Wikipedia:WikiProject Anime and manga/Reference Library

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Welcome to the WikiProject Anime and manga Book Reference Library. It is designed to help editors find book (offline) sources for relevant articles that fall under this WikiProject. Please also see the magazine and documentary libraries.

Instructions[edit]

For users[edit]

Find a book that may contain source information that you are looking for. Contact any of the users that own that book for more information.

For contributors[edit]

If you wish to contribute to the project, please add your personal books to those below and follow the general table format. The archive is arranged alphabetically by book title. If the book you wish to list is already present then just add your name to the table. Otherwise create a new table in the archive with the title of the book. Remember to add your username (please keep them alphabetical) into the contact field for books you own. Please be thorough when checking books.

Titles[edit]

Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

General[edit]

Title Author(s) ISBN Language Who owns it
1992 Animage Pocket Data Notes Editors of Animage N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
1993 Animage Pocket Data Notes Editors of Animage N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
1994 Original Video Animation Release File Editors of Anime V N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
1995 Animage Pocket Data Notes Editors of Animage N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
1996 Animage Pocket Data Notes Editors of Animage N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
1996 Newtype Diary Editors of Newtype N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
1997 Animage Pocket Data Notes Editors of Animage N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
1998-1999 Ninki Anime Character Data File Editors of Animedia N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
1999 Animage Pocket Data Notes Editors of Animage N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
Anime: A Guide to Japanese Animation (1958-1988) Andrea Baricordi, Massimiliano de Giovanni, Andrea Pietroni, Barbara Rossi, and Sabrina Tunesi ISBN 2-9805759-0-9 English Nihonjoe
Ä-ni-mé: The Berkeley Journal of Japanese Animation Issue I Cal-Animage Alpha N/A English Nihonjoe
Ä-ni-mé: The Berkeley Journal of Japanese Animation Issue II Cal-Animage Alpha N/A English Nihonjoe
Anime Reference Guide Volume 1 Issue 1 Cal-Animage Alpha N/A English Nihonjoe
Anime Reference Guide Volume 1 Issue 2 Cal-Animage Alpha N/A English Nihonjoe
Anime Reference Guide Volume 2 Number 1 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation N/A English Nihonjoe
Anime Reference Guide Volume 2 Number 2 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation N/A English Nihonjoe
Anime Reference Guide Volume 3 Number 1 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation ISBN 0-9647158-0-5 English Nihonjoe
The Complete Anime Guide: Japanese Animation Video Directory & Resource Guide Trish Ledoux and Doug Ranney ISBN 0-9649542-3-0 English Nihonjoe
Manga: The Complete Guide Jason Thompson ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8 English Nihonjoe
SephyTheThird
Jinnai
Mangajin's Basic Japanese Through Comics Mangajin ISBN 0-8348-0452-2 English / Japanese Nihonjoe
Newtype's Animationary (1993 Edition) Editors of Newtype N/A Japanese Nihonjoe
The Otaku Encyclopedia: An insider's guide to the subculture of Cool Japan Patrick W. Galbraith ISBN 978-4-7700-3101-3 English Jinnai
SephyTheThird
Cloud668

Academic, essays, and similar[edit]

