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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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    $2.85
  • Moekana 2nd Edition   Learn Hiragana with Mirai-chan
    The Goodsmile Company teams up with Danny Choo and Culture Japan to bring you this series of moe moe flash cards to help you memorize your hiragana alphabet. Each of the cards features a hiragana character, a simple vocab word to help you remember it, and a kawaii illustration starring one or more of Culture Japan's adorable mascot characters - Mirai Suenaga, Haruka Suenaga, and Kanata Hoshikawa. What a great way to study Japanese! cat1a
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    $16.50
  • Genki I (Second Edition) Workbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 1 Workbook
    One of the questions we get asked at J-List a lot is, "I want to start learning Japanese, what book do you recommend?" Most textbooks are entirely dry, uninteresting, and cannot follow a student's pace, leaving students frustrated. However, a new series by The Japan Times has recently taken Japanese language for foreigners by storm, and comes highly recommended by anyone who has taken it -- Genki, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The entire course has 23 lessons, guiding the student from the beginning until the student has mastered elementary grammar and can read not only hiragana and katakana but over 300 of the most commonly used kanji as well.Each lesson has: 1) a dialogue introducing vocabulary and grammar in a situation the student may find familiar; 2) a list of the vocabulary with hiragana, katakana, kanji and English meaning; 3) grammar with full explanations in English; 4) interesting usage notes; 5) several pages of practice questions designed to be fun and interesting incorporating dialogue skills, writing skills, and thinking skills; 6) additional vocabulary. Each lesson also has a complementary lesson in hiragana/katakana/kanji, with reading and writing exercises. The separate workbook has more writing exercises and kanji writing practice. This is simply the recommended textbook for anyone beginning Japanese up to 3rd level in the JLPT.THIS BOOK: This is the workbook complementing textbook I. Each lesson follows what has been learned in the corresponding lesson in the textbook, with written exercises to test comprehension of grammar and vocabulary (approximately 6-8 pages of material per lesson). A separate kanji section is included, with space to practice writing kanji (or make copies so you can practice more), and questions to test kanji knowledge with meanings and readings of the kanji. A perfect complement to the textbook and an excellent way to practice and test what has been learned. 7" x 10" (18 x 25.5 cm) 136 pages, card cover perfect bound. A supplemental CD-Rom w/ MP3 lessons (not available from previous edition) is also included to help you on your way to Japanese language proficiency. The Genki Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Series:Genki I (Lessons #1‾12): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Genki II (Lessons #13‾23): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Click here to see all the items we carry from the Genki Integrated Japanese series. A great bilingual textbook for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $20.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Genki Answer Key (Second Edition)   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese   Answer Key (for both Genki I and Genki II)
    The Genki Japanese textbooks series is the most successful Japanese study textbook series in the world because it gives the best results, and with the new second edition, the series is even better! This is the Genki II Second Edition answer key, which provides clear, concise answers to all the questions and quizzes in the textbook and workbook. 75 pages.
