Asian Imports

 
Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Very Fine books in a Very Good+ clothbound traycase (the front of the box has a short tear in the cloth, general mild shelfwear), Japan, DigiCube Publishing, 2002, 1st, 4-925075-89-6, 12.75 inches, 12.25 inches, 704 pages, over 700 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, Japanese

This is the original Japanese edition from 2002! This comprehensive collection features over 700 mammoth pages of paintings and sketches that Amano did...

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Heaven Departed
  $75.00
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Marshall Arisman, VG+, Arisman, Marshall, Tokyo Designer School, 1989, 1st, wraps, English, Japanese

A series of dark paintings musing on the Pandora's box of nuclear weapons.

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Imagine Prime: The Art of Imaginary Friends Studios
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Artgerm (Stanley Lau), et al., Artgerm (Stanley Lau), et al., Imaginary FS, 2008, 2nd Edition, 9789810585587, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

The first collection of artwork from Imaginary Friends Studios in Singapore.  246 pages of art divided into these categories: Comic Art, Card Art,...

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Roy Besser
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Very Good+, Roy Besser, Besser, Roy, 1990, 1st, 10 inches, 7 inches, 48 pages, 42 color illustrations, Softcover, embossed wraps, English, Japanese, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate Envelope

This is a Japanese gallery exhibition catalog from 1990 of the popular commercial illustrator's work. The majority of the pieces appear to be original works...

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Time Trick
  $25.00
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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Hong-Yao (Vincent) Chen, Chen, Hong-Yao (Vincent), Airman Studio, 2011, 1st, Softcover, French wraps, Chinese

From the publisher: Chen’s collection of science fiction short comics works, including sci-fi stories with various styles and genres. The common...

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Fish Wang, Fish Wang, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine/Very Fine, Woo Woo, Taiwan, 2015, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 148 pages, color, Softcover, wraps

148 pages of comics by Taiwanese comics artist Fish Wang. Five stories. The text is all in Chinese, so I don't know what is going on. But the art is very...

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The Art of Daxiong Collection
  $45.00
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Fine/Fine, Daxiong Guo, Guo, Daxiong, Flag Studios, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

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Gantz/Osaka 2
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Fine/Fine, Oku Hiroya (Hiroya Oku), Hiroya (Hiroya Oku), Oku, Shueisha, 2010, 9784087823547, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. The series is known for its graphic violence, sex, and action. The series has sold...

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Very Fine/Fine, with a Very Fine obi band, Mamoru Hosoda, Hosoda, Mamoru, Asukashinsha, 2009, 9784870319356, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 512, black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

Reproduces the complete storyboards for the anime feature by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children). Summer Wars is a 2009...

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James Jean, Jean, James, Very Fine/Very Fine, Tokyo, PIE International, 2015, 1st, 978-4756247131, 12 inches, 9 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Once I held this huge art book in my hands, I realized what a great value it was. From the publisher: Pareidolia is a long-awaited collection of the...

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Very Fine in Very Fine box, Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Superani, 2007, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 1000 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

 Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is the first of his three massive self-published sketchbooks that everyone has...

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Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Superani, 2013, 9788995973226, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English, Korean

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his newest self-published sketchbook, made up primarily of drawings and sketches....

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Vision: Kurtz & Friends
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Very Fine, Bob Kurtz, Kurtz, Bob, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1980, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 84 pages, Over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

"Special Issue on the Work of Kurtz & Friends." Kurtz commercial animation company created the ubiquitous Chevron Oil dinosaur spots of the seventies...

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Vision: Birney Lettick
  $175.00
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Birney Lettick, NF (light shelfwear), Lettick, Birney, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1987, 1st, wraps, English, Japanese

This "Birney Lettick Special Issue" is the most extensive collection of this movie poster illustrator and magazine cover artist's work. It includes over 200...

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Vision: Birney Lettick
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Birney Lettick, NF (mild shelfwear), Lettick, Birney, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1987, 1st, wraps, English, Japanese

This "Birney Lettick Special Issue" is the most extensive collection of this movie poster illustrator and magazine cover artist's work. It includes over...

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God (Japanese edition)
  $75.00
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VG+ (two bottom corners bumped otherwise Fine), Peter Max, Max, Peter, Hayakawa Shobo, 1970, 1st thus, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English, Japanese

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist Peter Max. With the words of Swami Sivananda, Himalayas. Text in English and Japanese.

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Hayao Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Hayao, Very Fine/Fine in Fine slipcase, Japan, Studio Ghibli, 2008, 8.75 inches, 6.5 inches, 554 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps

The original storyboards by Hayao Miyazaki. Over 2500 storyboard frames. Text in Japanese.