Title Author(s) Content ISBN Language Who owns it
500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide (2008) Helen McCarthy ISBN 978-1905814282 English God-Emperor
Dandy Sephy
500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide (2009) Helen McCarthy ISBN 978-0061474507 English Shiroi Hane
500 Manga Heroes & Villains Helen McCarthy Details ISBN 978-0-7641-3201-8 English Nihonjoe
Anime! A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Animation Helen McCarthy ISBN 1-85286-492-3 English Nihonjoe
Anime: A History Jonathan Clements ISBN 978-1844573905 English SephyTheThird
Anime: From Akira to Howl's Moving Castle Susan J. Napier ISBN 1-4039-7052-1 English Shiroi Hane
Nihonjoe
Anime: From Akira to Princess Mononoke Susan J. Napier ISBN 0-312-23863-0 English Nihonjoe
Animeronin
deerstop
The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation Gilles Poitras ISBN 978-1880656327 English Stone Bridge Press Inc.
Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, The (Revised and expanded) Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy ISBN 1-9333330-10-4 English SephyTheThird
Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know Gilles Poitras ISBN 1-880656-53-1 English Nihonjoe
Anime Interviews: The First Five Years of Animerica Anime & Manga Monthly (1992-1997) Trish Ledoux (editor) Details ISBN 1-56931-220-6 English Nihonjoe
Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga Frederick L. Schodt ISBN 1-880656-23-X English Nihonjoe
Dico Manga Nicolas Finet, Stéphane Ferrand, etc ... ISBN 978-2-215-07931-6 French KrebMarkt
Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. Roland Kelts ISBN 1-403974756 English deerstop
Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture Edited by Timothy J. Craig ISBN 0-7656-0561-9 English JadeFox
Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics Paul Gravett ISBN 1-85669-391-0 English Nihonjoe
Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics Frederick L. Schodt ISBN 0-87011-752-1 English Nihonjoe
SephyTheThird
Mechademia Volume 1: Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga Frenchy Lunning (ed.) Details ISBN 0-8166-4945-6 English Nihonjoe
Mechademia Volume 2: Networks of Desire Frenchy Lunning (ed.) Details ISBN 0-8166-5266-X English Nihonjoe
Mechademia Volume 3: Limits of the Human Frenchy Lunning (ed.) Details ISBN 0-8166-5482-6 English Nihonjoe
The Otaku Encyclopedia Patrick W. Galbraith ISBN 978-4-7700-3101-3 English SephyTheThird
Cloud668
The Notenki Memoirs Yasuhiro Takeda ISBN 1-4139-0234-0 English Nihonjoe
Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Takayuki Tatsumi (editors) ISBN 0-8166-4974-X English Nihonjoe
The Science of Anime: Mecha-noids and AI-super-bots Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg ISBN 1-56025-768-7 English Shiroi Hane
Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii Brian Ruh ISBN 1403963347 English deerstop
Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews Fred Patten ISBN 1880656922 English Nihonjoe
SephyTheThird
The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture: Gender, Shifting Boundaries and Global Cultures Edited by Dolores Martinez ISBN 0521637295 English JadeFox

Studio Ghibli and related[edit]

Books specifically about Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, other animators at Studio Ghibli, and directly related works and people.

Title Author(s) Content ISBN Language Who owns it
The Archives of Studio Ghibli Vol.1 ISBN 4-19-860525-4 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Archives of Studio Ghibli Vol.2 ISBN 4-19-860560-2 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Archives of Studio Ghibli Vol.3 ISBN 4-19-860596-3 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Archives of Studio Ghibli Vol.4 ISBN 4-19-860628-5 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Archives of Studio Ghibli Vol.5 ISBN 4-19-860660-9 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of Kiki's Delivery Service Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 4-19-819110-7 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of Laputa Hayao Miyazaki ISBN none Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of My Neighbors the Yamadas Isao Takahata, Hisaichi Ishii ISBN 4-19-810004-7 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of Nausicaä Hayao Miyazaki ISBN none Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Watercolor Impressions Hayao Miyazaki Details ISBN 1-4215-1499-0 English Nihonjoe
Shiroi Hane
The Art of Only Yesterday Isao Takahata ISBN 4-19-811120-0 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of Porco Rosso Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 4-19-812100-1 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 4-19-810012-4 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of The Princess Mononoke Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 4-19-810002-0 Japanese Mythsearcher
Nihonjoe
The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty: A Studio Ghibli Film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi ISBN 978-1-4215-4118-1 English Shiroi Hane
The Art of Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 4-19-810006-3 Japanese Nihonjoe
The Art of Totoro Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 4-19-818580-8 Japanese Nihonjoe
Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation Helen McCarthy ISBN 1-880656-41-8 English Nihonjoe
Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea: The Original Storyboards Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 4-19-862571-9 Japanese Nihonjoe
Starting Point: 1979-1996 Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 978-1-4215-0594-7 English Nihonjoe
SephyTheThird
Turning Point: 1997-2008 Hayao Miyazaki ISBN 978-1-4215-6090-8 English SephyTheThird

