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The Legend of Nukekubi - Deluxe Pop Up Manga


One of Lafcadio Hearn's most famous legends, Nukekubi, comes to life in this magnificent pop up manga. In Japanese folklore, nukekubi – literally “detachable neck” – belongs to the category of yo¯kai: it is a demon that, during the day, has the appearance of a human being, while at night its head detaches to fly in search of prey. If the head cannot rejoin the body – before the sun rises – the monster is condemned to die. In this original pop up, the protagonist, a great samurai who became a monk, will have to face these demons: one of the heads will remain attached to his robe. When he realizes that it is the head of a spirit, he frees himself and sells the robe with the head to a bandit...

Reasons of interest:

  • An extraordinary pop up manga that transports readers into the legends of Lafcadio Hearn
  • On each page, surprising pop ups, illustrated in a meticulous and original way, come to life and recreate the strange creatures of Japanese folklore
  • An extraordinary book suitable for all ages

Size: 24.6 × 29.7 cm,
Open size: 72 × 29.7 cm
12 pages with flap openings and pop ups
ISBN: 9782889751570
October 27, 2023

LAFCADIO HEARN (1850-1904) was one of the first great Western interpreters of Japanese culture. His taste for the uncanny is expressed in the numerous stories of spirits he collected in various volumes.

Filled with a style close to the spirit of Manga, KOTARO CHIBA's works convey an unparalleled dynamic power, retracing the deepest essence of the stories of the monsters of the Rising Sun.

DAVID HAWCOCK studied art in York (UK), graduating in graphic design, before creating a design studio in Bath specializing in children's books.

ENRICO LAVAGNO writer, editor and translator, has collaborated on various works dedicated to the world of the samurai and the art of the Japanese sword published by NuiNui.