Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • 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.
    In stock
    $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.
    Restocking
    $36.00
  • 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).
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $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).
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $21.00
  • 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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $27.00
  • 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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $50.00
  • 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
    Restocking
    $49.00
  • 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.
    Restocking
    $27.50
  • 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.
    In stock
    $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).
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock

    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.
    In stock
    $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.
    Restocking
    $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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $31.25
  • 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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock

    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.
    In stock

    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.
    In stock

    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.
    In stock

    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!
    Restocking
    $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.
    In stock
    $30.00
  • 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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $26.00
  • 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.
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $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!
    In stock
    $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.
    In stock
    $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!
    In stock
    $12.50