Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • Dengeki Daioh July 2016
    Dengeki ("electric shock" in English) is popular for it's gaming magazines and reviews. This is the monthly Dengeki Comic Daioh, a thick, slick, hip magazine featuring some of the best artists and stories in Japan today. Written with full furigana (hiragana kanji readings) to help those learning Japanese, this telephone book-sized magazine features dozens of different manga and specials, plus news, posters, and more! Besides higher quality printing than almost any other monthly comic, you get furigana (hiragana) listed beside kanji, to make reading easier. Over 800 pages a month -- a massive treat for manga collectors who want to stay on the bleeding edge of modern Japanese manga! IN THIS ISSUE: Enjoy new chapters of 29 excellent manga like Strike the Blood, NOT LIVES, Mahouka Koukouno Yuutousei, Ichigo Mashimaro, JC no Life!, Ero Manga Sensei, A Certain Scientific Accelerator, MuvLuv Alternative, Accel World, and more. Comes with an exclusive A Certain Scientific Accelerator Clear File to keep and protect all your important papers! Awesome!
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    $9.25
  • Megami MAGAZINE July 2016
    Here's another issue of Megami Magazine, the popular anime magazine that exists to shower fans with gorgeous posters featuring original art from all the newest anime series, including other random omake free stuff that you can only get in this issue. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from High School Fleet (HaiFuri), Girls und Panzer, Kuma Miko, Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Kojanai to Omotta?, Bakuon!, Infinite Stratos 2, New Game!, Is the order a rabbit? (Gochiusa), Sansha Sanyo, Sousei no Onmyouji, Hundred, Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2, Oni Kiri, Wagamama High Spec, and Pan de Peace! The super large "long poster" this issue is High School Fleet (Haifuri) and Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shufuku wo.
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    $12.00
  • NyanType July 2016
    This is a new issue of the super popular NyanType, a Megami-like magazine full of sexy girl character posters, articles on the latest bishoujo anime series, and more. NyanType is a newcomer to the bishoujo poster magazine market, and they're eager to go head to head with forerunner Megami, competing to bring you the biggest and best magazine packed with tons of posters and great free omake extras. This new magazine is an awesome release for every moe character fan! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations including High School Fleet (HaiFuri), Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Strike Witches, Infinite Stratos 2, Is the order a rabbit? (Gochiusa), Bungou Stray Dogs, Masou Gakuen HxH, and New Game!
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    $12.00
  • Dengeki G's Magazine July 2016
    The latest edition of Dengeki G's is here! Coming to you every other month, this moe magazine is known for the high-quality omake extras that come with every issue, as well as for it's top coverage of the latest bishoujo game and moe anime news. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from planetarian, Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Kojanai to Omotta?, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Rewrite, Flying Witch, Kiznaiver, Wagamama High Spec, Plastic Memories, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Girl Friend Note, Ange Vierge, and more. The best thing about anime magazines is the free stuff you get. In this issue it's a Tenka Hyakken Mini Fanbook and a Dengeki G's Novel.
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    $14.00
  • How to Draw Moe Lolita Fashion   From Beautiful Basic Pose to Charming Pose
    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 with beautiful and charming poses, this book does just that. 176 pages of tutorials, sketches, outline, step by step instructions and example of great lolita dresses and fashion for your Moe characters. Improve your Manga drawing skills and impress you friends with this awesome tutorial book. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose books and photobook collectors!
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    $26.00
  • Tony's Art Works from Shining World 2
    Popular illustrator Tony Taka presents 180 pages of full-color art starring a huge selection of beautiful girls from the Shining series of video games made by SEGA including Shining Hearts, Shining Blade, Shining Ark, Shining Resonance, and Blade Arcus from Shining EX. Illustrations include: pinups, events, portraits, and swimsuits. As always, Tony's art is absolutely fantastic, so get this collection while supplies last! Hardcover.
