Dr. Stone

"The story starts off with the entire human race being surrounded by a mysterious light and turned to stone. Thousands of years pass with no trace of human activity or civilization. Taiju and his friend Senku wake up from their stony slumber and they start to rebuild society." - by Ryu Amafuji
 

 

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Your Name

"More than just your average teenage love story, Your Name also mixes science fiction themes with influences of poetry from the Heian period. I believe everyone can enjoy the story but I recommend this novel especially to teenagers and people in their early twenties. And don’t forget, the DVD/Blue-Ray will be released in the beginning of November 2017!"-Yusuke Nomura

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Kojiki

Fiction books do not often catch my eye, but this one has giant dragons and a portal to another dimension. Eighteen-year- old Keiko is determined to fulfil her father’s dying wish and travels to Tokyo to search for “the Gate.” Very quickly she finds spirits and other mysterious creatures. The author uses great imagery in this fast-paced fantasy, making it a great getaway read or a great beach book. Nancy Pennington

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コンビニ人間

"Reading this book made me question a number of things: what it means to contribute to society or to have my own ‘place’ where I feel comfortable. It also made me re-think presumptions that society holds about 'right,' 'wrong,' or 'normal' behaviors." -Tomomi Tsukioka

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