Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • UTB - Up To Boy July 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 Manatsu Akimoto, Shiho Kato, Haruka Kudo, Narumi Kurano and many more. The free gift in this issue is a Team8 Special mini Photo Book and a Mion Mukaichi poster!
    Pre-order
    $15.50
  • Ultra Jump June 2017
    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 Inertia 67%, Jojolion, Mononogatari, No Guns Life, Tales of the Kingdom, Melancholia, Levius/est, Connect, Lady and Old Man, and more! There's also a Tales of the Kingdom file protector.
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    $8.50
  • 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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    $6.50
  • Comic Yuri Hime July 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 Netsuzou Trap NTR and Yuru Yuri and Citrus, plus lots of other stories. 598 pages, it's great!
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    $10.50
  • Composition of illustrations Complete Master
    J-List stocks many great "how to draw," spending many different areas of art, one of the most important is how illustrations are closed and structured. That's the subject of this book, it gives you lots of points about how to set up a really good illustration, how to "see" the segmentation that in the image, where to place your subjects, how to handle camera angles, and more. 128 pages, with lots of color.
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    $26.00
  • How to Draw Moving Pose - Sexy Character
    Here's another use for "how to draw" book designed to give you lots of helpful information and make you a better artist. This book focuses on "How to Draw Moving Poses" or more specifically, poses that are part of movement, the kinds of movement we do every day. This book is really outstanding, showing you lots of ways to draw male and female characters (mostly the latter) moving, sitting, standing, touching each other, and generally acting like human beings rather than robots. There are lots of examples to copy, or to trace if you like, and we're sure you will become a better artist thinks this book. 150 pages. Features art by Kyachi.
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    $26.00
  • Mitsuki illustration Book
    This is a great new art book from Mitsuki, who you may know is the creator of Hinako Note. It is filled with her super cute illustrations of girls from her manga series, Hinako Note and Watashi no Tomodachi ga Sekaiichi Kawaii. There is also her unreleased works and short manga panels for you to enjoy. It has everything that a fan would want. 82 pages.
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    $25.00
  • Kowashite... Momoko Tani Last photobook
    For fans of actress Momoko Tani, this is the last chance for you to grab her very last photo book. She's known for starring in movies such as Brake and All Days Nichome no Asahi. There's plenty of high quality photo's of her by the seaside, at home and out during the night, with gorgeous views of Japan's scenery. Also comes with a healthy amount of close up shots of her in her lingerie, and various states of undress. You will definitely not want to miss this.
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    $32.00
  • Touhou Suzunaan - Forbidden Scrollery 6
    Fans of the popular Touhou series will love this new official manga starring your favorite characters. Meet Motoori Kosuzu, a cute girl who owns a very special bookstore. When she gains the ability to read the mysterious and forbidden Demon Books, she has to join forces with Reimu and Marisa to defeat a threat to all of Gensokyo. Features beautiful artwork by Harukawa Moe and of course story by ZUN. A must-read for Touhou fans. This is volume 6 of Touhou Suzunaan. 160-pages.
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    $10.50
  • Battle Heroine Drawing and Design Technique
    If you want to become a manga artist or animator, you have to start with the basics, and that's what this book does: teaches you how to approach Battle Heroine drawing and design technique. Inside the 180 page book you will find lots of examples for you to copy, characters who have been created from scratch for this book. Magical girls, heroes, villains, and more, all from the pen of Hisashi Kagawa, who created the Precure series. Lots of great formation here for future artists!
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    $26.50
  • 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
  • Animage June 2017
    Here's a new issue of Animage, the magazine that has shaped how we view animation more than any other. Each issue is filled with information and color artwork from current anime, games, manga, voice actresses and more, including excellent contents for female fans of fujoshi, yaoi and BL themes. And with each issue, you get a free gift! It's a great magazine, and we're proud to be able to offer it at J-List! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Attack on Titan Season 2, Touken Ranbu, Ballroom e Youkoso, Osomatsu-san, Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine, Eromanga Sensei, Free! -Timeless Medley-, Kuroko no Basket LAST GAME, Detective Conan / Cased Closed, Yowamushi Pedal NEW GENERATION, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, Gintama, and Yuri!!! On ICE. In this issue you get 2 double-sided B2 posters featuring Free!, Inazuma Eleven, Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, and Attack on Titan Season 2.
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    $12.50
  • New Nihongo 500 Questions - N2
    If you want to learn Japanese, J-List can help! This is a new series of Japanese study books which help you prepare for the JLPT with 500 helpful questions to solve. It's a great way to quiz yourself and study! It's great because English translation (and Chinese, and Korean) is included for you. This book is for students wanting to pass the level N2 test, and it covers tons of grammar, correct word usage and reading of kanji.
