Mardock Scramble

English Title: Mardock Scramble Japanese Title: マルドゥック・スクランブル — “Mardock Scramble” Author: Tow Ubukata Illustrator: Katsuya Terada Translator: Edwin Hawkes Genre:  Sci-fi, Cyberpunk, Adventure Original Run: 2003 English Run: 2011 Volumes: 3 Note: The three volumes were combined into one book for the English release. English Publisher: Viz Media (Haikasoru) Volumes Published in English: 1 (COMPLETE) Average Price Per… Read More Mardock Scramble

Sci-fi and Fantasy from Haikasoru

Haikasoru is a Viz Media imprint dedicated to translated works of Japanese pop fiction, sometimes aimed for the Young Adult demographic. The genres focused on the most are space opera, dark fantasy, and hard science. Though technically not considered light novels, many of these books will surely be of interest to readers who enjoy stories from… Read More Sci-fi and Fantasy from Haikasoru

Hot Gimmick S

English Title: Hot Gimmick S Japanese Title: ホットギミックS — “Hot Gimmick S” Author: Megumi Nishizaki Illustrator: Miki Aihara Translator: Sawaka Kawashima, John Werry Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy Original Run: 2005 English Run: 2007 Volumes: 1 English Publisher: Viz Media Volumes Published in English: 1 (COMPLETE) Average Price Per Volume: Paperback — $7 English Website MAL Entry —… Read More Hot Gimmick S

Brave Story

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… Read More Brave Story

Slum Online

English Title: Slum Online Japanese Title: スラムオンライン — “Slum Online” Author: Hiroshi Sakurazaka Illustrator: toi8 (cover) Translator: Joseph Reeder Genre: Sci-fi, Drama, Fantasy Original Run: 2005 English Run: 2010 Note: For the English edition, Hiroshi Sakurazaka included a short story titled “Bonus Round.” This was included in later Japanese editions of Slum Online as エキストラ・ラウンド (“Extra Round”). Volumes:… Read More Slum Online

News: Edge of Tomorrow in Theaters

Edge of Tomorrow is a live-action film from Warner Brothers studio, based on the Japanese light novel All You Need is Kill (by Hiroshi Sakurazaka). It released in some parts of the world (such as the UK) on May 30th, then released in most other territories (such as the USA and Canada) on June 6th. The… Read More News: Edge of Tomorrow in Theaters