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Magic Power
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Can somebody post their comments on this book?

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msc455magic
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Anybody?
Peo Olsson
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A good book, and a must have. According to Max Maven, Mr Takagi was japan's equaligent to Walter Gibson. If you can find a copy get it.

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Great book! Well worth finding. It's mostly (but not entirely) a collection of his previously published material, quite a bit of it from Apocalypse and various manuscripts/marketed effects put out by Jeff Busby and Ton Onosaka. There's a terrific variety of material including cards, coins, linking rings, ropes, rubber bands and a beautiful cups & balls routine using Japanese soup bowls (the size that you would serve miso soup in). I've heard Takagi referred to as the Dai Vernon of Japan. If you can't find the book, you may be interested in locating the two video tapes of his material produced by Stevens Magic Emporium, under the name "Far East Mysteries of Shigeo Takagi."
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I must agree with the above comments. I like this book a lot.
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Takagi's Wild Card is a classic
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One of my favorites from this book is Devilishly Direct.

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Magic Power
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Thanks for all guys reply...i think have to get a copy

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Richard
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I have a copy myself.. and would like to add..I wouldn't part with it.
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I really like Mr. Takagi's Matrix routine - "Convergance". 4 coins, 4 cards, clean handling and beautiful magic.

Doug Conn has a performance video of it:

Http://www.dougconn.com/movies/convergence.wmv

It was this routine that compelled me to make the search for a copy of this book Smile.

Bosco
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Love Convergance...Best Matrix effect ever!!
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My post here (above) and in another thread must have struck a chord with some; the Stevens tapes are now sold out.
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One of the better books around.
Takagi has a way of having strong impact routines incorporated with simplicity - that has become very rare lately with different sophisticated sleights being more and more in "fashion"

I absolutely love this book.

my favorite effects from the book are:
devilishly direct
4 card monte
string a stick (my tip: try to do it on a a shirt button hole instead of around a stick - it kills)

ND
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I should reinforce what I said earlier on. This book is excellent! As well as all the Japanese books in print.

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Charles
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Devilishly Direct is deadly!
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On Oct 8, 2017, magicfish wrote:
Devilishly Direct is deadly!


I agree on this one. Very strong.
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All of Richard Kaufman's Japan books are just a delight. I know it sounds like a cliche but it's the wonderfully different approach to problems that appeals to me. Whilst on subject of Japanese magic - Tokyo Tables (eBook + video download) from Vanishing Inc is worth a look.
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This is a really good book.
Mr. Takagi has some remarcable-not so seen-work with ropes.
There's a rising card with a triumph climax really interesting.
Finally his "One cup routine" is a thing of beauty.
Is a very enjoyable read !
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I would not part with my copy.. and I have a 1st printing..

This book was reprinted and is available.. I can get copies of it and have it shipped directly to you..
If interested.. drop me a PM.. Would be a brand new copy.. My supplier only has 24 copies left.

Eddy
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