Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • DX Long Study Flashcards for Sentence ( Set of 2 pcs )
    Although this pack of cards says in plain English "It is important to study English over and over" you can certainly use it to study Japanese over and over for improved proficiency. The pack measures 2.7x11 cm (1x4 inches) with 50 cards each that are bound by a metallic ring. This set comes with two packs of cards which different colored covers to distinguish between translating sentences from English to Japanese and Japanese to English. Use to write and translate sentences by memory, for skit projects and more. A perfect flashcard tool for all students of the Japanese language.
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  • DX Wide Study Flashcards for Long Sentence   Set of 2 pcs
    In Japan, students study a lot, and one way they manage it is by coming up with great strategies for learning. One trick they've created are little blank study cards, white cards on a detachable ring for studying vocabulary, grammar points, and more. Here's a great set of Japanese-style study cards for you designed specifically for use with long sentence phrases. Use them to learn Japanese! This version contains two sets of cards which measure 5.2x7.8 cm with 40 cards in each clip! Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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  • 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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  • KANJI Practice Notebook with BUSHU Chart
    The way to learn to write Japanese is to write -- repeatedly -- until you get it. Here is a wonderful Japanese notebook that offers a great way to practice writing Kanji. Each page features 150 squares for practicing your Japanese. The squares are extra large and easier to write in than smaller squared books. A wonderful Japanese study aid! Comes with a Bushu (Chinese radical) chart.
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  • FURO-TAN -- Bath Water Proof Study Flashcard
    The Japanese are very innovative when it comes to studying. Here's a new idea for you -- studying while soaking in the bath tub, using these specially coated water-friendly blank study cards. Just write the vocabulary words you're trying to memorize (or whatever) using an oil-based permanent pen and you'll never have to worry about the cards becoming wet and falling apart in the bath. This purchase is for one individual set of ringed cards, with either a blue or red front (picked randomly). There are 81 sheets in each stack.
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  • Thomas HIRAGANA Practice Notebook
    Improve your hiragana writing style with the help of Thomas the Tank Engine. The notebook comes with the complete hiragana table that shows the stroke direction and order of each letter plus a sticker sheet of your progress (stick them after you completed certain number of pages). Each page have illustrations of things that start with the letter you are learning to write, you can even color them! A fun and useful way to learn how to write hiragana. cat1a
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  • 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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  • Kutsuwa Study Flashcards 70sheets w/Check Sheet (Set of 2)
    Those studying foreign languages in Japan can often be seen on a train or in a coffee shop with these study cards. Kept on an openable ring, these pocket-sized quiz/flash cards can be pulled out at any time for a quick quiz no matter where you are. These are incredibly convenient for Japanese study - just write the word in English on one side and the word in Japanese on the other and test yourself on the English or on the Japanese. This is a simple yet powerful study guide made even better with see-through red and green plastic sheets. If you write in red or green, the words will be invisible if you cover with the appropriate sheet, especially if you want to quiz yourself on more than one thing on a page. Pick up these handy flashcards made in Japan today.
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  • 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
  • Erasable Check Tape   Green
    No student studying Japanese should go without this nifty little item to help you memorize new words and phrases, thanks to the easily erasable green check tape. With this cool tape you can highlight any words on your document with a transparent green marking. Cover your study notes with a red overlay to then hide those words you highlighted. To make things even better, you can actually erase this highlight to restore the document to it's original form. This is a perfect item for those studying foreign languages that requires a lot of memorization.
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  • Intermediate KANJI Practice ROKUDOHOU Notebook   Kanji 400 characters
    Improve your writing style and learn the fundamentals of Japanese with these Kanji practice notebooks. Each page shows not only the correct stroke count and technique, but also the proper way to balance your lines to make your Kanji look professional and beautiful. This Intermediate book includes 400 basic Kanji that everyone needs to know. A must have for those who are learning Japanese. Best of all, in addition to a great kanji studying workbook, you get a useful kanji poster you can pull out and hang on your wall for extra motivation.
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  • Nichijou vol. 8
    Nichijou ("Everyday Life") is a great comedy manga with slice-of-life stories about high school characters, published by Kadokawa Shoten and created by Keiichi Arawi. Featuring a great lineup of amusing characters and funny stories about high school, it's a great manga both for fans of the series as well as anyone wanting to study Japanese, as all the kanji have furigana (phonetic readings) by them. You'll enjoy unique and memorable characters like Yuuko Aoi (the offbeat and energetic one), Mio Naganohara (the 'normal' one but for her crush on the bizarre Koujirou), Mai Minakami (the deadpan, quiet, serious one), Nano Shinonome (the self-conscious robot), and more! This is volume eight of the Nichijou manga, with over 160 pages of wacky slice-of-life fun.
