Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid vol. 2
    One of the most adorable manga and anime stories to come along in a while has been Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the story of an average Japanese woman named Kobayashi-san, who is befriended by a dragon named Touru, who can conveniently transform herself into semi-human form. Touru becomes the maid of Miss Kobayashi, and is joined by other dragons too, and much cuteness (and a little light yuri) ensue. This is vol. 2 of the manga.
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    $9.50
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid vol. 3
    One of the most adorable manga and anime stories to come along in a while has been Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the story of an average Japanese woman named Kobayashi-san, who is befriended by a dragon named Touru, who can conveniently transform herself into semi-human form. Touru becomes the maid of Miss Kobayashi, and is joined by other dragons too, and much cuteness (and a little light yuri) ensue. This is vol. 3 of the manga.
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    $9.50
  • UTB   Up To Boy Sep 2017
    UTB (Up to Boy) is a famous magazine here in Japan, covering latest topics about famous idols like Shokotan, Nozomi Sasaki and more with superb full size gravure pictures, drama and movie actresses, famous music bands like Perfume and many more. Get your dose of Japanese pop culture every month with this magazine that's full of info, interviews, trends and beautiful visuals of your favorite idols. This month features a host of high quality models, including the lovely Minami Hoshino, Mana Takase, Shiori Kubo, Yui Oguri, Riho Yoshioka, Mizuki Fukumura and many more. The free gift in this issue is a NGT48 photo booklet and one of three special poster!
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    $15.50
  • Moeru! Seiken, Maken Jiten
    The Moe Encyclopedia series continues with its sexiest volume yet. This time, they've gathered a list of legendary swords from around the world. Learn all about these legendary weapons through detailed descriptions with excellent illustrations by top moe artists. By the time you're finished reading, your dreams will be filled with sexy anthropomorphization of swords. Give into their temptations at your own risk! Over 190 pages of smoking hot goddesses and heroines for your enjoyment. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan as well as for those who wants to learn more about swords in detail.
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    $25.00
  • Netsuzou Trap 5 (Yuri NTR) Limited Edition with Drama CD
    Kodama Naoko and Comic Yuri Hime presents an exciting new yuri manga. Mayu wants to have sex with her boyfriend but she's afraid of disappointing him so she asks her best friend Hotaru to practice sex with her. But Hotaru goes overboard during their practice and somehow Mayu doesn't resist. Things get even more interesting when Mayu starts to think if her boyfriend really loves her. Will Mayu and Hotaru become a couple for real or will Mayu choose her boyfriend in the end? Find out in this awesome yuri manga! 4 chapters and 160+ pages. This is the limited edition of volume 5 with Drama CD included.
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    $18.00
  • SCHOOL GIRLS portrait
    Here's a really wonderful item for all otaku: a glorious color doujinshi by the CANVAS doujin circle, showing original characters dressed in various school uniforms. As always, the art is incredibly beautiful, and the girls are very wonderful to see on every page. With special guest artists including Matsuzaki Miyuki, Mika Pikazo, and Furai. 24 pages.
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    $12.50
  • RINA - Rina Toeda photobook
    Dubbed as the "Side Boob Princess" in Japan (because she loves to show her side boobs), G Cupped gravure model Rina Toeda has finally released her 1st photo book to joy of her fans! This is a large hardcover photo book full of shots of Rina's sensual and charming side, as well as many more intimate pictures including many swimsuit and lingerie collections. Enjoy Rina in this wonderful photobook!
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    $48.00
  • 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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    $6.25
  • Elf can't on a Diet vol. 1
    This is a fun and ecchi manga by Synecdoche about an Elf who traveled to our world and become addicted to French Fries and gained some weight. She seeks the help of a Japanese Dietitian to lose weight because the portal to her world will only allow her to travel back home if her weight is the same as during the time she traveled to our world. There are also other troubled and overweight fantasy creatures who seek the help of the Dietitian including Dark Elf, Alraune (Plant Girl), Ogre, and Wolf Girl. Contains useful insights on how to lose weight and plenty of ecchi scenes for entertainment. 162 pages. This is volume one. Note: Contains nudity in a comedic way.
