Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid vol. 2
    One of the most adorable manga and anime stories to come along in a while has been Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the story of an average Japanese woman named Kobayashi-san, who is befriended by a dragon named Touru, who can conveniently transform herself into semi-human form. Touru becomes the maid of Miss Kobayashi, and is joined by other dragons too, and much cuteness (and a little light yuri) ensue. This is vol. 2 of the manga.
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    $9.50
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid vol. 3
    One of the most adorable manga and anime stories to come along in a while has been Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, the story of an average Japanese woman named Kobayashi-san, who is befriended by a dragon named Touru, who can conveniently transform herself into semi-human form. Touru becomes the maid of Miss Kobayashi, and is joined by other dragons too, and much cuteness (and a little light yuri) ensue. This is vol. 3 of the manga.
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    $9.50
  • UTB   Up To Boy Sep 2017
    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, including the lovely Minami Hoshino, Mana Takase, Shiori Kubo, Yui Oguri, Riho Yoshioka, Mizuki Fukumura and many more. The free gift in this issue is a NGT48 photo booklet and one of three special poster!
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    $15.50
  • Moeru! Seiken, Maken Jiten
    The Moe Encyclopedia series continues with its sexiest volume yet. This time, they've gathered a list of legendary swords from around the world. Learn all about these legendary weapons through detailed descriptions with excellent illustrations by top moe artists. By the time you're finished reading, your dreams will be filled with sexy anthropomorphization of swords. Give into their temptations at your own risk! Over 190 pages of smoking hot goddesses and heroines for your enjoyment. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan as well as for those who wants to learn more about swords in detail.
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    $25.00
  • Moe's Wind - Moe Arihana
    Feast your eyes upon this new hardcover photo book of the busty E-Cup JAV Actress Moe Arihana. This is her first photo book released. Fill with high quality photos of her in various states of undress, wearing sexy lingerie around town, enjoying some private moments by herself at home as well as being surrounded by nature, including highly detailed close up shots. She not only shows us her erotic side but her feminine side as well in this awesome photo book.
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    $48.00
  • Netsuzou Trap 5 (Yuri NTR) Limited Edition with Drama CD
    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 the limited edition of volume 5 with Drama CD included.
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    $18.00
  • SCHOOL GIRLS portrait
    Here's a really wonderful item for all otaku: a glorious color doujinshi by the CANVAS doujin circle, showing original characters dressed in various school uniforms. As always, the art is incredibly beautiful, and the girls are very wonderful to see on every page. With special guest artists including Matsuzaki Miyuki, Mika Pikazo, and Furai. 24 pages.
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    $12.50
  • RINA - Rina Toeda photobook
    Dubbed as the "Side Boob Princess" in Japan (because she loves to show her side boobs), G Cupped gravure model Rina Toeda has finally released her 1st photo book to joy of her fans! This is a large hardcover photo book full of shots of Rina's sensual and charming side, as well as many more intimate pictures including many swimsuit and lingerie collections. Enjoy Rina in this wonderful photobook!
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    $48.00
  • Hiragana Times Aug 2017 NO. 370
    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 #370 features an article about Kanji created by Japanese people, videos depicting local color are trending, Classical Japanese literature is wonderfully entertaining, discovering parallels with Japanese foods, plus an article about Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. It's great!
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    $6.25
  • Elf can't on a Diet vol. 1
    This is a fun and ecchi manga by Synecdoche about an Elf who traveled to our world and become addicted to French Fries and gained some weight. She seeks the help of a Japanese Dietitian to lose weight because the portal to her world will only allow her to travel back home if her weight is the same as during the time she traveled to our world. There are also other troubled and overweight fantasy creatures who seek the help of the Dietitian including Dark Elf, Alraune (Plant Girl), Ogre, and Wolf Girl. Contains useful insights on how to lose weight and plenty of ecchi scenes for entertainment. 162 pages. This is volume one. Note: Contains nudity in a comedic way.
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    $8.50
  • How to Draw Kawaii illust - Nazorigaki Lesson Book
    Here's another great How to Draw book that will help you become the next talented manga artist! This how to draw book features the illustrations from Kamo who is known for his simple yet cute drawings. The book teaches you to draw in a simple way, by tracing the pre-drawn lines to recreate the example image shown. Some examples of what it teaches you how to draw are simple everyday objects, animals, people, furniture and more.
