There are several Japanese publications related to 3x3 Eyes available in
addition to the manga. Books for other series created by Yuzo Takada, such
as Blue Seed, are not listed here.
Data Books -
Game Hint Books
Yuzo Takada Artwork -AiEN KiEN-
- Softcover, 102 pages, mostly color, Japanese and English text!
YM Graphics (Kodansha), 1993, 1893 yen
(republished in hardcover, 2000-3-27, 2400 yen
This was the first collection of Yuzo Takada's artwork to be published.
It contains artwork from 3x3 Eyes and earlier series such as Everyday is
Sunday. It does not include art from Blue Seed or Almighty Cultural
Cat-Girl. All text is printed in both Japanese and English, and the
comments are very informative. (According to Kenkyusha's New J-E
Dictionary, the title means "karmic relations" or "a match
made in heaven".)
Yuzo Takada Artwork THE LAST ORDER
- Two volumes, 128 pages, color, Japanese text
Kodansha, 2000-2-10, 5000 yen
This second artbook covers the period from 1988 to 1999, and includes
illustrations from 3x3 Eyes, Blue Seed, Bannou Bunka Neko Musume
(Almighty Cultural Cat-Girl), Genzo Hitogata Kiwa, and Toritsuki-kun.
The first volume is a hardcover, 96-page artbook containing most of
the artwork, with a heavy emphasis on 3x3 Eyes. It is similar to the
format of AiEN KiEN, but unfortunately the coments are not bilingual.
The second book is a softcover, 32-page poster collection. Both books
are housed in a clear plastic slipcover. These are big books (37 x 26
cm) and are well worth the price.
3x3 Eyes no Himitsu
(Secrets of 3x3 Eyes)
by Yogekisha Shinjuku Branch
Softcover, 217 pages, B&W, Japanese text
Data House, 1993, 971 yen
This is an unofficial book that speculates about answers to
questions 3x3 Eyes fans may have. It is part of a series of
"Secrets of..." books that have been published for many
popular manga titles. The book appears to be well-researched,
but it only covers the first 15 manga volumes. Perhaps a
second book will be released to cover the later manga.
3x3 Eyes Youma Daizukan
(Big Picture Book of Monsters)
by Create A, supervised by Young Magazine Editorial Department
19cm softcover, 250 pages, B&W, Japanese text
Kodansha KCDX 934, 1998-4-24, 781 yen
This is first official data book for 3x3 Eyes, with descriptions of
at least 63 characters from the manga and overviews of several other
topics. It also contains 4 color stickers, activities like crossword
puzzles, and a short story 'Wandering Youma' by novelist Akinori Endo.
This book has two big advantages over the unauthorized 3x3 Eyes no
Himitsu book. First, it was able to include art taken directly from
the manga, and there are pictures on nearly every page. Also, since
it was published in 1998, it covers the first 27 manga volumes.
Though all of the text is Japanese, this is definitely a book that
hardcore 3x3 Eyes fans will want.
3x3 Eyes Another World
supervised by Young Magazine Editorial Department,
organized by Katsumi Ishitsuka
19cm softcover, 228 pages, B&W, Japanese text
Kodansha KCDX 1058, 1999-4-21, 800 yen
One year after the publication of the Youma Daizukan comes a new
official 3x3 Eyes book. Another World is jammed full of information
every 3x3 Eyes fan will want to see, such as a long interview with
Yuzo Takada, an overview of the manga creation process, speculation
on various story elements, manga history and plot summaries, product
descriptions, and of course the obligatory pictures of Pai in silly
outfits. Although the book is well-illustrated, the emphasis is on
the text, so only those who can read Japanese will be able to
appreciate the book fully. The book includes four pages of color
manga art, plus a page of stickers.
3x3 Eyes Youma Rittai Zukan
(Monster 3-D Picture Book)
by Keiji Matsumoto and Yuzo Takada,
supervised by Young Magazine Editorial Department
19cm softcover, 131 pages, color, Japanese text
Kodansha KCDX, 2000-5-24, 1500 yen
This is a sequel to the Youma Daizukan above, but it is not a data book.
It is a papercraft book, allowing the creation of 3-D paper models of
seven monsters. The monsters are all pictured on the book cover,
clockwise from the top: Takuhi, K'u-yung, Mugero, Tsou-lin, Ruru, Little
Amara, and Fei-oh. A large Pai sticker is also included.
