Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Virgin Killer Book - Doutei wo Korosu Fuku Hon
    Here's a fun "doujin photobook" featuring red-hot cosplay idol Meruno, who has put together a guidebook for girls on how to assemble cute outfits that will "kill male virgins" (that is, catch the eye of any guy, no matter how naive about life and the opposite sex). The project is great, and the photos and fashions are all enjoyable. Language of the text is in Japanese. Printing is in full color, 16 pages total.
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    $12.00
  • Angel plus Kareshi
    For fans of Boy's Love here is an amazing collection of short BL stories published by Poe Backs. Enjoy reading a huge collection of stories with 24 contributing artists such as Mitsuru, Chadako, Imura, Reiji, Rikko, Tanuki, Yumino Tamami and many more over 164 pages.
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    $12.25
  • Schoolgirl Complex 3
    This book of cosplay fetishism focuses on the sailor seifuku and various school uniforms that are so popular in the bishoujo genre. This perfect bound captures various models not only dressed in these uniforms, but in a way that is very erotic and cute. Women in wet clothing, legs, knee high socks, swimsuits, gym shorts and much more are featured in this photobook.
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    $24.00
  • Rinaism - Rina Nagai photobook
    Rina Nagai is an actress and gravure model with an amazing body, which she uses to pose for us while wearing as little as possible, showing us plenty of cleavage and underboob. This is a hardcover photo book with plenty of pages all filled with high quality photo's of Rina wearing bikini's, sexy lingerie and clothes that do not cover much of her body for us to enjoy. Perfect for Japanese idol photobook collectors.
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    $46.00
  • Evergreen - Shinobu Horie
    Lost but not forgotten. If you've been around during the 80's you'll know the popular Shinobu Horie, one of the legendary gravure idols during that period. 2018 marks the 30th year since her passing and what better way to show that we've not forgotten her through a hard cover photo book with a collection of some of the best photo shoot she's done during her time.
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    $50.00
  • Itazura - Minami Hoshino (Nogizaka 46)
    Minami Hoshino is a talented idol from Nogizaka46 who has just graduated in December 2017. With her leaving the idol group, she is free to further pursue her ambitions and she leaves us wondering what will her next step be as an actress and artist. In this photo book she uses her opportunity as a model to showcase her talents, with a ton of photo's for us to enjoy looking at.
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    $24.00
  • Slow Start TV Anime Guidebook - Slow Blooming Flower
    Here's an awesome new art book for fans of the Slow Start anime, about a girl who missed her high school entrance exam because of a bad case of the mumps and had to wait for a year before starting her high school life. The book is a complete official guide to the anime, filled to the brim with beautiful new illustrations, information on all of the characters, with lots of art, interviews of the voice actresses, staff commentary on each episode, even detailed layouts of the opening animation. The anime goes to great lengths to make sure every character has a unique fashion sense, and the fashions that each girl wears are closely documented here. 128 pages.
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    $34.00
  • Springtime - Akiko Hinagata Archives Photobook
    Enjoy a trip to the past with this photo book of one of the most popular actress and gravure idol of Japan in the 90's. Akiko Hinagata is one of the legendary gravure idols during that period, being chosen as Fuji Television's Visual Queen. Enjoy some of her best photos with a high quality hard cover photo book featuring her in a school uniform, swimsuits and many more.
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    $48.50
  • 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
  • Moe Visual Textbook by refeia - CG illustration Step up Guide
    We love to carry awesome How to Draw books here at J-List, which help you become a better artist. This is a great new line of high quality "Moe Visual Textbooks" which tell you how to understand and create your own moe characters, using the best techniques. Across 148 pages. see great examples of how to approach character poses and features, how to represent light from different angles, and of course how to color your image in Photoshop or Clip Studio Paint. This book featuring amazing artwork by Pixiv illustrator refeia.
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    $28.00
  • Taisho x Taisho Alice Heads and Tails official Visual Book
    We have something amazing for fans of Taisho Alice, the popular otome visual novel by Primula. Indulge in all the high quality illustrations done for the game in this thick art book which contains plenty of illustrations done for promotions, story event illustrations, character designs, background art and concept art that brings the series to live. Also includes a short story that you can read.
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    Regular Price: $40.00

    Special Price $36.00

  • Koiuta -- Kina Kazuharu 2016-2017 Artbook
    This is a brand new art book featuring the art works of popular freelance illustrator Kina Kazuharu who has done illustrators for various trading card games, visual novels and light novels. Kina draws inspiration from the aura that young women possesses, especially those with long black hair wearing prim and proper uniforms. features illustrations that she has done over the year 2016 up to 2017.
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    $36.00
  • Grisaia Phantom Trigger Artbook Vol.2
    This 65 page full-color digital artbook features illustrations and background information on Phantom Trigger Vol.3! Features promotional artwork, character profiles, sketches and lineart, and a closer look at each heroine's weapons from Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol.3. Plus, a glossary of new terms from Vol.3 so you can stay up-to-date on the latest Phantom Trigger lingo! 709MB (PDF)
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    $7.00
  • 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
  • Foolish!
    Published by Yurihime Comics, a publisher famed for yuri comics is a brand new manga by Porurin featuring cute girls doing cute things. While this manga series has no yuri in it, you can expect an amazing high paced slice of life comedy. Taking place in Mitsuha Academy, the event planners of the student council must plan fun events for the school to liven up the mood.
