwork to help improve your art techniques. 120 pages, published by Hobby Japan. Great for "fujoshi" fans interested in learning to draw yaoi, BL and otome game art!
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    $25.00
  • Between Safe and Out - F.S illustration Works
    Here's a really special art book by celebrated illustrator F.S., who has done an amazing number of illustrations over the years, especially the Queens Blade and Queen's Gate six the art book/battle game series. An unwilling to hundred of his illustrations are in this double thick workbook, with illustrations being organized into sections, one his many Queens Played sexy illustrations, with all characters from the series presents, plus his original works, which are just as awesome to look at. With a style that is totally unique, new collector of anime art books should be without this very special art book. 170's.
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    $40.00
  • Boku Dake ga Inai Machi vol. 3
    Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (A Town With Me Not In It), aka ERASED, is a touching and dramatic story of murder and time travel. 29 year old Satoru is a youth with a unique power: he can sense sad events before they happen and "timeslip" into the past in time to keep them from happening. When a sad event causes him to be framed for murder, he timeslips back 18 years into the past, to try to save three classmates who are destined to be kidnapped and murdered. This is vol. 3.
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    $8.00
  • CANVAS BOOK 2 - Morikuraen illustration 2016 Winter
    This is a short doujinshi containing the beautiful drawings of illustrator Morirakuen. For every piece of art that he draws he leaves a few notes on what inspired him to draw them, such as the seasons and fan art of characters that he likes. Each piece is beautifully illustrated with a great attention to fine details to bring out the inner beauty of the girls he draw.
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    $12.50
  • Card Captor Sakura - Clear Card ver vol. 2
    Card Captor Sakura is a popular shoujo manga series by CLAMP. The story follows Sakura who must collect a set of magical cards after she accidentally releases them. This is the second volume to the Clear Card Arc which is the sequel to the original series. This story arc focuses on Sakura who is now in junior high school with her friends as new troubles brew ahead by unseen forces. Published by Kodansha.
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    $5.80
  • Cat's Martial arts - Noraneko Ken
    What if cats could do martial arts? That's the question put by this great new photobook that became a sensation on Twitter, which features pictures of cats doing all the coolest karate, judo, and other movements. The photobook futures hundreds of pictures of cats and awesome fighting stances, ready to unleash a hadouken or two.
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    $19.50
  • Champion RED Feb 2016
    A fun monthly manga that's filled with not only the most delightful ecchi artwork but also mature themes, which will entertain any fan of anime and manga girls and bishoujo style characters. A satisfying "phone directory" style that's filled with great stories for you to read and free stuff for you to enjoy. IN THIS ISSUE Enjoy a total of 16 different stories over 600+ pages, with stories that include Seikon no Qwaser, Fuka Fuka Houkago Punk Club, Saint Seiya, Choujin Sensen, Geijutsu Class ni Otoko wa Boku shikainai, DEAD Tube, Kami-sama no Enmusubi, and more. The best thing about anime magazines is the free stuff they give you. This one gives you an awesome Saint Seiya Galaxy Calendar, with a different picture and Saint Saiya quote each day of the month. Note that there is a small amount of non-sexual nudity in this issue. Please do not buy it if you're offended by this.
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    $18.00
  • citrus 1 - 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. 1, 180 pages.
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    $8.50
  • 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
  • citrus 3 - 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. 3, 180 pages.
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    $8.50
  • Citrus 5 Limited Edition
    Yuzu is your typical gyaru who is interested in romance but does not have any experience. After transferring to an all-girls school, she meets the student council president Mei who tells Yuzu that her gyaru look is a violation of school rules. She is rather annoyed by Mei's uptightness and is surprised when Mei suddenly hugged her. After class, she sees Mei getting kissed by a teacher, she feels a little bit interested on Mei. And due to circumstances, Mei becomes Yuzu's step sister and they must live together in the same room. Yuzu confronts Mei about the kiss and Mei suddenly kisses Yuzu. Yuzu's feelings for Mei become more and more intense on each passing day. Will it develop to something? Find out in this exciting new yuri manga. 166 pages. By yh Comics. This is volume 5 limited edition with larger size than normal edition and comes with an extra mini comic book.
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    $16.00
  • Citrus 5 Normal Edition
    Yuzu is your typical gyaru who is interested in romance but does not have any experience. After transferring to an all-girls school, she meets the student council president Mei who tells Yuzu that her gyaru look is a violation of school rules. She is rather annoyed by Mei's uptightness and is surprised when Mei suddenly hugged her. After class, she sees Mei getting kissed by a teacher, she feels a little bit interested on Mei. And due to circumstances, Mei becomes Yuzu's step sister and they must live together in the same room. Yuzu confronts Mei about the kiss and Mei suddenly kisses Yuzu. Yuzu's feelings for Mei become more and more intense on each passing day. Will it develop to something? Find out in this exciting new yuri manga. 166 pages. By yh Comics. This is volume 5 normal edition.
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    $8.85
  • Citrus 6 Normal Edition
    Yuzu is your typical gyaru who is interested in romance but does not have any experience. After transferring to an all-girls school, she meets the student council president Mei who tells Yuzu that her gyaru look is a violation of school rules. She is rather annoyed by Mei's uptightness and is surprised when Mei suddenly hugged her. After class, she sees Mei getting kissed by a teacher, she feels a little bit interested on Mei. And due to circumstances, Mei becomes Yuzu's step sister and they must live together in the same room. But what will happen with their relationship? By yh Comics. This is volume 6 normal edition.
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    $8.85
  • Clip Studio Paint - How to Make "Kira Kira" (Jewels etc)
    Here's another three How to Draw book, which helps you understand different aspects of art creation so that you can be a better artist. This book focuses on how to draw "Kira Kira," a Japanese onomatopoeia which just means shining or glistening, and in this case refers to drawing of Jules, jewelry, as well as related objects such as swords, plus characters' eyes. The examples in the book are very useful, showing you how to think of a cut piece of jewelry such as a diamond and re-create those effects in Photoshop. 160 pages, Japanese language on.
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    $26.00