Series specific[edit]

Digimon[edit]

Title Author(s) Content ISBN Language Who owns it
Digimon Adventure 02 Gakken Mook Animedia Special ISBN 4-05-602566-5 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Adventure 02 Kōshiki Daizukan III ISBN 4-08-779076-2 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Adventure 02 Kōshiki Daizukan IV ISBN 4-08-779114-9 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Adventure Character Kanzen File ISBN 4-7669-3819-4 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Adventure Gakken Mook Animedia Special ISBN 4-05-602315-8 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Adventure Kōshiki Daizukan ISBN 4-08-779047-9 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Adventure Kōshiki Daizukan II ISBN 4-08-779062-2 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Movie Book ISBN 4-08-779095-9 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Tamers Chōhyakka ISBN 4-06-304476-9 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Tamers Daihyakka ISBN 4-7669-3925-5 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Tamers Kōshiki Daizukan V ISBN 4-08-779135-1 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Tamers Kōshiki Daizukan VI ISBN 4-08-779170-X Japanese Shiroi Hane
Digimon Visual Dictionary ISBN 4-575-16353-8 Japanese Shiroi Hane

Love Hina[edit]

Title Author(s) Content ISBN Language Who owns it
Ani Hina Ver.1 Anime Guidebook covering the first half of the series ISBN 4-06-334325-1 Japanese SephyTheThird
Ani Hina Ver.2 Anime Guidebook covering the second half of the series ISBN 4-06-334351-0 Japanese SephyTheThird
Ani Hina Art Collection Art collection featuring art used in magazine articles Newtype, Animage etc, as well as some promo art ISBN 4-06-334436-3 Japanese SephyTheThird
Love Hina 0 Manga reference book covering the first 7 volumes ISBN 4-06-334314-4 Japanese SephyTheThird
Love Hina ∞ Manga reference book covering all 14 volumes. ISBN 4-06-334578-5 Japanese SephyTheThird

Neon Genesis Evangelion[edit]

Title Author(s) Content ISBN Language Who owns it
E-Mono Goods of Evangelion collection ISBN 957-643-738-5 Chinese Mythsearcher
Evangelion Original I Hideaki Anno and others Original Anime Script Japanese Mythsearcher
Evangelion Original II Hideaki Anno and others Original Anime Script Japanese Mythsearcher
Evangelion Original III Hideaki Anno and others Original Anime Script Japanese Mythsearcher
Evangelion Original I Hideaki Anno and others Original Anime Script Chinese Mythsearcher
Evangelion Original II Hideaki Anno and others Original Anime Script Chinese Mythsearcher
Evangelion Original III Hideaki Anno and others Original Anime Script Chinese Mythsearcher
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Unofficial Guide Kazuhisa Fujie, Martin Foster ISBN 0-9745961-4-0 English Shiroi Hane

Gundam[edit]

