Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Try! Japanese language proficiency test N3
    J-List sells a lot of Japanese textbooks and study materials to help those who want to learn Japanese. Here is a new textbook for you to level up your Japanese in order to tackle the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. The book contains all the grammar structures, reading and listening practice that you will need to further improve your Japanese with all the essential explanations you need to understand them to the best. The book includes some romaji, that is, Romanized Japanese text as well as the original hiragana, katakana and kanji, to help you read. Includes an audio CD inside the book. This book is for the Intermediate N3 difficulty.
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    $27.50
  • Try! Japanese language proficiency test N5
    J-List sells a lot of Japanese textbooks and study materials to help those who want to learn Japanese. Here is a new textbook for you to level up your Japanese in order to tackle the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. The book contains all the grammar structures, reading and listening practice that you will need to further improve your Japanese with all the essential explanations you need to understand them to the best. The book includes some romaji, that is, Romanized Japanese text as well as the original hiragana, katakana and kanji, to help you read. Includes an audio CD inside the book. This book is for the Beginner N4 difficulty.
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    $25.00
  • Young Jump GOLD vol. 4
    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 Young 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: New chapters for Adachi no Mona Lisa, Human Dead, Yawaraka Venus, Color of Identity, Servant Time, Yakusoku no Siren and much more. This issue comes with a 14 page gravure of YJ Dream Girls.
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    $6.00
  • Kyou no Baka Wanko
    This is a brand new series to enter the realm of cute girls doing cute things by the talented artist Regu95. This 4 koma comic is perfect for fans of dog as these cute girls with cute behaviors go about their everyday lives with their beloved dogs. Expect tons of cuteness and comedy in this new series.
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    $10.85
  • 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
  • Soshite - Rie Kitahara photobook
    Rie Kitahara is a member of popular idol group NGT48 who will be graduating from the group soon. In honor of the occasion here is a photo book which captures her beauty which leaves us filled with the question of how will she grow from now on. Filled with plenty of high quality photos during a photo shoot in Vietnam, including some sexy close up shots of her in various outfits including lingerie, casual clothes, dresses and even a few pages of the traditional Vietnamese attire. Great for Japanese idol photo book collectors.
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    Regular Price: $24.50

    Special Price $22.00

  • soiree
    This new doujinshi art book by doujin circle Aiyoku Mock is for fans of Touhou Project. Enjoy looking at full page illustrations of your favorite characters in a variety of original costumes by the talented artists of the circle. They took another step in making this doujinshi unique by making the booklet bound by a red string for you to open.
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    $22.00
  • Connecting with Kanji - A Workbook for Beginners
    When you're not from a country that uses Kanji characters, nothing seems more difficult than learning how to read and write Chinese characters. However, it's not hard at all if you approach it the right way. This is an outstanding book that helps you form connections in your brain that make it easy to learn to read Kanji characters. For example, understanding that the character for "person" looks like a person, and the character for "stop" looks like a policeman holding a stop sign. Best of all, this book features translations for English, Chinese, Indonesian, and Vietnamese. So you can use it without a teacher! The answers to the test problems are also included at the back of the book. 180 pages total.
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    $29.50
  • Animedia April 2018
    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 Gintama, Osomatsu-san, My Hero Academia, Wake Up, Girls!, Prince of Tennis, IDOLM@STER, Nanatsu no Taizai, Card Captor Sakura, GIRLS und PANZER, Boruto, Shokugeki no Soma, Houshin Engi, and Love Live! Sunshine!. Also comes with a Attack on Titan Poster and a bonus Calendar featuring your favorite series.
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    $10.00
  • Infection illustration Encyclopedia
    Learn with Moe Girls in this easy to understand encyclopedia of bacterial infections for your referencing need. With 8 chapters, learn all kinds of infections that happen all over your body, from minor and mild to very serious ones. Each entry comes with detailed descriptions and data of the infection, along with a beautiful and cute girl illustration, with over 30 popular artists collaborating for this encyclopedia.
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    $22.00
  • How to Draw High School Girls Pose - Thoughts from illustrators
    Here's a fabulous new book for budding artists who want to become famous manga-ka some day, or those who just like cute girls. It's a database of high school girl poses, which are modeled by 3 cute Japanese idols so it's realistic and you can study the character design of each girl, with many examples for you to copy. It also shows you the many concepts associated with high school girls, from the different parts of their uniform to hair and body styles. 530 photos and 80 illustrations, comes with CD full of sample images. 160 pages.
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    $31.25
  • 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
  • Netsuzou Trap 2 (Yuri NTR)
    Kodama Naoko and Comic Yuri Hime presents an exciting new yuri manga. Mayu wants to have sex with her boyfriend but she's afraid of disappointing him so she asks her best friend Hotaru to practice sex with her. But Hotaru goes overboard during their practice and somehow Mayu doesn't resist. Things get even more interesting when Mayu starts to think if her boyfriend really loves her. Will Mayu and Hotaru become a couple for real or will Mayu choose her boyfriend in the end? Find out in this awesome yuri manga! 4 chapters and 160+ pages. This is volume 2.
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    $8.85
  • Netsuzou Trap 3 (Yuri NTR)
    Kodama Naoko and Comic Yuri Hime presents an exciting new yuri manga. Mayu wants to have sex with her boyfriend but she's afraid of disappointing him so she asks her best friend Hotaru to practice sex with her. But Hotaru goes overboard during their practice and somehow Mayu doesn't resist. Things get even more interesting when Mayu starts to think if her boyfriend really loves her. Will Mayu and Hotaru become a couple for real or will Mayu choose her boyfriend in the end? Find out in this awesome yuri manga! 4 chapters and 160+ pages. This is volume 3.
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    $8.85
  • Pretty and Loud years - Aya Uchida
    This is an outstanding photobook for seiyuu (voice actor) fans, featuring Aya Uchida, the cute and talented voice actress from Gunma (J-List's home prefecture). She's voiced Kotori from Love Live!, Kaban from Kemono Friends, Himawari from Vividred Operation, Arin from Trinity Seven, and more. She also loves her home prefecture Gunma and she has a local radio program in FM Gunma, which we love to listen every week. In this photobook, you get to see Aya in different clothes, locations, and poses, printed in glossy paper which are all amazing to look at. A wonderful treasure for you to keep.
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    Regular Price: $42.50

