Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • FRUITS Sep 2016 NO. 228
    Fruits magazine is the premiere street life publication featuring the "Harajuku Free Style." Cover to cover full-color photos of the fashionable young people who walk and hang Japan's young culture capital, Harajuku. Stating the current in Japanese fashion counterculture within the kogal and Goth-Loli subcultures, it doesn't bother to judge. Fashion as worn by the fashion-sensible and the fashion-senseless. From imported jeans to cute tops with funny English on them to wacky hair styles and more. Every gorgeous page is pure street culture! This is the September 2016 issue. This no-ad magazine is true to real fashion from Japan -- cool!
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    $6.00
  • Shonen Ace Sep 2016
    Grab a new issue of Shonen Ace, Kadokawa Publishing's flagship magazine packed with all the famous manga you love! Both the young and the young at heart flock to this magazine each month to get their fix of awesome, cutting-edge manga. All stories are written with full furigana kanji readings to help those learning Japanese. Over 1000 pages of pure manga awesomeness in this telephone book-sized magazine, plus news on industry trends and of course omake (free gifts). In this issue: A ton of quality all ages manga for serious fans, including Red Dragon, Tokyo ESP, Tokyo Ravens, Shinmai Maou no Testament, Bakemono no Ko, Upotte, Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu and many more. 800+ pages.
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    $7.25
  • Anime and Game Cosplay MAKE vol. 3
    For serious cosplayers who want to improve their craft, a little makeup goes a long way to make you look closer to your favorite anime or video game character. This magazine will teach you all about makeup cosplay from the right tools to how to apply makeup, with tons of different styles and characters as examples. Instructions are detailed and fairly easy to follow even if you don't know any Japanese. Recommended for cosplayers, male or female! This is volume 3.
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    $15.25
  • Bodies Beyond Imagination
    For all aspiring fujoshi mangaka looking to improve their skills in drawing, check out this outstanding pose reference book that focuses on the sexy body of male model Suzuya. Featuring tons of ecchi poses for you to study and learn in various angles, positions, and situations. Plus a bonus CD containing all the poses in the book. 128 pages. This is a great resource for your yaoi and BL manga!
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    $32.50
  • STRANGE CREATORS OF OUTER WORLD Volume.2
    Here's a really special item: a gorgeous magazine / artbook for fans of Touhou called Strange Creators of Outer Worlds, which is filled with wonderful information on the Touhou universe, including all the characters you love. In addition to an interview with ZUN about the latest Touhou creation, you get Touhou manga, articles, plus a CD of original songs. A wonderful item Touhou fans should not miss out on! This is volume 2.
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    $18.85
  • Cocoa Fujiwara illustrations
    Cocoa Fujiwara is a talented illustrator famous for her manga Inu x Boku SS. She has worked on the art for manga, game, and drama CD illustrations, and now you can own a collection of her personal artwork to enjoy at your leisure. This artbook contains over 300 illustrations of cute anime girls or couples in poses both alluring and adorable, from Inu x Boku SS to Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitaishiteita. Get it while you can!
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    $42.50
  • School Girl Complex 4 - Kawaii Skirt no Mekurikata
    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 cute Japanese school girls not only dressed in these uniforms, but they also try to flip each other's skirt. The girls use their hands, feet, mouth, or objects to flip their skirts. A magnificent selection of photos full of cuteness and sexiness from Japan.
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    $24.50
  • Hiragana Times Aug 2016 NO. 358
    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 #358 features the hunters of the ocean exhibit at the National Science Museum at Ueno, Tokyo, free umbrella rental from a vending machine, connecting Japan to the world through sports, and more. Great articles for all levels of Japanese study!
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    $26.00
  • Drift Tengoku Aug 2016
    While in America import racing reigns supreme, in Japan it is the art of drifting that takes the spotlight. In drifting, drivers intentionally induce over and under-steering where the driver's are judged by control and technique as they race around a track. For those who wish to delve into the Drifting racing scene, Drift Tengoku is just the magazine for you, giving you insights on what the pros use to keep their rides in top shape. Not only do the photographers bring you right at the street side level capturing all the drifting action as it happens, they also bring you to car conventions to show to inspire you with additional must have add-ons to make sure your ride gets all the attention from the girls.
