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  • BookLiterature

    Tale of the Showa Emperor (part 1)

    From His Majesty the General in military command to carrying the entire weight of the government on his shoulders as Emperor—this is the story of the incredible man who lived through the Showa period.

    A Big Comics original magazine and bombshell serialization that’s hailed as a shock no matter the issue. In this eagerly anticipated first volume comes the story of the former Emperor’s youth, daringly interpreted and drawn in overwhelming style.

  • BookFood

    The Tale of JIRO

    The product of over two years spent researching the life of now-93-year-old, still-active man of his craft, Jiro Ono. From the summer 2016 Big Comics original series of Sushi Special Edition comes the much sought-after special volume—The Tale of JIRO.

  • BookLiterature

    Shiro’s Here

    “Memories of that cat started at the house my dad built with a loan in the suburbs...” The story of a family of four and their bond to Shiro, a cat taken in by the eldest son Wataru.
    Over time, the growing children, and the family itself, change little by little—a one-volume series of episodes that unfold with stinging realism.

  • BookLiterature

    Family Scramble

    A visit to the camping grounds with the family.
    What they meet
    is a man with a dubious air
    and a very strange lantern.
    Is any of this real? Or...
    Spun throughout the whole family:
    a tale of profound mystery.

  • BookLiterature

    Tale of the Bamboo Cutter: 90th Anniversary Series

    From a series of classical Japanese literature illustrated by veteran manga artists. Passed down from time immemorial, this is the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter—a story that every man, woman, and child of Japan knows—gorgeously reimagined by artist Riyoko Ikeda, most famously known for her 1970’s shōjo manga series The Rose of Versailles. This is an accessible introduction to the classic tale and a must-have for language learners.

  • BookLiterature

    Essays in Idleness: 90th Anniversary Series

    One of the three greatest zuihitsu (collection of creative essays, lists, episodes) in manga form. Although lured into seclusion, a Buddhist monk cannot relinquish his earthly existence. Here, his observations of life and the transience of being are illustrated with depth by veteran manga artist Hōsei Hasegawa. This is the perfect gift for literary enthusiasts and language learners alike!

  • BookTradition

    An Upside-Down History of Japan: The Three Masterminds of the Warring States (Comic edition)

    The long-awaited, best-selling comic—5 million copies sold!
    Featuring the three masterminds behind the warring states period (1467-1568) in Japan: Nobunaga, a daimyo of the war-torn country who aimed to take total control—Hideyoshi, a warlord set on surpassing the divine power of the Emperor—and Tokugawa Ieyasu, a man with a plan to turn the Emperor into a mere pawn of the Ming Dynasty.

  • BookArt

    STRIP! Portfolio 1996 – 2016

    After her 1989 debut as a manga artist, Moyoco Anno charmed and inspired readers with her affinity for realistic expression. This collection features everything from Anno’s debut through her latest works, as well as commissioned illustrations.

  • BookArt

    Jiro Taniguchi Collection

    “My Father’s Journal,” “A Distant Neighborhood,” “Solitary Gourmet”—this special collector’s edition features all of Taniguchi’s best creations, from works made in collaboration with Louis Vuitton and the Louvre, to visions not included in published volumes. Written in English, French, and Japanese.