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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Biten
  $100.00
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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear, flat tight, clean), Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1999, 1st, 978-4257035787, 11.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 176 pages, softcover, wraps

A collection of the artist's work from 1989 to 1999. Executed entirely in traditional media, nothing digital here. "Journey through Amano's imagination....

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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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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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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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Flash by Benjamin
  $150.00
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Benjamin, Benjamin, Fine, Paris, Xiao Pan, 2008, 12.6 inches, 9.6 inches, 160 pages, color, softcover, French wraps, French

This is the long out of print art book devoted to Chinese comic artist and illustrator Benjamin (artist-writer of Orange, Remember, and One Day). A large...

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Re-Child
  $85.00
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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in a cardboard box, Zeen Chin, Chin, Zeen, ArtPage, 2017, 9787504499639, 14 inches, 10 inches, 108 pages, color illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Re-Child is a huge 10 x 14 inch hard-cover art book showcasing the splendid fantasy art of Malaysian illustrator Zeen Chin. Zeen's artworks are painted...

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DaisukeRichard, DaisukeRichard, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, PIE International, Tokyo, 2019, 9784756251046, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

From the publisher: The world of expressionless girls on the verge of adulthood living in rooms where reality and fantasy blend Daisuke Richard is a...

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Daisukerichard, Daisukerichard, Very Fine, Pie International, Tokyo, 2021, 9784756254733, 9.4 inches, 6.5 inches, 160 pages, over 140 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

From the publisher: In the dead of night comes a long-awaited new book. DaisukeRichard's first comic art collection book KIKANETSU went viral not just...

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Delicatessen, Akiko Kawamura, Nico, Toko Ohmori, Tatsuya Oka, Hiroyuki Takeno, Kayano Wada, et al, Delicatessen, Akiko Kawamura, Nico, Toko Ohmori, Tatsuya Oka, Hiroyuki Takeno, Kayano Wada, et al, Very Fine, Modena, Italy, HappyBooks, 2005, 2nd, 9788886416597, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

This is Delicatessen's second collection of cutting-edge Japanese fashion illustration. Eighteen artists with widely-divergent styles are represented by...

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The Art of Posuka Demizu
  $30.00
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Posuka Demizu, Demizu, Posuka, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2017, 9784756248763, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The long-awaited debut collection of illustrations by Posuka Demizu, the up-and-coming manga artist Posuka Demizu is a rising star...

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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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Namio Harukawa, Harukawa, Namio, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket and Very Fine obi band, Tokyo, Pan Exotica / Editions Treville, 2021, 1st, 9784309922225, 8.4 inches, 6 inches, 336 pages, over 330 illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

"Osaka artist Namio Harukawa is known for drawings of dominant women sitting on the faces of weak and submissive men. The women are generously proportioned...

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Namio Harukawa, Harukawa, Namio, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket and Very Fine obi band, Tokyo, Pan Exotica / Editions Treville, 2021, 1st revised, 9784309922225, 8.4 inches, 6 inches, 336 pages, approx. 300 full-page illustrations, Softcover, wraps

"Osaka artist Namio Harukawa is known for drawings of dominant women sitting on the faces of weak and submissive men. The women are generously proportioned...

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Gantz/Osaka 2
  $20.00
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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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James Jean, Jean, James, Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, 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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Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Near Fine (light wear, very clean, bright, tight), Korea, 2004, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 116 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards

This is the rare & out-of-print Korean art book "Oxide 2 Carta Numinous" by Kim Hyung-Tae. The art in this book is all for the video game Magna Carta...

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Oxide 2X
  $90.00
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Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Enterbrain, 2005, 9784757720954, 4757720955, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 176 pages, color, hardcover, boards, English Japanese

This is a Japanese book on the Korean artist Kim Hyung-Tae. This book includes art for the video games Magnacarta, Magnacarta, the Phantom of Avalanche, The...

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Miss Jisu Original Drawing
  $300.00
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Jisu Kim, Signed and dated by the artist, Fine, Kim, Jisu, 2019, 12 inches, 9 inches, English

A wonderfully detailed drawing rendered in Ink, White Marker, and Ink Wash on heavy drawing paper. Jisu Kim majored in Comic Art and since 2012 has been...

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

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 been...


Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine box in silver foil bag, Seoul, Superani, 2011, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, 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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Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Superani, Seoul, 2013, 9788995973226, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, 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, Seoul, Superani, 2016, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 448 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean

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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Jung-Gi Kim, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Seoul, Superani, 2018, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 314 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean

This latest Kim Jung Gi sketchbook, collecting works since his 2016 collection of sketches, is one of his best, with a variety of detailed drawings and...

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Jung-Gi Kim, Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box in silver foil bag, Seoul, Superani, 2022, 1st, 978-2-38289-045-5, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 480 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean

Kim Jung Gi's latest sketchbook filled with masterful drawings created between 2018 and 2022. Extremely surreal. From the publisher: Originally...

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Omphalos
  $120.00
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Kim Jung-Gi , Kim, Jung-Gi, Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Seoul, Superani, 2015, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 336 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette, Korean

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

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Grow: The Art of Koyamori
  $30.00
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Koyamori, Koyamori, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 978-4-7562-5121-3, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This is the first art collection by the young Canadian artist/illustrator Koyamori (also known as Maruti_Bitamin). Over the past 5...

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Vision: Kurtz & Friends
  $20.00
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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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The Art of The Wonderland
  $30.00
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Illya Kushinov, Kushinov, Illya, Very Fine, PIE International, Tokyo, 2020, 9784756251978, 10.1 inches, 7.4 inches, 220 pages, color illustrations throughout, Hardcover

"The Wonderland" is a Japanese anime film based on a novel written in 1981. Directed by Keiichi Hara, the award-winning director who is most notable for...

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Ilya Kuvshinov, Kuvshinov, Ilya, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2019, 9784756252357, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This second book from Ilya Kuvshinov collects over 300 new artworks. -From the publisher: Ghost in the Shell was Ilya Kuvshinov's first encounter with...

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Ilya Kuvshinov, Kuvshinov, Ilya, Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2017, 9784756248756, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The first collection of works by the Japan-based Russian illustrator, Ilya Kuvshinov Ilya Kuvshinov is a Russian illustrator with...

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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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Sentinel II
  $295.00
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...


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

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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Polaris: The Art of Meyoco
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Meyoco, Meyoco, Very Fine, PIE International, Tokyo, 2021, 9784756253774, 7.7 inches, 7.4 inches, 192 pages, over 240 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

From the publisher: Welcome to the dreamlike pastel-colored world created by Meyoco. Discover all with Polaris, her first commercial work collection....

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Haruhiko Mikimoto, Mikimoto, Haruhiko, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo, Pie International, 2020, 1st, 9784756253132, 11.7 inches, 8.3 inches, 208 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: The ultimate illustration collection of Haruhiko Mikimoto, one of the greatest character designers in Japanese animation, now...

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Koji Morimoto, Morimoto, Koji, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Naomichi Doi, Tokyo, 2004, 2nd 2009, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 264 pages, color, softcover, wraps

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

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Moshino's Works for Girl Studio
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Katsura Moshino, Moshino, Katsura, Fine, Tokyo, E.T. Co. Ltd., 1998, 2nd, 9784309902807, 11.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps

With a strong reference to early 1960s Afro-American soul illustration, Moshino crashes into the twenty-first century with his challenging and brilliant...

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Takashi Murakami, Murakami, Takashi, Near Fine (mild wear to the covers, very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo, Kaikaikiki Co., 2001, 1st, 9784939148033, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 168 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps

The catalog for the 2001 Takashi Murakami exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Profusely illustrated. Texts by Takashi Murakami, Yusuke...

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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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Range Murata, Murata, Range, Very Fine in Very Fine folder, PSE, Japan, 2001, 1st, 7.25 inches, 5 inches, color

10 exclusive glossy color postcards in a folder.

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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Near Fine (small bump to the lower front corner, lower rear corner slightly pushed inward, otherwise sharp, very flat, tight, clean), 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, Very Good+ (small chip to the head of the spine, moderate rubbing to the covers, interior Fine, sharp and unread), 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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Salmon
  $30.00
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JaeKwang Park, Park, JaeKwang, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Seoul, Superani, 2015, 12.2 inches, 9.25 inches, 40 pages, black & white with 2 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, Korean

This book includes the 22-page comic story and 14 pages of the original pencil pages. Salmon is a graphic novel by award-winning comic artist JaeKwang...

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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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