Authors

Manabu Makime

Manabu Makime 万城目学

Manabu Makime (1976–)  was born in Osaka and graduated from the Faculty of Law at Kyoto University. He made his literary debut in 2006 after winning the Boiled Eggs New Writer Prize for Kamogawa horumō (The Kamo River Hormo Contest). A string of bestsellers followed, including Shika-otoko aoniyoshi (The Fantastic Deer-Man), Purinsesu Toyotomi (Princess Toyotomi), and Idai naru shu-ra-ra-bon (tr. The Great Shu Ra Ra Boom). His distinctive style of weaving fantastical, mythical, offbeat elements into real-life circumstances is now being labeled “Makime world,” and has earned him a large fan base. Nearly all of his works have been adapted to film.

Books by Manabu Makime
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    Pinta Penta Pūtarō

    The time is early in the 17th century, 16 years after the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who brought a long period of feudal wars to an end and unified Japan under his sole power. In large part because Hideyoshi’s heir Hideyori was still a small child at …

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    Wujing’s Departure

    This volume contains five short stories that could be called “spinoffs” of well-known Chinese classics. Author Manabu Makime trains his lens on supporting characters as a means of highlighting the allure of classical Chinese literature and history fro …

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