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Manga - Yōkai stories. Japanese spirit tales


Tales of terrifying monsters, ghosts and valiant samurai, based on the works of Lafcadio Hearn and adapted into manga form by the award-winning comics writer Sean Michael Wilson, known for his adaptations of works of Japanese literature.
The atmospheres of the stories presented in these pages range from veiled mystery to chilling terror and will keep yōkai enthusiasts in suspense!
Extraordinary Japanese ghost stories: from a masterless samurai, trapped in a house haunted by headless goblins, to a young man haunted by a woman depicted in a painting, which almost kills him.
Wilson's skillful adaptation of Hearn's ghost tales, along with Japanese artist Inko Ai Takita's superb manga illustrations, bring these fascinating stories to life.
This book is in traditional Japanese reading order - spine to front - so that manga fans and lovers can enjoy an authentic reading experience.

Reasons of interest:

  • Traditional Japanese reading order - spine to front - so fans and manga lovers can enjoy an authentic reading experience
  • Traditional stories based on the works of Lafcadio Hearn, adapted into manga form by Sean Michael Wilson and illustrator Inko Ai Takita
  • Seven Japanese ghost stories adapted as manga for fans and beyond

Size: 19 × 25.4 cm
Paperback with flaps
Number of pages: 128
ISBN: 9782889750948
March 3, 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.

SEAN MICHAEL WILSON has written and adapted widely acclaimed and award-winning manga, including The Book of Five Rings, Secrets of the Ninja, The 47 Ronin, and Cold Mountain.

INKO AI TAKITA studied at Kyoto University of Art and Design and Central Saint Martins. His manga have appeared in various anthologies.