    Special Price $36.00

  • Cinqante! - Fumie Nakajima Photobook
    Fumie Nakajima is a popular actress and gravure idol from Nagano. Known as Japan's sexiest 50 year old. Still sporting a very healthy and sexy body that wouldn't lose to a younger lady, there are tons of high quality pictures for her fans to look at and enjoy her sexy body. In this hard cover photo book she poses for us in very sexy dresses that show a nice cleavage, sexy lingerie and bikini's, and other sexy costumes.
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    Regular Price: $42.00

    Special Price $38.00

  • Kayatan photobook - Kaya Okuno 1st photobook
    Releasing her first ever photo book, Kaya Okuno is a popular Japanese voice actress from Iwate Prefecture known for her roles in Wake Up, Girls! and many more. There are tons of high quality pictures for her fans to look at as she plays around in the snow, or dressed up in gothic costumes, her instagram photos as well photos of her daily life.
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    Regular Price: $40.00

    Special Price $35.00

  • AM/PM -- Mirai Shida
    Mirai Shida is a popular award winning Japanese Actress who is known for her role in the popular TV series The Queen's Classroom as well as her voice acting role in movies such as The Secret World of Arrietty. There are tons of high quality pictures for her fans to look at what goes on in her daily schedule. She poses for us in her daily clothes, dresses and more, you'll enjoy this hard cover photo book.
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    Regular Price: $40.00

