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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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo, 1989, 2nd, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 126 pages, 134 illustrations, including 98 color plates, softcover, wraps, English

With a full page original ink drawing signed and dated 89 by the artist on the front free endpaper. From 1989, this collection of works in acrylic,...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1984, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 106 pages, 63 color and 47 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

With a full page original ink drawing signed by the artist on blank backside of the first page. From 1984, Amano's first collection. Works in acrylic,...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Very Fine, Ten Production, Japan, 1990, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 24 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Mono 3 is a collection of ink drawings by Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. 23 black and white illustrations on color...

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

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

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Gary Baseman, Baseman, Gary, Inscribed and dated 2007 by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Taipei, 2005, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.1 inches, 80 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

With a wonderful full-page, 8x10 drawing in Sharpie signed by the artist and dated 2007. A special edition of the Taiwanese design & lifestyle...

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Roy Besser
  $30.00
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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

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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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

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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

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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Zero: Art of Zero
  $28.00
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Lee Young Hoon, Ehoto, Rainman Page, Kim Jin Hoon, Hoon, Ehoto, Rainman Page, Kim Jin Hoon, Lee Young, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket as issued in original shrinkwrap, AWBooks, Seoul, 2016, 9791187328001, 12 inches, 9 inches, 224 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Amazing concept art including character, vehicle and weapon designs, background paintings, and storyboards. These four concept artists Ehoto, Rainman, Lee...

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Huang-Jia Wei, Huang-Jia Wei, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket with bellyband as issued in original shrinkwrap, AWBooks, Seoul, 2013, 9788996755135, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 304 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

This two book set collects works by Chinese comic artist Huang Jia Wei from the years 2009-2013. During this time, Huang Jia Wei illustrated his first...

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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, 2011, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English, Korean

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his massive self-published sketchbook that everyone has been talking about. You...

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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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Jung-Gi Kim, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Superani, Seoul, 2016, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 448 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette

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

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Shinji Kimura, Kimura, Shinji, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket in Near Fine obi band (mild shelfwear), Japan, Beyond C., 2006, 7.4 inches, 10.4 inches, 208+296 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, Japanese

Tekkon Kinkreet is a 2006 feature-length Japanese anime film adapted from "Black and White". Art director of the movie is Shinji Kimura. This book is a...

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Hiyoko Voice
  $35.00
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Hiyoko Kobayashi, Kobayashi, Hiyoko, Very Fine/Very Fine, Kodansha, Tokyo, 2000, 978-4063351101, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 118 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Japanese good girl art of the highest order. Color illustrations and comics featuring luscious, beautiful girls with big eyes. "Hiyoko Kobayashi is known...

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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, English, Japanese

"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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Kusanagi #1
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Kusanagi, Kusanagi, Fine/Fine, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, Kyoto, 2006, 978-4838103713, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 120 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A collection of the original paintings and designs by the background art design company, Kusunagi: animation backgrounds for feature films, television, and...

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Kusanagi #2
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Kusanagi, Kusanagi, Fine/Fine, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, Kyoto, 2007, 978-4838103812, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A collection of the original paintings and designs by the background art design company, Kusunagi: animation backgrounds for feature films, television,...

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Kusanagi #3
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Kusanagi, Kusanagi, Fine/Fine, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, Kyoto, 2008, 978-4838103898, 10.7 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A collection of the original paintings and designs by the background art design company, Kusunagi: animation backgrounds for video games.

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Vision: Birney Lettick
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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, Japanese, English

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, Japanese, English

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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Sentinel II
  $295.00
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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo, Kodansha, 1987, 1st, 4062034522, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 116 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English Japanese

An incredible copy of this slightly revised and updated reprinting of the original Sentinel - the very first retrospective of this visionary designer and...

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Near Fine/Near Fine, Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Oblagon, 2001, 1st thus, 4048533886, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

This precursor to the recent Sentury II (2011) covers Mead's career up through 2001 in these six areas: industrial design, entertainment design, motion...

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Kazutaka Miyatake, Miyatake, Kazutaka, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's name lined out in black marker on the top edge otherwise Fine), Japan, Movic, 2005, 1st, 9784896016291, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 114 pages, over 500 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

This art book collects Kazutaka Miyatake's design files from Macross and Orguss. Includes finished designs and diagrams as well as sketches. A great...

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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

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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Koji Morimoto, Morimoto, Koji, Fine in Fine dustjacket in Fine obi band, Naomichi Doi, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 264 pages, color, softcover, wraps

Koji Morimoto is a Japanese animator, designer & director. This is a phonebook-sized collection of artwork. Concludes with a Curriculum Vitae and a...

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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

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, 11.75 inches, 8.4 inches, 144 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Dutch

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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Chameleon
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Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Very Fine/Near Fine (slightest rubbing to dustjacket otherwise Very Fine, tight, flat, clean), Tokyo, Graphic-Sha, 2000, 1st, 978-4766111415, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

The book contains page after page of color illustrations of female human/creature character designs along with his annotations including the amount of time...

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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, English, Japanese

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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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 comic book creator Mike...

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Atsushi Nishigori, Nishigori, Atsushi, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket with Very Fine obi band, Tokyo, 2015, 2nd, 978-4758014250, 10 inches, 9.25 inches, 248 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

A great collection of animation artwork by Atsushi Nishigori for Gainax and Trigger: "Idol Master", "Gurren Lagann", "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt",...

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Kazuo Oga, Oga, Kazuo, Near Fine (mild shelf wear, interior tight, sharp, clean), Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007, 8.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 268 pages, over 600 color illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English Japanese

Kazuo Oga is the background painter of My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and...

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Noriyoshi Ohrai: Illustration
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Noriyoshi Ohrai, Ohrai, Noriyoshi, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild shelfwear), Japan, 1980, 1st, 9784194021164, 4194021169, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese


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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Fine in Near Fine printed plastic sleeve, Tokyo, Kodansha, 1989, 1st, 063050041, 11.5 inches, 11.25 inches, 178 pages, Over 200 color and black and white illustrations, 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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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Near Fine (very light bump to lower front corner otherwise Very Fine), Tokyo, Kodansha, 1989, 1st, 063050041, 11.5 inches, 11.25 inches, 178 pages, Over 200 color and black and white illustrations, 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...

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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, 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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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
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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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