Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Happy Bridal Coloring Book
    Who says you're too old to enjoy a coloring book? The latest trend in Japan is coloring books for adults (called "nuri-e," pronounced "noo-REE-eh") -- books that you can sit down and color, much like the ones from our childhood, but with high-quality paper and much more complicated pictures to add color to. These coloring books are printed on high quality Kent paper, so you can use watercolors, watercolor pencils, markers, colored pencils, and use the finished works as decorations or postcards to send to friends. Kent paper is an excellent surface that holds ink well without getting damp, used also by mangaka for their comic work. This particular "nurie" is based on drawings of a beautiful bride done in shoujo manga style by veteran artist Maki Shinjou. A wonderful pastime enjoyed by many here in Japan. 32-pages.
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    $2.00
  • 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
  • Mahopuri no Onnanoko ni Ashi de Fundemourau Hon
    For fans a very specific genre of Mahou Shoujo Princesses stepping on you. This is a very special booklet for you. 8 pages with nice first person perspective views mahou shoujo's in their outfit stepping on you, doing as you asked them to. Featuring the girls from PreCure such as Mofurun, Ha-chan, Riko and Mirai.
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    $5.00
  • 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
  • Hiragana Times July 2017 NO. 369
    Hiragana Times is a highly recommended monthly publication that combines useful current events with learning the Japanese language. A monthly magazine that features articles both in English and in Japanese, complete with furigana pronunciation, to help learners who haven't mastered kanji yet. Filled with tons of cultural articles that make you think relating to current events, interviews with famous Japanese celebrities, Japanese pop culture, travel, and even articles written by readers themselves who wish to share their own personal experience within the Japanese culture. All articles in English and Japanese, with furigana (hiragana above the kanji) for easier reading. In this issue: Issue #369 features an article about the world's largest idol event in Tokyo, experience Sumo wrestling, get a feel for Japan's good old days at Kawaba Village, a system of understanding Kanji, slippers, plus strategies for learning Japanese. It's great!
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    $6.25
  • 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
  • Coro Coro Comic July 2017
    Coro Coro comic gets its name from the Japanese word "koro koro" (something that is thick, fat and small, a term endeared by children and lovers of cuteness alike). Jam packed with explosive artwork, Coro Coro is a treat for serious manga fans and those who want to see what it's all about. With a massive 21 stories filling this volume, featuring Inazuma Eleven Go, Yokai Watch, Pokemon, Doraemon, Nintendo's Mario and many other popular pop culture characters, Coro Coro is sure to satisfy your manga cravings. 740 pages. Comic Coro Coro always comes with cool furoku free stuff, and this issue comes with lots of cool stuff, including a free Duel Masters comic, Future Card Buddy Fight card, and more.
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    $6.50
  • Coro Coro Comic Oct 2017
    Coro Coro comic gets its name from the Japanese word "koro koro" (something that is thick, fat and small, a term endeared by children and lovers of cuteness alike). Jam packed with explosive artwork, Coro Coro is a treat for serious manga fans and those who want to see what it's all about. With a massive 21 stories filling this volume, featuring Inazuma Eleven Go, Yokai Watch, Pokemon, Doraemon, Nintendo's Mario and many other popular pop culture characters, Coro Coro is sure to satisfy your manga cravings. 740 pages. Comic Coro Coro always comes with cool furoku free stuff, and this issue comes with lots of cool stuff, including tons of exclusive cards and Kaitou Shonen Jokers comic, plus more.
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    $6.85
  • Ultra Jump Nov 2015
    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 Lady and Old Man, No Guns Life, Jojolion, Hayate x Blade 2, Little Witch Academy, Peace Maker, selector infected WIXOSS, Q, and more! You also get a limited edition Lady and Old Man Mini Clear File! Awesome!
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    $6.85
  • Kuchibiru Tameiki Sakurairo 2   Sigh of Sakura Colored Lips
    A gorgeous yuri manga made popular in the pages of Yuri Hime, this is the popular Kuchibiru Tameiki Sakura-iro ("Sakura-colored Sighing Lips"), a collection of intense stories about girls who love other girls. Combining beautiful art and kawaii female characters who shyly explore the world of lesbian love, this is a great series for all fans of the yuri genre. This is vol. 2 with seven stories included, 160 pages.
