Authors

Otsuichi

Otsuichi 乙一

Otsuichi (1978-), whose real name is Hirotaka Adachi, made his literary debut at the age of 17 when he won the Jump Novel Grand Prix in 1996 for his horror novel Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse (tr. 2010). After establishing himself in the so-called "light novel" genre targeted primarily at teen readers, he won the 2003 Honkaku Mystery Award for his collection of linked stories Goth (tr. 2008), marking him as an up-and-coming writer of fiction for the general reader as well. His other story collections include Zoo (tr. 2009) and Hakoniwa toshokan (Miniature Library). Otsuichi also writes love stories under the pen name Eiichi Nakata, and horror fiction under the name Asako Yamashiro. Inspired to become an author by the Rodosu-to senki (Record of Lodoss War) fantasy novels, manga, anime, and video games that began to appear in the late 1980s, he is a leading light among a new generation of entertainment writers.

Books by Otsuichi
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    Waiting in a Dark Place

    Left blind in an accident, Michiru Honma drops out of college, then just a short time later loses her father, the only family she has, to a stroke. She withdraws from the world, living alone and doing nothing. One day, a murder takes place at the train st …

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    The Undead Blue

    The year Masao Sasaki enters the fourth grade, a new teacher has arrived, fresh out of college: Mitsunori Haneda. Being good at soccer and more like a big brother figure than a teacher, Haneda quickly establishes a close rapport with the class, and makes …

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    The Arknoah Chronicles, Book 1: The Monster I Created

    This is the first book of a projected three-volume series being written to celebrate the 20th anniversary of young-adult fiction published by the editors of Shonen Jump (Boys' Jump), the weekly manga magazine that has left an indelible mark on the world o …

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