Books & Magazines

Books & Magazines

  • How to Draw the Oppai
    Here's another outstanding "How to Draw" book that teaches you the subtle art of how to perceive oppai -- female breasts -- so that you can create illustrations of them on paper or in a computer. Many kinds of breasts are studied in this great book, from kyonyu (giant breasts) to nami (average sized ones) to the all-important hinnyu (flat chests, which are Justice). A super book for up-and-coming artists, whether you're creating hentai art of something more mainstream.
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    $25.00
  • 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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    $25.00
  • How to Draw Character's Feeling   Chara no Kimochi no Kakikata
    A how to draw manga book that teaches you how to draw various emotions or feelings of a character. Even those who can not read Japanese, this book's colorful and intuitive artwork and sketching demonstrations will teach you about the basics like shading and angles, to hints on how to express a character's emotion and effectively convey them in your illustration. A must have book for aspiring artists and a great item for fans of high quality manga artist books and artbook collectors! 192 pages.
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    $26.00
  • 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! cat1a
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    $26.85
  • How to Draw Sexy Girls   Choppiri H na Onnanoko no Kakikata
    We love this series on How to Draw Manga, which teaches you the mechanics of drawing anime style art. This is a book that focuses on creating sexy girl characters like those from Queen's Blade or To Love-Ru Darkness. This book will teach you about the basics like the functions of muscles and how facial features communicate meaning plus how to draw different parts of the body such as breasts, ass, and legs as well as sexy costumes and how to color, to complete your work of art. 144 pages. A must have book for aspiring ecchi artists!
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    $34.00
  • Genki I (Second Edition) Workbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 1 Workbook
    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 is the workbook complementing textbook I. Each lesson follows what has been learned in the corresponding lesson in the textbook, with written exercises to test comprehension of grammar and vocabulary (approximately 6-8 pages of material per lesson). A separate kanji section is included, with space to practice writing kanji (or make copies so you can practice more), and questions to test kanji knowledge with meanings and readings of the kanji. A perfect complement to the textbook and an excellent way to practice and test what has been learned. 7" x 10" (18 x 25.5 cm) 136 pages, card cover perfect bound. A supplemental CD-Rom w/ MP3 lessons (not available from previous edition) is also included to help you on your way to Japanese language proficiency. 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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    $20.00
  • Basic Kanji Drill New -- 1st Grade
    For students of Japanese who want another way to increase their kanji skills, or for those who just want a good way to practice, here is a kanji workbook to get you up to speed starting from the Japanese first grade school level. This workbook takes you through step-by-step exercises that give you writing practice for the basic kanji characters learned by lower level Japanese elementary school students, with basic-use words that are probably familiar to second or third level Japanese language learners who can already read Hiragana. Includes writing exercises and quizzes with an answer key. 64 pages. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $2.85
  • W Tails Cat 3 GALHOUND +
    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 artbook! This is volume 3.
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    $38.00
  • Closed Game   Seishoujo Artworks
    Here's a really outstanding erotic artbook by the celebrated Seishoujo, creator of such famous eroge and anime works as Bible Black, Discipline and Starless, capturing his newest title, Closed Game. The book is amazing, filled with high quality artwork that will satisfy your every fetish. The book is very thick too, with 150 pages of art to gaze at, from game CGs to never-before-seen large format illustrations.
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    $38.00
  • Moekana 2nd Edition   Learn Hiragana with Mirai-chan
    The Goodsmile Company teams up with Danny Choo and Culture Japan to bring you this series of moe moe flash cards to help you memorize your hiragana alphabet. Each of the cards features a hiragana character, a simple vocab word to help you remember it, and a kawaii illustration starring one or more of Culture Japan's adorable mascot characters - Mirai Suenaga, Haruka Suenaga, and Kanata Hoshikawa. What a great way to study Japanese! cat1a
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    $14.00
  • 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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    $24.00
  • NABURU -- Satoshi Urushihara
    Satoshi Urushihara is one of the most famous artists in Japan today, with a wide body of work that includes both adult and all-ages titles. This is his second adults-only artbook, featuring 70 beautiful and sexy characters from Urushihara's 10 years of high-quality erotic manga, plus new designs created specially for this collection. Enjoy a wide variety of styles and poses, from elegant and alluring cover shots to hardcore pinups that will have your blood racing. If you're a fan of hot, naked anime girls, you will not want to miss this artbook.