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    $8.50
  • How to Draw Kawaii illust - Nazorigaki Lesson Book
    Here's another great How to Draw book that will help you become the next talented manga artist! This how to draw book features the illustrations from Kamo who is known for his simple yet cute drawings. The book teaches you to draw in a simple way, by tracing the pre-drawn lines to recreate the example image shown. Some examples of what it teaches you how to draw are simple everyday objects, animals, people, furniture and more.
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    $18.00
  • Frame Arms Girl Official Fanbook
    If you are a fan of the robot girl anime Frame Arms Girl, you will not want to miss this! This is the official art book by Hobby Japan. It contains all the in-depth character designs, episodic reviews and screen captures and tons of interviews with the voice actresses, illustrators, designers, and all those who had a part in making the anime. Also included is a detailed map of places they used for the background of the anime, as well as a list of merchandises available.
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    $31.00
  • Comic Yuri Hime Sep 2017
    Welcome to the new Comic Yuri Hime, a great new offering from our favorite "yuri" monger company, about girls who love girls. It's a super thick monthly manga containing nothing but stories about sweet girls in love, girls confessing love to other girls, girls discovering each other for the first time, childhood friends becoming more than friends, and more. It's a great new comic that all of lesbian drama from Japan will enjoy! In this issue, you get more than 17+ awesome chapters dedicated to fans of girls who love girls. You get great major stories like the latest chapters of Ashita Kimi ni Aetara, and Yuru Yuri and Demi Life, plus lots of other stories. 544 pages, it's great!
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    $10.50
  • INTRON DEPOT 6 BARB WIRE 01   Shirow Masamune
    Masamune Shirow, the renowned artist behind Ghost in the Shell, has produced another fantastic artbook. This super high quality artbook shows off his colorful and imaginative world. Featuring a collection of Shirow Masamune's full color works from 2007 to 2010. Masamune Shirow is one of Japan's most prominent modern artists, and his works always sell out fast. Don't be left out, as this popular artbook series always sells out fast.
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    $28.00
  • NEW GAME! Illustrations - Fairies Story
    Here's a real treat for fans of the New Game! anime, a delightful art book filled with high-quality illustrations of all your favorite characters, including Aoba Suzukaze, Yagami Koh and Tooyama Rin, the dark and mysterious Umiko, scary boss Hazuki, the childish Nene, the shy Hifumi. this is frankly gorgeous art book filled with pleasing illustrations that every fan will want. 127 pages.
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    $34.00
  • 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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    $48.00
  • New Complete Master   Grammar JLPT N1
    Here's a great book for anyone wanting to seriously study Japanese, and take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). This new series from S.A. Network is full updated to the most modern test, including the new N5 through N1 leveling system. This book focuses on the N1 Level (advanced level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your bunpo (grammar), with specific grammar issues that will be on the test. It's organized into two sections, general reading and understanding, plus actual sample test questions. 270 pages total.
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    $16.50
  • Raramagi Tuner's Note
    Raramagi is a popular mobile game RPG for the iOS and Android about a bunch of school girls fighting using magic and music. This gorgeous artbook features the profiles all 32 characters including the adorable mascot Honya. Each character gets 2 pages with a wealth of illustrations and information such as their musical instrument of choice, birthday, height, blood type, voice actor, hobbies, and more. There's also staff interviews and a sneak peek at making the opening trailer of the game. Lots of cute girls! 80 pages.
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    $26.85
  • Okami - Nurie Soushi
    If you are a fan of the Okami series, this is a must have artbook for you. The artbook contains a variety of art from the series, a collection of character designs and concept art. The unique ink art style which influenced the game's look is beautifully shown here, with a majority of the pages being dedicated to showing the Japanese Ink art style, bold strokes of thin and thick lines with no hesitation or mistake.
