Naomi 平原直美 Hirahara, “The Summer of Big Bachi (Mas Arai)”, 2003.

  Naomi 平原直美 Hirahara, “The Summer of Big 罰 Bachi【ばち】(Mas Arai)”, 2003 was a novel of the “Mas Arai” series.  “Rafu Shimpo” 羅府新報 ex-editor Naomi Hirahara storyline:   July 1999.  “Mas Arai didn’t believe in Jesus or Buddha, but thought there might be something in 罰 bachi”.  This is a line quote from the novel.  Mas Arai is … Continue reading Naomi 平原直美 Hirahara, “The Summer of Big Bachi (Mas Arai)”, 2003.

Christopher Morrison (writer) & Yoshikata Amano (illustrator), “Shinjuku”, 2010.

Christopher Morrison (writer aka. MINK) and Yoshikata Amano (illustrator), “Shinjuku”, 2010 was a crime fiction story in the “Shinjuku” 新宿区 ward of metropolitan “Tokyo” 東京都 , Japan 日本.   “Shinjuku” 新宿区 is one of the 23 wards of “Tokyo” 東京都 (Tokyo itself is one 47 prefectures of Japan 日本 ).   The protagonist is “Daniel Legend”, … Continue reading Christopher Morrison (writer) & Yoshikata Amano (illustrator), “Shinjuku”, 2010.

Kyle Higgins & Mat Groom, “The Rise of Ultraman”, Marvel Comics, 2020.

publication Kyle Higgins & Mat Groom, “The Rise of Ultraman”, 2020 was a superhero publication from “Marvel” comics.  “Ultraman” is the quintessential comics protagonist; and his foil character  “Shin Hayata” 早田進  is quintessential comics. As “Clark Kent” is “Superman”, and, as “Bruce Wayne” is “Batman” protagonist and foil are one.   The distinction between “fantasy” and … Continue reading Kyle Higgins & Mat Groom, “The Rise of Ultraman”, Marvel Comics, 2020.

Keigo Hagashino 東野 圭吾, “The Devotion of Suspect X: A Novel (容疑者Xの献身, Yōgisha X no Kenshin)”, 2005.

Keigo Hagashino 東野 圭吾, “The Devotion of Suspect X: A  Novel (容疑者Xの献身, Yogisha X no Kenshin)”, 2005 was a crime fiction novel.  Criminology is a “soft” Sci-Fi science; in contrast “hard” Sci-Fi sciences (astronomy, physics, chemistry, engineering).   “Soft” Sci-Fi usually has a female one of the main characters. “Shunpei Kusanagi” is a female police detective, and … Continue reading Keigo Hagashino 東野 圭吾, “The Devotion of Suspect X: A Novel (容疑者Xの献身, Yōgisha X no Kenshin)”, 2005.