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    $52.00
  • 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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    $9.85
  • Megami MAGAZINE June 2016
    Here's another issue of Megami Magazine, the popular anime magazine that exists to shower fans with gorgeous posters featuring original art from all the newest anime series, including other random omake free stuff that you can only get in this issue. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from New Game, Pan de Peace, Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Kojanai to Omotta?, An Happy, Sansha Sanyo, Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Girls und Panzer, Is the order a rabbit? (Gochiusa), Hibike! Euphonium, Kuma Miko, Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, Flying Witch, Hunred, Wagmama High Spec, Battle Girl High School, and Oni Kiri. The super large "long poster" this issue is High School Fleet (Haifuri) and Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shufuku wo.
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    $10.85
  • NyanType June 2016
    This is a new issue of the super popular NyanType, a Megami-like magazine full of sexy girl character posters, articles on the latest bishoujo anime series, and more. NyanType is a newcomer to the bishoujo poster magazine market, and they're eager to go head to head with forerunner Megami, competing to bring you the biggest and best magazine packed with tons of posters and great free omake extras. This new magazine is an awesome release for every moe character fan! In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations including Strike Witches, New Game, Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Hibike! Euphonium, Kuma Miko, Bakuon!!, and Kantai Collection (KanColle).
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    $10.50
  • belle erable -- Kaede Fuyutsuki
    Kaede Fuyutsuki is one of the most beautiful woman to grace the AV screen in recent years. She has long, luscious legs, flawless breasts and skin, long hair and eyes that pierce the heart. This spectacular hardcover photobook captures her in a special light of eroticism and beauty as no one has seen her before. Posing in sexy bikinis, lingerie, street fashion or completely nude, Kaede stuns as she give a come-hither smile. Excellent creative photography and sensually erotic themes. This is a thick (and heavy), oversized publication is cover-to-cover full-color, full-page pictures.
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    $38.00
  • Hiragana Times Mar 2016 NO. 353
    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 #352 covers all kinds of fun aspects of Japan, including the Miyake Issey Exhibition, reviving areas by selling local products, plus an article about the gateway to Japan's great outdoors. There's also a ton of great study materials for all levels.
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    $5.00
  • Dengeki G's Magazine June 2016
    The latest edition of Dengeki G's is here! Coming to you every other month, this moe magazine is known for the high-quality omake extras that come with every issue, as well as for it's top coverage of the latest bishoujo game and moe anime news. In this issue: See great posters, character info and full page illustrations from Love Live! Sunshine!!, planetarian, Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Kojanai to Omotta?, Hibike! Euphonium, Hundred, Sansha Sanyou, Kuma Miko, Rewrite, Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale, Girlfriend (BETA), Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Island, and more. The best thing about anime magazines is the free stuff you get. In this issue it's a Love Live! Sunshine!! B2 Poster and a Dengeki G's Novel.
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    $12.50
  • Shonen Ace July 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 Hyouka, Shinmai Maou no Testament, Tokyo ESP, Tokyo Ravens, Bakemono no Ko, Upotte, Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu and many more. 800+ pages. You also get a huge Roku de nashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Record.
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    $6.85
  • Touhou Ibarakasen 6   Wild and Horned Hermit vol. 6
    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 6 of the Ibarakasen manga, with over 130 pages of content. Highly recommended for Touhou fans!
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    $10.00
  • Koukaku no Pandora 08
    From the mind of Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune, Koukaku no Pandora is a cyberpunk action manga with plenty of moe. Nene is a cute girl who also happens to be a full-body cyborg. On her way to meet her family at an island resort, she winds up fighting terrorists with the help of a mad scientist and her gothic lolita cyborg servant Clarion, whose special abilities are activated when Nene presses a secret button hidden beneath her lacy panties. Features exciting action scenes and cute moe characters. By Excel Saga artist Rikudo Koushi. This is volume 8, with over 150 pages.