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    $7.25
  • KERA Sep 2016
    KERA is a fresh and fun fashion magazine from the streets of Tokyo. Covering a variety of themes, from Harajuku punk to Goth-Loli, this magazine gives the reader an excellent idea of the fringe, hip fashions that are currently taking Japanese youth by storm. A thick, large magazine of color photos, it contains not only models, but photos of the apparel alone. It is a mixture of the Harajuku punk and gothic crowds, a "powered up version of FRUiTs magazine" with superb photographs, famous models, and tons of fashionable pictures to look at. This issue, in addition to some more lolita style and Harajuku fashions, there is also a feature on how to remove makeup plus a special interview with DIR EN GREY. Of course there are the usual makeup guides, street fashion shots and more!
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    $7.00
  • High School DxD BorN Visual Collection
    We've been selling Megami Magazine for years, and our customers love it. This is a very special Megami Magazine Special Selection artbook which comes in a large box with super gorgeous illustrations of High School DxD BorN characters in a large A4 size on high quality card stock, making them great for fans who want to display the art on their walls. There are 46 pieces of art included plus a free bathroom poster.
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    $36.85
  • Wish Upon the Pleiades Prism Palette 2 Special Edition
    Houkago no Pleiades was an internet animation short developed jointly by Gainax and Japanese car maker Subaru, which blew up into a full anime series. Now we have the first volume of the manga! The story is a bout a girl named Subaru who goes to watch a meteor shower one night and ends up coming across a group of strange girls, one of which is her friend Aoi. The girls are trying to "captures" pieces of an alien space ship but also have to deal with a mysterious boy Eventually Subaru joins them and their adventures together begin. Great for fans of magical girl anime and manga, this series has very cute character designs and enchanting art. This is volume 2 which comes with a special illustrations and comic book by Gainax and artist Anmi.
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    $14.00
  • An Apricot -- An Tsujimoto
    Enjoy the very sexy An Tsujimoto with this brand new hardcover photobook. An is a former gravure idol who's also a former member of the Ebisu Muscats 2nd Generation. In this photobook, you get to enjoy full page pictures of her delicious body, with proportions that will left you stunned. Limited to 3000 copies only so get your copy now before it's gone!
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    $48.00
  • E2 vol. 49   Etsu
    Fans of moe moe artwork will love E2, a thick quarterly magazine that brings you only the most kawaii anime girls. Each perfect-bound, A4-size issue features galleries of beautiful artwork from famous moe illustrators like Kantoku, Tenmu, and Nishimata Aoi, plus interviews and guides to drawing your own super-cute girls. You also get new issues of fun moe manga and previews of upcoming games! Each issue also comes with exclusive omake (free gifts) like large pin-up posters of cute and original anime girls. Immerse yourself in a world of bishoujo and moe beyond your wildest dreams with this excellent magazine. IN THIS ISSUE: This is a super issue with art contributed by all Japan's top artist, including Syroh, Karory, Youta, Hatsune Miku creator Kei, Tanihara Natsuki and more, and you get gorgeous full page works of art you could pull out and use as pin-ups if you like. This issue focuses on "100 questions for artists" too, with Pixiv users asking great questions of the artists they love.
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    $10.00
  • 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
  • How to Draw Mens Character (Face and Body ver.)
    A great item we have here for you moe anime male characters lovers! This thick artbook is a moe male character design database. With 175 pages of design references and advice about everything from facial features, postures and musculature, you'll discover how to create handsome male characters in Japanese manga fashion. It is a very good resource for those who wants to draw manga, and will also help you choose the right outfits for your male characters. An highly recommended quality item.
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    $26.00
  • Super Pose Book   Ballet, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Acrobatic
    The lovely nude model Towako poses for Manga Illustrator in this nude super pose photo guide / glossy photobook designed to help artists find just the right post for the art they're creating, with special care taken to show athletic poses, rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, and figure skating. 160 pages with over 400 full color nude poses for artistic reference, allowing artists to view the subject in the needed angle for their manga or fine art project. Great for collectors of high quality photobooks and "How to Draw Manga" books from Japan!
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    $33.00
  • How to Draw the Panties
    We got an awesome new How to Draw book and this time you will learn how to draw the holy grail of anime and manga... panties! This book specifically shows you the right techniques on how to effectively draw panties from all angles, in different designs, and worn by different body types. You will learn everything there is to know how to draw panties from the simple white panty to the more advance and complicated ones with patterns/designs and frilly laces. This is a great book for those who want to draw ecchi manga or illustrations. 80 pages.
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    $18.85
  • ARI CHIKA -- Chika Arimura
    Another outstanding erotic photobook from Japan, this time featuring the lovely natural beauty Ari Chika, who is a popular AV star who has made more than 250 movies -- wow. Looking at her pure face and jet-black hair you wouldn't believe that Chika could be such a sexual animal, and yet in the photos inside the book we get a glimpse of the playful look on her face as she poses. Approximately 60 pages, high quality hardcover glossy printing.
