Asian Imports

 
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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Masamune Shirow, Shirow, Masamune, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Kodansha, 2001, 2nd 2002, 9784063344417, 406334441X, 8.4 inches, 6.9 inches, 304 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

The original Japanese edition.

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Masamune Shirow, Shirow, Masamune, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (very light wear), Milwaukie, Dark Horse, 2003, 1st, 9784878922640, 11.3 inches, 8.5 inches, 116 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: Dark Horse Comics is proud to present the third volume of Shirow Masamune's best-selling art book series Intron...

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Tokyo Sweet Gwendoline
  $50.00
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Hajime Sorayama, Rockin' Jelly Bean, Katsuya Terada, Sorayama, Rockin' Jelly Bean, Katsuya Terada, Hajime, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Editions Treville, Tokyo, 20, 1st, 14.5 inches, 10.25 inches, 72 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

A large format book full of big, in your face artworks by Hajime Sorayama, Rockin' Jelly Bean and Katsuya Terada! Text in English and Japanese. From the...

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Sushio The Idol
  $45.00
Sushio (Toshio Ishizaki), Sushio (Toshio Ishizaki), Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Japan, Pie, 2019, 1st, 9784756249289, 10.2 inches, 8.5 inches, 306 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

The famous GAINAX/Studio Trigger artist's first art book!!! This book features Sushio's color illustrations, separated into three sections: Animation...


Atsushi Suwa: Paintings 1995-2005
  $125.00
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Atsushi Suwa, Suwa, Atsushi, Fine in Very Good dustjacket with Fine Obi band, Kyuryudo Art Publishing, Tokyo, 2005, 9784763005182, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 148 pages, Over 50 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards

Realist figure painter Atsushi Suwa's work is simply incredible. The first collection of Atsushi Suwa's paintings -- from 1995 - 2005. It includes over...

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Takamichi Art Works
  $75.00
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Takamichi, Takamichi, Fine in Fine dustjacket in Fine obi band, Japan, Movic, 2002, 1st, 9784896015683, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 128 pages, 78 full-page color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

The first book devoted to Takamichi, the cover artist of the manga Comic LO ("LO" stands for "lolita only"), with 78 cover pieces by Takamichi reproduced as...

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Space Ship EE
  $35.00
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Aya Takano, Takano, Aya, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Kaikai Kiki, 2002, 1st, 9784939148064, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 184 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

The first graphic novel by Aya Takano, a Japanese pop imagery artist who is part of the Superflat movement and a member of Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki...

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Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Tanaka, Tatsuyuki, Tiny bump to one corner otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Wataru Satano, Tokyo, 2016, 2nd, 7.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

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...


Katsuya Terada Real Size
  $50.00
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Katsuya Terada, Terada, Katsuya, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, PIE International, 2019, 1st, 978-4-7562-5187-9, 12 inches, 6.9 inches, 202 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

202 Pages (186 pages in color) Collection of amazing one-shot drawings using only a black marker by the "Doodle King" Katsuya Terada This is the...

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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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Osamu Tezuka, Tezuka, Osamu, Fine to Very Fine (new and unread), Dark Horse, Milwaukie, 2002-2004, 1st, 7 inches, 4.5 inches, 4800+ pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A complete set of first printings of the first American publication of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy! Complete in 23 volumes. Over 4,800 pages . From the...

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Toi8 Art Works
  $50.00
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Toi8, Toi8, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Japan, Media Factory, 2009, 1st, 9784840127356, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 104 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Toi8 (born October 8, 1976) is a Japanese artist who was most known for working on anime like .hack//The Movie and video games like Tokyo Mirage Sessions...

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Adam Warren, Warren, Adam, Very Fine, Milwaukie, Dark Horse Comics, 1996, 1st, 978-1569711729, 10 inches, 6.5 inches, 117 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

A beautiful first printing of this out of print graphic novel from 1996. From the publisher: The Dirty Pair have fought hard to maintain a reputation...

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Pupshaw And Pushpaw
  $75.00
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Jim Woodring, Woodring, Jim, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo, Presspop Gallery Publishing, 2004, 1st, 978-4990081294, 6 inches, 8.5 inches, 36 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Published by Presspop Gallery in Tokyo: "We have been producing carefully designed and sculpted art toys since the year 2000, working with craftsmen and...

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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, 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, 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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Kenji Yanobe, Yanobe, Kenji, Fine in Near Fine slipcase (very lightly rubbed), Seigensha, Kyoto, Japan, 2005, 1st, 11.7 inches, 8.9 inches, 160 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, stiff wraps

Catalog of the exhibition "Kenji Yanobe - Kindergarten" held at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan, from June 24-October 2, 2005. Text in English...

