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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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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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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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 Steamboy, Katsuhiro Otomo's 2004 animated film, his second major anime release, following Akira.  Ten...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yasushi Nirasawa, A presentation copy inscribed and with a drawing by Nirasawa in silver ink to a famous American comic book creator., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with Near Fine 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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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, 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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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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Giovanni Segantini
  $150.00
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Fine/Fine, Giovanni Segnatini, Segantini, Giovanni, Shandong Fine Arts Publishing, 1999, 9787533013516, 7533013514, 14.25 inches, 10.75 inches, 118 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth, Chinese

A large format art book (10 x 14 inches) with over 150 color and black & white illustrations. Gatefolds. Short introduction. Chronology. All the text is...

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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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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...


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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (vellum dustjacket chipped, book is sharp, tight, flat), Tokyo, Hobby Japan, 1998, 1st, 978-4894251908, 12 inches, 8.75 inches, approx. 200 pages, over 200 color photographs, Hardcover, pictorial boards

From the Introduction: This is a collection of three dimensional modeling works by an illustrator and modeler, Yasushi Nirasawa, who continues creative...

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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/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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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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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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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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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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Range Murata, Murata, Range, Fine in a Fine slipcase, Wanimagazine, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 200 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A superbly printed collection of color illustrations by artist/illustrator Range Murata. Over half the book (120 pages) is devoted to full-page color...

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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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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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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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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
  $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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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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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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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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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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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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