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    $42.00
  • Love Tabi - Shunka Ayami
    Ayumi Shunka is the lovely and energetic JAV star who has won so many hearts and caused so much pleasure among her many fans. In this great new glossy hardcover photobook, we get to go with Shunka-chan on a "love tabi" (love journey), traveling to exotic parts of Japan and enjoying her beautiful body in private. The photography is outstanding, including fully uncensored "hair nude" of course, and the printing quality is superb too. 120 pages approx.
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    $42.00
  • Japanese Culture Introduced in English All Color   E de Wakaru Eigo de Shoukai Suru Nihon Bunka
    This bilingual book is a great study aid for those looking to expand their Japanese vocabulary while also learning about the history and culture of Japan. Learn useful ninja phrases like katon no jutsu (escape by using a fire distraction), describe the steps of the sadoo (Japanese Tea Ceremony), learn the names of heroes in Japanese history, and discover the variety of foods that can be found in Japan -- all written in both English and Japanese.
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    $20.00
  • Shonen Ace Aug 2016
    Grab a new issue of Shonen Ace, Kadokawa Publishing's flagship magazine packed with all the famous manga you love! Both the young and the young at heart flock to this magazine each month to get their fix of awesome, cutting-edge manga. All stories are written with full furigana kanji readings to help those learning Japanese. Over 1000 pages of pure manga awesomeness in this telephone book-sized magazine, plus news on industry trends and of course omake (free gifts). In this issue: A ton of quality all ages manga for serious fans, including Fate/hollow ataraxia, Tokyo ESP, Tokyo Ravens, Shinmai Maou no Testament, Bakemono no Ko, Upotte, Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu and many more. 800+ pages. This issue has limited nudity, please don't purchase if under 18.
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    $6.85
  • Nekojita -- Cat Tongue
    You would be surprised at how cute these cats are, captured on film while their tongues are sticking out. Enjoy funny cat pictures with different types of breeds showing off their tongues in various ways from a little bit of their tongue sticking out to licking something continuously. 80 pages of nothing but kawaii Japanese cats. The Japanese title consists of neko, meaning "cat" and jita meaning "tongue." Recommended for cat lovers.
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    $12.50
  • Vocabulary Not for the Test -- Shiken ni Denai Eitango
    This is a funny way to learn English or Japanese in the most useless way possible, through shimoneta (dirty jokes) and stupid examples. You'll learn to say things like "I desperately need a woman with a D cup to fill the hole in my heart" or Boss, you have a call on line 2 from your fuck buddy" or "Just for future reference, may I check your pantyline?" 182 pages, tons of fun things to learn here.
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    $7.25
  • FRUITS Aug 2016 NO. 227
    Fruits magazine is the premiere street life publication featuring the "Harajuku Free Style." Cover to cover full-color photos of the fashionable young people who walk and hang Japan's young culture capital, Harajuku. Stating the current in Japanese fashion counterculture within the kogal and Goth-Loli subcultures, it doesn't bother to judge. Fashion as worn by the fashion-sensible and the fashion-senseless. From imported jeans to cute tops with funny English on them to wacky hair styles and more. Every gorgeous page is pure street culture! This is the August 2016 issue. This no-ad magazine is true to real fashion from Japan -- cool!
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    $5.25
  • UTB   Up To Boy Aug 2016 vol. 244
    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 Kodama Haruka on the cover, plus articles on Nana Okada, Akiari Suda, Higuchi Hina, and more. Of course this issue also includes a big poster for omake!
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    $14.00
  • B's LOG August 2016
    The definitive magazine for all things fujoshi, B's Log is the first and best source of information for girl gamers and anyone who loves yaoi, BL, and otome games! In this issue: Feature articles on such awesome otome-centric products as Dynamic Chort, Re;Vale, Diabolik Lovers, Ensemble Stars, Idolish 7, Nitroplus's popular online game Touken Ranbu Online, Dynamic Chord, I-chu, Boyfriend (BETA), and more. You also get a poster and leaflet inside the issue too.
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    $13.00
  • Hobby Japan Aug 2016
    Hobby Japan is your figure and model monthly bible, dedicating half of it's content to amazing Gundam figures, alongside with other sections focusing on new Revoltech action models, Macross goods, but also a huge Bishoujo figure feature, showcasing the all the latest gorgeous female characters statues and Nendoroid toys. In this issue: Comes with an exclusive transparent Nu-Gundam mini kit by Bandai. As usual, see great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Gundam, Jojo's Bizzare Adventure, Madoka Magica, Kantai Collection, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Star Wars, Saint Seiya, Kamen Rider, Godzilla, Macross (Robotech), and Macross Delta.
