English Title: Kagerou Daze
Japanese Title: カゲロウデイズ — Kagerou Daze — “Heat Haze Daze”
Author: Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)
Translator: Kevin Gifford
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Supernatural
Original Run: 2012 – ongoing
English Run: 2015 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: KCG Bunko (Enterbrain)
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes in Japanese: 7 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 5 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $12 — Kindle $8 — Nook $8
Synopsis: Shintaro Kisaragi is about to have a terrible day. After two years of being an unemployed shut-in, Shintaro Kisaragi is forced out of his room and into the wide, uncaring world by a disastrous series of events involving his computer’s keyboard and a bottle of soda. What begins as a simple errand soon spirals out of control as his luck turns from bad to worse. It starts with a hostage situation and only gets weirder from there–and it turns out Shintaro Kirasagi isn’t the only person whose life is going to be changed forever this blistering summer afternoon!
Suggestions for Further Reading
Similar Characters and Situation (middle/high school students involved with supernatural elements): A Certain Magical Index, Chibi Vampire, Haruhi Suzumiya, Pita-Ten, Psycho Busters, Shakugan no Shana
Note: The “Kagerou Project” began as a series of Vocaloid songs created by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P). An anime adaptation titled Mekakucity Actors was released in spring 2014.
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