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Translator: Alexander, Elye J.

  • Ten billion days and one hundred billion nights

    Ten billion days–that is how long it will take the philosopher Plato to determine the true systems of the world. One hundred billion nights–that is how far into the future he and Christ and Siddhartha Gautama will travel into the future to witness the end of the world and also its fiery birth. Named the…

  • The summer of ubume

    In Japanese folklore, a ghost that arise from the burial of a pregnant woman is an Ubume. The Summer of Ubume is the first of Japan’s hugely popular Kyogokudo series, which has 9 titles and 4 spinoffs thus far. Akihiko “Kyogokudo” Chuzenji, the title’s hero, is an exorcist with a twist: he doesn’t blieve in…

  • Salvation for a saint

    When a man about to leave his wife is found murdered and the wife has a too-convenient alibi that convinces a smitten lead detective of her innocence, Professor Manubu Yukawa is tapped by a concerned Kaoru Utsumi to solve a seemingly impossible case.

  • The devotion of suspect X

    Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko’s next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well.