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Semi-related Links アソシエイト

When possible, the ISBNs of Japanese books on this site link through to the appropriate page on, but of course you can also go there directly.  The service is also available in English. Associate

Other languages will link through to

The site search engine is courtesy of Matt Wright, author of free perl scripts.

Special thanks to K Hindall of The Garret, 221B Baker Street, my beta-tester and proofreader; and to Michele Andina, for help with Italian translations.

Main Sources

(Unfortunately most of my original sources have disappeared over the years!)

Akita Shoten (秋田書店):  publisher of the magazines Susperia, Susperia Mystery and Mystery Bonita.

Hi no Tori Comic Database* (火の鳥  コミックデータベース).

JAMALL.COM:  Sanseido (三省堂)’s much-missed on-line bilingual book database.

KADOKAWA (KADOKAWA):  also the official web site of Kadokawa Shoten, former publisher of Asuka Mystery Deluxe.

Kairaku-teki Kaiki Manga no Utage* (快楽的怪奇漫画之  宴):  once an excellent source for information on old and out-of-print horror comics.

The database at the Kinokuniya bookstore web site (紀伊國屋書店).

Manga Link (マンガ Link).

Manpara (ま・ん・ぱ・ら):  a reader review site, apparently now only available as a blog.  once the official on-line store for Shueisha (集英社), Shogakukan (小学館), Shodensha (祥伝社), Hakusensha (白泉社), Shourinsha* (照林社), and Shogakukan Production (小学館プロダクション).

Tokimeki Club (ときめきくらぶ):  a bilingual information site dedicated to girls’ comics, taken down in 2007.