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    $14.00
  • BOMB Aug 2016
    Welcome to Bomb magazine, a super offering for fans of Japan's lovely bikini idols, now in its greatly expanded new size and format. Filled with super color photos of these lovely girls, with wonderful content and beautiful swimsuit, private clothes and other cute shots, each issue comes with additional goodies as well. A guide book for all cute idols fans. This issue features no less than 40 pages filled with beautiful gravure shots of Nogizawa 46 and AKB48, including an interview with HKT48's Natsumi, and Hana Matsuoka,and plenty of shots of other top idols. You get an omake large poster for fans of Nogizawa 46. Idol fans should not miss this issue!
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    $12.00
  • Cosplay Costume Making Book
    An amazing book for cosplay designeers with tips and tutorials for color selection and sewing of your own cosplay. This detailed reference will help you level up your cosplay game with patterns and instructions on how to make everything from flared skirts, body suits, to tailed jackets. The book goes through 23 designs and includes a cd-rom with printable patterns that can be sized from S-XL (Women's sizes). A great book for both beginner cosplay makers and people who want to improve their skills. By Heart Warming Life Series.
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    $12.50
  • ULTRA JUMP Aug 2016
    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 Ultra 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: Enjoy over 600 pages of pure manga awesomeness with 17 titles including Jojolion, Mononogatari, No Guns Life, La Vie en Doll, RWBY, Connect, selector infected WIXOSS, Lady and Old Man, and more! You also get a Jojolion Clear File. Wow!
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    $8.00
  • Drawing Men's Hips (Butts)   Otoko no Oshiri no Kakikata
    For all fujoshi looking to improve their skills in drawing, check out this outstanding How to Draw Manga book that focuses on one of the most important part of a man's anatomy, the "hip" (aka the ass or butt). Featuring tons of poses for you to study and learn in various angles, positions, and situations. Contains useful information that will improve your technique like proper anatomy, correct use of perspectives, and professional tips from the best BL artists in Japan. 64 pages.
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    $20.00
  • o.p.d Kiwami - Oppai-Do (The Way of Oppai)
    "Fabulous book of sessually detailed oppai was reborn!" is the tagline on this high quality artbook, which features the works of 29 outstanding artists like Ino, Ueda Matsuo, Gunta and Maki Yoshiro. The pictures inside are all of beautiful anime-style girls, all original creations of each artist, which feature a special attention paid to the breasts of each character, including the size and shape of the breast themselves, but also the nipples. A lot of Japanese love ekubo or nipple with a tiny dimple in the middle, and that is well represented here. You will love this incredible work! The
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    $32.00
  • MAEDA HIROYUKI ARTWORKS 10 YEARS - Hyakki Ryoran
    Maeda Hiroyuki is a popular bishoujo and monster illustrator who has been in the business for 10 years and he continues to amaze us with his skills in drawing. This artbook celebrates Maeda's glorious career by compiling all his greatest works in one large and thick book. The artbook covers his main illustrations including Persona, Bayonetta, Dead or Alive, and even Tom and Jerry. There's also a how to draw section, wherein Maeda gives you some tips on how create his wonderful works. Also has a section covering his plastic model works plus rough sketches. A great artbook from Japan perfect for artbook collectors.
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    $38.50
  • Nitro Plus Art Masters   Nitroplus Special Artbooks
    J-List has had a long and successful relation with Nitroplus, one of the foremost companies making erotic visual novels and more mainstream games as well as quality anime films and series, and we are proud to stock their new photobook, too. This amazing 200+ page glossy artbook captures the best moments of the company, with classic and new illustrations from all their artists, from Super Sonico creator Tsuji Santa to Demonbane illustrator Nishii, and everything else. All the great stories and characters are here, from Song of Saya to Django to Steins;Gate and the new Expelled from Paradise. Amazing art on every page, in a large perfect bound edition.
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    $43.00
  • GRANBLUE FANTASY GRAPHIC ARCHIVE
    This is the most complete, the most amazing, and most breathtakingly beautiful artbook for fans of Granblue Fantasy we've ever seen. Both volumes are incredibly thick, with 350 all color pages of fabulous characters, worlds, weapons, events, battles and more from the popular game series. This is vol. 1, dedicated to presenting all the characters and objects from the game, with beautiful art of all the characters too.
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    $52.00