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Please note that the only books reviewed here are how to draw books or are related to manga art in some way. If you're looking for a review of a manga series or other book, stop by the forum and get opinions there. With that said, here's what we have (so far) listed alphabetically by title:

500 Manga Characters
by Yishan Li
Pages: 528
Publisher: Collins Design (July 3, 2007)
ISBN: 0061256528
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How NOT to Draw Manga
by Reid & Kantz
Pages: 191 (b&w)
Publisher: Antarctic Press (June 2004)
ISBN: 1932453601
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How to Draw Anime & Game Characters Vol. 1: Basics for Beginners and Beyond
by Tadashi Ozawa
Pages: 152 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Aug 2002)
ISBN: 4766111206
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How to Draw Anime & Game Characters Vol. 2: Expressing Emotions
by Tadashi Ozawa
Pages: 156 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Aug 2002)
ISBN: 4766111745
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How to Draw Anime & Game Characters Vol. 3: Bringing Daily Actions to Life
by Tadashi Ozawa
Pages: 156 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic-Sha (Aug 2002)
ISBN: 4766111753
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How to Draw Anime & Game Characters Vol. 4: Mastering Action and Battle Moves
by Tadashi Ozawa
Pages: 160(b&w)
Publisher: Graphic-Sha (Aug 2002)
ISBN: 4766112547
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How to Draw Anime & Game Characters Vol. 5: Bishoujo Game Characters
by Tadashi Ozawa
Pages: 160 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic-Sha (Jun 2003)
ISBN: 4766112768
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How to Draw Manga: Bishoujo Around the World
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Ju1 2001)
ISBN: 4766111494
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How to Draw Manga: Bishoujo * Pretty Girls
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Nov 2000)
ISBN: 4766111486
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How to Draw Manga: Bodies & Anatomy
by The Society for the Study of Manga Tech
Pages: 132 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Aug 2002)
ISBN: 4766112385
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How to Draw Manga: Colored Original Drawing
by The Society for the Study of Manga Tech
Pages: 120 (color)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Jun 2001)
ISBN: 4889960473
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How to Draw Manga: Colorful Costumes
by Tadashi Ozawa
Pages: 136 (color)
Publisher: Graphic-Sha (Mar 2003)
ISBN: 4766113373
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How to Draw Manga: Couples
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Dec 2002)
ISBN: 4766112415
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How to Draw Manga: Female Manga Characters
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Dec 1999)
ISBN: 476611146X
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How to Draw Manga: Getting Started
by K's Art
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic-Sha (Cot 2001)
ISBN: 4921205000
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How to Draw Manga: Giant Robots
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 127 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Nov 2003)
ISBN: 4766112555
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How to Draw Manga: Girls' Life Illustration File
by Kuzuko Tadano & Tadashi Ozawa
Pages: 136 (b&w and color)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (May 2003)
ISBN: 4766113381
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How to Draw Manga: Illustrating Battles
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 120 (color)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Aug 2000)
ISBN: 4766111478
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How to Draw Manga: Maids & Miko
by Ozaki and Unkaku Koyama
Pages: 152 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Nov 2002)
ISBN: 4766113179
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How to Draw Manga: Making Anime
by Yoyogi Animation Gakuin, AIC
Pages: 128 (b&w and color)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Mar 2003)
ISBN: 4766112393
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How to Draw Manga: Male Characters/Young Men
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 127 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Feb 2003)
ISBN: 4766112407
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How to Draw Manga: Mech Drawing
by Katsuya Yamakami
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Nov 2003)
ISBN: 4766113349
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How to Draw Manga: More About Pretty Gals
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 126 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Jun 2003)
ISBN: 4766112423
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How to Draw Manga: Occult and Horror
by Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 127 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Jul 2001)
ISBN: 4766111508
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How to Draw Manga: Pen & Tone Techniques
by Ryo Toudo & Hikaru Hayashi
Pages: 128 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Mar 2003)
ISBN: 476611258X
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How to Draw Manga: Putting Things in Perspective
by Digital Manga
Pages: 136 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Nov 2002)
ISBN: 4766112563
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How to Draw Manga: Super Tone Techniques
by Unkaku Koyama
Pages: 136 (b&w)
Publisher: Graphic Sha (Aug 2002)
ISBN: 4766112601
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Manga Clip Art
by Hayden Scott-Baron
Pages: 128
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 1, 2006)
ISBN: 0740757369
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Manga Females Clip Art
by Yishan Li
Pages: 128
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (March 17, 2009)
ISBN: 0740779346
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Manga Techniques #5: How to Draw Japanese Manga
by Shunji Haraguchi, Kai Hinamoto
Pages: 80
Publisher: Diamond Comic (Oct. 2003)
ISBN: 4889961348
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The Monster Book of Manga: Draw Like the Experts
by Estudio Joso, Fernando Casuas
Pages: 384
Publisher: Harper Collins Design (Jan 2006)
ISBN: 0060829931
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