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    $20.00
  • New Nihongo 500 Questions - N4-N5
    If you want to learn Japanese, J-List can help! This is a new series of Japanese study books which help you prepare for the JLPT with 500 helpful questions to solve. It's a great way to quiz yourself and study! It's great because English translation (and Chinese, and Korean) is included for you. This book is for students wanting to pass the level N4-N5 test (the easiest levels), and it covers tons of grammar, correct word usage and reading of kanji.
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    $20.00
  • New Nihongo 500 Questions - N1
    If you want to learn Japanese, J-List can help! This is a new series of Japanese study books which help you prepare for the JLPT with 500 helpful questions to solve. It's a great way to quiz yourself and study! It's great because English translation (and Chinese, and Korean) is included for you. This book is for students wanting to pass the level N1 test (the hardest level), and it covers tons of grammar, correct word usage and reading of kanji.
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    $20.00
  • English You Won't See on Any Test - Junior High School ver.
    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 wish I were a nipple" or "I hope to see your nipple tomorow" or "I hope to have sex with you just once." It's random and fun, and both English and Japanese is included on every page.
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    $16.00
  • Comptiq June 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: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Granblue Fantasy, Fate/grand order, Kemono Friends, Battle Girl High School, Shadowverse, frame Arms Girl, Shironeko Project, raramaji, Fire Emblem, Tokyo 7th Sisters, Phantom of the Kill, Kantai Collection, Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil), and Kantai Collection. You always get cool free stuff with this magazine, and this issue gives you an extra thick KanColle shikishi pencil board and a cool KanColle "war strategy notebook" like those used in WWII that you can write in.
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    $12.50
  • Dengeki Girl's Style June 2017
    Dengeki Girl's Style is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to all the awesome otaku girls (fujoshi). Each issue is loaded with great articles and artwork featuring everything from otome games (girl-centric visual novels and dating-sim games) to yaoi and BL games to all the awesome anime and manga girls will love. There's plenty for rekijo and fujoshi types, too, or girls who love Japanese history and stories starring famous historical figures. Best of all, you get free omake stuff! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Sengoku Night Blood, Bungou to Alchemist, Hiiro no Kakera, Tsuking Paradise, Kenka Banchou Otome, UtaPri Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE, Hakuouki, Tokyo Yamanote Boys for V, and much more! This issue comes with a free Bungou to Alchemist B2 poster.
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    $12.50
  • Animedia June 2017
    Enjoy an all-new issue of Animedia, one of the most popular visual art and culture magazines from Japan. Published by Gakushukan, each issue of Animedia is a treat for fans, loaded with artwork and information on the newest anime series, with a special focus on anime and games for fujoshi, otome and other female fans. You also get free omake stuff with every issue! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Yuri!!! On Ice, Free! -Timeless Medley-, Osomatsu-san, Aikatsu Stars!, BanG Dream!, Detective Conan / Case Closed, Kuroko no Basket LAST GAME, Attack on Titan Season 2, Shingeki no Bahamut VIRGIN SOUL, Gintama, Koe no Katachi, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, Re:Creators, Boku no Hero Academia, Kyoukai no Rinne, Kira Kira Precure Ala Mode, Kateikyou Hitman Reborn!, and Senritsu no Lucifer.
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    $11.25
  • Visionary Fairies in Shrine 1 Touhou Sangetusei Figure set Limited Edition
    For fans of Touhou, this is a limited edition of the fourth entry in the Touhou Sangetusei manga series that comes together with 3 official figures. Touhou Sangetusei is a manga series written by the creator ZUN and drawn by Makoto Hirasaka, making this an official Touhou Product. The story mainly revolves around the lives of the three fairies which are said to reside in Gensokyo. This is a preorder scheduled for release in late January 2018.
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    $60.00
  • New Nihongo 500 Questions - N3
    If you want to learn Japanese, J-List can help! This is a new series of Japanese study books which help you prepare for the JLPT with 500 helpful questions to solve. It's a great way to quiz yourself and study! It's great because English translation (and Chinese, and Korean) is included for you. This book is for students wanting to pass the level N3 test, and it covers tons of grammar, correct word usage and reading of kanji.
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    $20.00
  • CANVAS BOOK 2 - Morikuraen illustration 2016 Winter
    This is a short doujinshi containing the beautiful drawings of illustrator Morirakuen. For every piece of art that he draws he leaves a few notes on what inspired him to draw them, such as the seasons and fan art of characters that he likes. Each piece is beautifully illustrated with a great attention to fine details to bring out the inner beauty of the girls he draw.
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    $12.50
  • Nise Monogatari Anime Complete Guide Book
    This is a rare and wonderful item: a collection of four workbooks from the Bakemonogatari / Monogatari Series, with amazing visuals information from the series, plus cool free stuff for fans. The book comes with a plastic cover case and what original cover (front and back). Each of the four artworks focuses on one heroine: Hitagi, Karen, Tsukihi and Shinobu. Each book is filled with visuals, character data, episode screenshots, and more, with detailed notes in Japanese (of course). Get character visuals from all the characters (not just the four on covers), information on voice actors original illustrations, and more. This is a great set of workbooks, but unfortunately they can't be reordered, so grab them if you want them.