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    $38.00
  • How to Draw the Tentacles
    Japan loves to create How to Draw guidebooks, and J-List loves to sell them to our customers! This new series by Niche Press focuses on a unique sub-set artists need, How to Draw Tentacles, including both the tentacles themselves but beautiful girls being pleasured by them. There are 80 pages, and subjects like how to draw in manga-style as well as how to color illustrations with Photoshop are covered.
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    $23.00
  • The First Japanese Textbook for Foreigners in English
    J-List sells a lot of Japanese textbooks and study materials, and now here's a new one: The First Japanese Textbook for Foreigners in English. The book is specifically geared towards self-study, with lessons in English which explain the Japanese grammar in English, which is good for keeping up with the lessons. The book includes romaji, that is, Romanized Japanese text as well as the original hiragana, katakana and kanji, to help you read. Includes an audio CD, too, right inside the book.
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    $36.00
  • How To Draw Manga -- Moe Character no Kakiwake (Seikaku, Kanjo Hyogen)
    "Moe" is the soul of the anime otaku these days, translatable as the warm feeling you get when contemplating your favorite super-cute anime character. This is a great book with tons of examples of how to start from a blank sheet of paper and end up with your own amazing anime girl! Covers both personality and a broad range of emotions as well as character design. Japanese language, but easy to read illustrations that are very clear. 176 pages.
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    $26.00
  • Basic Kanji Drill New -- 2nd Grade
    For students of Japanese who want another way to increase their kanji skills, or for those who just want a good way to practice, here is a kanji workbook to get you up to speed starting from the Japanese second grade school level. This workbook takes you through step-by-step exercises that give you writing practice for the basic kanji characters learned by lower level Japanese elementary school students, with basic-use words that are probably familiar to second or third level Japanese language learners who can already read Hiragana. Includes writing exercises and quizzes with an answer key. 64 pages. Great for studying the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
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    $3.25
  • Super Pose Book Nude Variety vol. 5 - Gorgeous (JULIA)
    The popular "Super Pose Book" series continues; this time with its "Gorgeous" edition featuring top AV actress and model JULIA! This artistic reference book focuses on "cool" poses and includes various poses and angles of the nude shot standing, leaning against a wall and on lying down. There are also sections dedicated to shows with furniture, clothing, underwear, coats and even OL uniforms. 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 JULIA's awesome nude body.
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    $33.50
  • Kanji Wall Poster
    Presenting the White Rabbit Press Kanji Wall Poster, featuring all the kanji you need to know in one comprehensive and color-coordinated poster.The complete kanji poster includes: All the joyo kanjiEvery kanji you need to know for all four levels of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)All the characters' on and kun readings Plus, each character is numbered to coordinate with White Rabbit Press Kanji flashcards. The characters are conveniently color-coordinated by level so you can even use it to review for the JLPT.The White Rabbit Press Kanji Poster includes the 1926 kanji included on the JLPT's list, plus the remaining 19 joyo kanji not included on the JLPT, for a grand total of all 1945 kanji designated as official general use characters (joyo kanji) by the Japanese government. Dimensions: A0 ("A Zero") size in landscape format (84 x 119 cm / 33 x 47 in) and is shipped from Japan rolled in a tube. Great for any serious study of kanji! This is the Series 2 - 2010 Version.
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    $28.00
  • How to Draw Manga -- Moe Character (Gesture, Emotion)
    Amateur illustrators and beginners will love this thick 176 pages tutorial book that focuses on how to draw Moe Girls Characters, with tons of examples and advice. Focusing on how to draw a girl's gesture and emotion, this How to Draw book goes way further with dedicated sections on poses, movement, perspective, and expressions are very important details to know about and much more. Great if you want to learn how to draw your own Moe characters!
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    $26.00
  • Hoteri - Happoubijin illustrations
    Here's a really special treat for fans of modern Japanese hentai art: a new manga / artbook by Happou Bijin, the legendary illustrator who has helped revolutionize the world of Japanese adult games with his superb artwork, attention to detail (where it counts), and unique characters that easily send your libido running with just one look. He's also the artist of the popular BOIN series as well as the amazing Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo series and much more. Perhaps Happoubi Jin's most ambitious project to date, the book boasts plenty of hot girls from some of his famous works plus original illustrations.
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    $36.85
  • 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
  • Genki Plus: Kanji Look and Learn  Workbook
    A very handy workbook for the new Genki Plus kanji study system. 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. 178 pages. From The Japan Times.
