Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • How To Draw Beautiful Girl Characters -- Bishojo Sakuga - Learn from Zero
    Here's a really nice How to Draw book that helps you understand how to design, draw and color illustrations of bishoujo (beautiful female characters). Several different artists, including Fly, Kemi, Keshin, Tanaka Rrogan and more, take you through their process of drawing an image, getting the characters and elements right, then scanning into a computer and coloring with Photoshop. The book is 130 pages, in Japanese language only, but with tons of visuals to learn from.
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    $24.00
  • 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
  • How to Draw Manga Super Deform Pose - Chibi Character ver.
    This is another great How to Draw book that helps you learn to "see" anatomy by studying different poses. This book specializes in teaching how to draw "SD" or "super deformed" style characters, known as deforme in Japanese for some reason. The book gives you more than 650 poses to study, both on the high quality printed pages and on the included CD-ROM.
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    $26.00
  • Drawing Tutorial
    This is a fantastic drawing tutorial book for aspiring manga artists who want to know how to draw manga characters. This book will teach you how to draw a character by parts, which lets you construct your character piece by piece, from head to toe. This is a must have for any person who wants to try creating manga. 190 pages.
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    $23.00
  • How to Draw Girls Body Parts
    For artists who just can't seem to get it right when drawing certain body parts of girls, here is another How to Draw art book that teaches you the essential information of drawing girl body parts. It has 164 pages that goes into great detail regarding every body part of a girl from hair to breasts and legs. You'll be able to finally draw girls that will make people skip a heartbeat after referencing this art book!
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    $32.00
  • 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
  • Animedia Mar 2019
    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 Free! -Dive to the Future-, Detective Conan, Yuri!!! on Ice, Kemono Friends 2, Code Geass, Gintama, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Sword Art Online Alicization, and more. There are eight pinups plus a Free! -Dive to the Future- Original Clear File and iRis & Wake Up, Girls! Handwriting Profile Book.
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    $12.00
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N3
    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 N3 test.
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    $9.50
  • Touhou Ibarakasen vol. 9   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 9 of the Ibarakasen manga, with over 130 pages of content. Highly recommended for Touhou fans!
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    $10.00
  • Chotto Doki Doki suru Onnanoko no Shigusa wo Kaku Illust Pose Shu
    For aspiring artists who needs a little more information on to make their art better, here is another How to Draw art book that teaches you the essential information of drawing girls that will make your heart skip a beat. It has 162 pages of in depth study on poses seen daily to help you master drawing everyday poses that look natural and pleasing to the eyes such as. You'll be able to finally draw appealing everyday poses that will make people skip a heartbeat learning from this art book!
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    $32.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SSSS.GRIDMAN ANTHOLOGY
    If you love the SSSS.GRIDMAN series, here's the first official anthology comic for you, filled with some fantastic lighthearted comics of your favorite characters from the series by 12 different artists as well as unique full page illustrations from top illustrators such as Mago, Nijihashi Sora and many more. The comic has 142 pages, and the kanji have hiragana (actually called furigana in this case) by them for easy reading for beginners.
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    $9.00
  • Eromanga Sensei 8
    Eromanga Sensei is a popular light novel, and now the manga, by Oreimo creator Tsukasa Fushimi and illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki the. It's the story of a high school student named Masamuna Izumi who loves writing white novels, but since he can't draw he has his anonymous partner Eromanga Sensei (Professor Adult Manga) to the illustrations for him. Imagine his surprise when he finds that his secret illustrator is really his younger sister Sagiri, a hikikomori who never leaves her room. What awesome adventures are in store for both of them? This manga is in Japanese, but there are hiragana / furigana next to the kanji, making them easier to read, and great for students! This is volume 8.
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    $8.25
  • Hiragana Katakana Workbook
    J-List sells a lot of Japanese textbooks and study materials to help those who want to learn Japanese. Here is a new work book for you to level up your Japanese writing skills. This book is specially designed to help you learn and write Japanese alphabets, the Hiragana, Katakana and some basic Kanji quickly and beautifully with the correct stroke order. Great for beginners to learn!
