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New Japanese Distro Books!

This week, we’re traveling to Japan on our never ending journey to share amazing books with you. We’ve got some art collections from a couple of our favorite artists, an awesome retrospective look at an all time classic anime, and a reprint of a comic that hasn’t been seen since the early days of Nintendo Power Magazine. As always, some of these are new and some you may have missed, but they all deserve to be checked out. 

All of the books will be on sale on TODAY at 2pm (CT) via

The Art of Posuka Demizu - By Posuka Demizu and published by PIE International. Expected to Ship in March 2020. Ships Worldwide. $29.95

Posuka Demizu is a rising star among manga artists whose new title, The Promised Neverland, created with co-author Kaiu Shirai, is currently running in the popular manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. 

This first collection of Posuka’s work features outstanding art works from his career, along with new illustrations created especially for this edition. Readers will appreciate seeing Posuka's vibrant characters and compositions rendered in his characteristically precise style gathered together for the first time in a single volume.

Katsuya Terada Ten: 10 Year Retrospective - By Katsuya Terada and published by PIE International. Expected to Ship in March 2020. Ships Worldwide. $39.95

Katsuya Terada is one of Japan’s most sought-after illustrators, known as the character designer for the animated film BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE. He has done work for IRON MAN and HELLBOY as well. 

This book is a catalogue from his exhibition (held at Kyoto International Manga Museum, Japan / March 16 - June 30, 2013) celebrating his works in the recent decade. The book contains most of the works featured in the exhibition such as mangas, illustrations, as well as preliminary sketches, production drawings, that are around 600 pieces. It will be an ultimate book for Terada’s fans and also a great reference book for illustrators, manga artists. 

PLEASE NOTE: Mostly Japanese text, some English as supplementary. Contains some adult-themed material.

Katsuya Terada: Real Size - By Katsuya Terada and published by PIE International. Expected to Ship in March 2020. Ships Worldwide. $49.95

This is the definitive collection of Katsuya Terada’s black marker artworks, which have been displayed at his exhibitions both domestically and internationally, and of course including illustrations from his live drawing events. Containing over 150 illustrations, each work is displayed at 16% of the original to show the whole artwork, along with the original size (real size) showing part of the artwork but revealing the detail and sensitivity of Terada’s work. The variety and the scale of these works are overwhelming. One illustration was so huge it had to be put in a gate fold page in order to make sense of what the drawing might be showing. All the artworks were drawn with a black marker and in one shot without any rough drafts, an unbelievable fact that proves Terada’s exceptional talent. Detailed information for each illustration (artwork title, size, exhibition name, etc.) is listed at the back. The cover illustration was newly drawn for this book.

This book uses a binding called "Codex Binding" in which the book is sewed together enabling the page spreads to be opened flat enabling Katsuya Terada's work to be seen in a complete form.

PLEASE NOTE: Contains some adult-themed material.

DRAGON BALL: A Visual History - By Akira Toriyama and published by Viz Media. Expected to Ship in March. Ships Worldwide. $34.99

A comprehensive hardcover art book in a collector’s slipcase, showcasing the work of Akira Toriyama’s best-selling manga series, DRAGON BALL.

Featuring stunning full-color artwork, exclusive creator commentary and rarely seen sketches, DRAGON BALL: A Visual History is the definitive journey through the artwork of one of the most influential and popular manga series of all time, Akira Toriyama’s DRAGON BALL.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A Link to the Past - By Shotaro Ishinomori and published by Viz Media. Expected to Ship in March 2020. Ships Worldwide. $19.99

A full-color graphic novel by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori based on the classic video game THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A Link to the Past. This is an adaptation of the beloved, internationally bestselling video game originally released for Nintendo’s Super Entertainment System. This comic book version by Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider) was first serialized in Nintendo Power magazine and later collected into a graphic novel. Long out of print, this stunning, full-color graphic novel is now available once again!

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