Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Grand Journey - Fate/Grand Order Comic Anthology
    If you love Fate/Grand Order, here's a fun anthology comic for you, filled with lighthearted stories of your favorite characters by mangaka Yuri Ashida. The comic has 130 pages, and the kanji have hiragana (actually called furigana in this case) by them for easy reading. Published by DNA Media Comics.
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    $8.50
  • UTB+ Feb 2019 Special Issue
    UTB+ is the special issue of the 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 with plenty of cute girls such as Sayuri Inoue, Rena Yamazaki, Miho Watanabe, Haruka Fukuhara, Ruko Ogino, Sakura Oda, and many more. The free gift in this issue is 2 special posters of the Nogizaka46 girls.
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    $12.50
  • UTB vol. 274 - Up to Boy Feb 2019
    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, with plenty of cute girls such as Yuuki Yoda, Reno Nakamura, Ayano Christie Yoshida, Yurina Gyoten, Mariya Nagao, Ayaka Umeda, and many more. The free gift in this issue is 2 special posters of the Nogizaka46 girls.
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    $16.00
  • Bomb Feb 2019
    Welcome to Bomb magazine, a super offering for fans of Japan's lovely bikini idols, now in its greatly expanded new size and format. Filled with super color photos of these lovely girls, with wonderful content and beautiful swimsuit, private clothes and other cute shots, each issue comes with additional goodies as well. A guide book for all cute idols fans. This issue features a special focus on the SKE46 girls plus articles and gravure pages featuring AKB48, Nogizaka46, Keyakizaka46, and more! You will love the many girls inside, with huge posters of Yui Oguri, the top SKE46 stars, and more.
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    $12.00
  • Fate Grand Order Comic Collection - Seihai Tansaku Side Stories
    Fans of Fate Grand Order will love this new manga which features a series of fun short stories with your favorite characters from the series going about their daily activities. Drawn by artist Naharu, this manga comes with 10 stories with 131 pages published by DNA Media Comics.
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    $8.50
  • Animal Girls Collection   DOG ver. (Moe Encyclopedia)
    Animal Girls Collection is the latest series of moe encyclopedia that introduces a topic and turn them into cute girl illustrations. This book is all about moe animal girls with a focus on man's best friend, the dog. Enjoy 140+ pages of the cutest dog girls you've ever seen while learning about various breeds of dogs from all over the world like Dalmatians, German Shepherds, Japanese spitz, Bulldogs, and more. The book also showcases famous dogs in history and fiction like Toto from The Wizard of Oz or Laika the Soviet space dog who became the first animal to orbit the Earth or Hachiko, the famous dog in Japan who's faithfulness to his master became a national symbol of loyalty. Also, included is a list of famous people who owned dogs like Alexander the Great, Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria, and John F. Kennedy. A wonderful guide to the world of dogs. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan.
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    $22.00
  • How to Draw - Hands, Gestures, Poses illustration Pose Book
    Drawing hands can be a challenge for an artist. This how to draw book has plenty of tips and pointers for you to start out, such as the correct way to draw hands, gestures, and all sorts of poses for any situation. Comes with a CD with 350 illustrations for your reference. Start drawing hands like a pro today!
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    $26.00
  • ELFY 03 Cos Girls Photobook
    It's a cosplay magazine! It's a fashion magazine! It's Elfy, a new magazine from DMM that marries the two. Filled with gorgeous professional cosplayers showing off their amazing creations , this is an amazing book that lets us all enjoy great costumes, kawaii models and amazing photography. All models are introduced in the magazine, with social media so you can follow them on Twitter and Instagram. This is vol. 3.
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    $8.50
  • Marugoto - Japanese language and culture Elementary1 A2 - Rikai
    Here's a great new Japanese textbook series for learning Japanese! The Marugoto ("all at once") approach to learning Japanese helps you learn from many directions at once. It's equally good for people already living in Japan as for people who want to come here and connect with the Japanese people. This book is for intermediate beginners, ranked level A2, who can read here gonna and got there, and perhaps know the basics of Kanji. The book is in Japanese, with additional information and instructions in English. This book is the "listening and comprehension" book, filled with lessons that are specifically related to learning vocabulary and being able to understand them when spoken to you. To access the audio lessons, you visit their website.
