News and New Japanese Art

Sep 20, 2016

Now available for pre-order and expected to arrive end of September, two brand new Hajime Kinoko DVDs! His new book Ichigo Ichie will be available shortly as well.

Hajime Kinoko Aozametatsuki DVDHajime Kinoko Arukyute to Bishokukatachi DVD
Hajime Kinoko Aozametatsuki DVDArukyutei to Bishokukatachi DVD

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Sep 20, 2016

Two new Namio Harukawa drawings are available by special order. They will ship direct from Tokyo to you. Please inquire about purchasing.

Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 55Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 56

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Sep 14, 2016

A handful of rare, long sold out items from AkaTako's personal archive have just been added back in stock. There is only one single piece of each of these available so if you are interested don't delay!

Hikari Shimoda Children of this Planet Hikari Shimoda Postcard Set The Art of Shintaro Kago 1 SIGNED Suehiro Maruo Maruograph EX I Suehiro Maruo Maruoscope
Takato Yamamoto Necrophantasmagoria Ltd Ed Takato Yamamoto Original Print Set 3 Toshio Saeki Poster 2 SIGNED Trevor Brown Alice poster Green Tea Party SIGNED Trevor Brown Alice poster Alice Kawaii SIGNED
Trevor Brown Rubber Doll Flyer Penis Pixie Trevor Brown Rubber Doll Flyer Pink Rose Trevor Brown Girls War Special Edition Trevor Brown Girls War Revolution Puzzle Trevor Brown My Alphabet Brown
     Trevor Brown Black and White Hajime Sorayama Red Octopus Poster SIGNED  

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Sep 13, 2016

All in stock issues of Talking Heads magazine are now on clearance for $19. Please log in to receive the discounted price.

Talking Heads Japanese Art Magazine

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Sep 2, 2016

[You missed it. =( The sale is over already!]
A little spur of the moment sale, use coupon code LABOR2016 and save 50% off any of these items!

Trevor Brown Boy t-shirt Trevor Brown Fix Me Doll t-shirt Trevor Brown i-Nazi t-shirt Trevor Brown Viscera t-shirt
Trevor Brown Urbangarde t-shirt black Trevor Brown Urbangarde t-shirt natural Hikari Shimoda Funeral poster SIGNED Hikari Shimoda Power Line and Rabbit poster SIGNED
Trevor Brown Alice Which Dreamed It poster SIGNED Trevor Brown Toy Box poster SIGNED Trevor Brown Girls War poster Angels of Death SIGNED Trevor Brown Girls War poster Black Tuesday SIGNED
Takato Yamamoto poster Fermentation of a Hermaphrodite SIGNED Takato Yamamoto poster Twin Roses SIGNED Takato Yamamoto poster Eyeball Bug and Roses SIGNED Takato Yamamoto poster Horn of a Master of Curses SIGNED
Takato Yamamoto poster Alice's Nightmare SIGNED Takato Yamamoto poster Shintoku Maru Takato Yamamoto poster Like a Curtain of Ashes SIGNED Tama Disregarded Warning poster SIGNED
Tama Honey Trick poster SIGNED Tama Maidenhood poster SIGNED Tama Servants for Me poster SIGNED Tama Your Aid poster SIGNED

Sale ends Monday at midnight (NYC time).


Aug 19, 2016

A handful of prints by Toshio Saeki are now available! A few previously available prints were restocked and there's also some brand new (to AkaTako) ones. "Chimushi" prints are mostly from 1999 and the tri-tone prints are from 2006. All signed, numbered, and dated.

Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 9 Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 10 Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 15 Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 16 Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 17
Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 18 Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 19 Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 20 Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 21 Toshio Saeki Chimushi Print 22
Toshio Saeki Offset Print 1 Toshio Saeki Offset Print 6      

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Aug 13, 2016

[Books have arrived as of September 8, 2016!]
Now available for pre-order, bilingual (Japanese-English) book illustrated by Takato Yamamoto and Aquirax Uno celebrates the 100th anniversary of Kyoka Izumi's famous play "Tale of a Castle Keep" (Tenshu Monogatari). Arriving end of August +/-, with a total of 48 illustrations. Regular edition and special limited edition available now!

