Anime Encyclopedia Revised and Expanded Edition

Video: Gilles Poitras on "Anime and Manga in Japan From 1960 to Today"

Michael Palmer - Friday, February 12, 2016

Check out this recent talk with our Anime Companion author on "Anime and Manga in Japan From 1960 to Today" that he gave at the San Francisco Public Library on February 9th, 2016.  Read More


Kyoto giveaway winner announcement!

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We are so happy to announce the winner of our Kyoto book and DVD giveaway that we did with RocketNews24Read More


Book Giveaway: Forget Valentines Day, Stay Indoors with Anime

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

We are holding a really neat Valentine's Day anime book giveaway with our friends over at Japan Realm. Check out the details below to find out how to enter. It's super easy!!!! :) Read More



The Anime Encyclopedia

by Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy

Updated and expanded! 1,000,000+ words on films, artists, studios, themes, and Japan's animation culture, with key data and advisories.

Being Japanese American

by Gil Asakawa

A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.

Here Comes The Sun

by Leza Lowitz

At 44, a Berkeley-raised American woman teaching yoga in Japan seeks to adopt—a story of triumphant love for families everywhere.

Silver Spoon

by Kansuke Naka

Perhaps the most admired childhood memoir ever written in Japan, The Silver Spoon is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence.

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

by Qin Xue Herzberg, Larry Herzberg

Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!

Sake Confidential

by John Gauntner

An American sake expert takes you to a whole new level of insider knowledge and expertise.


I Wait For The Moon

by Momoko Kuroda, Abigail Friedman (translator)

Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman.

Japan Style Sheet

by Society of Writers Editors and Translators Tokyo

The "Japanese Chicago Manual."


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