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  • Published: 24 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781945054600
  • Imprint: Kodansha
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $22.99
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Imperfect Girl, 1


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Legendary novelist NISIOISIN partners up with Mitsuru Hattori (SANKAREA) in this three volume graphic novel adaptation of one of his more recent mystery novels. An aspiring novelist witnesses a tragic death, but that is only the beginning of what will become a string of traumatic events involving a lonely elementary school girl.

A college aged aspiring author witnesses a horrible car accident. An elementary school girl was hit by a car as she walked home with her classmate. The other child was traumatized by the event, but that was to be expected given the circumstances. But her troubles only begin there. When the author is summoned to the child’s home he discovers that she has many more horrors at home to overcome.

The child lives alone in a large home. No one cares for her. She hoards food from school to feed herself. She spends her time waiting for her parents to return, but there are no signs of them anywhere.

  • Pub date: 24 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781945054600
  • Imprint: Kodansha
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

NISIOISIN

There are few authors in Japan who have reached the heights of success as NISIOISIN . Born in 1981, Nisio dropped out of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, to pursue a career in story-telling. Initially he had ambitions to be a comic artist, but when he realized his art was not up to snuff, he began to focus on his writing, eventually winning the 23rd Mephisto Prize, for Decapitation(Vertical) recognizing his talents as a mystery writer, at the age of 20. Since his debut in 2002 Nisio has penned more than 50 novels and a number of comics. And he has quickly become one of Japan’s top selling author’s in recent memory with more than 5 million units sold since 2009. In 2014, as in 2012, he was the top selling author in Japan (outselling Haruki Murakami by more than half a million units).

Nishio’s works often cover themes of youth, but are framed in genres that are familiar to the masses. His works tend to mix mystery with comedy and touches or romance and/or the supernatural. He is a modern author in every sense, sometimes even experiementing with the Japanese language itself. Many of his works have been adapted into animated television series and films. His best known works are the Monogatari series and Katanagatari.

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