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Very Fine/Near Fine with Near Fine obi (a few light edge nicks), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Jodorowsky, Alejandro, Moebius (Jean Giraud), ShoPro Books, 2011, 9784796870832, Hardcover, boards, Japanese, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

The Japanese-language hardcover edition of The Incal: Classic Collection. With these extras only in the Japanese edition: an Introduction by Kosei Ono;...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Herve Morvan, Morvan, Herve, PIE, 2011, Softcover, wraps, English, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

From the publisher: A collection of Hervé Morvan—colorful, cute and adorable characters. Hervé Morvan (1917–1980) is a great...

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Very Fine in a Fine box, Range Murata, Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 2000, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

This is the half-size reprint of the full-size first edition published in 1997 (both long sold-out) of Range Murata's first professionally published...

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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase in a Fine box, Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 2003, 1st, custom binder, Japanese

Range Murata's second professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 2003. (It was reprinted in a revised,...

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Like A Balance Life
  $450.00
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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Near Fine box (mild crease to the top of the box lid), Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 1997, 1st, wraps, Japanese

Range Murata's first professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 1997. (It was reprinted in a half-size...

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Fine/Fine, Yoshitomo Nara, Nara, Yoshitomo, Little More, 2001, 1st, Softcover, color illustrations, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

The original Japanese edition published by Little More, July 2001. Cardstock stiff covers with rounded corners. Contains page after page of colour drawings,...

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Fine in near fine dust jacket, Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Hobby Japan, 1994, 2nd Edition, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese, English

"2 & 3 Dimensional Works: Original Demons & Monsters." 3D Works: sculptures, models, and design drawings for Phantom Core #1 and #2 as well as...

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Doesn't
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Near Fine (slightest rubbing to one corner otherwise Very Fine, tight, flat, clean), Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, WaniMagazine, 2003, 1st, 4898298885, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 154 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English, Fits in a Priority Flat Rate box

Original comics and newly painted sculptures and illustrations by Nirasawa.A collection of ten comic stories (1994-1997), color photographs of sculptures,...

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Niragram (Signed With A Drawing)
  $225.00
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Yasushi Nirasawa, A presentation copy inscribed and with a drawing by Nirasawa in silver ink to a famous American comic book creator., NF/NF with NF bellyband (light shelf wear, tight, flat), Nirasawa, Yasushi, Hobby Japan, 1998, 2nd, Japanese

An incredible association copy of Nirasawa's third art book. A presentation copy inscribed by Nirasawa in silver ink to a famous American comic book...

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Takeshi Obata, Obata, Takeshi, Very Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, Shueisha, Japan, 2006, 1st, 15 inches, 10.5 inches, 162 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

Despite the title, this is a collection of Death Note creator Takeshi's color artworks and illustrations. All the Death Note characters are included!...

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Osamu Tezuka Exhibition
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Tezuka Osamu, Osamu, Tezuka, Near Fine (light shelf wear), National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1990, 1st, 13.5 inches, 10 inches, 350 pages, black & white with 16 pages in color, hardcover, color wraps

A massive illustrated catalogue for a museum exhibition devoted to the work of Osamu Tezuka. Essays are in both Japanese and English.

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Very Fine in Very Fine pictorial box, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Kodansha, 2011, 1st, 11.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 204 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

Katsuhiro Otomo's second art collection, with work from 1990-2011. Divided into six sections: Illustration; Orbital Era; Batman the Third Mask;...

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Kaba: Otomo Katsuhiro Artwork
  $175.00
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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

Katsuhiro Otomo's first art collection, with work from 1971-1989. Comics, toy design, commercial illustration, and animation. Text in both English and...

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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

Katsuhiro Otomo's first art collection, with work from 1971-1989. Comics, toy design, commercial illustration, and animation. Text in both English and...

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Otomo Katsuhiro Anthology 1
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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Japan, 1990, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, 260 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, French wraps, Japanese

A collection of 14 Otomo short stories, from 1979-1981.

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

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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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 1994...

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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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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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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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Cannabis Works
  $32.00
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Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Tanaka, Tatsuyuki, Very Fine/Near Fine, Japan, Style, 2003, 7.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 144 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...

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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, English, Japanese

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, 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 (Very Fine)
  $100.00
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Very Fine in Fine slipcase (very tight, clean and unread), Katsuya Terada, Terada, Katsuya, 1999, 4063300838, 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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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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Edge: A Collection Of Paintings
  $95.00
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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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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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Very Fine, Wolf Smoke Animation Studio, Shanghai, 2015, 1st, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 54 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

A Limited Edition Underground art book, plus a set of six full-color postcards, for the upcoming full-length animated film, Kungfu Cooking Girls, produced...

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