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    $18.00
  • Frame Arms Girl Official Fanbook
    If you are a fan of the robot girl anime Frame Arms Girl, you will not want to miss this! This is the official art book by Hobby Japan. It contains all the in-depth character designs, episodic reviews and screen captures and tons of interviews with the voice actresses, illustrators, designers, and all those who had a part in making the anime. Also included is a detailed map of places they used for the background of the anime, as well as a list of merchandises available.
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    $31.00
  • Visual Nude Pose Book - Masami Ichikawa
    Enjoy this great book for artists and all fans of the nude female form featuring popular AV star Masami Ichikawa. Contains 144 pages worth of nude shots of the lovely Masami Ichikawa in various poses like standing, sitting, kneeling, and more. Perfect reference material for aspiring manga illustrators or artists, or for anyone who love these photos. We promise, this photobook is only about the art, not the beautiful naked girl!
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    $34.00
  • Comic Yuri Hime Sep 2017
    Welcome to the new Comic Yuri Hime, a great new offering from our favorite "yuri" monger company, about girls who love girls. It's a super thick monthly manga containing nothing but stories about sweet girls in love, girls confessing love to other girls, girls discovering each other for the first time, childhood friends becoming more than friends, and more. It's a great new comic that all of lesbian drama from Japan will enjoy! In this issue, you get more than 17+ awesome chapters dedicated to fans of girls who love girls. You get great major stories like the latest chapters of Ashita Kimi ni Aetara, and Yuru Yuri and Demi Life, plus lots of other stories. 544 pages, it's great!
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    $10.50
  • How to Draw Oppai Practice Notebook
    This is the ultimate "how to draw manga" book, dedicated to drawing one of our favorite things: oppai, or female breasts. The book is extra awesome because it set up like a practice book, with pages that you can trace with a pencil or pen to learn how to put the lines down. The various types of breath are all here, tsurupeta and chippai, up through the various cup sizes, from medium to large to very large breasts. Body poses, and how the breasts are affected by, are also covered. This is a great book if you want to improve your art skills, or if you just like boobs. 64 pages. A great book for beginners!
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    $18.50
  • PIECES 6   HELL CAT -- Masamune Shirow
    Another addition is in the works for fans of the popular artist Masamune Shirow (of Appleseed fame). This highly-anticipated collection of the work from one of Japan's most famous cyberpunk artists and storytellers is a tour-de-force publication not to be missed. PIECES 6 HELLCAT is an A5, softcover publication in full-color, thick with CG and traditional illustration styles. Mecha, girls, guns, cyborgs and more with prevailing themes such as military, teachers, fantasy and sword wielding plus and too. Features tons of illustrations not previously released before and the color variations of other artwork from the master himself. A fantastic follow up artbook to his PIECES series. Please note: the title of this magazine is printed with a reflective coloring that makes it appear black when scanned. It looks much better in real life.
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    $20.00
  • PIECES 7   HELL HOUND 01 and 02 -- Masamune Shirow
    This long-awaited, highly-anticipated collection of the work of one of Japan's most famous cyberpunk artists and storytellers is a tour-de-force publication not to be missed by fans. Another addition in the works of the popular artist Masamune Shirow (of Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell fame), PIECES 7 HELL HOUND 01 and 02 is an A5, softcover publication in full-color, thick with CG and traditional illustration styles. Mecha, girls, guns, cyborgs and more with prevailing themes such as military, teachers, fantasy and sword wielding too. The content of this volume covers unreleased illustrations and background material produced for HELL HOUND volumes 01 and 02, plus extensive interviews with the creator. The latest epic PIECES installation from Masamune Shirow, a must have for Shirow fans everywhere! Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan.
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    $24.00
  • INTRON DEPOT 6 BARB WIRE 01   Shirow Masamune
    Masamune Shirow, the renowned artist behind Ghost in the Shell, has produced another fantastic artbook. This super high quality artbook shows off his colorful and imaginative world. Featuring a collection of Shirow Masamune's full color works from 2007 to 2010. Masamune Shirow is one of Japan's most prominent modern artists, and his works always sell out fast. Don't be left out, as this popular artbook series always sells out fast.
