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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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...


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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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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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, English, Japanese

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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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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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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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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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...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Heaven Departed
  $75.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...


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/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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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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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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Mary Blair Schedule Book 2010
  $40.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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