Tale of a Castle Keep Takato Yamamoto Aquirax UnoTale of a Castle Keep Takato Yamamoto Aquirax Uno Ltd Ed
 Tale of a Castle Keep
Regular Edition

Tale of a Castle Keep
Limited Edition

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Jul 1, 2016

Starting July 2 and ending July 4, there will be three big bursts of sale/discounted items on AkaTako!

Each day at midnight, 50+ items will be added to the SALE section. The following day at midnight, the previous day sale items are removed and 50+ new items will be added. You must be LOGGED IN to AkaTako to see sale items! Please email if you have any issues or need any help.

Three days, 50+ different items each day! So if you see an item that is on sale one day, you must buy it that day - it will not be on sale tomorrow!

AkaTako 2016 Burst Sale Calendar

All times listed are NYC time (GMT-4). Sale prices are not valid on previously purchased items. Sale prices are only valid for the time they are in the sale section. Please email if you have any issues or need any help.


Jun 21, 2016

Just arrived, Suehiro Maruo's "true color" Midori and Mr. Arashi figure - with or without original packaging - and a Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure with the original packaging!

Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki figure Suehiro Maruo Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure boxed
Midori and Mr. Arashi figure Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure

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Jun 12, 2016

Five more new Midori items by Suehiro Maruo have just been added. There's two styles of tote bags, two colors of bandanas, and one mini clear file all featuring the protagonist of Shoujo Tsubaki.

Suehiro Maruo Midori Black Tote Bag Suehiro Maruo Midori Natural Tote Bag Suehiro Maruo Midori Blue Bandana Suehiro Maruo Midori Pink Bandana Suehiro Maruo Midori Clear File
Black Tote Bag Natural Tote Bag Blue Bandana Pink Bandana Clear File

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Jun 10, 2016

Signed copies of the second volume of Suehiro Maruo's "Tomino Jigoku" are now available! Now you can read on to see what adventures the unfortunate twins Tomino and Katan will find themselves in.

Suehiro Maruo Tomino Jigoku 1 SIGNED Suehiro Maruo Tomino Jigoku 2 SIGNED
Suehiro Maruo
Tomino Jigoku 1
Suehiro Maruo
Tomino Jigoku 2

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Jun 10, 2016

Just arrived, four new Midori pins by Suehiro Maruo. Each pin features the sweet Shoujo Tsubaki holding her puppy in her arms and comes in various color combinations - two larger pins in either green or red, and two sets of four pins in different colors.

Suehiro Maruo Midori Pin Green Suehiro Maruo Midori Pin Red Suehiro Maruo Midori Pin Set 1 Suehiro Maruo Midori Pin Set 2

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Jun 3, 2016

A Suehiro Maruo painting "Vampire II" from 2009 is now available!

Suehiro Maruo original painting Vampire II

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May 29, 2016

Just arrived, four sets (of four postcards each) featuring the lovely dolls of Mari Shimizu! Featured dolls include her cut-away torso dolls with interior scenes, mysterious victorian vampires, Alice in Wonderland inspired creatures, and more.

Mari Shimizu Postcard Set 12
Mari Shimizu
Postcard Set #12
Mari Shimizu Postcard Set 13
Mari Shimizu
Postcard Set #13
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Mari Shimizu Postcard Set 14
Mari Shimizu
Postcard Set #14
Mari Shimizu Postcard Set 15
Mari Shimizu
Postcard Set #15

Several of the dolls/images were also printed in her new book "Wachtraum". Click the images or text above for more photos and information.


May 16, 2016

One extremely rare "Shoujo Tsubaki" figure of Midori and Mr. Arashi in the sepia tone and one difficult to find figure of "The Leopard Man and The Young Detectives" are now available! I was only able to find one of each for the time being.

Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki sepia figure Suehiro Maruo Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure
Suehiro Maruo
Shoujo Tsubaki sepia figure
Suehiro Maruo
Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure

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