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    $12.00
  • Genki I (Second Edition) Textbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 1 Textbook
    One of the questions we get asked at J-List a lot is, "I want to start learning Japanese, what book do you recommend?" Most textbooks are entirely dry, uninteresting, and cannot follow a student's pace, leaving students frustrated. However, a new series by The Japan Times has recently taken Japanese language for foreigners by storm, and comes highly recommended by anyone who has taken it -- Genki, An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. The entire course has 23 lessons, guiding the student from the beginning until the student has mastered elementary grammar and can read not only hiragana and katakana but over 300 of the most commonly used kanji as well.Each lesson has: 1) a dialogue introducing vocabulary and grammar in a situation the student may find familiar; 2) a list of the vocabulary with hiragana, katakana, kanji and English meaning; 3) grammar with full explanations in English; 4) interesting usage notes; 5) several pages of practice questions designed to be fun and interesting incorporating dialogue skills, writing skills, and thinking skills; 6) additional vocabulary. Each lesson also has a complementary lesson in hiragana/katakana/kanji, with reading and writing exercises. The separate workbook has more writing exercises and kanji writing practice. This is simply the recommended textbook for anyone beginning Japanese up to 3rd level in the JLPT.THIS BOOK: This book is textbook I (Second Edition), starting from no knowledge to knowing hiragana, katakana and the first 145 kanji. Romanization of Japanese is used in the first two lessons to help students unfamiliar with hiragana and katakana, but soon tries to ween the student off romanization. Has Lessons 1 - 12 and follows the structure as written above. Indexes are in the back as well as tables for numbers, counters, hiragana/katakana chart, map of Japan and verb conjugations. 7" x 10" (18 x 25.5 cm) 382 pages, perfect bound. A CD teaching guide in MP3 format (not available in the previous edition) is included and also features updated expressions used in Japan's modern society, easier to follow grammar explanations and new columns on Japanese culture and life .The Genki Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Series:Genki I (Lessons #1‾12): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Genki II (Lessons #13‾23): Textbook - Companion Workbook - Click here to see all the items we carry from the Genki Integrated Japanese series. A great bilingual textbook for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $45.00
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N5
    Focuses on each aspect of the JLPT test: moji (characters), goi (vocabulary), bunnpou (grammar), chyoukai(listening comprehension), dokkai(reading comprehension). With drills, practice tests, a CD full of listening drills and just general good advice, you'll be one step closer to passing the JLPT. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT (N), so all the information is relevant to the modern test. This book focuses on the JLPT N5 test.
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    $8.50
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • How to Draw Mens Character (Face and Body ver.)
    A great item we have here for you moe anime male characters lovers! This thick artbook is a moe male character design database. With 175 pages of design references and advice about everything from facial features, postures and musculature, you'll discover how to create handsome male characters in Japanese manga fashion. It is a very good resource for those who wants to draw manga, and will also help you choose the right outfits for your male characters. An highly recommended quality item.
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    $26.00
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N4
    Focuses on each aspect of the JLPT test: moji (characters), goi (vocabulary), bunnpou (grammar), chyoukai(listening comprehension), dokkai(reading comprehension). With drills, practice tests, a CD full of listening drills and just general good advice, you'll be one step closer to passing the JLPT. This book series was updated for the newest edition of the JLPT (N), so all the information is relevant to the modern test. This book focuses on the JLPT N4 test.
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    $9.00
  • 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
  • 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 Manga -- Moe Character (Gesture, Emotion)
    Amateur illustrators and beginners will love this thick 176 pages tutorial book that focuses on how to draw Moe Girls Characters, with tons of examples and advice. Focusing on how to draw a girl's gesture and emotion, this How to Draw book goes way further with dedicated sections on poses, movement, perspective, and expressions are very important details to know about and much more. Great if you want to learn how to draw your own Moe characters!
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    $26.00
  • 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 Futari no Kakikata   Onnanoko ver.
    We got an awesome new How to Draw Manga and this time you will learn how to draw yuri couples. This book specifically shows you the right techniques on how to effectively draw 2 cute girls interacting with each other. You will learn everything there is to know from perspectives, poses, interactions, facial expressions, and more with tips and techniques from the professionals. This is a great book for those who want to draw yuri manga or illustrations. 176 pages. Grab one now. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose books and artbook collectors!
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    $26.00
  • How to Draw Manga -- Moe Character (Face, Body)
    Aspiring mangaka and beginners will love this thick 180 pages tutorial book that focuses on how to draw Moe Girls Characters, with tons of examples and advice. From face, big cute signature eyes from Moe chara design, body proportions and more, this How to Draw book goes way further with dedicated sections on poses, movement, wrinkles on clothes which are very important details to know about and much more. Great if you want to learn how to draw your own Moe characters!