Title Author(s) Content ISBN Language Who owns it
Gundam Century Renewal Version Secondary source for First Gundam by a discontinued monthly magazine OUT in the 80's. Republicated version. ISBN 4-87777-028-3 Japanese Mythsearcher
Gundam Officials Yuka Minakawa Official guide book of Gundam Universal Century series focusing on First Gundam, 08th MS Team, 0080 and 0083. ISBN 4-06-330110-9 Japanese Mythsearcher
Model Graphix Special Edition "Gundam Wars III" Gundam Sentinel The Battle of "Real Gundam" Novel and modeling of Gundam Sentinel along with editorial and author interviews. Also contains history of the publication and glossary of both Gundam and Macross series. ISBN 4-499-20530-1 Japanese Mythsearcher
MS Encyclopedia (98) Specs and descriptions of Mobile weapons of the Gundam series dated until 1998. ISBN 4-8402-0851-4 Japanese Mythsearcher
Gundam CG Works Kimura Toy, Tatsuguchi Tomoki, Horiuchi Tomoyuki, HiMAT(Ise Hidehiko & Sasa Yukio) 3D Computer Graphics Modeling techniques of Gundam related units and short descriptions on drawn units and Gundam Evolve Omega. ISBN 4-86100-414-4 Japanese Mythsearcher
Anaheim Journal Official Creative works. ISBN 4-7577-1663-X Japanese Mythsearcher
Newtype 100% Collection 41 Turn A Gundam Vol. 2 Turn A Gundam Guide book ISBN 4-04-853317-7 Japanese Mythsearcher
Otona no Gundam Perfect Secondary source for History, Characters and Mecha complete from First Gundam to Gundam 00, along with interviews of directors and such. ISBN 978-4-8222-6317-1 Japanese Mythsearcher

Other[edit]

Title Author(s) Content ISBN Language Who owns it
Ah! My Goddess Colours Kosuke Fujishima Official guide of said series ISBN 4-06-334379-0 Japanese Mythsearcher
Nihonjoe
Cardcaptor Sakura Clow Card Fortune Book ISBN 4-06-334298-0 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Emma Victorian Guide Kaoru Mori & Rico Murakami Guide and background of Emma (manga). ISBN986174255-7 Chinese Mythsearcher
Full Metal Panic! The Anime Mission Official guidebook for the first anime series Episode guide, character bios, interviews etc ISBN 1-4139-0027-5 English SephyTheThird
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig Visual book ISBN 4-89425-414-X Japanese Shiroi Hane
Hello Kitty Everything! 25 Years of Fun Marie Y. Moss ISBN 0-8109-3444-2 English Nihonjoe
Hello Kitty: The Remarkable Story of Sanrio
and the Billion Dollar Feline Phenomenon
Ken Belson, Brian Bremmer ISBN 0470820942 English Nihonjoe
Honey and Clover: Official fan book vol.0 Chica Umino Official fanbook for Honey and Clover ISBN 4088652835 Japanese Amaya Sakura
Kenshin KADEN Editors of Jump Official guide of Kenshin with second last comic strip ISBN 4-08-782037-8 Japanese Mythsearcher
Kiddy Grade Conclusion ISBN 4-04-853680-X Japanese Shiroi Hane
The Labor Industry Gakken Secondary source academical research on the series Patlabor ISBN 978-4-05-605088-2 Japanese Mythsearcher
Lucky Star Official Guide Book: Ryo-oh Gakuen High School Entrance Guide ISBN 978-4-04-854124-4 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Mahou Sensei Negima! no Himitsu!? ISBN 4-88718-893-5 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Mamotte Syugogetten! Fan Book Minene Sakurano Official guide of said series ISBN 4-87025-368-2 Japanese Mythsearcher
Nihonjoe
Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist Andrew Osmond Detailing the works and influence of Satoshi Kon ISBN 978-1-033330-74-7 English Nihonjoe
Speed Racer: The Official 30th Anniversary Guide Elizabeth Moran ISBN 0-7868-8246-8 English Nihonjoe
Suzumiya Haruhi no Koushiki ISBN 4-04-853991-4 Japanese Shiroi Hane
TV Animation Mahou Sensei Negima! Official Fanbook! ISBN 4-06-334968-3 Japanese Shiroi Hane
Sola Visual Fan Book Official fanbook of the anime. Contains storyboards, visuals, episode guides, character profiles, and interviews. ISBN 978-4-7580-1085-6 Japanese Cloud668