Asian Imports

 
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, 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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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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Ultrajump Megamix Vol. 1
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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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Gary Baseman, Rockin Jelly Bean, Tim Biskup, Coop, Mark Ryden, Baseman, Rockin Jelly Bean, Tim Biskup, Coop, Mark Ryden, Gary, Very Fine, Shibuya, Japan, Presspop, 2002, 1st, 9781151009357, 6 inches, 4 inches, color

Hello from Los Angeles is a set of five postcards--one each by Gary Baseman, Rockin Jelly Bean, Tim Biskup, Coop, Mark Ryden--commemorating an appearance by...

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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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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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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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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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Oh! Great, Hiroshi Kaieda, Great, Hiroshi Kaieda, Oh!, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (very light bump to lower corner otherwise Fine), Japan, Bijutsu, 2006, 1st, 9784568502992, 11.8 inches, 8.3 inches, 56 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

This Comickers series highlights the technique of a single artist and provides step by step demonstrations of the featured artists' process of coloring...

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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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Grow: The Art of Koyamori
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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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The Art of Posuka Demizu
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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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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...


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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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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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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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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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, 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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Space Ship EE
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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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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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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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Mary Blair Schedule Book 2010
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Mary Blair, Blair, Mary, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo, 2010, 7.625 inches, 5.875 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

Published for the Mary Blair museum exhibition in Tokyo in 2010. This full-color, hardbound day planner is illustrated throughout with Mary Blair's concept...

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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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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...


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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...


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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Steamboy Adventure Book
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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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The Art of Daxiong Collection
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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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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...


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 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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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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Katsuya Terada Real Size
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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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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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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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Tokyo Sweet Gwendoline
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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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Takashi Murakami, Murakami, Takashi, Near Fine (upper tip of the cover and first few pages bent, otherwise Fine, very flat, tight, clean)), Tokyo, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, 2008, 1st, 9784939148262, 10.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 88 pages, over 80 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

A retrospective catalog of 82 prints by Murakami produced by Kaikai Kiki Gallery. Text in both English and Japanese. From the publisher: Discover a...

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Chameleon
  $60.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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The Eyes of Bayonetta
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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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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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