DECAPITATION: Kubikiri Cycle
by NISIOISIN, art by take
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Paperback, 322 pages 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
U.S.$14.95 / CAN$17.95
A dropout from an elite Houston-based program for teens is on a visit to a private island. Its mistress, virtually marooned there, surrounds herself with geniuses, especially of the young and female kind—one of whom ends up headless one fine morning.
The top-selling novelist year on year in his native Japan, prolific palindromic phenomenon NISIOISIN made his debut when he was only twenty with this Mephisto Award winner, a whodunit and locked-room mystery at once old-school and eye-opening. Previously published stateside by Del Rey, the translation has been retitled and revised just in time for the long-requested animated series based on illustrator take’s character concepts.
Praise for KIZUMONOGATARI:
“A great prose voice, strong central narrative, and endless thematic echoes make this a rich experience for Monogatari fans and likely a fun one even for newcomers.”
—Anime News Network
“Kizumonogatari keeps your eyes glued to the page by intertwining the normal with the paranormal.... For the most part, the English translation of Kizumonogatari does a great job in capturing the tone and style of the original. The characters are still fun, quirky, and just as animated as they were in show supported by strong dialogue.”