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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.


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.

Aug 7, 2012

Use coupon code POSTER20 during checkout to receive 20% off of any of the posters listed below. Coupon is good through August 31, 2012.

Takato Yamamoto Fermentation of a Hermaphrodite Poster SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Twin Roses Poster SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Transformation of a Sanctuary Poster SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Strigoica III Poster SIGNED
Takato Yamamoto
Fermentation of a Hermaphrodite
Takato Yamamoto
Twin Roses

Takato Yamamoto
Transformation of a Sanctuary

Takato Yamamoto
Strigoica III
Hikari Shimoda Funeral Poster SIGNEDHikari Shimoda Power Line & Rabbit Poster SIGNEDTama Honey Trick Poster SIGNEDTama Maidenhood Poster SIGNED
Hikari Shimoda
Hikari Shimoda
Power Line & Rabbit
Honey Trick
Tama Disregarded Warning Poster SIGNEDTama Servants for Me Poster SIGNEDTama Your Aid Poster SIGNEDTrevor Brown Toy Box Poster SIGNED
Disregarded Warning
Servants for Me
Your Aid
Trevor Brown
Toy Box

All of the posters are signed and some of them are limited, numbered editions. Click the poster links above to see more details on each poster.

Aug 6, 2012

A new artist to AkaTako: JUN HAYAMI. Known for his fearless explorations of horror manga, he is not afraid to cross any lines. This original drawing will be followed by some additional Jun Hayami items too!

Jun Hayami Original Drawing 1Jun Hayami Original Drawing 1 (detail)

Drawing is pen and ink on heavyweight paper.

Aug 1, 2012

Sold out on AkaTako for a while, two popular Takato Yamamoto books have been reprinted! "Rib of a Hermaphrodite" and "Scarlet Maniera" are back in stock and ready to be ordered and enjoyed.

Takato Yamamoto Rib of a Hermaphrodite SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Rib of a Hermaphrodite SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Scarlet Maniera SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Scarlet Maniera SIGNED
Rib of a HermaphroditeRib of a HermaphroditeScarlet ManieraScarlet Maniera

Each book is SIGNED inside the front cover. Click the pics above fore more photos and more details.

Jul 26, 2012

A lovely little 'zine featuring five artists: Philip Best, Trevor Brown, Sarah Froelich, Gea, and JG Thirlwell. All pages are silkscreened and super heavy weight paper. Limited edition of only 125 pieces!

Curated by Timeless 03 - GeaCurated by Timeless 03 - Sarah FroelichCurated by Timeless 03 - Trevor Brown
Curated by Timeless
Curated by Timeless
Sarah Froelich

Curated by Timeless
Trevor Brown