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    $28.00
  • GREASEBERRIES 1 -- Shirow Masamune
    No one beats Shirow Masamune when it comes to drawing smoking hot girls with tight clothes and big guns. The famed Ghost in the Shell artist is coming out with a brand-new artbook for adults only, and it's packed with some of the sexiest Shirow art yet, including his newest work GREASEBERRIES that everyone has been hungering for since PIECES. If you're a fan of sexy girls in revealing uniforms, glasses girls, and girls with guns, then you'll definitely want to grab a copy of this juicy volume.
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    $38.00
  • W TAILS CAT 2   Shirow Masamune
    No one beats Shirow Masamune when it comes to drawing smoking hot girls with tight clothes and big guns. Now the famed Ghost in the Shell artist presents the second artbook in his juicy W-TAILS CAT series, and it's packed with some of the sexiest Shirow art yet, including tons of new material! If you're a fan of sexy girls in revealing uniforms, glasses girls, and girls with guns, then you'll definitely want to grab a copy of this juicy volume! Includes a collectable card that allows you to access a website and download special digital content.
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    $38.00
  • Moeru! Maiden in Battlefield (Senjo no Otome) Encyclopedia
    We love the Moe Encyclopedia series because we get to see actually useful information, organized and delivered to us with moe art to enjoy. This book is dedicated to examining the history of females in war (war maidens), and looks at the history of war in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Learn about such names as Joan d'Arc of France. Lydia Litvyak (the famous Soviet fighter pilot), the enigmatic Rhodogune of Parthia and even Calamity Jane from American history. There's also plenty of historical war maidens from China and Japan, plus from world mythology. The book is in Japanese, but very enjoyable for the art and atmosphere. 207 pages.
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    $18.50
  • NEW GAME! Illustrations - Fairies Story
    Here's a real treat for fans of the New Game! anime, a delightful art book filled with high-quality illustrations of all your favorite characters, including Aoba Suzukaze, Yagami Koh and Tooyama Rin, the dark and mysterious Umiko, scary boss Hazuki, the childish Nene, the shy Hifumi. this is frankly gorgeous art book filled with pleasing illustrations that every fan will want. 127 pages.
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    $34.00
  • Aquamarine - Bob Artworks 2008-2017
    This is the latest artbook from the famous illustrator Bob. He has worked on many projects including Vocaloid, Monster Collection, Fate Grand Order, Wortenia Senki and more. Filled with over 260 pages of gorgeous illustrations that he's done from 2008 to 2017, including Vocaloid, novels, games and other original works. The cover of the artbook is beautifully finished with a matte texture as well as special material used to imitate the splashing of water from the cover illustration to suit the aquamarine theme. If you are a artbook collector or appreciator of great art, this is one artbook that you will not want to miss out on.
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    $48.00
  • New Complete Master   Grammar JLPT N1
    Here's a great book for anyone wanting to seriously study Japanese, and take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). This new series from S.A. Network is full updated to the most modern test, including the new N5 through N1 leveling system. This book focuses on the N1 Level (advanced level) test which goes through various exercises and sample test questions to help you develop your bunpo (grammar), with specific grammar issues that will be on the test. It's organized into two sections, general reading and understanding, plus actual sample test questions. 270 pages total.
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    $16.50
  • Raramagi Tuner's Note
    Raramagi is a popular mobile game RPG for the iOS and Android about a bunch of school girls fighting using magic and music. This gorgeous artbook features the profiles all 32 characters including the adorable mascot Honya. Each character gets 2 pages with a wealth of illustrations and information such as their musical instrument of choice, birthday, height, blood type, voice actor, hobbies, and more. There's also staff interviews and a sneak peek at making the opening trailer of the game. Lots of cute girls! 80 pages.
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    $26.85
  • Okami - Nurie Soushi
    If you are a fan of the Okami series, this is a must have artbook for you. The artbook contains a variety of art from the series, a collection of character designs and concept art. The unique ink art style which influenced the game's look is beautifully shown here, with a majority of the pages being dedicated to showing the Japanese Ink art style, bold strokes of thin and thick lines with no hesitation or mistake.
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    $18.85
  • Rakugaki Note - Eisaku Kubonouchi
    This is an amazing artbook by Eisaku Kubonouchi, a mangaka who has been around for quite some time. He is best known for his manga series Chocolat which was adapted into a Taiwanese TV drama. The theme for this artbook is "rakugaki" which means sketch and it features a huge collection of the artworks he's done with this style of drawing with beautiful strokes and line work, he usage of pastel colors really do his art style justice. The cover of the art book is done in a nice matte finish to complement the style and coloring of his illustrations.
