Anime Encyclopedia Revised and Expanded Edition

Signed edition! The Anime Encyclopedia now available!

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 16, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, signed editions of The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy are now available from our web store.  Read More

Book Announcement: The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 19, 2015

We are proud to announce that next July we will be publishing The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, a huge (900+ pages) single-volume manga style work that covers the entire life of Japan’s most beloved artist/comics/animation visionary. Read More

Interview from Anime Central 2014 with Helen McCarthy, Co-author of "The Anime Encyclopedia"

Michael Palmer - Friday, October 16, 2015

I found this interview on youtube today of Helen McCarthy at Anime Central in 2014. For those of you who don't know Helen, she is a an author of many books on Anime and Manga including the infamous Anime Encyclopedia.  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."