Asian Imports

 
Vision: Kurtz & Friends
  $20.00
In stock
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...

+

Gantz/Osaka 2
  $20.00
In stock
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...

+

Ultrajump Megamix Vol. 1
  $20.00
In stock
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...

+

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...

+

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...

+

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....

+

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...

+

Salmon
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

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...

+

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...

+

Grow: The Art of Koyamori
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

The Art of Posuka Demizu
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

Girls Illustration
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

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...

+

Moshino's Works for Girl Studio
  $30.00
In stock
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...

+

Tanaka, Tanaka, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Pie International, Tokyo, 2021, 9784756253941, 9.4 inches, 6.5 inches, 144 pages, 170 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Tanaka's passion for fashion is shown in every wonderfully detailed illustration, including pieces on innerwear garments to the right accompanying accessory...

+

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...

+

Kitty Goods Collection Vol. 5
  $35.00
In stock
Fine, 1999, 1st, wraps, Japanese

An exhaustive pictorial collection of Hello Kitty products from 1999. Text in Japanese.

+

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....

+

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...

+

Touch
  $35.00
In stock
Zipcy (Yang Se Eun), Zipcy (Yang Se Eun), Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Arte, Seoul, 2019, 9788950978167, 8 inches, 7.75 inches, 212 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, Korean

From the publisher: Light touches, dreamy gazes and longing sighs... That's what you'll find in these intimate illustrations by Korean illustrator Zipcy....

+

Mary Blair Schedule Book 2010
  $40.00
In stock
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...

+

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 in a Fine dustjacket, PIE International, Japan, 2019, 9784756251497, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This third book in the background illustration series takes us on a sentimental journey through the scenes of our most cherished...

+

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...

+

Steamboy Adventure Book
  $40.00
In stock
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,...

+

Tae Young Choi, Choi, Tae Young, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the artist, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light bump to the lower tips, otherwise Fine), Chicago, 2008, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 68 pages, over 120 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This sketchbook from Tae Young Choi features a full color mix of his art. This selection features sci-fi landscapes, character design, gaming and horror art.

+

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Pie International, 2021, 1st, 9784756253408, 10.1 inches, 7.4 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

GUWEIZ , PainDude , baichuan , Ahrong , inplick , Sainker , sunwuli , GHARLIERA , Ming , and more! From Pie International comes the hottest...

+

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Pie International, 2021, 1st, 9784756253927, 9.9 inches, 10.3 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

The latest in Pie International’s outstanding series of surveys focusing on artists specializing in background and environment art. Mysterious Scenes...

+

The Art of Daxiong Collection
  $45.00
In stock
Fine/Fine, Daxiong Guo, Guo, Daxiong, Flag Studios, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

+

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...

+

Sushio The Idol
  $45.00
In stock
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...

+

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.,...

+

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.

+

Katsuya Terada Real Size
  $50.00
In stock
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...

+

Toi8 Art Works
  $50.00
In stock
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...

+

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...

+

Tokyo Sweet Gwendoline
  $50.00
In stock
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...

+

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...

+

Oxide 2X
  $70.00
In stock
Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket in Near Fine obi band, Tokyo, Enterbrain, 2005, 2nd, 9784757720954, 4757720955, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 176 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, boards

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...

+

God (Japanese edition)
  $75.00
In stock
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.

+

Heaven Departed
  $75.00
In stock
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.

+

Fushigi Circus
  $75.00
In stock
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...

+

The Eyes of Bayonetta
  $75.00
In stock
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.

+

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...

+

Pupshaw And Pushpaw
  $75.00
In stock
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...

+

Takamichi Art Works
  $75.00
In stock
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...

+