English Title: Last and First Idol
Japanese Title: 最後にして最初のアイドル — “Saigo ni Shite Saisho no Aidoru”
Author: Gengen Kusano — 草野 原々
Translator: Andrew Cunningham
Genre: Sci-fi, Horror, Mystery, Short Story Collection
Original Run: January 2018
English Run: September 2018
Japanese Publisher: Hayakawa Shobo
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This book is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: “Bye-bye, Earth! My idol activities here were so much fun!” 4th Hayakawa SF Contest Special Prize 48th Seiun Award (Japanese Short Story Division) 27th Dark Seiun Award (Guest Division) 16th Sense of Gender Award (Future Idol Award) Last and First Idol earned the first ever special prize in the Hayakawa SF Contest, and the first debut work to win the Seiun Award in 42 years! This existential widescreen yuri baroque proletariat hard sci-fi idol story has carved out a new legend in science fiction history! Also includes Evolution Girls, in which some gacha-expert friends race to find the truth of the universe, and Dark Seiyuu, a brand-new space opera about voice actors! Gengen Kusano’s astounding debut collection!