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    $26.00
  • Yom Tights White (Shiro) - Tights Girls Illustrations
    If you are a fan of girls in tights this is one amazing doujin art book for you. All illustrated by popular artist Yom who knows the details of what makes girls wearing tights so alluring. Tons of beautifully colored illustrations for you to enjoy with various sexy poses. An all new book for the 2017 winter Comiket which comes with a special gift, a limited "clear file" (document protector) with sexy art printed on it!
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    $10.00
  • Yom Tights Beniaka - Tights Girls Illustrations
    If you are a fan of girls in tights this is one amazing doujin art book for you. All illustrated by popular artist Yom who knows the details of what makes girls wearing tights so alluring. Tons of beautifully colored illustrations for you to enjoy with various sexy poses.
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    $10.00
  • Grisaia Phantom Trigger Artbook Vol.1
    This 64 page full-color artbook features illustrations and background information on the world of Grisaia: Phantom Trigger! Features character profiles, sketches and lineart, and a closer look at each heroine's weapons from Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol.1&2. Plus, a glossary of terms so you can brush up on your Phantom Trigger lingo! 865MB (PDF)
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    $7.00
  • 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
  • Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants and Immigrants to Japan *Second Edition
    Interested in living in Japan? Not visiting, living, perhaps permanently? If so, then this bilingual handbook published in English and Japanese can help. Written by influential Arudou Debito, aka David Christopher Aldwinckle, an American who took Japanese citizenship and who has become an activist for foreigners' rights here. The book covers many areas, including how to find a job and obtain a working visa, learning how to live with Japanese culture, and even areas like how to buy or build a home and start a business here. It also covers important information on marriage in Japan, how to register a child's birth and soon. Because both languages are written on opposite pages, it's easy to cross-check words and use it as a study guide for living in Japan.
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    $27.00
  • Yom Tights Ruri
    This is an original doujinshi by artist Yom which focuses on one of the essential part of the female wardrobe that we all love, tights. If you are a lover of girls wearing tights, look no further as this short doujinshi is filled with beautiful illustrations of girls in tights, from schoolgirls wearing black tights, sexy nurses with white tights, and casual girls wearing hot pants paired with tights, this doujinshi has it all.
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    $10.00
  • How to Draw Moe Lolita Fashion   Moe Lolita Fashion no Kakikata (From Body   Costume)
    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. 180 pages of tutorials, sketches, outline, step by step instructions and example of great lolita dresses and fashion for your Moe characters. Improve your Manga drawing skills and impress you friends with this awesome tutorial book. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose books and photobook collectors!
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    $26.00
  • How to Draw Clothes to Kill Cherry Boy   Doutei wo Korosu Fukuno Kakikata
    This is a great new How to Draw book that could be properly translated as How to Draw Clothing So Cute That Male Virgins Can't Resist. Over 80 pages, the book shows how to think about clothing and how it highlights a cute girl, helping others fall hopelessly in love with the girl. There are many sections to the book, including the elements of cute clothing, how to sketch your work then scan it into the computer to color, how and why cute poses and body language are so enticing, and more. A great book in the How to Draw Manga series!
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    $23.00
  • Switch - Mayumi Ono
    Mayumi Ono popular gravure idol and actress who has made an appearance in many television series, charmed by her bright smile as the smiles and poses for you through out this photo book in various states of undress, wearing sexy and exposing clothes or sometimes nothing at all, with just a sticker covering her delicate parts.
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    $38.00
  • Kanji Practice Flashcards vol.1 Series 3 - JLPT N5 & N4   White Rabbit
    A great new tool for anyone aspiring to study Japanese, this is a totally revised and updated set of high-quality laminated study cards that feature all the kanji you need to master for the Japanese Proficiency Test, levels N5 & N4, the first two levels that students of Japanese should attempt. A meticulously researched set of die-cut cards, you get 103 introductory and 181 intermediate cards. The double-sided flashcards each feature 6 kanji compound words for more than 1700 vocabulary words, all readings for each kanji, and a writing guide to allow to you learn to write each kanji in the correct stroke order. The cards are printed on 12 point Caroline card stock with rounded corners for increased durability. Importantly, all Japanese words are written in hiragana and katakana, without any romanized Japanese words -- the recommended way to master reading Japanese. The cards also come with a high-quality reference card for hiragana and katakana and an index. Comes with high-quality two-part box with plastic tray, that allows you to separate the sets of cards. This new set has been updated, with improved card designs and a thicker, baked-on UV finish for longer life, the addition of radicals on kanji cards, and other improvements. This is the series 3 edition, by White Rabbit. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $36.00
  • How to Draw Manga   Bishoujo Character Design (Face, Body ver.)
