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Very Fine in Very Fine printed plastic sleeve in publisher's protective plastic bag, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Kodansha, 1989, 9784063050042, 4063050041, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

The first art book from the world famous Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) covering the years of 1971 to 1989! This book features examples from his comics, a full...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, PIE International, 2014, 1st, 9784756244475, Softcover, wraps, English, Japanese

Otomo Katsuhiro is one of the most respected and influential Japanese artists/storytellers in the history of modern comics. He has also worked extensively...

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The Art of Steamboy
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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Kodansha, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 10.7 inches, 11.9 inches, 272 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

A collection of artwork from the production of Katsuhiro Otomo's anime Steamboy. over 500 color illustrations. Text in Japanese.

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The Birth of Rockin' Jelly Bean
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Rockin' Jelly Bean, Rockin' Jelly Bean, Very Fine/Very Fine, Paris, Ankama, 2015, 1st, 978-2-35910-763- 0, 12 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English, French

The French edition of the Japanese art book. Nearly identical to the original except the text is in English and French. From the publisher: This...

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Fushigi Circus
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First printing limited to 10,000 copies worldwide, Very Fine, Mark Ryden, Ryden, Mark, PIE Books, 2006, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, Japanese, English

"Mysterious Circus." A beautifully produced, clothbound collection of the works of Mark Ryden. A survey of 55 of Ryden's most impressive works from...

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Giovanni Segantini
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Fine/Fine, Giovanni Segnatini, Segantini, Giovanni, Shandong Fine Arts Publishing, 1999, 9787533013516, 7533013514, 14.25 inches, 10.75 inches, 118 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth, Chinese

A large format art book (10 x 14 inches) with over 150 color and black & white illustrations. Gatefolds. Short introduction. Chronology. All the text is...

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Makoto Shinkai Walker Art Book
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Makoto Shinkai, Shinkai, Makoto, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket with Fine obi, Tokyo, Kadokawa, 2016, 2nd, 978-4-04895696-3, 10.25 inches, 7.25 inches, 164 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese director, writer, producer, animator, editor, cinematographer, voice actor, manga artist and former graphic designer....

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Yoji Shinkawa, Shinkawa, Yoji, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise Fine), Tokyo, Konami / Softbank, 2002, 1st, 978-4775300657, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 180 pages, over 500 color illustrations, softcover, wraps

Over 500 color and black & white illustrations by Yoji Shinkawa. Contents: Official Illustrations, Part 1 Concept Illustrations, Part 1...

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Naga (Near Fine)
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Hajime Sorayama, Sorayama, Hajime, Near Fine (clean diagonal crease to the back cover, light shelfwear, tight, clean), Sakuhinsha, Japan, 1997, 4878932724, 14.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 103 pages, 65 full-page or double-page color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English


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Naga (Very Good+)
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Very Good+ (lower corner bumped, affecting all page, Hajime Sorayama, Sorayama, Hajime, Sakuhinsha, 1997, 4878932724, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

Hyper realistic paintings of women in various fantastical settings. Naughty pictures, so not for children. 65 paintings reproduced as full-page or...

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Sexy Robot
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Hajime Sorayama, Sorayama, Hajime, Fine, Genko-sha, Tokyo, 1983, 1st, 11.4 inches, 9 inches, 80 pages, 106 color and 28 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Sorayama's first collection. His organic robotic forms are famous around the world. For these works, he used poses and ideas from pin-up art, which he...

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Sorayama Hyper Illustrations
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Hajime Sorayama, Sorayama, Hajime, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1989, 1st, 4568501024, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 84 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Sorayama's organic robotic forms are famous around the world. For these works, he used poses and ideas from pin-up art, which he then rendered as...

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Sorayama Hyper Illustrations 2
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Hajime Sorayama, Sorayama, Hajime, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1992, 1st, 4568501296, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 84 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Sorayama's organic robotic forms are famous around the world. For these works, he used poses and ideas from pin-up art, which he then rendered as...

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Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Kill!
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Hajime Sorayama, Rockin’ Jelly Bean, Katsuya Terada, Sorayama, Rockin’ Jelly Bean, Katsuya Terada, Hajime, Very Fine/Very Fine, Tokyo, Editions Treville, 2014, 1st, 9784309920221, 14.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 72 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

A large format book full of big, in your face artworks! Hajime Sorayama : 22 pages, 20 full page color pieces, 1 double page color piece! Rockin’...

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Vision: George Stavrinos
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George Stavrinos, NF (light shelfwear), Stavrinos, George, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1984, 1st, wraps, Japanese, English

This "George Stavrinos Special Issue" is, to my knowledge, the most extensive collection of this fashion illustrator's work. It includes over 200 of...