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    $16.00
  • Megami Magazine RX vol. 7
    Because 2D anime girls are the hottest, Megami Magazine finally releases a new magazine, that's the all out, fully assumed erotic version of Megami, featuring tons of full nude visual from the best fan service anime series out there. A great selection of ero scenes and visual for you to enjoy, featuring your favorite characters. This issue comes with a double sided sexy poster of Strike the Blood and The Seven Deadly Sins plus articles on all the top ecchi anime, including The Seven Deadly Sins, Keijo, Bikini Warriors, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou, Strike the Blood II, and more.
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    $15.00
  • Epidendrum   NishiEda illustrations
    From master of erotic art NishiEda comes this new, truly fantastic high quality artbook, packed with around 300 full color pieces and illustrations, featuring the most gorgeous 2D female characters you'll ever see, from sexy to nudes, and hardcore action in full page A4 format. A brilliant illustration collection, with over 250 pages of vibrant art to browse through. Definitely a must have. Hurry up and get yours before it gets out of stock!
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    $45.00
  • Harucos Soushuuhen Royal Bitch
    This is a wonderful doujin artbook straight from Comiket featuring the lovable Haruhi Suzumiya! Enjoy Haruhi in various sexy costumes and poses in full color. Lots of erotic cosplay including bunny girl, KanColle, Gurren Lagann, cheerleader, catgirl, Santa, cowgirl, and more! A great thick doujin book by Haruhisky circle.
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    $28.00
  • How to Draw Manga -- Moe Futari no Kakikata   Onnanoko ver.
    We got an awesome new How to Draw Manga and this time you will learn how to draw yuri couples. This book specifically shows you the right techniques on how to effectively draw 2 cute girls interacting with each other. You will learn everything there is to know from perspectives, poses, interactions, facial expressions, and more with tips and techniques from the professionals. This is a great book for those who want to draw yuri manga or illustrations. 176 pages. Grab one now. A great item for fans of high quality artist pose books and artbook collectors!
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    $26.00
  • How to Draw Manga -- Bishoujo Character Design   Body Balance 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 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 Clothes to Kill Cherry Boy   Doutei wo Korosu Fukuno Kakikata
    This is a great new How to Draw book that could be properly translated as How to Draw Clothing So Cute That Male Virgins Can't Resist. Over 80 pages, the book shows how to think about clothing and how it highlights a cute girl, helping others fall hopelessly in love with the girl. There are many sections to the book, including the elements of cute clothing, how to sketch your work then scan it into the computer to color, how and why cute poses and body language are so enticing, and more. A great book in the How to Draw Manga series!
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    $23.00
  • 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
  • GREASEBERRIES 2   Masamune Shirow Artworks
    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 volume 2
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    $38.00
  • Genki 2 (Second Edition) Textbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2 Textbook
    The Genki Japanese textbooks series is the most successful Japanese study textbook series in the world because it gives the best results, and with the new second edition, the series is even better! This is the Genki II Second Edition textbook, a complete approach to learning Japanese. Divided into ten chapters that continue where the last book left off, you get everything with this series: sample conversations, vocabulary, kanji, easy to understand explanation of grammar that's really outstanding. It comes with all the audio for the listening practice sections on an included MP3 CD-ROM. 380 pages.
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    $45.00
  • Super Sonico 10th Anniversary Book
    Here's a treat for fans of Super Sonico: a deluxe 10th anniversary artbook filled to the brim with more than 250 illustrations of Sonico and her friends, published by Nitroplus. The book is simply amazing, hardcover with glossy printed pages, with amazing art by the original creator Tsuji Santa. The book is designed with a special binding that lets it open completely flat, so you can enjoy looking at the artwork without forcing the book open or damaging it. The photobook also comes with a thick outer protective box to make sure you can store the book without damaging it.
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    $60.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 207 pages.
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    $43.00
  • Genki 2 (Second Edition) Workbook   An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2 Workbook
    The Genki Japanese textbooks series is the most successful Japanese study textbook series in the world because it gives the best results, and with the new second edition, the series is even better! This is the Genki II Second Edition workbook, which accompanies the textbook and provides practice lessons for each chapter. Lessons include answering questions in Japanese, translating sentences and words used in that chapter, practicing kanji multiple times to get them down, practicing writing of polite (exalting and humble) Japanese and more. Comes with an MP3 CD of additional listening exercises for you to try too. 130 pages.
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    $20.00