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Kenji Yanobe, Yanobe, Kenji, Fine in Near Fine slipcase (lightly rubbed) lacking CD, Seigensha, Kyoto, Japan, 2005, 1st, 11.7 inches, 8.9 inches, 160 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, stiff wraps

Catalog of the exhibition "Kenji Yanobe - Kindergarten" held at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan, from June 24-October 2, 2005. Text in English...

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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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Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Bandai, Japan, 1987, 4891893257, 11.625 inches, 8.25 inches, 160 pages, black & white with 62 pages in color, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

A portfolio of animation, toy, and illustration work by the Japanese studio Artmic. The projects include Megazone 23, Gall Force, Sony's Hit Bit, M.A.S.K.,...

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Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 9784756249661, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A beautiful collection of fantasy scenes from popular anime, manga and game creators Have you ever imagined living in the fantasy...

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Near Fine (light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Japan, Hobby Japan, 1993, 11.625 inches, 8.325 inches, 134 pages, numerous black & white illustrations with 86 pages in color, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

An amazing collection of Japanese scale models of (mostly female) characters from TV, animation, comics and games. Full-color, often full-page photographs...

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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket with Fine obi band, Kadokawa, Tokyo, 2014, 9784041022139, 11.6 inches, 8.3 inches, 152 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This book contains artwork created for Studio BONES' 2014 anime, Captain Earth. It features character profiles, mech designs, episode guides, screen caps,...

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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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Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 9784756249586, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A stunning collection of scenes and background illustrations from popular anime and manga creators The beauty of the scenes and...


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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Girls Illustration
  $30.00
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Very Fine, PIE International, Tokyo, 2019, 9784756251985, 10.1 inches, 7.3 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

From the publisher: A stunning collection of illustrations that are full of girlishness This is the ultimate art collection book for anyone who loves...

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Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild shelfwear with a touch of flairing to the lower front corner, otherwise flat and tight), Japan, 2011, 1st, 9784905033035, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 328 pages, black & white with 16 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

An entire book reproducing animation drawing sequences and effects drawing sequences. For the 2009 Japanese animated film Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not)...

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Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Compass, Japan, 1994, 4906407285, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 86 pages, black & white with 20 pages in color, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

An art book featuring animation art and character designs for the 1993 Japanese PC game Jewel BEM Hunter Lime. A 14-page color section presents cel art of...

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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 in Very Fine obi band, Studio Trigger, Japan, 2013, 1st, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 112 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, Japanese

Little Witch Academia Collector's Edition includes a Blu-ray of the 26-minute Anime Mirai short, a never-before-seen 66-minute making-of video, an original...

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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 (light shelfwear), DigiCube, Japan, 1999, 9784925075541, 11.625 inches, 8.5 inches, 304 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

A giant art book dedicated to Squaresoft's PlayStation 1999 role-playing game. It opens with a 24-page gallery of color character portraits, then dives into...


Steamboy Adventure Book
  $40.00
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Fine, Japan, Kodansha, 2004, 1st, 9784063645859, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, over 700 color and 40 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, Japanese

A complete story digest of Katsuhiro Otomo's animated feature Steamboy. Illustrated with lots of screen shots and design sketches. Frames, model sheets,...

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Tactics Ogre Art Works
  $75.00
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Tiny bump to each of the lower corners otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket with Very Fine obi band, Japan, Square Enix, 2011, 2nd, 9784757532182, 12 inches, 8.7 inches, 232 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A full color hardcover art book devoted to the video game series Tactics Ogre. Sections: Tarot images, character illustrations, class images, character...

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Near Fine (light shelf wear, very flat, tight, bright, clean), Movic, Japan, 2007, 4961524355686, 8.25 inches, 11.7 inches, 4 x 144 pages, 4 x 72 full-page black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

Gainax Studios' mecha anime television series Gurren Lagann. Four 144-page A4 size books each with 72 full-page black & white illustrations printed...

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Near Fine (mild wear to the ends of the spine, light shelfwear, flat, tight, clean), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2006, 2nd, 8.75 inches, 11 inches, 244 pages, 550 color illustrations, softcover, French wraps

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

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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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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Near Fine obi band, Japan, Shogakukan, 2003, 1st, 9784092902749, 8.3 inches, 6 inches, 390 pages, black & white with 34 pages in color, Softcover, wraps, English

A pristine copy. Out of print. This Is Animation - Visual Archive of Dora the Movie "Nobita and the Windmasters" 332 pages reproduce the entire...

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Ultrajump Megamix Vol. 1
  $20.00
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Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Japan, Shueisha, 2003, 1st, 9784087827804, 8.3 inches, 5.75 inches, 212 pages, black & white with 4 pages in color, Softcover, color wraps, Japanese

Featuring story and illustrated works by Oh! Great (Tenjho Tenge), Masahiko Nakahira, Takahal Matsumoto, Shirow Miwa, Sumihey, and Wang-Pac, and boasting a...

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