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Cannabis Works 2
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Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Tanaka, Tatsuyuki, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Obi band, Wataru Satano, Tokyo, 2016, 1st, 7.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A Tatsuyuki Tanaka Art Book. Tanaka's detailed artwork is reminiscent of Otomo. He gained a reputation for his masterful animation of Tetsuo's mutating arm...

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L'Art de Jirô Taniguchi
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Jiro Taniguchi, Taniguchi, Jiro, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Paris, Casterman, 2016, 1st, 978-2203111110, 8.75 inches, 12 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

A career retrospective art book devoted to the world-renowned Japanese comics creator. Born in 1947, Jiro Taniguchi started in comics in 1970. He has...

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Katsuya Terada, Terada, Katsuya, Very Fine/Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2013, 9784756243768, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 328 pages, 600 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

Katsuya Terada is one of Japan’s most sought-after illustrators who is known as the character designer for the animated film, Blood: The Last Vampire. This...

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Katsuya Terada, Terada, Katsuya, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Japan, Genkosha, 2017, 1st, 9784768307908, 11 inches, 8.3 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

An all-new artbook devoted to a series of collaborative drawings by Terada Katsuya and Kim Jung-Gi. All the text is in Japanese. Some chapter titles are...

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Katsuya Terada, Signed by the artist with a full-page sharpie drawing of a warrior's head, Fine/Fine, Terada, Katsuya, Aspect, 1994, 1st, pictorial boards, Japanese

This book collects ten stories and a illustration gallery by Katsuya Terada. Signed by the artist with a full-page sharpie drawing of a warrior's head....

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Zenbu
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Katsuya Terada, Terada, Katsuya, Very Fine in Near Fine slipcase (very tight, clean and unread), Tokyo, 1999, 4063300838, 8.75 inches, 7.75 inches, 300 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, Japanese

Terada has worked in illustration, manga, movies, and character design. This two inch-thick paperback collects well over 300 of his drawings, illustrations...

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Naoki Urasawa, Urasawa, Naoki, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with a Fine obi band, Tokyo, Shogakukan, 2008, 1st, 978091990136, 12 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, over 200 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, Japanese

Naoki Urasawa is the famed manga artist and hosts the ongoing manga documentary series Manben. Three of his series have been adapted into anime: Yawara!...

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The Well
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Aron Wiesenfeld, Wiesenfeld, Aron, Very Good+ (bump to the lower front corner, mild rubbing to spine ends and corners, interior Very Fine), Kowloon, 3A Publishing, 2014, 1st, 9781631400742, 12.5 inches, 12.5 inches, 120 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An oversize 12"x12" full color collection of paintings and drawings by Aron Wiesenfeld. "Aron Wiesenfeld makes paintings and charcoal drawings in which...

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Akihiro Yamada, VF/VF, Yamada, Akihiro, 2004, wraps, Japanese

Akihiro Yamada is an author, manga artist, and designer/illustrator for video and RPG games. His artwork is absolutely beautiful. This volume features...

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Akihiro Yamada, VF/VF, Yamada, Akihiro, Softbank, 2004, wraps, Japanese

Akihiro Yamada is an author, manga artist, and designer/illustrator for videos and RPGs. His artwork is absolutely beautiful. This art collection is...

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Coffin of a Chimera (Signed 1st)
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Signed by the artist, Very Fine in a Very Fine sleeve, Takato Yamamoto, Yamamoto, Takato, Pan-Exotica / Treville, 2010, 1st, 9784309908885, Hardcover, cloth, Japanese, English

Takato Yamamoto is a contemporary artist working in the Japanese tradition of decadent art obsessed with corporeality, mortality, and death. Yamamoto...

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Shunya Yamashita, Yamashita, Shunya, Tiny bump to upper tip of pages otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in obi band, Japan, 2010, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.4 inches, 128 pages, color, softcover, wraps, Japanese

Yamashita is a video game character designer & illustrator in the mold of Hyung-tze Kim and Hakua Ugetsu but Yamashita's art is softer and cuter. He is...

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Shunya Yamashita, Yamashita, Shunya, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Japan, 2008, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.4 inches, 128 pages, color, softcover, wraps, Japanese

Yamashita is a video game character designer & illustrator in the mold of Hyung-tze Kim and Hakua Ugetsu but Yamashita's art is softer and cuter. He is...

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Kow Yokoyama, Yokoyama, Kow, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket in Very Good+ obi band (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise Fine), Japan, Dainippon Kaiga, 2005, 1st, 9784499228978, 11.5 inches, 8.6 inches, 112 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards

"Machine warrior in action." Maschinen Krieger (Ma.K ZBV3000) is a science fiction universe created by Japanese artist and sculptor Kow Yokoyama in the...

