Akutagawa’s Rashomon and Other Stories: The Manga Edition

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The stories in this volume by Ryunosuke Akutagawa — the renowned “father of the Japanese short story” are captured by manga masters mkdeville and Philippe Nicloux in these four action-packed adaptations:

  • Rashomon: A houseless servant pits morality against survival in a post-apocalyptic world where thievery and the desecration of the dead are necessary for survival.
  • In a Grove: Conflicting statements and competing narratives call into question the notion of objective truth in a searing tale of rape and revenge.
  • Otomi’s Virginity: Pride, honor and dignity are at stake when a young servant is confronted by an unexpected aggressor at her employer’s abandoned house.
  • The Martyr: A pious Jesuit with a dark secret faces excommunication and death in 16th-century Japan, when Christianity was introduced and then banned by order of the Shogun.


Category: Genre: Historical Horror Indie Mystery Seinen Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Release Date: August 13, 2024 Publisher: Tuttle Publishing Printing Type: Paperback ISBN: 9784805318393 Author: mkdeville, Philippe Nicloux, Ryunosuke Akutagawa Series: Age Rating: Teen

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