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    $38.00
  • Nuidemita
    An absolutely gorgeous collection of pictures from photographer Yuri Hanamori, pointing her camera at beautiful Japanese girls, in an erotic but always elegant way. 50 Japanese girls have accepted to participate to the project including school girls, office ladies, and popular models, proof that the artistic nude photography still has it in Japan.
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    $18.50
  • Scenes with Breasts
    Those with an appreciation of the beauty of a woman's breast will enjoy this photobook that is dedicated to showing the world the hidden beauty of Japanese breasts. With over 170 pages of full-color breasts of all shapes and sizes, clothed or naked, fondled or displayed bare, you will like this highly fetishized photobook.
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    $25.00
  • Animedia Best Selection 2010 2015
    We love Animedia for always bringing great info and visual imagery of the latest anime series for us. This is a great Best Selection artbook published by Animedia featuring full page illustrations from the best 100 anime of the past 5 years. As usual, there's a large selection of female and "fujoshi" friendly anime series, from Hetalia to Free! Iwatobi Swim Club to Black Butler, but you also get great large size illustrations from K-On!, Aldnoah, Code Geass, Durarara, Sengoku Basara, Fullmetal Alchemist, Psycho-Pass and many more. More than 100 gorgeous illustrations, plus you get a large B2 poster for Hetalia fans. A highly recommended magazine / artbook!
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    $18.85
  • The IDOLM@STER Million Live! Magazine vol. 2
    Wow! A whole magazine dedicated to the popular idol anime series The IDOLM@STER is here. With lots of beautiful illustrations of your favorite 2D idol and super cool articles like voice actor interviews, live concert reports, game news and info, comics, and more. Plus you get a free sheet of sticker featuring chibi versions of your favorite idols. What more could an Idolmaster fan ask more?
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    $18.00
  • festa! -- Aoi Nanase 20th Anniversary Collection
    Here's a really nice artbook featuring the many talented illustrations of Nanase Aoi, who did the artwork for such classics as Samurai Spirits, Asuka 120%, Petite Monster (Puchimon), Monster Collection, and many more. A talented illustrator with decades of work behind her, Nanase-sensei has been a force in the industry for decades, and this artbook collects her works from the past 20 years, with all major works presented for fans to enjoy.
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    $36.50
  • Comic Yuri Hime Aug 2017
    Welcome to the new Comic Yuri Hime, a great new offering from our favorite "yuri" monger company, about girls who love girls. It's a super thick monthly manga containing nothing but stories about sweet girls in love, girls confessing love to other girls, girls discovering each other for the first time, childhood friends becoming more than friends, and more. It's a great new comic that all of lesbian drama from Japan will enjoy! In this issue, you get more than 17+ awesome chapters dedicated to fans of girls who love girls. You get great major stories like the latest chapters of Ashita Kimi ni Aetara, and Yuru Yuri and Citrus, plus lots of other stories. 538 pages, it's great!
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    $10.00
  • New Background Catalogue Color ver. 9   Entertainment Industry
    Here's a great How to Draw Manga book that will help your art skills a lot, representating a very important area of art, specifically backgrounds. This book is filled with hundreds of locations that you can use as a basis for your art, showing rooms and spaces from various angles for you. This book covers TV stations, recording studios, filming locations, radio stations, concert halls and other places related to the entertainment world. 190 pages, all in full color.
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    $24.00
  • Super Pose Book -- Nude vol. 6 (Aoi)
    The popular "Super Pose Book" series continues; this time with its "Gorgeous" edition featuring top AV actress and model Aoi! This issue features 400 photos of the lovely star, from natural standing and sitting poses to sexy shots, "low angle" and more. An important photobook for fans of the How To Draw Manga series, as well as fans of high quality Japanese photography. 160 glossy pages of Aoi's gorgeous nude body.
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    $32.00
  • Visual Nude Pose Book act Riku Minato
    Popular AV actress Minato Riku poses for us in this glamorous visual nude pose book / glossy photobook. Contains 144 pages worth of nude shots of the lovely China-chan in various poses like standing, sitting, kneeling, and more. Perfect reference material for aspiring manga illustrators or artists. Fans of Riku-chan will also love this photobook containing close-ups, portraits and various poses in different angles. We promise, this photobook is only about the art, not the beautiful naked girl!
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    $30.00