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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Very Fine in Very Fine printed plastic sleeve, Tokyo, Kodansha, 1989, 1st, 9784063050042, 4063050041, 11.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 177 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards

A first printing of the first art book from the world famous Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) covering the years of 1971 to 1989! This book features examples from...

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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
  $400.00
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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
  $60.00
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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, French, English

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
  $75.00
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First printing limited to 10,000 copies worldwide, Very Fine, Mark Ryden, Ryden, Mark, PIE Books, 2006, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English, Japanese

"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
  $150.00
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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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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)
  $95.00
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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+)
  $65.00
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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
  $30.00
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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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Hajime Sorayama, Sorayama, Hajime, Near Fine (covers very slightly rubbed, binding tight, interior flat, clean), Sakuhin-sha, Tokyo, 1998, 1st, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 480 pages, over 700 color illustrations, softcover, wraps

A catalogue raissonne. Over 700 color illustrations. Explicit. For adults only. Text in Japanese and English.

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Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Kill!
  $54.00
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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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Gasoline Life
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Katsuya Terada, Terada, Katsuya, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Asahi Shimbun, Japan, 2013, 1st, 7.5 inches, 5.25 inches, 240 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, Japanese

Katsuya Terada displaying his love for automobiles. It includes surreal pencil and ink drawings of automobiles, car owners, trains, and more. It could be a...

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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 Japans 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, 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
  $75.00
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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)
  $110.00
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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, English, Japanese

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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Yoh Yoshinari, Yoshinari, Yoh, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Style, 2016, 8.3 inches, 11.75 inches, 312 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

312 pages of rough sketches by the artist that gave you FLCL, Gurren Lagann, and Kill la Kill - Yoh Yoshinari. This collection includes all of the hit...


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Yoh Yoshinari, Yoshinari, Yoh, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (top corner of pages are bent), Style, Tokyo, 2017, 1st, 8.3 inches, 11.75 inches, 170 pages, black & white with 2 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Yoh Yoshinari is the animation artist working at GAINIX and Trigger Studios that gave you FLCL, Gurren Lagann, and Kill la Kill. This second volume of...


Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket with Very Good+ obi band (mild shelf wear), Soft Bank Creative, 2012, 1st, 9784797367294, 4797367296, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 128 pages, Over 200 color and black and white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Over 200 color and black and white illustrations. Character profiles and concept designs, backgrounds, screen caps, illustrations, story boards, and more.

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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
  $35.00
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....


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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Near Fine in a Near Fine sleeve (light shelf wear), Nitroplus co., ltd., Japan, 2009, 4529790133126, 12.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 96 pages, Over 400 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This set includes two books that features the characters and the mecha robots. In the character book, it features character profiles and concept designs. In...

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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, mechanical...

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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
  $35.00
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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 is...

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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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Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise Fine), Japan, 2007, 1st, 9784758010801, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 216 pages, black & white with 8 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This book features the concept designs of the Patlabor Anime series. It includes character concept designs, mecha concept designs, screen caps from the...

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Near Fine (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise only light shelfwear, flat, tight, clean), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2006, 2nd, 8.75 inches, 11 inches, 244 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English Japanese

This is the beautiful full-color catalogue for the largest exhibition of Disney animation artwork in history. Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art,...

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The Eyes of Bayonetta
  $75.00
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Near Fine, Enterbrain, Japan, 2010, 978-4047266131, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 224 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A Japanese art book featuring designs for the video game: Characters, Angels, Demons, Weapons, Accessories, Environments.

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