Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Demi chan wa Kataritai vol. 1
    Demi-chan wa Kataritai aka Interviews with Monster Girls is a fun and interesting manga and anime by Petros featuring a world where Demi Humans (vampires, succubi, dhurahan, etc.) exist and they are now socially accepted by the world. It follows the story of Tetsuo Takahashi, a high school teacher who's very interested in Demi and he gets to learn more about them when his school starts accepting Demi students and teachers. A fun read with lots of cute monster girls. 140+ pages. This is volume 1.
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    $10.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
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    $15.50
  • 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
  • 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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    $2.65
  • 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
  • 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
  • Toru Yoshida's Style - Drawing Women in 10 minutes
    This is a great new "How to Draw Manga" book by artist Toru Yoshida (creator of Votoms back in the day), in which she helps you start drawing cute anime girls in just 10 minutes. The secret is keeping everything simple, with lines initiating that are not difficult to copy, yet which express lots of emotion. There are 180 pages, with more than 250 illustrations for you to study and copy, including facial expressions, body poses, and more.
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    $28.00
  • How to Draw WWII Military Uniform
    Japan's "how to draw military stuff" boom continues, as artists take an interest in all aspects of military history, exploring the weapons, uniforms, mecha, and more. This book is How to Draw World War II Uniforms, and it has tons of information on how to draw the uniforms of the Allies and axis, what weapons are used, what the military ranks were like, and so on. The bok includes America, German, Soviet, Japanese, British, Italian, and French uniforms, with enjoyable "moe" art inside. 160 pages, Japanese language only.
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    $28.00
  • 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
  • Genki Plus: Kanji Look and Learn TEXTBOOK
    A great new book from the creators of the Genki textbook series! This book will introduce you to the first 512 kanji you will need to know to start your way onto Japanese fluency, in an easy to understand illustration and mnemonic learning style. Each section is divided into 16 kanji to learn, split into subsections of 8 kanji each. With a total of 32 different lessons to work through, this is an excellent guide that will help you get your foot in the door of mastering one of the most difficult written languages in the world. 244 pages. From The Japan Times.
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    $24.00
  • Genki Plus: Kanji Look and Learn  Workbook
    A very handy workbook for the new Genki Plus kanji study system. Each section is divided into 16 kanji to learn, split into subsections of 8 kanji each. With a total of 32 different lessons to work through, this is an excellent guide that will help you get your foot in the door of mastering one of the most difficult written languages in the world. 178 pages. From The Japan Times.
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    $16.00
  • New Complete Master   Reading (Dokkai) JLPT N3
    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 N3 Level (Intermediate level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your dokkai (reading comprehension), with specific kanji and vocabulary 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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    $19.50
  • Ghost in the Shell 2 - Man Machine Interface Bilingual Manga
    A new edition and new translation of the sequel to the classic Ghost in the Shell manga, this is Man Machine Interface as you've never seen it before. Read along with the original Masamune Shirow text and brilliant action-packed manga imagery as he explores the ramifications of the cyberpunk genre first raised in the original GitS -- now with Japanese and English side by side so you can tackle some of the most challenging passages with ease. Presented in a sleek complete volume at B6 size and translated by Frederick Schodt, this is an essential addition to the complete collection of any Ghost in the Shell fan.
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    $30.00
  • Manga Character's Casual Clothes Material Book.
    This is a great new reference book for aspiring artists. This book contains detailed information and focuses on various kinds of women's casual fashion to reference on. It contains over 200 detailed illustrations showing different kinds of casual styles a woman can sport. This is a great book for artists who has trouble designing a casual look for their characters as well as improve their knowledge on women's fashion. A must have reference book! 105 pages.
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    $15.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • How to Draw Character Design and Illustration for Story
    For the aspiring artists, here is another "How to Draw" art book that teaches you essential information, and how to draw character designs. It has 160 pages that goes into great detail on the process of character designing, from concept to finished art work. It also contains knowledge on the various types of approach to character design for different purposes as well as some tips, and tricks.