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    $7.00
  • Nakayoshi Sep 2017
    Nakayoshi is one of Japan's oldest and best manga magazines, first published by Kodansha since 1954. For over 50 years, Nakayoshi has carried only the best shoujo manga, including timeless series like Princess Knight, Sailor Moon, Magic Knight Rayearth, and Cardcaptor Sakura. Each issue brings you over 400 pages of today's cutest manga for girls, with full furigana (kanji pronunciation guides) that make it easy to read for Japanese learners. You also get news, previews, and exclusive omake gifts that you won't find anywhere else. Experience the beauty of Japan's shoujo manga culture with the latest issue of Nakayoshi. IN THIS ISSUE: Enjoy new chapters of 17 excellent manga, plus a wonderful gift: a pair of crystal earrings that doesn't require pierced ears and nail sticker set that glow in the dark.
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    $7.50
  • Fragtime 2
    Misuzu Moritani is a second year high school student with no friends but has a unique ability to stop time for 3 minutes. She uses her time-stopping powers to observe people frozen in action. One day a girl named Haruka Murakami catches Misuzu's attention during her time-stop. Haruka is Misuzu's classmate who is very popular with boys and girls, and is very beautiful. Attracted to her beauty, Misuzu takes a closer look at Haruka while she's frozen and even lifts her skirt up. Haruka suddenly moves and asks why is Misuzu taking a peak at her panties. Misuzu is shocked when Haruka could actually move and Haruka figures out Misuzu's powers instantly, she then tells Misuzu that she will be coming up with a favor by the next day. Before leaving, Haruka lifts up her own skirt to reveal her underwear to Misuzu and tells her it's payment for her help. What will happen to Misuzu now that someone knows her little secret? Why is Haruka unaffected by Misuzu's powers? Find out in this exciting new yuri manga by sato. 194-pages. 9 chapters. Presented by Shonen Champion Comics. This is volume 2. cat1a
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  • The Princess Knight And The Kind ORC vol. 1
    This is a fun manga about a beautiful princess warrior and the dumpy but kind orc she lives with, and the adventures they have. Set in a "fantasy" world that's very much like our own modern world, the story involves how the Princess Jeanne took pity on an orc she had defeated and offered to let him live with her...and of course she was such a slob the orc just had to clean her room for her. Is it possible for a human princess and an orc to fall in love? cat1a
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  • 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. cat1a
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  • 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. cat1a
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  • Masamune-kun's Revenge vol. 2
    8 years ago Masamune Makabe got rejected by Aki Adagaki after he confessed to her and on top of that he was named Pig Feet by her because he was fat. He endured countless accounts of bullying because of his new nickname. Ever since that fateful day Masamune swore he would get back at her. He trained and exercised hard until he got the perfect body and became a handsome guy. He even changed his name so that no one will know he was Pig Feet. He transfers to a new school and was able to meet Aki again. He puts his revenge plan into motion, make Aki fall in love with him and brutally reject her. But there's one problem with his plan, Aki became a man hater and she is infamous for rejecting all guys who confess to her. She even got named the Brutal Princess. Will Masmune be able to get his revenge? Find out in this exciting new revenge love comedy manga by Tiv! 142 pages. This is volume 2.
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  • Masamune-kun's Revenge vol. 3
    8 years ago Masamune Makabe got rejected by Aki Adagaki after he confessed to her and on top of that he was named Pig Feet by her because he was fat. He endured countless accounts of bullying because of his new nickname. Ever since that fateful day Masamune swore he would get back at her. He trained and exercised hard until he got the perfect body and became a handsome guy. He even changed his name so that no one will know he was Pig Feet. He transfers to a new school and was able to meet Aki again. He puts his revenge plan into motion, make Aki fall in love with him and brutally reject her. But there's one problem with his plan, Aki became a man hater and she is infamous for rejecting all guys who confess to her. She even got named the Brutal Princess. Will Masmune be able to get his revenge? Find out in this exciting new revenge love comedy manga by Tiv! 142 pages. This is volume 3.
