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  • Published: 24 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781947194892
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $24.99


Kubitsuri High School - the Nonsense User's Disciple

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The debut work from renouned author NISIOISIN, The 3rd volume in the popular Zaregoto series, continuing the adventures of "I," the anonymous Nonsense User.

The mission is: save the girl!
The tragedy I saw at school:

In order to get along well with someone you don't know, there is one promise you have to keep. That is, you must have feelings of friendship towards the other person. In other words, it is not possible to get along well with someone you don't know. No; to begin with, even the desire to get along with someone you don't know is a bit off the beaten path, don't you think?
This June, an honest person who doesn't like pipe dreams, who physiologically simply cannot allow even one contradiction to stand--namely, me--was dragged by the Most Powerful Entrepreneur In the World, Jun Aikawa, to the renowned private all-girls Sumiyuri Academy. And there was no point in me protesting.
The incident happened at the academy. You could say I was dragged into it, or that I leapt into the whirlpool. Well, whatever you say, however you explain it, there definitely isn't any meaning in it. Everything that happened, after all, is nothing but nonsense--

  • Pub date: 24 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781947194892
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author


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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