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Akira, Vol. 1
Katsuhiro Otomo

Kodansha Comics, 2009

Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming ...


Wild Magic: The Immortals: Book 1 (The Immortals)
Tamora Pierce

Full Cast Audio, 2008

The first volume of the Immortals quartet tells the adventures of Daine, a young girl on the edge of discovering her own magic--as well as her powerful and strange connection to the animal world.    


Photographer's Survival Manual: A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age (Lark Photography Book)
Edward C. Greenberg, Jack Reznicki

Pixiq, 2010

Now more than ever, anyone who wants to make money with a digital camera needs this authoritative and approachable guide. Written by the president of the Professional Photographers of America, and a leading New York copyright attorney, it provides photographers and visual artists with the most authoritative legal advice available. Everything is covered, from contracts, subcontracts, releases, and permissions to the copyright laws and all the ...


Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

Kodansha USA, 1996

This engaging series of childhood recollections tells about an ideal school in Tokyo during World War II that combined learning with fun, freedom, and love. This unusual school had old railroad cars for classrooms, and it was run by an extraordinary man-its founder and headmaster, Sosaku Kobayashi-who was a firm believer in freedom of expression and activity. In real life, the Totto-chan of the book has become one of Japan's most popular ...


Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1
Chieko Kano, Hiroko Takenaka, ...

Bonjinsha, 1990

Basic Kanji Book Volume 1 This volume covers about 250 kanji and the second volume completes the 500 in the Basic series. These books are really textbooks just for learning kanji. Each lesson covers about 10 characters and begins with a section called "About the kanji" which gives interesting background on the kanji you are about to learn. Next comes writing and reading lessons for each kanji. Lastly, there is a longer reading section followed ...


Miyoko Ihara: Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat (Japanese Edition)
Miyoko Ihara

Little More, 2011

Miyoko Ihara graduated from the Nippon Photography Institute in 2002. Around that time, she began photographing her grandmother, Misao, in order to document her life. One day, Iharas grandmother found an odd-eyed kitten in the shed. She named the cat Fukumaru, and since then the two have been inseparable. This touching and beautiful photo book captures the everyday life of elderly Misao and her steadfast feline companion, following them as ...


ART OF MODERN ROCK: THE POSTER EXPLOSION (Chronicle books) (2005) ISBN: 4887451288 [Japanese Import]

TOKYO FM publication, 0010

ISBN: 4887451288 [Japanese Import]


Poster Art of the Disney Parks (A Disney Parks Souvenir Book)
Daniel Handke, Vanessa Hunt

Disney Editions, 2012

Anyone who has ever walked through the gates at a Disney Park knows that there is a magical experience waiting to be had on the other side. All of the telltale signs are there: the sound of joyful music pipes across the promenade; the smells of popcorn and cookies waft through the air; and the colorful attraction posters depict all the wonderful rides and shows created for Guests by the Imagineers. Poster Art of the Disney Parks is a tribute ...


Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil
Bill Zarchy

Roving Camera Press, 2013

Publication Date 11/20/2013 Part armchair travel book, part personal memoir, Bill Zarchy's Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil takes readers inside the international adventures of working film crews making a living in the fascinating, unpredictable, sometimes dark, often comical world of the film and video business. Showdown features 18 tales (from Japan, India, China, Uganda, the Philippines, New Zealand, ...


Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and Friends in the Golden ...
August Ragone

Chronicle Books, 2014

Now in paperback! Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who's thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla , Ultraman , and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography surveys his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, ...


I Could Never Be So Lucky Again: An Autobiography of James H. ""Jimmy"" Doolittle with Carroll V. Glines
Carroll V. Glines

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1994

Pilot, scholar, daredevil, general . . . James ""Jimmy"" Doolittle was one of America's greatest heroes. In a life filled with adventure and achievement, Doolittle did it all. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. During World War II, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid ...


Shaman King, Vol. 1: A Shaman in Tokyo
Hiroyuki Takei

VIZ Media LLC, 2003

From award-winning Hiroyuki Takei, Shaman King was produced as a hit anime in 2001. When he takes a shortcut through a cemetery, Manta Oyamada meets a strange kid with headphones — surrounded by ghosts. The kid is the teenage shaman Yoh Asakura. Tapping the supernatural swordfighting powers of samurai ghost Admidamaru, Yoh fights Bokuto no Ryu, a sword-wielding gang member. But an even more dangerous opponent is stalking Yoh and Manta — a ...


Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics
Todd Debreceni

Focal Press, 2008

In the world of film and theatre, character transformation takes a lot of work, skill, and creativity. Dedicated solely to SFX, this book will show you tips and techniques from a seasoned SFX makeup artist with years of film, TV, and theatrical experience. Not only will this book take you through the many genres that need a special effects makeup artist, like horror, fantasy, and sci-fi, but it will also tell you about the tools you will need, ...


The Complete Book of Five Rings
Miyamoto Musashi

Shambhala, 2010

The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi’s classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi. These include “The Mirror of the Way of Strategy,” which Musashi wrote ...


Fire Emblem Awakening Kakusei Model Sheets Knights of Iris Art Book Japan Import


This book features the complete illustrations from the video game series Fire Emblem. It includes illustrations, character profiles and concept designs, weapons, tons of sketch works, story boards, character cards illustrations, scenario archives, and more. A really good book for all of the Fire Emblem fans out there who love their characters designs. 318 pages. Japanese text. Colored. Softcover. Published & Bind in Japan.


Persona 4 P4 Official Design Work Artbook
Enterbrain, 2008


Megatokyo, Vol. 1
Fred Gallagher, Rodney Caston

I.C. Entertainment, 2003



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