Welcome to AkaTako - your USA based source (with a small outpost in Europe) for underground and hard to find Japanese art: signed art books, limited edition prints and posters, licensed enamel pins and t-shirts, artist produced postcards and mini books, original drawings and paintings, and lots more. We ship worldwide!
Not sure where to start? Check out the more popular artists and items just below. A bit further down the page is a news feed of everything going on with AkaTako.
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THE LATEST NEWS

May 20, 2022

The third book in the magical collaboration of three Japanese erotic artists DOMINATRIX HEAVEN takes us to a rewarding afterlife ruled by women. Hajime Sorayama, Rockin' Jelly Bean, and Katsuya Terada each contribute again to 72 pages + short artist statements (JP/EN). These books are hand SIGNED by ALL THREE artists!!! Now available for pre-order, please check the individual item pages to see estimated arrival dates. There's also a couple pieces of the new exhibition t-shirt.

Dominatrix Heaven SIGNED PRE-ORDER Dominatrix Heaven Exhibition t-shirt PRE-ORDER

Also available again, the two earlier books Tokyo Sweet Gwendoline (2018) and Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Kill! (2014). Both arriving in a couple weeks, check each book's page for dates. Both of these books also SIGNED by ALL THREE ARTISTS!

Tokyo Sweet Gwendoline SIGNED Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Kill! SIGNED

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May 18, 2022

A few of the vintage, dead stock, Hajime Sorayama prints from the 1990's have been restocked! They have now arrived to USA shipping location (worldwide shipping available). Details of the print editions have been added and the pre-orders will ship in a day or two. Prints are all hand SIGNED and NUMBERED by Sorayama himself! Each measures approximately 17.125" x 24" (43.5 x 61cm).

Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 62 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 65 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 66 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 67
Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 69 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 71 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 73 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 74
Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 80 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 81 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 82 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 84

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May 16, 2022

Just added for pre-order, licensed Suehiro Maruo enamel pins from his popular manga "DDT" and "The Laughing Vampire". Both of these pins are AkaTako exclusives! Double post backs with raised stamp "©Suehiro Maruo" on the reverse. Reflective silver nickel finish with black hard enamel, max 1.5" (38mm), custom backing cards as shown. USA should receive by My 20 and EU should receive by May 27. Actual photos will be added after arrival.

Suehiro Maruo Enamel Pin DDT Suehiro Maruo Enamel Pin Laughing Vampire

Please click the images or links above to pre-order!


May 9, 2022

Just added back in stock, a bunch of rare, out of print, hard to find manga and art books! A lot of Suehiro Maruo, a couple Shintaro Kago, and a few others for good measure. Please read the condition details for each item - many of these are used and no longer in super-perfect condition.

Suehiro Maruo 28 Scenes of Murder
Suehiro Maruo
28 Scenes of Murder
Suehiro Maruo Maruograph I 1st Edition
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph I 1st ed.
Suehiro Maruo Maruograph II 1st Edition
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph II 1st ed.
Suehiro Maruo Laughing Vampire
Suehiro Maruo
Laughing Vampire 1
Suehiro Maruo Laughing Vampire 2
Suehiro Maruo
Laughing Vampire 2
Suehiro Maruo Maruojigoku I
Suehiro Maruo
Maruojigoku I
http://www.akatako.net/japanese-art/suehiro-maruo-paranoia-star
Suehiro Maruo
Paranoia Star
Suehiro Maruo Rampo Panorama
Suehiro Maruo
Rampo Panorama
Shintaro Kago Antlion vs BaraBara Girl
Shintaro Kago
Antlion vs Barabara Girl
Shintaro Kago Eccentric People Magazine
Shintaro Kago
Eccentric People Magazine
Amano Katan Katan Doll
Amano Katan
Katan Doll
Asaji Muroi Sad Dog Lullaby
Asaji Muroi
Sad Dog Lullaby
Hajime Sorayama Sexy Robot
Hajime Sorayama
Sexy Robot
Junko Mizuno Hell Babies 1st Edition
Junko Mizuno
Hell Babies 1st ed.
Unicorns in the Box Print Set
Unicorns in the Box
Print Set

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Apr 25, 2022

Just added for pre-order, Atsuko Goto's first ever art book "Genzo Kitan"! Published by Geijutsu Shinbunsha. This softcover book is 144 pages and will be hand SIGNED by the artist! Additional photos and exact details will be added after arrival. USA should receive around May 4th and Europe will receive around May 13th [EU still waiting for arrival. Hopefully by June 2!].

Atsuko Goto Genzo Kitan SIGNED

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Apr 20, 2022

Just arrived, Shintaro Kago's Artbook printed by The Mansion Press. A lovely hardcover book with about 150 pages, this book is printed in the EU and is the recently released second edition of the permanently sold out 1st edition (which was a larger size).

Shintaro Kago Artbook (2nd edition) Shintaro Kago Artbook (2nd edition)

Book will not be sold at EU location because you can just buy it directly from the publisher if you are in the EU. ;)


Apr 1, 2022

Very pleased to have a few copies of Suehiro Maruo's very special 40th anniversary Maruograph DX Grandioso Ultimate book. This massive book is 744 pages long! Almost 2" thick!! The cardboard slipcase has a maximum level of silver foil printing. The book itself is black on black on black - black page edges, black covers, black on black printing on the spine, black end pages. Each book is hand signed and numbered on a metallic gold title page. Only 300 pieces of this edition were produced. Truly the ultimate collector item!

Suehiro Maruo Maruograph 40th Anniv. DX Grandioso Ultimate
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph 40th Anniv. DX Grandioso Ultimate
giant softcover book in cardboard sleeve
Suehiro Maruo Maruograph 40th Anniv. DX Grandioso Ultimate
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph 40th Anniv. DX Grandioso Ultimate
signed and numbered!

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Mar 8, 2022

Just added, two brand new licensed Suehiro Maruo t-shirts! MIDORI-CHAN t-shirt is a navy print on a white shirt. ROTTEN NIGHT t-shirt is a white print on a black shirt. Both are hand silk screen printed in Japan, 100% cotton t-shirts in a wide range of sizes (small through xxx-large).

Suehiro Maruo Midori-chan tshirt
Suehiro Maruo
Midori-chan t-shirt
Suehiro Maruo t-shirt Rotten Night
Suehiro Maruo
Rotten Night t-shirt

Please click the images or titles above for measurements of all the sizes and additional photos.

And just added at end of March, a Midori-chan shopping bag! This lightweight cotton reusable eco shopping bag has a royal blue print on the front.
Fabric is a lightweight, natural color. Reverse of bag is blank. Extra long handles.
Also printed in Japan by Seirinkogeisha just like the t-shirts!
Suehiro Maruo Midori-chan tote bag

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