Non-Manga Reviews

In-depth reviews of novels, nonfiction, and other non-manga material:

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An Alaskan Tale
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
All You Need Is Kill
Another
Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko
The Art of Blade of the Immortal
The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga
The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution
At the Sharpe End
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound
Audition
The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa
Battle Royale
The Battle Royale Slam Book: Essays on the Cult Classic by Koushun Takami
The Black Lizard and Beast in the Shadows
Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon
Boogiepop and Others
Boogiepop at Dawn
Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator, Part 1
Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator, Part 2
Book Girl and the Famished Spirit
Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime
The Book of Heroes
Brave Story
Cage on the Sea
A Caring Man
Coffinman: The Journal of a Buddhist Mortician
Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present
Confessions of a Mask
The Crimson Labyrinth
Dead Endings
Death March on Mount Hakkōda
The Decagon House Murders
The Decay of the Angel
Delavier’s Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy
The Dandelion Dynasty, Book 1: The Grace of Kings
Demon City Shinjuku: The Complete Edition
Deva Zan: The Chosen Path
The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, Volume 1
The Devotion of Suspect X
The Early Cases of Akechi Kogorō
Edge
Elements of Manga Style
Enma the Immortal
Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
The Fall of Language in the Age of English
The Fiend with Twenty Faces
Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book
Forbidden Colors
The Future Is Japanese
Gauntlet
Gene Mapper
Genocidal Organ
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
God’s Boat
Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage, and the Modern Japanese Woman
Goth
The Guin Saga, Book One: The Leopard Mask
The Guin Saga, Book Two: Warrior in the Wilderness
The Guin Saga, Book Three: The Battle of Nospherus
The Guin Saga, Book Four: Prisoner of the Lagon
The Guin Saga, Book Five: The Marches King
Harmony
Hikikomori and the Rental Sister
Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen
Human Acts
Indian Summer
Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II
The Inugami Clan
J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965
Japan Edge: The Insider’s Guide to Japanese Subculture
Japan Sinks
Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Jazz Journeys to Japan: The Heart Within
Kafka on the Shore
The Journey to the West, Volume 1
The Journey to the West, Volume 2
The Journey to the West, Volume 3
The Journey to the West, Volume 4
Kokoro
The Kouga Ninja Scrolls
The Laughing Buddha of Tofukuji
Lonely Hearts Killer
The Lord of the Sands of Time
Losing Kei
Loups-Garous
The Man in the High Castle
Manazuru
Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices
Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics
Mardock Scramble
Math Girls
Mechademia, Volume 10: World Renewal
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Mishima: A Biography
Mishima’s Sword: Travels in Search of a Samurai Legend
Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening, Escalation, Confrontation
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 1
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 2
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 3
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 4
The Moon Over the Mountain and Other Stories
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness
Musashi
Naoko
The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: A Field Guide to Japanese Yokai
Ninja Attack!: True Tales of Assassins, Samurai, and Outlaws
No Longer Human
The Nobility of Failure: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan
Oh, Tama!
Okinawa: The History of an Island People
Otaku Spaces
Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima
Phantasm Japan
Phantom Immigrants
The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon
Popular Hits of the Showa Era
The Princess of Tennis
Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe
Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner, Volume 1
Reach Mahjong: The Only Way to Play
Red Girls: The Legend of the Akakuchibas
Remote Control
The Rough Guide to Anime
Runaway Horses
Sanshirō
Schoolgirl
The Science of Attack on Titan
The Secret of the Nightingale Palace
Self-Reference Engine
The Setting Sun
The Shogun’s Daughter
A Sky Longing for Memories: The Art of Makoto Shinkai
Slum Online
The Sound of the Mountain
The Sound of Waves
Spice & Wolf, Volume 1
Spice & Wolf, Volume 2
Spice & Wolf, Volume 3
Spice & Wolf, Volume 4
Spice & Wolf, Volume 5
Spice & Wolf, Volume 6
Spice & Wolf, Volume 7: Side Colors
Spice & Wolf, Volume 8: Town of Strife I
Spring Snow
Strange Tale of Panorama Island
Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Subduction
Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan
The Tale of Genji
The Tale of the Cavern
Tales of Moonlight and Rain
Taroko Gorge
The Temple of Dawn
Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights
Thousand Cranes
Tokyo Decadence: 15 Stories
Tokyo Demons, Book 1: You’re Never Alone
Tokyo Demons, Book 2: Add a Little Chaos
Tokyo Demons: Know What You Want
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
Tourism in Japan: An Ethno-Semiotic Analysis
The Twelve Kingdoms, Volume 1: Sea of Shadow
The Twelve Kingdoms, Volume 2: Sea of Wind
The Twelve Kingdoms, Volume 3: The Vast Spread of the Seas
The Twelve Kingdoms, Volume 4: Skies of Dawn
Twinkle Twinkle
Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
The Way of Taiko
We, the Children of Cats
Welcome to the N.H.K.
The Woman in the Dunes
The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan
Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bishōnen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature
Yashakiden: The Demon Princess, Volume 1
Yashakiden: The Demon Princess, Volume 2
Yashakiden: The Demon Princess, Volume 3
Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide
Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide (revised edition)
Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan
Yukikaze
Yurei Attack!: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide
Zoo