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  • 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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  • Hell Teacher Nube NEO vol. 1
    It has been ten years since that incident, the graduate of Nube's class, Kyouko Inaba is now a fresh new teacher at the Doumori Elementary School. It's very tough for her to deal with her students but after so many years Nube-sensei returns from Kyushu and once again takes up the mantle of teaching and protecting the kids from all sorts of demons, monsters and other spiritual menace. The strongest teacher is back! Fans of the classic anime and manga Hell Teacher Nube will love this new manga sequel featuring the return of Nube doing what he does best, kicking supernatural ass and teaching. Everything you love about the original manga is here from the signature artwork to the familiar pot and characters, and of course lots of action and a little bit of ecchi on the side. A great manga by Shou Makura and Takeshi Okano. 6 chapters. 190-pages. Note that there is a small amount of non-sexual nudity in this manga. Please do not buy it if you're offended by this.
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  • Hell Teacher Nube NEO vol. 2
    It has been ten years since that incident, the graduate of Nube's class, Kyouko Inaba is now a fresh new teacher at the Doumori Elementary School. It's very tough for her to deal with her students but after so many years Nube-sensei returns from Kyushu and once again takes up the mantle of teaching and protecting the kids from all sorts of demons, monsters and other spiritual menace. The strongest teacher is back! Fans of the classic anime and manga Hell Teacher Nube will love this new manga sequel featuring the return of Nube doing what he does best, kicking supernatural ass and teaching. Everything you love about the original manga is here from the signature artwork to the familiar pot and characters, and of course lots of action and a little bit of ecchi on the side. A great manga by Shou Makura and Takeshi Okano. 6 chapters. 190-pages. This is volume 2.
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  • Hell Teacher Nube NEO vol. 3
    It has been ten years since that incident, the graduate of Nube's class, Kyouko Inaba is now a fresh new teacher at the Doumori Elementary School. It's very tough for her to deal with her students but after so many years Nube-sensei returns from Kyushu and once again takes up the mantle of teaching and protecting the kids from all sorts of demons, monsters and other spiritual menace. The strongest teacher is back! Fans of the classic anime and manga Hell Teacher Nube will love this new manga sequel featuring the return of Nube doing what he does best, kicking supernatural ass and teaching. Everything you love about the original manga is here from the signature artwork to the familiar pot and characters, and of course lots of action and a little bit of ecchi on the side. A great manga by Shou Makura and Takeshi Okano. 6 chapters. 190-pages. This is volume 3.
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  • 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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  • You Don't Know GUNMA yet vol. 1 - Omae wa Mada Gunma wo Shiranai 1
    J-List is based in Gunma Prefecture, home of
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  • Hiragana Times June 2017 NO. 368
    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 #368 featuring a grat update on Japanese martial arts, specifically Shorinji Kempo, you also get an update on otoko culture in the world, trends in Japanese language, a report on the new Legoland park to that opened in Osaka, Plus strategies for learning Japanese. It's great! For relaxing times, make it Hiragana Times!
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vocabulary Not for the Test -- Shiken ni Denai Eitango
    This is a funny way to learn English or Japanese in the most useless way possible, through shimoneta (dirty jokes) and stupid examples. You'll learn to say things like "I desperately need a woman with a D cup to fill the hole in my heart" or Boss, you have a call on line 2 from your fuck buddy" or "Just for future reference, may I check your pantyline?" 182 pages, tons of fun things to learn here.
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  • 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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  • Ultra Jump Oct 2016
    Japan has a highly addictive manga culture that's brimming with stories for customers of all types, so long as you're into manga with a more mature feel about them. In an effort to bring Japanese manga culture closer to you, we're bringing you Ultra Jump, a terrific manga magazine that's never afraid to show off mildly graphic content like blood, violence, and some sexy skin. In this issue: Enjoy over 600 pages of pure manga awesomeness with 17 titles including Maohsama Chotto Sore Totte, Jojolion, Mononogatari, No Guns Life, RWBY, Connect, Lady and Old Man, and more! There's also a great UJ Press Collection booklet.
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  • GanGan JOKER Oct 2016
    This is GanGan JOKER, a gorgeous monthly manga that's filled with only the best stories for manga fans. Being a monthy manga, the quality is excellent, with beautiful printing quality and higher quality paper than most manga magazine. The kanji have hiragana (furigana) beside them, making the manga magazine great for learning Japanese. There are 10 different manga chapters in this issue, including Yumotan, Is It Okay to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Hokago no Himesama and Pandora Hearts. This issue comes with a free poster for fans too, from Akame ga Kiru.
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  • 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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  • Hoobare! Soushoku Joshi! vol. 1
    Hidaka Tulip (real name), is a 24 year old unemployed girl with no savings, no skills or qualifications, and no boyfriend. To prevent herself from starving to death, she starts eating wild grass and plants after her neighbor Shirogami Suzuna, a college student, showed her that you can eat them if you know which plant is edible. This is a fun and informative manga by Aratamai, the author of Tomoe Mami no Heibon na Nichijou (Tomoe Mami's Peaceful Life), it even has recipes on how to prepare these wild plants! 11 chapters and 160+ pages. Published by Manga Time KR Comics. This is volume 1.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Shin Koihime Musou Comic Anthology
    From the hit anime and video game Shin Koihime Musou Moeshouden comes this exciting new volume of the comic anthology! Follow the wacky adventures of Kazuto Hongou who was sent back in time to ancient China. There he meets many famous characters from the great Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, who most of if not all of them are turned into cute girls. Fans will love the comedy and cute art! By DNA Media Comics. 150+ pages.
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