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    $8.00
  • TU-YA   How To Draw Ecchi Bishoujo Manga
    It's time to draw some ecchi bishoujo art and we've got the right book for you. Learn how to draw ecchi artwork from the very best. Featuring professional tutorials from popular bishoujo game illustrators and ecchi graphic artists including Nan Yaegashi (illustrator of the Senran Kagura games), Hisashi Senomoto (illustrator of eroge maker AXL), Touko Hinamatsuri (character designer for eroge makers C:drive. and Citron Soft), and more. Start from drawing on paper to applying colors using Adobe Photoshop. With lots of expert tips and useful techniques to turn you into a certified ecchi bishoujo illustrator. 90 pages. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose book collectors!
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    $24.00
  • Colorful -- Akiho Yoshizawa
    Akiho Yoshizawa aka "Acky" is one of the most popular AV performer and model, she's still charming the hearts of men for more than 10 years already. This is her brand new hardcover photobook, a real treat for all the fans of Acky. It features 144 pages of gorgeous full nude erotic pictures with Akiho in different locations, both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of poses, shots, angles. High quality printing, hardcover and heavyweight paper. Definitely a collector's piece to have in your bookshelf.
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    $46.50
  • 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
  • Secret Zone - Shihono Ito
    Gravure idol Shihono Ito gives you a pass to her secret zone with her first ever photobook. A sizzling collection of giri pictures (pictures that are on the verge of nude, but never fully reveal), it shows off Shihono's sexiness and teases you with her hands covering her bare breasts or crotch, and extremely close cut swimsuits and underwear. Full-page, full-color photos of her in lingerie, bikini, topless, bottomless, semi-nude, and more (or should we say less?). Perfect for all fetish and bikini idol lovers.
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    $38.50
  • 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.
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    $16.50
  • How to Draw Manga   Bishoujo From 3D Shape
    Here's another great "How to Draw" manga and moe art book from Japan. This time the focus is on super cute characters and the "3D" aspects of their bodies or faces that make them come alive for us as fans. There are tons of specific examples of how to make your art "pop out" at the reader more, including studying how body positions work, how to use hair and eye features to make your characters more real, how to draw anatomy and bodies in specific poses, and more. 176 pages, including color illustration pages and more.
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    $24.00
  • How to Draw Moe Lolita Fashion (Face, Body, Clothes variations)
    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. 180 pages of tutorials, sketches, outline, step by step instructions and example of great gothic lolita dresses and fashion for your moe characters. Improve your manga drawing skills and impress you friends with this awesome tutorial book.
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    $22.00
  • New Super Pose Book vol. 01 - Moe Amatsuka in NUDE
    The popular "Super Pose Book" series continues, this time with an awesome collection of amazingly sexy and awesome poses by JAV star Amatsuka Moe! There are many great poses in this book, from basic (sitting in chairs from many angles, standing while expressing different emotions) to the more advanced (sexy poses etc.). Best of all, this new Super Pose Book series comes not just with nearly 400 poses printed on high quality glossy paper, but you also get a CD-ROM, so you can manipulate the images in Photoshop, use them for tracing and coloring, and more. Published by Comic Publishing.
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    $32.00
  • JULIA Photobook Predilection
    JULIA, the popular AV idol with amazing 101cm J-Cup breasts, has released her latest photobook called "Predilection" to the delight of her fans. Predilection is defined as "a tendency to think favorably of something in particular." And we think you will start thinking of JULIA favorably when you take a look at her gorgeous photos. This is a fantastic hardcover photobook featuring the sexy star, showing off her magnificent curves and perfect breasts on various settings from outdoors to her private room where you can have her all for yourself. A delightful item for all JAV fans.
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    $42.00
  • Love Para -- Arina Hashimoto 1st Photobook
    Photographer Susumu Makihara sends out its new photobook from the Love Para series, this time with cute AV idol, Arina Hashimoto. Shot in Saipan, you'll be blown away by the amazing looks of Arina, cute from all angle, and gifted with a set of perfect eyes that drive Japanese men crazy. Various settings to enjoy with Arina posing in various skimpy outfits, flashing her tits and more. You will also be shocked by the outstanding printing and paper quality of this limited edition hardcover photobook, that comes with a unique Polaroid of Moe. Limited to 3000 pieces, get one today before it disappears!
