A trio of tenants in a suburban Tokyo block find their disparate lives brought a little closer as their eviction deadlines loom. This subtle, modern tale imbues buildings with nearly as much personality as it does the characters within.
Written as both a field manual for an anime-phile’s next pilgrimage as well as an infopedia to the various incarnations of Japan’s pop media. An alternative title could as easily have been the Otaku’s Travel Guide to Tokyo.
A 4th grade boy has a crush on the lady who sells sandwiches at the supermarket, who he nicknames Ms Ice Sandwich due to her cool demeanour and ice-blue eyelids. At only 92 pages, this delightful and heartwarming novella is a quick but worthwhile read.
For the theatrically arresting and visually flamboyant art of kabuki there is an entire world of subtleties to the actions of performers. Exactingly photographed and concisely annotated, this book elevates kabuki appreciation to the next level.