Nyanko Sensei hasn’t been home in days, and Natsume is starting to get worried. He knows Sensei left in a party mood, but he has no idea where his friend and bodyguard was headed. And now there are rumors of evil spirits from the east heading to the local forest. Will Natsume have to face this threat all on his own? -- VIZ Media
Takashi Natsume has always been aware of the supernatural world, but after he inherits a magical book from his grandmother, the supernatural world is aware of him! Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other people because of his gift, drifting from relative to relative, never fitting in. Now he's a troubled high school student who has come to live in the small town where his grandmother grew up. And there he discovers that he has inherited more than just the Sight from the mysterious Reiko. Nyanko Sensei hasn’t been home in days, and Natsume is starting to get worried. He knows Sensei left in a party mood, but he has no idea where his friend and bodyguard was headed. And now there are rumors of evil spirits from the east heading to the local forest. Will Natsume have to face this threat all on his own?
Author : Yuki Midorikawa
ISBN : 9781421544021
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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When Reiko was Takashi's age, she bound the names of demons and spirits in her Book of Friends, enslaving them to her capricious whim. Now Takashi is the owner of the book, and the creatures will do anything to get their names back. -- VIZ Media
Much to his surprise, Takashi is settling into his new home. He's even making friends at school. So when some of the other kids invite him to a test of courage at the old abandoned high school, he joins in despite his reservations. But the rumors about the old school being haunted are absolutely true, and the spirit that lives there has a special hatred for humans! -- VIZ Media
A 29th-century dystopian society seen through the eyes of a mutant-cum-romantic poet; a post-impressionist landscape of orbs and cubes experienced by a wandering underdog; an imaginary sick room generated entirely from sounds reaching the ears of an invalid: These and other haunting re-presentations of time and space constitute the Japanese modernist landscape depicted in this volume of stories from the 1910s to the 1930s. The fourteen stories selected for this anthology—by both relatively unknown and “must-read” authors—experiment with a protean modernist style in the vivacious period between the nation-building Meiji and the early years of Showa. The writers capture imaginary temporal and spatial dimensions that embody forms of futuristic urban space, colonial space, utopia, dystopia, and heterotopia. Their work invites readers to abandon the conventional naturalistic approach to spatial and temporal representations and explore how the physical and empirical experience of time and space is distorted and reconfigured through the prism of modernist Japanese prose. An introduction and prefatory materials provide historical and critical context for Japanese modernism, making Three-Dimensional Reading a valuable teaching text not only for the study of modern Japanese literature, but for world literature, global modernism, and utopian studies as well. The volume also includes drawings by contemporary artist Sakaguchi Kyōhei, whose ability to create a stunning visual reality beyond the borders of time and place is a testament to the power and reverberations of the modernist imagination.
"Festschrift honoring Ellis Sandoz, director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies and editor of Collected Works of Eric Voegelin. Essays explore philosophy, literature, and politics, and focus on Xenophon, Natsume, Freud, Robert Penn Warren, and George Santayana"--Provided by publisher.
Author : Sari Kawana
ISBN : 9781350024892
Genre : History
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The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan explores the varying uses of literature in Japan from the late Meiji period to the present, considering how creators, conveyors, and consumers of literary content have treated texts and their authors as cultural resources to be packaged, promoted, and preserved. As the printed word became a crucial form of entertainment and edification for an increasingly literate public in early 20th-century Japan, literature came to assume a variety of new uses. Touching upon a wide array of sources, Sari Kawana traces the ways in which literary works have morphed into different variants, ranging from textual (compilations, textbooks) and visual (film, manga, other media) to virtual and real world, through innovative publishing and reading practices. She takes up themes such as the materiality of texts, the role of publishers and advertising campaigns, the interplay between literature and other media, and the creation and dissemination of larger cultural fantasies tied to literary consumption. She stresses the agency and creativity with which readers engaged literary works, from divergent readings of propaganda literature to inventive adaptations of canonical texts in adjacent media, culminating in the practice of literary tourism. Moving beyond close reading of texts to look at their historical context, the book will appeal not only to scholars of modern Japanese literature but also those studying the history of the book and modern Japanese cultural history.
Just an unremarkable woman, Yae has mostly been working temp jobs. Then she runs into her high and mighty, childhood friend Takumi Natsume, who has become an architect. In exchange for staying for free at his high-rise apartment, she agrees to take on the role of the fake spouse of him! At her friend’s wedding after-party, Yae reunites with her ex. He takes her out on a date at a fancy French restaurant, but guess who is at that restaurant? None other than Takumi, who happens to be there on business! Yae’s heart wavers between her fake husband, who is full of himself, and the sweet her ex?! A little naughty and very extravagant! The third volume of a Cinderella-like love story that has started with a lie is full of unexpected turns of events!
Author : George Asakuara
ISBN : 9781646592197
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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After Natsume breaks up with local boy Kou, it is Kou’s former best friend, Otomo, who pulls Natsume out of her depression. With his support, she is able to re-enter the entertainment industry, and Natsume decides she wants Otomo to be her first. However, Natsume is still drawn to Kou, despite all the pain they cause one another, and she ends up sleeping with him. Natsume decides to move to Tokyo, but Ohji doesn't like what's become of Kou, so he sets Kou’s house ablaze. Natsume rushes back, but what awaits her when she returns?
SPECIAL EDITION! This final, extra-long volume of My Little Monster includes never-before-seen content from the series! See what Haru and the gang do on their days off and read in-depth bios of your favorite characters, including their heights, star signs, special trivia (like what Yamaken’s most-used app is on his phone), and more. A must-have for any die-hard My Little Monster fan! NEVER ENDING Shizuku and Haru have their happy ending, but what about their friends and family? Everyone is the hero of his or her own story. Sasayan, Natsume, Iyo, Yuzan—they all have their own tales to tell. What paths will they follow? Find out in this final volume of My Little Monster! Includes over 60 pages of extras after the story! SEE LESS