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.

THE LATEST NEWS

Sep 5, 2012

The newest issue of YASO magazine is filled with cute & cuddly, weird & creepy, and beautiful & strange stuffed animals. Yaso "Stuffed Animals" features many Japanese artists and a few collections of classic stuffed animals.

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There are TONS of artists in this mostly full-color issue but a few of the highlights are: Hippie Coco, Katsutoshi Otsuka, Miyoko Ito, Masayo Imai, Kyoko Umezu, Noriko Okamura, and queroneco more! Click the photos for more details.


Sep 3, 2012

Just arrived (and already back-ordered!) is the first volume of Namio's Celebration of femdom and facesitting - "My Fair Fat Lady". Oversized hardcover book with a cardboard sleeve. SIGNED inside the front cover!

Namio Harukawa My Fair Fat Lady Vol 1 SIGNEDNamio Harukawa My Fair Fat Lady Vol 1 SIGNEDNamio Harukawa My Fair Fat Lady Vol 1 SIGNED

Will be back in stock soon. Click the pictures for more photos and details.


Sep 1, 2012

Brand new poster of artwork featured in the new manga "The Inferno In Bottles" has just arrived. SIGNED in the lower left corner by Suehiro Maruo.

Suehiro Maruo The Inferno In Bottles poster SIGNED

Click the picture for more details and pricing. :)


Aug 14, 2012

Just added, four more original paintings/drawings by Jun Hayami. Each one features a lovely young girl in various situations. These four drawings ship FREE worldwide.

Jun Hayami If There Are Warm Feelings OriginalJun Hayami Love? Original DrawingJun Hayami Love? Punishment? OriginalJun Hayami Shoujo Aika Original
"If There Are Warm Feelings""Love?""Love? Punishment?""Shoujo Aika"

Click the images above for more information and to send an inquiry about purchasing. There's also one more original drawing that is available.


Aug 13, 2012

Three manga by Suehiro Maruo - all exploring the more nightmarish side of his art. "The Inferno in Bottles" is a brand new manga of short stories; Maruojigoku I and II are out of print and difficult to find. All are signed!

Suehiro Maruo The Inferno In Bottles SIGNEDSuehiro Maruo Jigoku I SIGNEDSuehiro Maruo Jigoku II SIGNED
Suehiro Maruo
The Inferno in Bottles
Suehiro Maruo
Maruojigoku I
Suehiro Maruo
Maruojigoku II

Click the covers above for additional photos and more information.


Aug 10, 2012

Four rare Toshio Saeki books are back in stock and all include the artist's signature!

Toshio Saeki Chimushi 1 SIGNEDToshio Saeki Chimushi 2 SIGNEDToshio Saeki The Earliest Works SIGNEDToshio Saeki The Early Works SIGNED
Toshio Saeki
Chimushi 1
Toshio Saeki
Chimushi 2

Toshio Saeki
The Earliest Works
Toshio Saeki
The Early Works

Click the front covers above for more information and more photos.


Aug 10, 2012

Just arrived, two Namio Harukawa books and one Jun Hayami book! All of the books are signed and the Jun Hayami book even has a small original drawing inside the front cover. Namio Harukawa's "Garden of Domina" is brand new; "My Fair Fat Lady" is out of print and hard to find. "Beauty Labyrinth of Razors" is Japanese language and nearly impossible to find!

Namio Harukawa Garden of Domina SIGNEDNamio Harukawa My Fair Fat Lady SIGNEDJun Hayami Beauty Labyrinth of Razors SIGNED
Namio Harukawa
Garden of Domina
Namio Harukawa
My Fair Fat Lady
Jun Hayami
Beauty Labyrinth of Razors

Click the book covers above for more information and more photos.


Aug 8, 2012

A brand new book that was self-published by Hikari Shimoda featuring her artworks from 2010-2012. Nice, large, full-color pages with her starry-eyed sad super heroes. SIGNED with a small original drawing on the back cover!

Hikari Shimoda Children of this Planet SIGNEDHikari Shimoda Children of this Planet SIGNEDHikari Shimoda Children of this Planet SIGNED

Click the images above to read more about the book and see more inside pages.


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