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    $28.00
  • Hitori Asobi
    This is a collection of short, funny stories by the author of the popular manga series Kairaku Historie, Hitori. Enjoy a variety of interesting and funny stories from a group of aliens observing a NEET girl to God descending on earth and reacting to a trap. If you love wacky adventures and Japanese humor, you will like this manga. 155+ pages.
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  • Irodori Midori
    From doujin circle Sympathy is a new original full color doujinshi art book featuring 4 cute school girls in their iconic sailor uniform. Each spread is dedicated to one of the girls with a full page illustration as well as a page of the girl in her normal clothes as well.
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    $10.00
  • Mon shou shou Collection
    If you love cute illustrations of kemonomimi girls, you'll want to get your hands on this fantastic doujinshi art book by doujin circle W.label. Designed like a fashion magazine, this doujinshi art book introduces you to two very cute kemonomimi girls Miel and Lunetta with plenty of illustrations.
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    $12.85
  • Pokemon HIRAGANA Training Book
    Here's a cool and fun way of keeping you motivated to practice writing Japanese. Let Pikachu and other Pokemon help you learn hiragana with this fun workbook. The book shows you the stroke order of the characters and gives you a practice section on the bottom filled with cute illustrations of Pokemon to keep you motivated. A great study guide supplement to all studying the Japanese language.
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    $2.50
  • 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
  • Barrage - Rei Hiroe Artworks
    Rei Hiroe is a name that might ring a few bells for old school anime fans. Well known for his art works for Black Lagoon, Ray Field, Shook Up, Fate/stay night and many more, this is his new gorgeous artbook. The art book is filled with tons of unique illustrations from the many manga and anime series he worked on. Also included are 4 chapters of his original manga Phantom Bullet as well as a special interview with the artist himself.
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    $32.00
  • 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
  • Hiragana Times Jan 2019
    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 #387 is a great one, with bilingual articles on Sumo exhibition, phrases that took 2018 by storm, plus actual Japanese lessons for beginner learners. It's great!
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    $6.00
  • FABULOUS COSPLAY WORLD
    Fans of cosplay photo books will want to get their hands on this new hardcover photo book featuring the famous Kano Sisters, Kyoko Kano and Mika Kano who are very well known mainstream celebrities in Japan. Enjoy looking at some amazing sexy cosplay, from Hatsune Miku to Galaxy Express 999, there’s plenty of photos to look at over 100 pages.
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    $44.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ADAMAZEIN - LeChat
    This is a fabulous photobook featuring singer and cosplayer "LeChat," who is super hot and she loves beautiful things and horror themes. Be amazed at LeChat's stylish cosplay from bright and colorful to dark and gothic. An amazing photobook for fans of cosplaying and beautiful girls.
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    $32.00
  • 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
  • Intermediate Kanji book vol. 2 - Kanji 1000 Plus
    For those learning intermediate Kanji, it could be quite difficult as there are so many characters that one might not know where to start. This book aims to teach you 1000 intermediate Kanji that are used in everyday life. It has everything you need to learn such as the On & Kun readings, order strokes, reading & writing exercises and more. After finishing this book, you will be able to read and write 1000 intermediate Kanji. A must have for those studying Japanese. This is volume 2.
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    $42.00
  • Moeru! Arthur to Entaku no Kishi Encyclopedia
    The Moe Encyclopedia series continues with another sexy volume. This time, they've gathered the heroes from the Arthurian legends, all illustrated in a moe, female form. From popular characters such as King Arthur, Lancelot, Percival to lesser known characters, learn all about these legendary characters with detailed descriptions with excellent illustrations by top moe artists. By the time you're finished reading, your dreams will be filled with a harem of Arthurian legends in anime form. Over 170 pages of beautiful girls for your enjoyment. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan.
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    $21.00
  • Kantoku 15th Anniversary BOOK - After School Memorial
    We have a new fantastic art book by master artist Kantoku. This is a gorgeous artbook that celebrates his 15th anniversary of working in the industry. The art book is filled with over 150 unique illustrations by Kantoku. The print quality is absolutely gorgeous, and we could stare at his kawaii heroines for hours on end each day. Comes with 148 pages. Also included is a special interview with Kantoku himself.
