Lafcadio Hearn's "The Faceless Ghost" and Other Macabre Tales from Japan : a graphic novel /

by Wilson, Seán Michael [author.]; Morikawa, Michiru [illustrator.]; Hearn, Lafcadio.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2015.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781611801972; 1611801974.Title notes: YAOther title: Faceless ghost and other macabre tales from Japan.Subject(s): Horror comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan | Ghost stories, Japanese | Horror tales, Japanese | Comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novelsOnline resources: Cover image Summary: Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often called yokai, meaning "the mysterious and weird."
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Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan- Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often called yokai, meaning "the mysterious and weird." Today these stories find expression mostly in movies and manga, but they remain rooted in the traditional ghost stories of the Edo era known as kaidan, which means "recited narrative of strange, mysterious, rare, or bewitching apparitions."

Over one hundred years ago, the writer Lafcadio Hearn gathered and translated into English a selection of traditional Japanese ghost/mystery stories. They were published as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In this new graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson retells six of these stories. All of them are very well known in Japan, where ghosts and demons are often called yokai, meaning "the mysterious and weird."

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Townsfolk anxiously awaiting the appearance of an executed criminal's vengeful ghost, a luminous and deadly white woman who swears a young man to secrecy, and the angry spirit of a samurai are but a few of the apparitions that appear in this collection of ancient and traditional Japanese ghost and mystery stories. Some pieces are creepily bizarre, others feel more like parables with lessons that lay just out of reach. Author Wilson presents the material with a mix of narration and immediate action, keeping a seemingly authentic tone that's let down a little by Morikawa's sketchy illustrations that, while easy to follow, fail to create any sort of mood or atmosphere to match the unfolding events. Verdict The stories are compelling for both their odd content and historical value, but readers looking for real chills will ultimately be disappointed by a volume that often comes off as sadly haphazard.-Thomas L. Batten, Grafton, VA © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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