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    $7.50
  • Masamune-kun's Revenge vol. 4
    8 years ago Masamune Makabe got rejected by Aki Adagaki after he confessed to her and on top of that he was named Pig Feet by her because he was fat. He endured countless accounts of bullying because of his new nickname. Ever since that fateful day Masamune swore he would get back at her. He trained and exercised hard until he got the perfect body and became a handsome guy. He even changed his name so that no one will know he was Pig Feet. He transfers to a new school and was able to meet Aki again. He puts his revenge plan into motion, make Aki fall in love with him and brutally reject her. But there's one problem with his plan, Aki became a man hater and she is infamous for rejecting all guys who confess to her. She even got named the Brutal Princess. Will Masmune be able to get his revenge? Find out in this exciting new revenge love comedy manga by Tiv! 142 pages. This is volume 4.
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    $7.50
  • E2 Plus vol. 13 - Etsu Plus vol. 13
    Fans of moe moe artwork will love E2, a quarterly magazine that brings you only the most kawaii anime girls. Each perfect-bound, A4-size issue features galleries of beautiful artwork from famous moe illustrators like Kantoku, Tenmu, and Nishimata Aoi, plus interviews and guides to drawing your own super-cute girls. You also get new issues of fun moe manga and previews of upcoming games! Each issue also comes with exclusive omake (free gifts) like large pin-up posters of cute and original anime girls. Immerse yourself in a world of bishoujo and moe beyond your wildest dreams with this excellent magazine. IN THIS ISSUE: Lots of awesome artwork and original content by Japan's top artist, with information on each artist and the characters in works they been creating. This magazine gives you tons of contents about your favorite artists, including large-scale visuals, interviews and Japanese, information on how to create art with analog or digital processes, and more. This issue comes with a free Coffee Kizoku Clear File.
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    $7.80
  • More Making Out In Japanese
    The books in the Making Out series are fun and accessible guides to languages as they?re spoken on the street. These classic phrase books have been updated and expanded for use in informal situations such as bars, parties, or anywhere else one needs to know slang to survive! The books also now feature phrases written in their native script as well as in English, so the book can be shown to the person you are trying to communicate with. With transcritions revised for easier pronunciation and numerous notes on points of language use and culture, these helpful books will have you making out in no time! Publshed by Tuttle.
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    $7.95
  • Koukaku no Pandora 05   Pandora of the Crimson Shell
    From the mind of Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune, Koukaku no Pandora is a cyberpunk action manga with plenty of moe. Nene is a cute girl who also happens to be a full-body cyborg. On her way to meet her family at an island resort, she winds up fighting terrorists with the help of a mad scientist and her gothic lolita cyborg servant Clarion, whose special abilities are activated when Nene presses a secret button hidden beneath her lacy panties. Features exciting action scenes and cute moe characters. By Excel Saga artist Rikudo Koushi.This is volume 5, with over 170 pages.
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  • Koukaku no Pandora 04   Pandora of the Crimson Shell
    From the mind of Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune, Koukaku no Pandora is a cyberpunk action manga with plenty of moe. Nene is a cute girl who also happens to be a full-body cyborg. On her way to meet her family at an island resort, she winds up fighting terrorists with the help of a mad scientist and her gothic lolita cyborg servant Clarion, whose special abilities are activated when Nene presses a secret button hidden beneath her lacy panties. Features exciting action scenes and cute moe characters. By Excel Saga artist Rikudo Koushi.This is volume 4, with over 190 pages.
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  • 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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  • Koukaku no Pandora 08
    From the mind of Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune, Koukaku no Pandora is a cyberpunk action manga with plenty of moe. Nene is a cute girl who also happens to be a full-body cyborg. On her way to meet her family at an island resort, she winds up fighting terrorists with the help of a mad scientist and her gothic lolita cyborg servant Clarion, whose special abilities are activated when Nene presses a secret button hidden beneath her lacy panties. Features exciting action scenes and cute moe characters. By Excel Saga artist Rikudo Koushi. This is volume 8, with over 150 pages.
