Otsuichi Returns With A Bang!

December 16, 2009 at 10:52 am 1 comment

Viz has announced that Otsuichi will be returning once again to this side of the Pacific. The author of Viz’s Haikaosru novel “Zoo”, will get his first published novel “Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse” published this coming year. This novel, published while Otsuichi was still in high school, is the very book that made the young author a name in the publishing industry in Japan.

Obviously, the book is an average novel (that is, if you can call anything he writes average), not a light novel. However, because Otsuichi wrote the light novel “Calling You” and attempted to make “GOTH” a light novel, we are covering this novel.

However, there’s a bit of sadness for any fans of Otsuichi. The release date is September 21, 2010.

Besides the long wait, I am pleasantly pleased with Viz’s licensing decision and eagerly await the book’s eventual release.

Description of book’s contents: “Two short novels, including the title story and ‘Black Fairy Tale,’ plus a bonus short story. ‘Summer’ is a simple story of a nine-year-old girl who dies while on summer vacation. While her youthful killers try to hide the her body, she tells us the story—from the POV of her dead body—of the boys’ attempt to get away murder. ‘Black Fairy Tale’ is classic J-horror: a young girl loses an eye in an accident, but receives a transplant. Now she can see again, but what she sees out of her new left eye is the experiences and memories of its previous owner. Its previous deceased owner.”

Source: Simon and Schuster


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  • 1. kafkafuura  |  December 17, 2009 at 5:04 am

    I’m not quite sure if I’ll get Zoo, but this one looks a lot more interesting. Well we’re used to waiting… I’ll put it down on my to get list. Plus if it’s the novel that put Otsuichi into the spotlight it’s sure to be good right?


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