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    $18.85
  • Rakugaki Note - Eisaku Kubonouchi
    This is an amazing artbook by Eisaku Kubonouchi, a mangaka who has been around for quite some time. He is best known for his manga series Chocolat which was adapted into a Taiwanese TV drama. The theme for this artbook is "rakugaki" which means sketch and it features a huge collection of the artworks he's done with this style of drawing with beautiful strokes and line work, he usage of pastel colors really do his art style justice. The cover of the art book is done in a nice matte finish to complement the style and coloring of his illustrations.
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    $38.00
  • 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
  • The IDOLM@STER Million Live! Magazine vol. 2
    Wow! A whole magazine dedicated to the popular idol anime series The IDOLM@STER is here. With lots of beautiful illustrations of your favorite 2D idol and super cool articles like voice actor interviews, live concert reports, game news and info, comics, and more. Plus you get a free sheet of sticker featuring chibi versions of your favorite idols. What more could an Idolmaster fan ask more?
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    $18.00
  • festa! -- Aoi Nanase 20th Anniversary Collection
    Here's a really nice artbook featuring the many talented illustrations of Nanase Aoi, who did the artwork for such classics as Samurai Spirits, Asuka 120%, Petite Monster (Puchimon), Monster Collection, and many more. A talented illustrator with decades of work behind her, Nanase-sensei has been a force in the industry for decades, and this artbook collects her works from the past 20 years, with all major works presented for fans to enjoy.
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    $36.50
  • Comic Yuri Hime Aug 2017
    Welcome to the new Comic Yuri Hime, a great new offering from our favorite "yuri" monger company, about girls who love girls. It's a super thick monthly manga containing nothing but stories about sweet girls in love, girls confessing love to other girls, girls discovering each other for the first time, childhood friends becoming more than friends, and more. It's a great new comic that all of lesbian drama from Japan will enjoy! In this issue, you get more than 17+ awesome chapters dedicated to fans of girls who love girls. You get great major stories like the latest chapters of Ashita Kimi ni Aetara, and Yuru Yuri and Citrus, plus lots of other stories. 538 pages, it's great!
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    $10.00
  • New Background Catalogue Color ver. 9   Entertainment Industry
    Here's a great How to Draw Manga book that will help your art skills a lot, representating a very important area of art, specifically backgrounds. This book is filled with hundreds of locations that you can use as a basis for your art, showing rooms and spaces from various angles for you. This book covers TV stations, recording studios, filming locations, radio stations, concert halls and other places related to the entertainment world. 190 pages, all in full color.
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    $24.00
  • 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
  • How to Draw the Panties
    We got an awesome new How to Draw book and this time you will learn how to draw the holy grail of anime and manga... panties! This book specifically shows you the right techniques on how to effectively draw panties from all angles, in different designs, and worn by different body types. You will learn everything there is to know how to draw panties from the simple white panty to the more advance and complicated ones with patterns/designs and frilly laces. This is a great book for those who want to draw ecchi manga or illustrations. 80 pages.
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    $25.00
  • Super Deform Pose -- Girls' Character ver.
    Here's an outstanding new "How to Draw Manga" book from the "Super Deform Pose" series. These books give you tons of information on how to create beautiful manga illustrations, especially on how to design super deformed or chibi characters. This volume focuses on girls' character. You'll find useful guides with illustrations by Pixiv artists on scenes for everything like action poses, sitting, bondage, and more. There are also more specialized guides for kisses, and even the infamous kabe-don (wall hitting) scenes. Perhaps best of all, this book comes with a CD-ROM full of sample images and materials. A must have book for aspiring artists. 160-pages.