The 3x3 Eyes novels are written by Akinori Endo, the scriptwriter for the
original 3x3 Eyes anime. Each novel comes with a mini-poster and bookmark.
There are scenes from the new anime series printed in the corner of each
page, and the scenes "move" if you look at them while quickly
flipping the pages. If you can't read Japanese, that's about all you'll
get out of these books. (I hear that at least some of the books have been
translated into Chinese.)
3x3 Eyes Seima Densetsu
(Legend of the Divine Demon)
- by Akinori Endo
18cm softcover, 308 pages, B&W, Japanese text
Magazine Novels (Kodansha), 1995-7-6, 757 yen
This is a novel based on the Seima Densetsu storyline from volumes 3-5
of the manga, similar to the second anime series.
3x3 Eyes Fuuma Gaiden
(Seal Demon Side Story)
- by Akinori Endo
18cm softcover, 292 pages, B&W, Japanese text
Magazine Novels (Kodansha), 1996-5-17, 757 yen
This is an original story with the 3x3 Eyes characters.
3x3 Eyes Genma Hyouryuu
- by Akinori Endo
18cm softcover, 252 pages, B&W, Japanese text
Magazine Novels (Kodansha), 1997-3-6, 757 yen
This is another original story.
3x3 Eyes Another Story
- by Katsumi Ishitsuka, Akinori Endo, and Shinichi Kusano
19cm softcover, 208 pages, B&W, Japanese text
Kodansha KCDX, 2000-3-23, 820 yen
This book is a collection of seven original short stories. Here are the
1. True Tale of Houasyo "White Snake Legend"
2. The Sorrow of Salaryman Benares
3. Yohko and Yoriko's Ghost Extermination
4. Haan's "This is crazy! Japanese people"
(Haan no "Koko ga hen da yo! Nihonjin")
5. Demon School
6. Pai and Yakumo's Gourmet Day
7. Valley of Gold
The book also includes a "3-D real papercraft Fei-Oh", most
likely as a preview of the Youma Rittai Zukan above.
See the Games page for the games related to these
- Super Famicom 3x3 Eyes Seima Kourinden Perfect Guide
- Softcover, 159 pages, Japanese text
Kodansha Hit Books, 1992-8, 922 yen
This is a hint book for the SNES roleplaying game Seima Kourinden.
I only know this book exists because of an entry in the Kinokuniya
Bookweb online store
(where it is out of stock).
- Seima Densetsu 3x3 Eyes Official Guidebook
- Softcover, 135 pages, color, Japanese text
Kodansha, 1993-8, 1214 yen
This is a hint book for the MEGA-CD game Seima Densetsu 3x3 Eyes.
It includes a guide to all of the dungeons, as well as a complete
data for items and monsters. (I haven't actually seen the book.
Most of this information comes from a pre-release advertisement
inserted in manga vol. 14.)
3x3 Eyes ~Sanjiyan Henjyo~ CD & Graphics
- Softcover, 128 pages, color, Japanese text
YM Graphics (Kodansha), 1994-8, 2136 yen
This is a walkthrough/hint book for the PC Engine version of the 3x3
Eyes ~Sanjiyan Henjyo~ game by Nihon Create. The book includes an
audio CD, CD cover (to cut out), and fold-out poster. The CD contains
the game music and a drama featuring the game characters. There's a
comic in the back of the book that corresponds with the drama. Most of
the book describes the game, but there are some neat extras like
interviews with the voice actors and descriptions of other 3x3 Eyes
- Official 3x3 Eyes ~Kyuusei Koushu~ Collector's Edition
- Softcover, 128 pages, color, Japanese text
Login Books, 1995-10-16, 1165 yen
This is a walkthrough/hint book for the Windows version of the
3x3 Eyes ~Kyuusei Koushu~ game. In addition to providing a full
walkthrough for the game, the book contains software troubleshooting
advice, interviews with the game's creators at Nippon Create, and
some background information on Feng Shui and other topics that
appear in the game.
3x3 Eyes ~Kyuusei Koushu~ Official Guidebook
- Softcover, 106 pages, color, Japanese text
Haou Game Special #53 (Kodansha), 1996-6-16, 1165 yen
This is a walkthrough/hint book for the Playstation and Saturn
versions of the 3x3 Eyes ~Kyuusei Koushu~ game. The book gives a
very detailed look at all of the paths through the game. It also
describes some of the differences between the Playstation and Saturn
versions, and gives a little background information about the making
of the game. (This is the "Revised New Edition", so I
assume there was a previous edition that only covered the Playstation