English Title: Brave Story
Japanese Title: ブレイブ・ストーリー — “Brave Story”
Author: Miyuki Miyabe
Illustrator: Dan May (English cover)
Translator: Alexander Smith
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Original Run: 1999 – 2001
English Run: 2007
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten, Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
English Publisher: Viz Media (Haikasoru)
Volumes in Japanese: 4 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)
Note: The story was first released in two volumes for Japan, then later as four light novel volumes. The English release was compiled into one book.
Average Price Per Volume: Hardcover $19 — Paperback $14 — Kindle $9 — Nook $9
Synopsis: Alone after his father his hospitalized and his mother attempts suicide, Wataru Mitani ventures from the real world to the land of Vision, where he seeks five magical gemstones representing the qualities of charity, bravery, faith, grace, and the power of light and darkness. With these, perhaps Watari can change his fate and bring his family together again.
MAL Entry — movie — Aired July 2006 (Japan Only)
MAL Entry — 20 volumes — Published April 2004 – May 2008 (Japan Only)
If you liked Brave Story, you might also want to try…
- Other Haikasoru Novels — Book of Heroes, Ico: Castle in the Mist, and Phantasm Japan also written by Miyuki Miyabe
- The Boy and the Beast — child trapped in a fantasy world
- Adventures of Duan Surk — fantasy adventure
Note: The header image comes from a Japanese edition of a Brave Story publication.
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