Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:45 pm Post subject: Natsuhiko Kyogoku's Kyōgokudō series?
I was just wondering if anyone here was a fan of the Japanese mystery writer 京極 夏彦, author of the
I absolutely love mystery fiction of any sort, and a friend of mine was kind enough to introduce me to his writings. He's apparently a "disciple" of the Yokai specialist Shigeru Mizuki. Yokai and Japanese folklore seem to figure prominently in his series, but not in the sense of actual monsters roaming through the plot - but more like psychological impressions - which in a certain sense makes his conveyance of the atmosphere more effective.
A formal English translation of the first volume in the series will not be coming out until later this August.
[Note: I can find no translations of the two movies into English, nor can i find a complete translation of the anime series ~ the sheer density of the subject matter seems to have made it a daunting task to translate.]
Has anyone actually read any of the books by Kyogoku?
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