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    $46.00
  • Black Stocking Complex
    Leg fetishism has always been a staple of Japanese erotica which has sprouted a sub genre of other leg centric fetishes such as stocking fetish. Nothing epitomizes the loveliness of stockings than beautiful OL's (Office Ladies) or schoolgirls who not only catch our eyes with their sexy uniforms, but also long silky black stockings that come with the attire. Highly erotic and well produced, you'll find girls in all sorts of poses as well as great low angle zoom ups for you to lovingly examine their shapely legs and body. A nice fetish photobook from Japan!
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    $28.00
  • 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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    $43.00
  • FRUITS July 2016 NO. 226
    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 July 2016 issue. This no-ad magazine is true to real fashion from Japan -- cool!
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    $6.00
  • Peach Colored Trance 1   Momoiro Trance vol. 1
    Yuri fans, rejoice! We have a nice yuri manga series called Momoiro Trance (Peach Colored Trance) about the kawaii and ecchi lives of the members of the student council starting with Aoi the president, a cute girl who always gets bullied by the other student council members because of her chubbiness. She is accompanied by the seemingly perfect student and vice president Kanade, the sadistic rich girl Minami, and gothic lolita girl Hana. A popular manga series seen originally in Comic Yurihime that's now full fledged volume manga. This is volume 1.
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    $8.50
  • 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
  • Love Para -- Kana Momonogi (3000 Limited)
    Photographer Susumu Makihara sends out its new photobook from the Love Para series, this time another super hot AV girl, Kana Momonogi. Shot in Saipan, you'll be blown away by the awazing looks of Kana-chan, cute from all angle, and gifted with a pair of huge round tits that drive Japanese men crazy. Various settings to enjoy with Kana posing in various skimpy outfits, flashing her breasts and more... You will also be shocked by the outstanding printing and paper quality of this limited edition hardcover photobook, that comes with a unique polaroid of Kana Momonogi. Limited to 3000 pieces, get one today before it disappears!
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    $46.50
  • Genki Plus: Kanji Look and Learn TEXTBOOK
    A great new book from the creators of the Genki textbook series! This book will introduce you to the first 512 kanji you will need to know to start your way onto Japanese fluency, in an easy to understand illustration and mnemonic learning style. Each section is divided into 16 kanji to learn, split into subsections of 8 kanji each. With a total of 32 different lessons to work through, this is an excellent guide that will help you get your foot in the door of mastering one of the most difficult written languages in the world. 244 pages. From The Japan Times.
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    $22.00
  • 12 Colors Start! First Copic illustration Official Guide Book
    Copic is a brand of marker pen from Japan by Too and their markers are the markers of choice for professional manga artists because of their superior line quality, precise tip sizes, and long lasting inkwells. This how-to-draw book will show you how to properly use these great marker pens like the professional manga artists in Japan. Start from scratch and work your way up to advance techniques, this book is perfect for beginners with lots of detailed photos and easy to follow instructions. 66 pages. The book recommends you have a 12 color set of Copic pens for coloring these illustrations.
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    $11.00
  • Moe Encyclopedia (Fairies)   Moeru! Yousei Fairy
    The Moe Moe Fairy Encyclopedia is back and better than ever! Over 50 amazing goddesses from all over the world are represented in this 200-page volume, with detailed descriptions and beautiful moe art that brings out the best qualities of these fabulous female deities. Learn everything about Fairy legends, all while enjoying artwork from dozens of top moe artists. With tons of new content and all-new artwork, the Moeru! Megami Jiten is a great addition to your moe encyclopedia collection. Great for collectors of high quality artbooks from Japan.
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    $18.00
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5   Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken JLPT N5
    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 N5 test.
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    $8.50
  • Cure vol. 153 June 2016
    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, complete with drool worthy pictures perfect for scanning on your desktop or adorning you walls and gives you the latest and greatest of new and up coming bands. This issue focuses on A9, with lots of full page visuals about them, plus The Thirteen, KRAD, Royz, Meijibray and more.
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    $11.50