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    $14.00
  • 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
  • Comptiq Feb 2019
    Those yearning for the inside scoop on all things moe and bishoujo, your search is over! Comptiq (also Romanized as Compteac) is a definitive monthly who's-who of beautiful anime and game girls with complete, full-color news and in-depth articles on the latest and greatest characters in Japan. Not only is this magazine loaded with beautiful moe-kei (super cute anime) manga and visuals exploring the current gorgeous characters in anime and PC dating-sim games in Japan today, you also get lots of free stuff. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Fate/grand order, Kizuna Ai, Kantai Collection, Shironeko Project, Granblue Fantasy and many more. You also get a special plastic stand for your spectacles, featuring virtual Youtuber Mito Tsukino.
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    Regular Price: $12.00

    Special Price $10.00

  • How to Draw Creatures   Genju Character wo Tsukuru
    This is a fabulous artbook featuring artwork by Terryl Whitlatch, creator of some of the most amazing fantasy creatures ever, which specifically explores the details of how fantastic and imaginary creatures come into being. There is tons of detail in this pleasant perfect bound artbook, with pencil sketches, illustrations showing how skeletal structures are used in creature creation and more. Terryl worked on many films like Jumanji, Star Wars and Men in Black.
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    $32.00
  • Coro Coro Comic Feb 2019
    Coro Coro comic gets its name from the Japanese word "koro koro" (something that is thick, fat and small, a term endeared by children and lovers of cuteness alike). Jam packed with explosive artwork, Coro Coro is a treat for serious manga fans and those who want to see what it's all about. With a massive 21 stories filling this volume, featuring Inazuma Eleven Go, Yokai Watch, Pokemon, Doraemon, Nintendo's Mario and many other popular pop culture characters, Coro Coro is sure to satisfy your manga cravings. 740 pages. Comic Coro Coro always comes with cool furoku free stuff, and this issue comes with lots of cool stuff, including a Mirror Kirby sticker, Inazuma AC card, Duel Master Limited Edition SR Card, and a Super Smash Coro Coro Gag Brothers comic.
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    $6.85
  • Up To Boy Mar 2019 - UTB vol. 275
    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 Sakura Endo, Mayu Tamura, Ayame Tsutsui, Rei Seimiya, Yuna Shibata, Hinata Himma, and many more.
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    $16.00
  • Cure Mar 2019
    Enjoy this great issue of Cure, an ultra hip, oversized J-Rock magazine dedicated to avid fans of Japanese punk and gothic culture. Coining itself as a "Japanesque Rock and Visual Styling Magazine," it's a wonderful trip to a rare underground youth culture with dark themes, rebelliously wild fashion, and a vibrant energy that can only be recreated by attending the concerts these bands perform in. Each issue dedicates itself to an unheard of 20-30 pages for a band of the moment, with great information on what's on the horizon for Visual-kei music. This issue features a focus on several bands, including DuelJewel, Frantic EMIRY, HAL (FEST VAINQUEUR), Haru (SCAPEGOAT), and Royz.
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    $15.00
  • Ako Kurusu First Photobook
    Ako Kurusu is a thicc gravure idol with K-Cup breasts that exceeds the imagination. This is her first photo book which shows the many sides of herself. She poses for us in very sexy dresses that show her nice curvy body and 1.1 meters bust size. Great for Japanese idol photo book collectors!
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    $38.50
  • Yom Tights Hisui
    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 that beautifully shows a girl's skin and underwear beneath their tights. An all new book for the 2018 summer Comiket 94 which comes with a special gift, a limited "clear file" (document protector) with sexy art printed on it!
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    $10.00
  • Crystal (Kesshou) - Ai Shinozaki
    This is a really gorgeous new artbook, featuring sexy model Ai Shinozaki, shows off her beautiful body to the camera while we watch. The variety of photographs is outstanding: we get to see the voluptuous model walking on the beach in a swimsuit, trying on sexy lingerie on the bed, walking through an old house, closing in her underwear in many rings. The photobook was double thick, with approximately 120 pages, every one of them very high quality. The photobook is "firmcover" (slightly more flexible than a hardcover book).
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    $43.00
  • 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
  • The No. 1 Beautiful Japanese Superb View - Nihon no Zekkei
    This fabulous photo book lets you travel all around Japan and witness some of the most beautiful scenery found only in Japan. It’s filled with an amazing amount of photographs during the peak of it’s beauty from all over Japan. Listed on the photo is where the picture was taken so you can plan to go there for your next trip as well. Enjoy looking at the magical landscapes of Japan with this photo book!
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    $24.50
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    $12.00
  • 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