Gothic & Lolita Bible in English

Japan’s extremely popular Gothic & Lolita Bible will be released in English in the US next year.

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Gothic Lolita BibleIn Japan, the quarterly magazine has a circulation of 100,000. Published by the same publisher who brings out KERA, the Gothic & Lolita Bible is just that, THE magazine for Japanese gothic and lolita fashion. At 0.6 inches (1.5 centimers) thick, this magazine is huge and literally loaded with information and photographs. It has played an instrumental role in defining the global look of gothic and lolita fashion.

In the US, the magazine will be published by TOKYOPOP, the company that started an extensive manga publishing program in North America some ten years ago. The company is now expanding worldwide and also works with film, television and digital entertainment.

The February ’08 English edition of the Gothic & Lolita Bible features an extensive guide to Gothic and Lolita fashion, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with top Lolita fashionistas, including Doll creator Mitsukazu Mihara and J-pop princess Nana Kitade.

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Jan 10, 2008 (5133 days ago)

Wow it’s about time they consider something like this. I’m sure part of their sales come from international orders. It’s not even hard to get the EGL Bible in America but I would LOVE to be able to use it more than a source book. Can’t wait to read the articles.

Jan 30, 2008 (5113 days ago)

Tokyopop ruins everything though.. .T_T

Jan 30, 2008 (5113 days ago)

I am soo excited. Most of my outfits are greatly enfluenced by the GLB. Hopefully, if everything goes well, I can access it easier.

Feb 5, 2008 (5107 days ago)

oui oui it sounds good

Feb 7, 2008 (5105 days ago)

my doctor thinks im crazy but im NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and i hope the book turns out cause i want to read it

Feb 7, 2008 (5105 days ago)

wow, i lyk gothic fashion…

Feb 8, 2008 (5104 days ago)

yer i love this fashion too, its hawwwwt

Feb 10, 2008 (5102 days ago)

I’ve already pre-ordered it from Amazon – I can’t wait to get it! I’m not a loli myself, but I absolutely ADORE the fashion, and wanted to start making and selling loli clothing myself :D

Feb 12, 2008 (5100 days ago)

I agree with the person above me. I love Lolita fashion too. I plan on actually learning how to make the dresses and stuff so then I won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on buying them online as pretty as they are. thanks for the head sup on the amazon thing. I need to go do that now. I wonder if it’s a subscription type of thing or if you have to buy them separately as books or something…

Feb 13, 2008 (5099 days ago)

i can even get the original GLB in Europe (and i live in a little country) but I dont believe Tokyopop wont screw up this great magazine …. why cant they just let it be?

Feb 14, 2008 (5098 days ago)

Yay, yay, yay!!! I can have REAL patterns, FINALLY!!! And that way I can read the measurements and what the preferred materials are and then all the other cool stuff that comes with loli! I’m thrilled. It’s hard enough to design this stuff without a basic pattern to start one’s self on. Even with the geometry it’s just really complicated unless you are very knowledgable in how fabrics will react. It’s hard to get the dress perfect.

Hime Kimiko
Mar 11, 2008 (5072 days ago)

yay!!!!can’wait to get my hands on one of those!!….And a sewing machine….

Mar 17, 2008 (5066 days ago)

wow…i just admire and adore loli fashion-it’s TOO cute!
im soo happy that it’s finally out in english-
i’ve ordered little ol’ me a copy-im so anxious to get it!XD

Jun 29, 2008 (4962 days ago)

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