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    $9.25
  • 20 -twenty- SIMPLE EDITION -- Toume Kei illustrations
    Toume Kei is a veteran manga artist who has been in the industry since 1992 who is famous for manga such as Kurogane and Lament of the Lamb. This is an amazing art book celebrating her 25 year anniversary. Comes with 151 of her unique illustrations from 1995 to 2013. This art book also comes with an interview corner. The art book's cover is printed on a linen textured paper which is a nice touch to complement the cover art.
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    $58.00
  • Can you sell it to me? - Watashini Karada, Utteminai?
    If you are looking for a story intense yuri manga, here's a popular yuri manga by Haiji Sanada published by Yurihime Comics. Everything was perfect for Tsukasa until one day her mom passes away in an accident and her dad ran away after borrowing money from the yakuza. One day she is visited by the yakuza asking for the money her dad took in her torn down apartment. She meets the beautiful Reiko who then asks her if she would sell herself to her. Comes with 6 chapters over 198 pages completing the entire story.
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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
  • 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
  • Visionary Fairies in Shrine. 1 - Touhou Sangetsu Sei 1
    For fans of Touhou, this is the first volume of the fourth entry in the Touhou Sangetusei manga series. Touhou Sangetusei is a manga series written by the creator ZUN and drawn by Makoto Hirasaka, making this an official Touhou Product. The story mainly revolves around the lives of the three fairies which are said to reside in Gensokyo. Contains chapter 1 to 5, 140 pages.
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    $10.50
  • Netsuzou Trap 6 (Yuri NTR) 6
    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 6.
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    $8.85
  • 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
  • Breakin' Girls! vol. 1
    This is a fun new manga by kirikirimai and Manga Time KR Comics about a girl named Hana Ninomiya who discovers the charm of break dancing and establishes a break dancing club at her school. If you like to see cute girls do cute break dancing then this manga is for you! 5 chapters and 140+ pages.
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    $8.00
  • Yuri + Kanojo
    Here's an amazing collection of short yuri manga for yuri lovers out there. There's 24 short stories over 165 pages in this collection drawn by top artists such as Asagi Tomoka, Kayahara Reina, Tanizaka Haru and many more. Tons of heartwarming yuri stories for fans to enjoy. Published by Poebacks.
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    $12.85
  • 88 Basic Patterns for Japanese Conversation
    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. 88 Basic Patterns for Japanese Conversation. The book will further improve your Japanese with frequently used sentence patterns to master speaking Japanese like a native, along with explanations and similar expressions in English, which is good to deepen your understanding of the language. 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 inside the book.
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    $25.00
  • Battle Spirits illustrations Diva Designs
    If you love collecting art books which features a ton of cute illustrations of girls, this may be a good addition to your current collection. This is the art book of Battle Spirits, a fairly known trading card game in Japan. Jam packed with tons of cute illustrations featuring the works of artists such as Akabane, Nimoshi, Compta, Refeia and many more for you to enjoy.
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    $35.00
  • Adekan Visual Book
    Look no further if you are a fan of fan service laden historical shoujo manga Adekan. Nao Tsukiji is known for the intricate details of patterns in her art work as well as her illustrations of beautiful men and this art book has plenty of them. The construction of the art book is also amazing as it is a hard cover art book which is thread binded, a traditional and rather time consuming process which strengthens the binding of a book more than other binding methods used today. It also comes with a protective cover to protect the art book.
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    $33.00
  • Touhou Suzunaan   Forbidden Scrollery 7
    Fans of the popular Touhou series will love this new official manga starring your favorite characters. Meet Motoori Kosuzu, a cute girl who owns a very special bookstore. When she gains the ability to read the mysterious and forbidden Demon Books, she has to join forces with Reimu and Marisa to defeat a threat to all of Gensokyo. Features beautiful artwork by Harukawa Moe and of course story by ZUN. A must-read for Touhou fans. This is volume 7 of Touhou Suzunaan. 155-pages.
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    $10.00
  • 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 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
  • Eren Diecut Blank Flash Cards   Attack on Titan
    In Japan, students study a lot, and one way they manage it is by coming up with great strategies for learning. One trick they've created are little blank study cards, white cards on a detachable ring for studying vocabulary, grammar points, and more. Here's a great set of Japanese-style study cards for you, complete with a cute image and cut out of Eren Yaeger from Attack on Titan. Use them to learn Japanese! Contains 80 sheets.
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    $2.50
  • Mikasa Diecut Blank Flash Cards   Attack on Titan
    In Japan, students study a lot, and one way they manage it is by coming up with great strategies for learning. One trick they've created are little blank study cards, white cards on a detachable ring for studying vocabulary, grammar points, and more. Here's a great set of Japanese-style study cards for you, complete with a cute image and cut out of Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan. Use them to learn Japanese! Contains 80 sheets.
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    $2.50
  • 104th Training Corp Diecut Blank Flash Cards   Attack on Titan
    In Japan, students study a lot, and one way they manage it is by coming up with great strategies for learning. One trick they've created are little blank study cards, white cards on a detachable ring for studying vocabulary, grammar points, and more. Here's a great set of Japanese-style study cards for you, complete with a cute image and cut out of the 104th Training Corps from Attack on Titan. Use them to learn Japanese! Contains 80 sheets.
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    $2.50