Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • 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
  • 13 Secrets for Speaking Fluent Japanese
    13 Secrets for Speaking Fluent Japanese presents tested shortcuts for Japanese language acquisition. Identifying two groups of people who actively and effectively study Japanese to the point of fluency successful non-native learners and Japanese children Giles Murray has collected from both groups the most rewarding and universal techniques which can be put to immediate use by both beginner and advanced students of Japanese.This book is designed for people who have tried orthodox textbooks and failed, people who know a little Japanese but don't have the necessary time or motivation to make the transition to more serious textbooks, and people seeking to increase fluency using ability already acquired. It introduces new strategies for thinking, speaking and memorizing Japanese quickly, efficiently, and independently. Used in tandem with a mainstream textbook, these strategies will enable any student to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-life situations, and to speak without hesitation in natural and fluent Japanese.With lively and entertaining commentaries, striking illustrations, two Japanese manga including a six-page extract from Osamu Tezuka's famous Blackjack series brain teasing puzzles, and genuinely useful example sentences, 13 Secrets for Speaking Fluent Japanese offers a unique and exciting alternative to all students of Japanese. Featuring An original manga by Tezuka Osamu All new custom-written 16-page manga 3 mini-graphic novels Over 100 illustrations Dynamic quiz format Full glossaries. Published by Kodansha.
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    $22.00
  • 16bit Sensation 2
    This is a fun all-ages doujinshi depicting the everyday lives of a group of game developers at the golden age of bishoujo game and eroge in the '90s. Mostly in 4koma or 4 panel format, lots of jokes and funny scenes about games and visual novels with plenty of cute girls, too. A nice nostalgia trip for fans of 16bit gaming. 48 pages. By Cut A Dash!! / Blazer One / Honey Dipped.
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    $18.00
  • 180 Common Expressions Used by Native Japanese Speakers in Regular Conversation
    J-List sells a lot of Japanese textbooks and study materials to help those who want to learn Japanese. Here is a new textbook for you to level up your Japanese. 180 Common Expressions Used by Native Japanse. The book will further improve your Japanese with frequently used expressions, along with explanations and similar expressions in English, which is good to deepen your understanding of the language. The book includes romaji, that is, Romanized Japanese text as well as the original hiragana, katakana and kanji, to help you read. Includes an audio CD inside the book.
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    $25.00
  • 2018 Calendar - Four character idiom
    In Japanese, there are many phrases made up of four Chinese characters, which communicate interesting meanings and look aesthetically beautiful. Here's a calendar of "four letter Japanese words" (similar to the bizarre Japanese T-shirts J-List is famous for). A fun way to learn some Japanese if you've already got a base established. Characters come with hiragana for each reading.
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    $25.00
  • 2018 Calendar - Idiom Derived From Historical Events
    In Japanese, there are many phrases made up of four Chinese characters, which communicate interesting meanings and look aesthetically beautiful. Here's a calendar of "four letter Japanese words" (similar to the bizarre Japanese T-shirts J-List is famous for) taken from historical events. A fun way to learn some Japanese if you've already got a base established. Characters come with hiragana for each reading.
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    $25.00
  • 2018 Calendar - Japanese Common Sense
    Another interesting Japanese study calendar, great desktop presents useful Japanese phrases that are meant to increase your vocabulary and make your spoken and written Japanese more interesting. Plus it's just fun to learn these off the wall words. Characters come with hiragana for each reading.
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    $25.00
  • 2D Kanojo - Jun Amaki photobook
    Here's another amazing hardcover photobook from, featuring the beautiful nude body of Amaki Jun, whose amazing I cup breasts and sexy body will delight you. The photobook is hardcover, with very high quality printed pages, and the 60 photographs show the model flaring swimsuits, sexy lingerie, and very little else. This book will be a treasure in your collection, certainly.
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    $42.00
  • =PINK7
    If you are a cat lover, you will like this original doujinshi by doujin circle Sakuranoiro. This doujinshi features illustrations of cute girls with their feline companion, capturing the various intimate moments between master and pet, along with a short description of the girls and cat.
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    $14.00
  • Akikaze Gajo - Autumn Sketch
    Get ready for Autumn with this great Fall-themed color doujin / doujin artbook, featuring original images of super cute girls in the Fall. The amazing pictures, all of original girls, will really warm you and make you happy to be in this season. 14 pages, made by doujin circles TETRAPOT and RUINON.
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    $14.00
  • 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
  • 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 Oct 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 Fate/Apocrypha, Card Captor Sakura, Aikatsu! Idol Katsudou, Pokemon, Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Saiyuki, Hajimete no Gal, Kuroshitsuji, Dragon Ball, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Free!, Hibike Euphonium, New Game!, Fate/grand order, Gintama, Boku no Hero Academia, and Osomatsu-san.
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    $12.00
  • Aquamarine - Bob Artworks 2008-2017
    This is the latest artbook from the famous illustrator Bob. He has worked on many projects including Vocaloid, Monster Collection, Fate Grand Order, Wortenia Senki and more. Filled with over 260 pages of gorgeous illustrations that he's done from 2008 to 2017, including Vocaloid, novels, games and other original works. The cover of the artbook is beautifully finished with a matte texture as well as special material used to imitate the splashing of water from the cover illustration to suit the aquamarine theme. If you are a artbook collector or appreciator of great art, this is one artbook that you will not want to miss out on.
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    $46.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Body-kun DX SET S.H. Figuarts Pale orange Color Ver.
    Bandai releases a deluxe 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 tons of accessories including a Katana, a laptop, pistol, smartphone, and more. This is Body-kun, the male model in pale orange color.
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    $69.50
  • 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
  • Bokutachi no Dagashi
    Take a trip down memory lane with this book featuring dagashi or cheap Japanese snacks. The book is divided into three sections including the history of dagashi and how the name was coined, an encyclopedia of all the long running dagashi snacks starting from the '50s up to the '70s and beyond, and last is the future of dagashi and where it's headed. Fans of the dagashi kashi anime will appreciate this book and even recognize some of the dagashi featured. 124 pages.
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    $18.50
  • Bomb Oct 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 the lovely members of SKE48, including Kitagawa, Kitano and Kamada, plus Nogizawa 46. See a great black dress feature with Asuka Saitou, Manatsu Akimoto, Miona Hori and Misa Etou, kendo practice with new Nogizawa 46 members, and more. A great giant poster is included too!
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    $11.50
  • 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
  • Catulus Syndrome vol. 1 -- Neko Musume Shokogun 1
    Catulus Syndrome is a mysterious disease that turns a girl into a catgirl. This is the story of a girl named Yuki who has Catulus Syndrome and her classmate named Riko who happens to be a cat lover and she's very pleased to learn Yuki is a catgirl. A fun yuri manga by Nekotaro full of cute catgirls and yuri scenes. 8 chapters and 140+ pages.
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    $9.25
  • 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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    $9.25
  • 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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    $9.25
  • 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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    $9.25
  • 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