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    $26.00
  • How to Draw Fetish Girls - Miseru Fechi E no Kakikata Joshi
    Here's another great How to Draw book that will help you become the next talented manga artist! This book focuses on fetishes and gives you lots of insight into how to draw females in fetishistic fashion. All the major fetishes are here including school uniforms, glasses, unaji (back of the neck), kimonos, breasts, butt, feet, and gyaru, catgirls, and tons more. 144 pages.
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    $29.50
  • Seyama Mariko Photobook
    An announcer, photographer and former fashion model whose beauty is recently being realized, this is Mariko Seyama's first photobook. Mariko was an annoncer for Nippon Television and have been in different TV stations as a freelance announcer. Inside this fantastic photobook you'll see the beautiful Mariko on the beach and indoors, in all sorts of bikini and lingerie while smiling with her trademark bright grin. A photobook that will brighten your day, this is like a date on the beach with a pretty Japanese woman, as we see her in various bikini and lingerie. Highly recommended!
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    $32.00
  • Summer Days   Natsu no Hi The Thighs Photobook
    Here's a fun photobook that captures the laziness of a summer day, including cute models of women and high school girls doing things that they do in the summer: wearing summer dresses, exercising in PE uniforms, eating watermelon, getting cool with a fan, all focusing on the futomomo or thighs of the models. A beautiful new photobook offering from Trans World Japan. cat1a
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    $26.00
  • NeNe - Nene Yoshitaka 1st photobook
    Enjoy the beauty and grace of sexy gravure idol Nene Yoshitaka in her first ever photobook. This glossy softcover offering shows us all sides of the fresh new model from Kansai that's taking Japan by storm. The photos are perfect, just the right mix of sexy, sultry plus slice of life shots of her doing normal stuff like playing at the beach or chilling in the living room.
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    $36.00
  • Comptiq Aug 2017
    Those yearning for the inside scoop on all things moe and bishoujo, your search is over! Comptiq (also Romanized as Compteac) is a definitive monthly who's-who of beautiful anime and game girls with complete, full-color news and in-depth articles on the latest and greatest characters in Japan. Not only is this magazine loaded with beautiful moe-kei (super cute anime) manga and visuals exploring the current gorgeous characters in anime and PC dating-sim games in Japan today, you also get lots of free stuff. In This Issue: This month's edition features Raramagi, the fun mobile game featuring cute girls and music that's taking Japan by storm. Also featured are Fate/Grand Order, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya movie, Fate/Apocrypha, Kemono Friends, Frame Arms Girl, KanColle, Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone DX, and more! For omake, you get a Battle Girl High School Anime Mini Fanbook!
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    $10.50
  • How to Draw Men's Hairstyle 250
    One of the charms of anime and manga is the abundance of unique and interesting hairstyles. This new how to draw book will teach you how to draw 250 types of men's hairstyle from the classic pompadour used by delinquents to visual-kei hairstyle used by bishounen. You'll also learn how to draw hair in motion like when your character is brushing his hair or running or fighting. A great reference book for aspiring manga artists!
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    $24.50
  • How to Draw Fantasy Clothes
    It is well known that the best mangaka also have a great fashion sense. If you want to improve your character designs, you have to learn how to draw great outfits on your characters, this book does just that. 144 pages and 235 types of clothing with tutorials, sketches, outline, step by step instructions and example of great outfits and fashion for your fantasy characters. Improve your manga drawing skills and impress you friends with this awesome tutorial book.
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    $26.00
  • Hadaka ni Ippin -- Naked Body w/ One Item
    This is a wonderful new photobook from Japan that caters to fans of a very specific fetish, a naked girl's body with one item, usually an article of clothing. Enjoy lots of photos of beautiful Japanese women with only one item with them including ribbons, knee high socks, glasses, aprons, blindfolds, towels, panties, bags, and even the popular virgin killer sweater. An ultimate collection of artistic nude photos!
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    $21.00
  • Beginner KANJI Practice ROKUDOHOU Notebook   Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji 240 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 beginner's book includes Hiragana, Katakana, and the 240 most basic Kanji 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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    $3.85