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    $42.00
  • Momoiro Trance vol. 2
    Yuri fans, rejoice! We have a nice yuri manga series called Momoiro Trance (Peach Colored Trance) about the kawaii and ecchi lives of the members of the student council starting with Aoi the president, a cute girl who always gets bullied by the other student council members because of her chubbiness. She is accompanied by the seemingly perfect student and vice president Kanade, the sadistic rich girl Minami, and gothic lolita girl Hana. A popular manga series seen originally in Comic Yurihime that's now full fledged volume manga. This is volume 2.
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    $9.50
  • 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
  • Nakayoshi June 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 in a separate box: an amazing 5 way smartphone pouch which has other functions such as a card case, waist pouch and pen case!
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    $8.00
  • Mastering the Beauty Movement
    Proper body language and posture is key to leaving a good impression, especially if you are a woman. Here is a guide book that teaches you how to improve on your poses and actions when you do something so that you'll look graceful and leave a lasting good impression. It also takes notes on what not to do, explaining why it isn't good and also gives plenty of other advices and useful tips. By mastering beautiful movements, you too can be popular!
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    $18.00
  • Dengeki G's Magazine June 2017
    The latest edition of Dengeki G's is here! Coming to you every other month, this moe magazine is known for the high-quality omake extras that come with every issue, as well as for it's top coverage of the latest bishoujo game and moe anime news, plus free stuff for fans. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Love Live!, Love Live! Sunshine!, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, rewrite, Eromanga Sensei, Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru, Saekano, IDOLM@STER, Battle Girl High School, Alternative Girls, and BanG Dream!.
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    $14.00
  • Fate Grand Order 1st Episode MEMORIAL BOOK
    This is a great item for fans of the new Fate/Grand Order: a "memorial book" for the first episode, filled with awesome art by Japan's top artist some of whom worked on the show, others just being fans who want to have their art showcased. The book is all color, and a large A4 format, and 40 pages long. Very high quality, collector should make sure to get this!
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    $20.00
  • E2 vol. 54 -- Etsu
    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 issue has large section of new art for us to enjoy from popular illustrators such as Sayori, Syroh, KEI, refeia, p19 and much more. There are so many amazing illustrations in this magazine, you won't stop looking at them. There is a special gift for you, a "rough art book" of Tayutama 2.
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    $13.85
  • Maizuru Naval District No. 14 - Kancolle Comic a la Carte
    Fans of the ultra moe game about cute anthropomorphic battleship girls, Kantai Collection (KanColle), will love this comic anthology packed with lots of hilarious gags, fanservice, action, and cute girls. Enjoy 15 wonderful stories featuring your favorite battleship girls by Japan's top artists such as Mizuno, Jyako, Pennel, Hiro, medilore, ume and more. Highly recommended item!
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    $8.25
  • 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
  • UTB   Up To Boy June 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 Rika Nakai, Tsugumi Oguma, Rena Hasegawa, Yuuri Ota, Miria Watanabe, Minami Umezawa, Ayaka Takamoto and many more. The free gift in this issue is a NGT48 photo booklet and a Rika Nakai poster!
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    $15.00
  • Figure King NO. 231
    A fantastic magazine for collectors of all kinds of toys, figures, this is a new magazine available from J-List each month: Figure King. A really amazing magazine containing hundreds of wonderful anime and toy items in each issue, this is the one item you need to stay on top of hundreds of cool items sold in Japan (many of them available through J-List). Each issue is perfect bound (no staple) and features over 200 pages of pictures and information on the toy and figure world in Japan. In this issue: See great toy info on Spider-Man, Iron Man, Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Godzilla, Legend of Zelda, Superman, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, Love Live! Sunshine!, Gundam, and Transformers.
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    $12.50
  • Pandora x Strip - Pansuto vol. 1
    "You need some counseling, that's for sure." That's the tagline on this fun sexy manga from Kazuto Okada and Young Champion Comics, which is about a young boy named Taichi who goes to the school nurse's office a lot with a stomachache...but he's really there to check out her sexy stocking-covered legs and panties. When he's caught taking pictures of her with his phone, she punishes him by forcing him to masturbate while she films him with his own camera. His strange fascination with his school nurse continues in many enjoyable directions... The manga is 170 pages. The best thing about it there is almost no overt nudity, instead the reader is required to use his imagination.
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    $8.00
  • Matsu Mania - Doujin Parody Anthology
    One of the most popular anime in recent years was Osomatsu-san, the awesome updated version of a 1960s black and white anime, re-imagined for a modern fujoshi audience. This is a great "doujin anthology" that takes the best Mr. Osomatsu comics (both 4-koma and longer, more detailed comics) and compiles it into a great volume for you. 140 pages.
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    $10.85