News and New Japanese Art

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!

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 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.


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