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Welcome to AkaTako - your international source for underground and hard to find Japanese art: signed 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.


May 2, 2013

New items from Trevor Brown's forthcoming book "Girls War" are now available for PRE-ORDER. There's two posters (available separately or as a pair) and two clear plastic files. All items will be signed by Trevor Brown. All items are expected to ship to you by the end of May 2013.

Trevor Brown Girls War poster Angels of DeathTrevor Brown Girls War poster Black TuesdayTrevor Brown Girls War poster pair
"Angels of Death" poster"Black Tuesday" posterGirls War poster pair


Trevor Brown Girls War clear file 1 SIGNEDTrevor Brown Girls War clear file 2 SIGNED
Girls War clear file 1Girls War clear file 2

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Apr 21, 2013

Two very lightly used magazines featuring Trevor Brown artwork on the cover have just arrived. Chronic Art is French langauage and has articles on several artists, movies, books, etc. Panik is in English and has stories focused on mostly alternative lifestyles (adults only!).

Chronic Art Magazine No 4Panik Magazine Vol 2 No 2
Chronic Art #4Panik Vol 2 No 2

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Apr 14, 2013

Two manga and one novel with illustrations by Suehiro Maruo have just arrived. The very first edition of "Shoujo Tsubaki" and "Weird Storm Boy" which follows a superhero boy. "Haunted Mansion" is a novel by Ryuei Senba. All three books are signed!

Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki 1st Ed SIGNEDSuehiro Maruo Weird Storm Boy SIGNEDSuehiro Maruo Haunted Mansion SIGNED

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"Paranoia Star" is also back in stock!
Suehiro Maruo Paranoia Star SIGNED

Apr 13, 2013

In addition to all the new manga recently added are these two eroguro manga that contain stories by several artists including Uziga Waita, Shintaro Kago, Jun Hayami, Taiji Ochita, Henmaru Machino, Asuka Shiraishi, Oujo Karei, Masashi Chikaishi, Saizou Horihone, Begirama and others! Ayla Deluxe has more sexual fantasy and Season in Hell has more sexual violence. Both are signed by Uziga Waita.

Ayla Deluxe Vol 4 SIGNEDSeason in Hell SIGNED
Ayla Deluxe Vol 4Season in Hell SIGNED

Next up is a Japanese book (with illustrations and diagrams) that explains the science behind things like the electric chair, flamethrowers, and some surgical procedures.

B-Geeks Vol 4 Intro to Mad Science
B-Geeks Vol 4 Intro to Mad Science

Apr 12, 2013

Additional images of the inside pages of all new Jun Hayami manga have just been added. Here's one from each of the books:

Jun Hayami Bloodstained Angel SIGNED Jun Hayami Darkness Romance SIGNED
Jun Hayami Bloodstained Angel Jun Hayami Darkness Romance
Jun Hayami Vile Vulgar SIGNED Lyricism In the Dark 1 SIGNED
Jun Hayami Vile Vulgar Lyricism in the Dark 1

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Apr 11, 2013

All of the Shintaro Kago manga now have photos of the inside pages added to help you choose which ones to add to your library first. Each manga has 5-6 new images so be sure to check them out! Here's a little sample:

Shintaro Kago Antlion vs BaraBara Girl SIGNED Shintaro Kago Any Chance of a Kiss on the Road to School? Experiment
Shintaro Kago Kasutoru Shiki SIGNED Shintaro Kago Murder Art Through the Ages SIGNED
Shintaro Kago New Banji Kaichou SIGNED Shintaro Kago Shine! Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere SIGNED

Take a peek on the Shintaro Kago page to see the rest.

Apr 10, 2013

You no longer need wonder what the price of each Toshio Saeki Akai Hako print costs - they're all listed individually now! Still send an inquiry to confirm availability and receive a shipping quote.

Toshio Saeki Akai Hako prints #1-12 Toshio Saeki Akai Hako prints #13-24 Toshio Saeki Akai Hako prints #25-36 Toshio Saeki Akai Hako prints #37-47
Akai Hako prints #1-12 Akai Hako prints #13-24 Akai Hako prints #25-36 Akai Hako prints #37-47

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Apr 9, 2013

Just added to each of the Uziga Waita manga are scans of a few of the inside pages. There are far more explicit images than shown in the scans but you'll get a very good idea of what to expect from each manga. Here's a very small sample:

Uziga Waita Miko and the Beast SIGNED Uziga Waita In the Mud SIGNED
Uziga Waita Toxic Poison Bizarre Pictorial SIGNED Uziga Waita Mai-chan's Daily Life SIGNED

See the full range of manga by Uziga Waita with more photos and descriptions for each book.