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  • Yuri na Watashi to Akuma na Kanojo(?) vol. 2
    Jin Mocoyama presents a fun love comedy manga about a girl named Yashiro who's afraid of men and sees them as akuma (devils). She meets a cute girl called Mikoto whom she falls in love with but discovers that Mikoto is actually a man but his body turned into a girl's. In order to turn back into a man, he must find a girl that he loves and also loves him back. Will Yashiro accept Mikoto as a man or does she prefer him to stay as a girl? Find out in this volume which concludes the story! 6 chapters and 140+ pages. Published by Kadokawa Comics A.
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  • VAL LOVE vol. 1
    Akutsu Takuma is a young man with Anthrophobia, it doesn't help that he has a scary face so he is called "Akuma" (devil in Japanese) by his classmates. He meets a girl who has a mysterious power that can fight monsters that suddenly appeared in their town. In order to combat these monsters, she and her 8 sisters need Akutsu's help by leveling up their powers through ecchi or romantic ways. They end up living in his house in order to become stronger. This is a fun new harem battle manga by Ryosuke Asakura and Gangan Comics. Lots of ecchi scenes and battles for you to enjoy in this 192 page manga!
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  • Hana to Hina wa Houkago 3
    Here's a charming Yuri manga called Hana and Hina After School, about a girl named Hana who works at a cute goods shop. One day, an elegant girl named Hina comes in and asks to work there, and before she knows it, Hana has a co-worker. What happens when she starts to feel strange feelings about Hina? This is vol. 3.
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  • Time Slip Ota Girl vol. 1
    Time Slip Ota Girl is a new series by Yoko Sasaki. The story is about a 30 year old otaku girl who gets into an accident and falls onto the train tracks as she is on her way back Comiket. As she protects her loot with her body, she gets transported to the previous day. After a series of unfortunate events one after another, she finds herself transported back to her 13 year old body. 175 pages published by Comic Polaris. Be sure to check out and support this new comedy filled series!
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. Pai vol. 2
    One fun manga and anime that explores the genre of nyotaika (males spontaneously becoming female), as well as our collective fascination with twin tail hair styles, this is a sort of magical girl story about a perverted guy named Souji Mitsuka who loves twintail girls so much he becomes a twin-tailed magical girl himself. Great story and ecchi situations, and lots of cute twin tail girls for him to interact with. English title is "Gonna be the Twin-Tails!!" Recommended for fans of joso and otokonoko themes too. This is vol. 2, 160 pages.
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  • Youryukai no Kemono Jijo vol. 1
    This is a rare treat for furry lovers, a manga by ukanmuri and Ryu Comics about a young man named Amu and his childhood friend / Sheep Dragon Girl named Shiira, who go on an adventure to find Shiira a husband. Lots of sexy furry girls in this 178 page manga waiting for you! This is volume 1.
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  • Kun Kun Girl vol. 1 -- Sniffing Girl vol. 1
    In Japanese, the onomatopoeia sound for smelling something is kun kun, and this is a monger of the girl with a very interesting fetish, below smelling everything she can get her hands on. She gets close and sniffs the clothing of her male and female classmates, develops a fetish for eating apples that have been held in the underarms of her female classmates, and choose her girlfriends based on how they smell. An interesting light theory story, with beautiful card and an interesting concept. Published by Birz Comics and artist Nagimiso.
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  • Hana to Hina wa Houkago vol. 1
    Here's a charming Yuri manga called Hana and Hina After School, about a girl named Hana who works at a cute goods shop. One day, an elegant girl named Hina comes in and asks to work there, and before she knows it, Hana has a co-worker. What happens when she starts to feel strange feelings about Hina? This is vol. 1.
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  • Hana to Hina wa Houkago vol. 2
    Here's a charming Yuri manga called Hana and Hina After School, about a girl named Hana who works at a cute goods shop. One day, an elegant girl named Hina comes in and asks to work there, and before she knows it, Hana has a co-worker. What happens when she starts to feel strange feelings about Hina? This is vol. 2.
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    $8.50