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    $28.50
  • How To Draw Manga -- Moe Character no Kakiwake (Seikaku, Kanjo Hyogen)
    "Moe" is the soul of the anime otaku these days, translatable as the warm feeling you get when contemplating your favorite super-cute anime character. This is a great book with tons of examples of how to start from a blank sheet of paper and end up with your own amazing anime girl! Covers both personality and a broad range of emotions as well as character design. Japanese language, but easy to read illustrations that are very clear. 176 pages.
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    $26.00
  • The First Japanese Textbook for Foreigners in English
    J-List sells a lot of Japanese textbooks and study materials, and now here's a new one: The First Japanese Textbook for Foreigners in English. The book is specifically geared towards self-study, with lessons in English which explain the Japanese grammar in English, which is good for keeping up with the lessons. The book includes romaji, that is, Romanized Japanese text as well as the original hiragana, katakana and kanji, to help you read. Includes an audio CD, too, right inside the book.
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    $36.00
  • 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
  • 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 Manga   Girl's Clothing (Onnanoko no Fuku)
    It is well known that the best mangaka also have a great fashion sense. If you want to improve you moe chara designs, you have to learn how to draw great outfits on your characters, this book does just that. 176 pages of tutorials, sketches, outline, step by step instructions and example of great outfits and fashion for your moe characters. Improve your manga drawing skills and impress you friends with this awesome tutorial book.
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    $26.00
  • Gabriel Dropout vol. 1
    One anime and manga that's a lot of fun is Gabriel Dropout, about a group of angels and demons who graduate from Angel high school and come down to earth, only to have many interesting adventures. Written by the creator of Himouto Umaru-chan, the wonderful story with the most hilarious characters. This is the official manga, beautifully illustrated by artist Ukami. This is vol. 1.
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    $8.85
  • How to Draw Character's Feeling   Chara no Kimochi no Kakikata
    A how to draw manga book that teaches you how to draw various emotions or feelings of a character. Even those who can not read Japanese, this book's colorful and intuitive artwork and sketching demonstrations will teach you about the basics like shading and angles, to hints on how to express a character's emotion and effectively convey them in your illustration. A must have book for aspiring artists and a great item for fans of high quality manga artist books and artbook collectors! 192 pages.
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    $26.00
  • 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 Fantasy Background for Clip Studio Pro
    Here's another great "How to Draw" book for anyone wanting to raise their skills as an artist, whether it's drawing proper manga illustrations or just creating awesome backgrounds for your other artwork. The books goes into great detail about how light works and how objects look when viewed from different directions, plus how to design epic looking clouds, trees and other background objects. There are also examples from Touhou artists, too. 170 pages,
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    $30.00
  • Fantasy Matrix (Fantasy Character Design)
    Here's a great new addition to the How to Draw Manga series that gives you some solid information on how to design RPG style fantasy characters. The book covers all the basics, character classes, matrix and party construction, magical items common in fantasy worlds, and more. There are many detailed images that you can copy the art of, or just gaze at and enjoy since it's so beautiful published by Mizuna Tomomi and Muru-sha, 160 page
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    $22.00
  • 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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    $7.50
  • Comic Yuri Hime June 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 16+ 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, Citrus, Tsuki ga Kirei and lots of other stories. Over 500 pages, it's great! This month's issue has a special glossy textured cover which is amazing.
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    $10.00
  • 100% SKE48 vol. 03
    If you love the cutest idols Japan has to offer, then you must have an appreciation for SKE48, the top idle group in Japan right now. This is a soft cover photo book featuring nothing but 100% SKE48, with all the top stars appearing inside, from Matsui Jurina to Miyazawa Sae to Kitagawa Ryoha and more. All the best girls are here, with super sexy photographs of each, live on stage performing sections, interviews with cute girls, behind the scenes photos, and more you will love this great book.
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    $18.00