Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mizushima's book KAGEROU is released


Mizushima Hiro's (26) debut novel, "KAGEROU", goes on sale today (15 December 2010) in Japan. The book has already won the grand prize in the fifth Poplar Corporation fiction contest. The book, to be released under Mizushima's real name, Tomohiro Saito, is about a debt-ridden man who attempts to commit suicide but is stopped by another man. It is meant to showcase the preciousness of life.

Before the book hit the shelves, there was a flood of around 400 000 pre-orders for the book. 430 000 books were printed and a reprint will be taking place soon.

It looks like "KAGEROU" is set to become a best-selling novel! (Mainichi)

Buy the book online here.

Maybe it's just me, but as a non-Japanese speaker I can't stop typing "KANGEROU".

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