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    $40.00
  • 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
  • How to Draw Facial Expression in Digital
    Here's a fabulous new book for budding artists who want to become famous manga-ka some day. The book focuses on how to draw a wide variety of character face expressions, which brings your characters to life. There are three parts, covering basic facial expressions, facial expressions related to a scene and character moods, with a total of 53 facial expressions. 178 pages.
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    $27.00
  • Dengeki G's Magazine Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Winter Special 2018 vol. 2
    If you love lovely girls of Love Live Sunshine, then don't miss this special winter issue of Dengeki G's Magazine, which is dedicated entirely to this series. On every page you get wonderful original illustrations, information on the characters, huge visuals of all of the seiyuu, and information on Aquor's 4th live event at the Tokyo Dome. You also get a giant B-2 poster.
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    $11.00
  • LOADING - Azur Lane ILLUSTRATIONS ARCHIVE
    This is the official Azur Lane artbook that fans have been waiting for. Featuring 53 gorgeous game background illustrations of your favorite ship girls in widescreen format, just like the game. Printed in glossy, high quality paper, you will love to look at the official art by the hottest artists such as kisetsu, swd3e2, ATDAN, Linfi-MUU, kaede, Kinjo Kuro Momo, and more. A wonderful item for Azur Lane fans!
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    $29.50
  • How to Draw Manga - Mini Character no Kakiwake
    For aspiring artists who just can't seem to get it right when drawing chibi characters, here is another How to Draw art book that teaches you the essential information of drawing chibi characters. It has 188 pages that goes into great detail from the very basics including the various proportions of chibi characters and poses from all angles. You'll be able to finally draw the cute chibi characters that will make people skip a heartbeat after referencing this art book!
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    $26.00
  • GRANBLUE FAN ART (G)
    Granblue Fantasy is a massively popular mobile game in Japan. So it's no surprise to see a lot of amazing creations by fans. Here's an amazing doujinshi artbook by artist Tatsucan containing full color illustrated artwork of your favorite characters. A perfect collector's item for Granblue Fantasy fans. 18 pages.
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    $14.00
  • GRANBLUE FANTASY DEFORMED×WORKS 1
    Here's an amazing new artbook for fans of Granblue Fantasy, with tons of cute super deformed (SD) artworks of the characters as seen from the game. A total of 110 characters in deformed style with two pages per character to showcase them in motion or posing plus illustrations of the various jobs (classes) and weapons, and also a special interview with the staff. This is a very thick hardcover book with a total of 328 pages.
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    $50.00
  • VTIQ
    There is a sudden boom in the world of virtual Youtubers in Japan, and this magazine by Comptiq tracks all the best virtual Youtubers in Japan for you! Enjoy great art and interviews with your favorite virtual Youtubers such as Kizuna Ai, Dennou Shoujo Shiro, Tanaka Hime and Suzuki Hina, Toki no Sora, Yomemi, KMNZ, YUA/Fujisaki Yua, and more. Become part of Japan's virtual Youtuber fandom following with VTIQ, the top publication that aims to keep you up to date with the latest news and juicy bits of your favorite virtual Youtubers. This issue comes with a free clear file featuring Tsukino Mito!
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    $12.50
  • Intermediate KANJI BOOK vol.2
    For those learning intermediate Kanji, it could be quite difficult as there are so many characters that one might not know where to start. This book aims to teach you 1000 intermediate Kanji that are used in everyday life. It has everything you need to learn such as the On & Kun readings, order strokes, reading & writing exercises and more. After finishing this book, you will be able to read and write 1000 intermediate Kanji. A must have for those studying Japanese. This is volume 2. cat1a
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    $49.00
  • enza Magazine vol. 3
    enza is a new magazine dedicated to mobile and browser games in Japan. It's a great magazine that introduces you to the hottest games with plenty of information and gorgeous illustrations plus freebies like posters and serial codes to various games. This is volume 3 which focuses on Idolmaster Shiny Colors, Queen's Blade White Triangle, and Dragon Ball Z Bucchigiri Match. In this issue you get an Idolmaster Shiny Colors poster and serial code!
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    $11.50