    Special Price $36.00

  • 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
  • Fantasy Background - How to Draw Class
    Here's an outstanding complete How to Draw book, filled with tons of examples to help you become a better artist in the future. This super thick book focuses on how to draw the most amazing fantasy backgrounds using tools like Photoshop, and the amount of material in the book is incredible. There are ten sections, focusing on things like outdoor scenes, secret gardens, magic rooms, perspective, night views and more, and the book covers design, sketching, scanning and coloring in Photoshop. 200+ pages, full color printing. Published by SB Creative.
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    $30.00
  • Passport - Mai Shiraishi
    Another gorgeous photobook from Japan, this time featuring the lovely body of Mai Shiraishi, of the idol group Nogizaka 46, who shows us thousands of charming poses in clothing including getting dressed in the hotel room, frolicking on the beach, shopping, and more. We like this photobook a lot, because it was shot on location in San Diego, J-List's other home city.
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    $24.50
  • How to Draw Body 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 character proportions, making them feel more realistic, which brings your characters to life. There are four parts, covering everything from basic body anatomy which then goes into detail such as facial structure, muscle structure, hands and body, and finally legs and feet. 178 pages.
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    $27.00
  • 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
  • Touhou Ibarakasen vol. 8   Wild and Horned Hermit
    Fans of the Touhou universe's many iterations will want to take at look at this new spin-off manga. With a story by ZUN and art by Azuma Aya, this manga introduces Kasen Ibara, a.k.a. Kasen Ibaraki, a young girl with a mysterious past who seems to have some kind of connection to the existing characters of the Touhou series. Only through following the story will we discover her place in the Touhou universe.This is volume 8 of the Ibarakasen manga, with over 130 pages of content. Highly recommended for Touhou fans!
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    $10.00
  • Queen hip rose... Ayumu Takeuchi photobook
    Enjoy the beauty and grace of actress, singer, and songwriter Ayumu Takeuchi in her latest photobook. This glossy hardcover offering shows us all sides of the Japanese singer, who was born in 1986 in Aichi prefecture and who's been in numerous TV drama shows, radio, commercials, and magazines. This photobook focuses on Ayumu's ass which are perfect, you get to see her in hot lingerie, fasion, and more. A great item for collectors of sexy photobooks.
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    $40.00
  • Heisei Otaku Culture 30 Years
    This is a great book that goes over the entire history of otaku culture during the Heisei Period (1989-2018): how it took hold in Akihabara, creating new industries like cosplay and maid cafes and model builders, how it was shaped by the rise of history and the arrival of the Internet, how 2ch and later 4chan came about, how funding for anime started coming from unexpected places (like WOWOW, then later Netflix and Amazon), the games and characters we all loved during the Heisei Period, the influence Vocaloid had on fan-created culture and music, and more. This book is great, loaded with information that's fun to explore and learn about. 126 pages. Japanese language only.
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    $16.00
  • Illustration Anatomy - Illustration Kaitai Shinsho
    For aspiring artists who just can't seem to get it right with body proportions when drawing, here is another How to Draw art book that teaches you the essential information of drawing the human body. It has 178 pages that goes into great detail into anatomy, such as body shape and proportions, poses, muscle structure, framing and much more. This book has everything you need to master the basics of character drawing. You'll be able to finally draw all the characters you want after referencing this book!
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    $35.00
  • 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
  • Kachou Fugetsu
    Fans of the Touhou universe's many iterations will want to take at look at this new spin-off manga with a story by ZUN and art by Hitori. Enjoy reading a fun filled story with all your favorite characters and their usual antics. Comes with 6 chapters over 130 pages of content. Highly recommended for Touhou fans!
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    $12.50
  • How to Draw Girls Pose 500 (Trace FREE)
    Having trouble finding the perfect pose for your illustration? For the aspiring artists, here is another "How to Draw" art book that teaches you a wide variety of girl's poses with over 500 poses free for you to use. It even includes a CD with raw photoshop and esp files, free for you to use and draw over it! It has 160 pages with all kinds of poses that you can wish for, from basic poses, daily everyday poses and more.
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    $30.00
  • Violet Resonance 2
    A nice ecchi doujinshi artbook from Japan focusing on Vocaloid characters in various costumes and fashion. This is a 12 page full-color doujinshi by circle Yamanatsu Radio, filled with wonderful illustrations of Yukari Yuzuki, Akari Kizuna, Maki Tsuruma, and more.
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    $12.00
  • 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
  • Totsuzen no Yuri
    This is a fantastic manga for fans of yuri manga by Higashikawa Miso. Enjoy reading plenty of sweet short stories of girls falling in love with each other. Comes with over 200 pages full of the sweetest scenes you can imagine from school girls, co-workers and many more.
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    $10.00
  • Rakka Ryusui
    Fans of the Touhou universe's many iterations will want to take at look at this new spin-off manga with a story by ZUN and art by Suichu Hanabi. Enjoy reading a fun filled story with all your favorite characters and their usual antics. Comes with 6 chapters over 130 pages of content. Highly recommended for Touhou fans!
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    $12.50
  • Moeru! Dragon Encyclopedia
    The Moe Encyclopedia series continues with another sexy volume. This time, a total of 99 dragons are gathered from all over the world, all illustrated in a moe, female form. Learn all about these beautiful but fearsome dragon girls in detailed descriptions with excellent illustrations by top moe artists. By the time you're finished reading, your dreams will be filled with sexy dragon girls. Over 200 pages of smoking hot dragon girls for your enjoyment. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan.
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    $20.00
  • Little Star - Kanna15
    If you still remember awhile back, there was a huge following on the beautiful Hashimoto Kanna who is known as "once in a millennium idol". Now you can enjoy her very first hard cover photo book which is filled with all the high resolution pictures of her. See pictures of her dressed up casually, in her school uniform, a kimono, wedding dress and much more with a healthy amount of portraits taken.
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    $34.00