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Afro Samurai ManiaXXX!!!
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Near Fine/Near Fine, Japan, SoftBank Creative Group, 2007, 1st, 9784797345636, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 104 pages, Over 200 black and white and color illustrations., Softcover, wraps, Japanese

The art book for the hit anime Afro Samurai.  This book includes storyboards, character designs, prop designs, background designs, animation drawings...

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Bullet 2 Dojinshi
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Very Fine, Japan, 2013, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 44 pages, 22 full-page black & white illustrations, color wraps, Japanese

Full-page pin-up illustrations by Yoh Yoshinari, Shota Iwasaki, S, and other artists. Dojinshi is the Japanese term for amateur manga publications....

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Edge II: Les Samourais du Futur
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Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear), Brussels, Kana, 2007, 1st, 782505002512, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 72 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, French

30 double-page color illustrations by 30 Japanese and French artists around one theme: samurais. Philippe Berthet Moebius Joël Parnotte...

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Edge: A Collection Of Paintings
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VF/VF, TO Entertainment, 2004, 1st, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

"The animators, illustrators, and cartoonists representing Japan have gathered for the sake of supreme purpose. That is the 'edge'. It's the illustration,...

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Exotique 2: The World's Most Beautiful CG Characters
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Very Fine, Ballistic Publishing, 1st, 1921002344, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Experience a completely new collection of the world’s most beautiful digital characters. EXOTIQUE 2 is the second volume of the...

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Exotique 4: The World's Most Beautiful CG Characters
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Very Fine, Ballistic Publishing, 1st, 9781921002540, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In its fourth edition, EXOTIQUE 4 firmly establishes itself as the benchmark for CG character art featuring the work of artists from...

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Exotique 5: The World's Most Beautiful CG Characters
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Very Fine, Ballistic Publishing, 2010, 1st, 9781921002694, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: EXOTIQUE 5 is the world’s best showcase of new character artwork. The latest EXOTIQUE packs 20 more pieces of artwork than...

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Expose 10: The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe
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Very Fine, Ballistic Publishing, 2012, 1st, 9781921828188, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: For the last decade, Ballistic has released the Computer Graphics industry must have, digital art annual: EXPOSÉ. The...

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Expose 7: The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe
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Very Fine, Ballistic Publishing, 2010, 1st, 9781921002649, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Celebrate the world's finest new digital art. EXPOSÉ 7 showcases the year’s best artists and art from a record number of...

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Expose 8: The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe
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Very Fine, Ballistic Publishing, 2010, 1st, 9781921002847, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: The biggest and best collection of digital art in the world just got bigger. With 393 awe-inspiring images prepared by 283 artists...

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Expose 9: The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe
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Very Fine, Ballistic Publishing, 2011, 1st, 9781921828010, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: EXPOSÉ 9 showcases the world's best digital artists at a level of quality that only Ballistic Publishing can deliver. From...

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Near Fine/Very Good+, Japan, 2005, 4197202326, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 256 pages, black & white with 48 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Production art from the 2004 film Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence directed by Mamoru Oshii. Includes: production designs, character designs,...

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Very Fine/Fine, Japan, Gainax, 2006, 1st, 4984841019901, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 268 pages, black & white with 16 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A thick collection of animation sequences (drawings and timing sheets) for the anime television series animated by Gainax Aim for the Top2! also known as...

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Fine/Fine, Gainax, 2007, 1st, 9784903713151, 4903713156, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 280 pages, black & white with 16 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A thick collection of animation sequences (drawings and timing sheets) for the anime television series animated by Gainax Aim for the Top2! also known as...

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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Gainax, 2008, 1st, 978-4903713182, 4903713180, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 328 pages, black & white with 16 pages in color, softcover, wraps, Japanese

Reproduces 1000s of animation drawings, including the timing sheets! From the publisher: Art Book Fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion waited a decade for...

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Kitty Goods Collection Vol. 5
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Fine, 1999, 1st, wraps, Japanese

An exhaustive pictorial collection of Hello Kitty products from 1999. Text in Japanese.

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Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Japan, 7.25 inches, 5 inches, color, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Hayao Miyazaki 's Classic anime Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro in manga form using frames from the film and word balloons (in Japanese). This...

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NF (light shelfwear), 2005, 1st, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A "Garage Kit Photograph Collection" with great close-up photographs of figure kits and sculpts. 95% of the figures are females in the anime/manga style....

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Fine, 2005, 1st, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A "Garage Kit Photograph Collection" with great close-up photographs of figure kits and sculpts. 99% of the figures are females in the anime/manga style....

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