News and New Japanese Art

Apr 23, 2015

As part of last year's "Creation Project 2014", artists submitted works to be used for the covers of hand made Tohoku style notebooks. Each one was made in workshops for disabled persons in the Northeast part of Japan.

Fuco Ueda Tohoku Style Notebook
Takato Yamamoto Tohoku Style Notebook
Fuco Ueda
Tohoku Style Notebook
Takato Yamamoto
Tohoku Style Notebook

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Apr 22, 2015

New, expanded edition of Hajime Sorayama's "Sexy Robot" series, "Sexy Robot: Gigantes" has over 1000 images in it with a more comprehensive look into his artwork history. All copies are signed.

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"Sexy Robot: Gigantes" cover"Sexy Robot: Gigantes" inside page

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Apr 16, 2015

Brand new "Funny Girl" watercolor paintings by Shintaro Kago have just been added. There's twelve smaller ones and four larger size paintings.

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Apr 14, 2015

Just released in Japan, Volume 4 of Sousakuzine is now available for pre-order on AkaTako! Featuring the works of and interviews with Etsuko Egawa, Screaming Mad George, Kazuhiro Tsuji, and more.

Sousakuzine Volume 4 Sousakuzine Volume 4

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Apr 11, 2015

Just arrived, an older limited edition Toshio Saeki book "Picture Scroll of Pathos". Limited to only 1000 pieces, numbered and signed inside the front cover too!

Toshio Saeki Picture Scroll of Pathos SIGNEDToshio Saeki Picture Scroll of Pathos SIGNED

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Apr 5, 2015

Two brand new mini-books by Shintaro Kago have just been added. "Pretty Girl Picture Book" is full of sweet girls with exploding heads and some Christmas theme paintings. "Funeral Service 100 Famous Views" is a monochrome book of twisted Japanese funeral rites.

Shintaro Kago Pretty Girl Picture Book SIGNED Shintaro Kago Funeral Service 100 Famous Views 1 SIGNED

Both books are signed and self-published by Shintaro Kago. Click the images above fore more photos and details.


Mar 30, 2015

Seven brand new original watercolor paintings by Shintaro Kago are now available. A couple of them have already sold so don't wait too long to pick out your favorite!

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Mar 4, 2015

The old "Kinbaku Charm" category has been renamed to "Cell Phone Charms" so that it can include other styles of charms which may not be kinbaku related. The URL is new so please be sure to make a note of it!

For now, there are only cell phone charms by Kitanya Design Factory and Shintaro Kago. Hopefully some new ones will be added in the future.


Feb 20, 2015

Two new books of black and white illustrations by Asaji Muroi are now available. Both were self-published by the artist in the early 1990s but are in great condition and signed! "My Imagination" is a smaller size and has older, more experimental drawings. "Venus with a Dog Collar" is larger format and is devoted to the idea of woman-dog.

Asaji Muroi My Imagination SIGNED Asaji Muroi Venus with a Dog Collar SIGNED
"My Imagination" "Venus with a Dog Collar"

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Feb 15, 2015

One new clear file by Suehiro Maruo features Midori from his very popular "Shoujo Tsubaki" manga, and two clear files by Takato Yamamoto - both featuring artwork from his "Divertimento for a Martyr" book.

Suehiro Maruo Clear File Shoujo Tsubaki Takato Yamamoto Clear File Night Reverie Takato Yamamoto Clear File Sweet Time
Shoujo Tsubaki clear file Night Reverie clear file Sweet Time clear file

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Feb 10, 2015

Several sold out manga are finally back in stock! Including Shintaro Kago's "Eccentric People Magazine" and "Kasutoru Shiki"; Suehiro Maruo's "Haunted Mansion", "Paranoia Star", and "Shoujo Tsubaki". The brand new manga by Suehiro Maruo "Tomino Jigoku 1" was also restocked.

Shintaro Kago Eccentric People Magazine SIGNED Shintaro Kago Kasutoru Shiki SIGNED Suehiro Maruo Haunted Mansion SIGNED Suehiro Maruo Paranoia Star SIGNED Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki SIGNED
Eccentric People Magazine Kasutoru Shiki Haunted Mansion Paranoia Star Shoujo Tsubaki

All manga are signed by the artist. Please click the images or titles above for more info.


Jan 28, 2015

There's a new, permanent coupon on AkaTako to help you save when you have little more shopping to do - 10% off when you order $150 or more! Just use coupon code 150TEN when you check out. This is not a special promotion with a time limit; you can use it anytime you like.

Spend $150 Get 10% Off

* The coupon does not work for original items or special order items but it works for everything else.
* The coupon only applies to non-original items which have a subtotal of $150 or more. Purchasing an original at the same time will not give you a discount on the original. The value of the original will not count towards the $150 subtotal.
* Please email if you have any questions.


Jan 21, 2015

Buy more for less - now you can either choose your three favorite signed and numbered Tama posters or get all five!

Tama Poster Set of Three SIGNED Tama Poster Set of Five SIGNED
Choose Three All Five

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Jan 18, 2015

New Takato Yamamoto poster featuring "Like a Curtain of Ashes" is now available. Poster is signed!

Takato Yamamoto Poster 12 Like a Curtain of Ashes

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Jan 13, 2015

New and clearer photos of all the Toshio Saeki posters have been added. There are currently only four styles still available to purchase and these are the last time AkaTako will be able to restock them. Once these have sold out they will be gone forever!

Toshio Saeki poster 1 SIGNED Toshio Saeki poster 2 SIGNED Toshio Saeki poster 3 SIGNED Toshio Saeki poster 4 SIGNED
Poster 1
(available)
Poster 2
(available)
Poster 3
(sold out)
Poster 4
(sold out)
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Toshio Saeki poster 5 SIGNED Toshio Saeki poster 6 SIGNED Toshio Saeki poster 7 SIGNED  
Poster 5
(available)
Poster 6
(available)
Poster 7
(sold out)
 

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