    A how to draw manga featuring bishoujo character designing that shows in depth explanations and demonstrations on not only how to draw amazing looking moe girls, but also on the basics about how the face and body moves and functions. Even those who can not read Japanese, this book's colorful and intuitive artwork and sketching demonstrations will teach you about the basics like the functions of muscles and how they change the appearance of head and torso, to hints on how to make more realistic body parts through a better understanding of joints, bones and skin and how they change for characters of different sizes, body types, and ages. 176 pages. A must have book for aspiring artists. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose books and photobook collectors!
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    $26.00
  • How to Draw Underwear - Shitagi no Kakikata
    Here's another fun How to Draw book that's destined to bring a lot of joy to budding artists: How to Draw Underwear, which is filled with illustration tips on how to conceptualize and draw cute girls in cute bra and panties, as well as hunky guys too. Lots of attention is given to understanding the purpose of underwear, for those of us who don't have boobs and there's a guide to understanding how cup sizes and "three size" measurements work in the real world. Different types of bras, different types of panties, how panty stockings work, what kinds of frills, ribbons, and more are common on female underwear, plus how to draw the various types of male underwear. There are many concrete examples, from poses to coloring to showing the way breasts punch up depending on the bodies posed. A wonderful book! 130 pages.
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    $26.85
  • JLPT N4, N5 Textbook with CD   Goukaku Dekiru Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken N4, 5
    Here's a great book to help anyone planning on taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Noryoku Shiken, JLPT), a textbook that will guide you through all the grammar, kanji, vocabulary and everything else you will need, including listening skills, thanks to the included 2-cD set that the book comes with. This is for levels N4 and N5 (the new JLPT levels 4 and 5), the easiest two levels in the test. Outstanding content, with 220+ pages of material to work through, all in Japanese so you won't be distracted with your native language. Answers to the test questions are provided too.
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    $35.00
  • Learn Sniper Techniques from Illustrations -- Moe Encyclopedia
    This is a cool "moe encyclopedia" illustrated artbook that gives actual, real information about interesting topics, but with acute "moe" artwork. This book covers modern sniper rifles, and is filled with accurate, interesting information about all of the world's most powerful long-range weapons. The book is divided into several segments, European sniper rifles used in all European countries, plus weapons used by the US Armed Forces, and Japan and other Asian countries. There is also information on different types of sniper shooting, the different environmental factors that can affect shooting, and more. While the text is in Japanese, the headers are in English, so you can understand each topic. Very nice artwork, perfect for "military otaku." 160 pages.
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    $22.00
  • REMx3 AYAMY x GAOU x YASUYUKI
    For fans of Rem from Re:Zerois an amazing doujinshi art book, a collaboration between the artist Yasuyuki, Gaou, and Ayamy with other guest artists such as Yom and many more. In this doujin art book, enjoy looking at cute and sexy illustrations of Rem in various outfits that you'll love to see. Comes with a free A4 size clear file as well.
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    $28.00
  • 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
  • How to Draw Manga - Basic Technique of Moe Characters
    A great item we have here for you moe anime male characters lovers! This thick artbook is a moe character design database, with a special focus on how to draw cute girl characters. With 175 pages of design references and advice about everything from facial features, postures, musculature, clothing interactions and more. You'll discover how to create scenes with handsome male characters in Japanese manga fashion. It is a very good resource for those who wants to draw manga. A highly recommended quality item.
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    $26.00