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New Arrivals: 10 [tén] 2006-2016 Illustrations

I’ve been anticipating the arrival of this book for a while and I’m happy it’s finally here! It is so beautiful! Her art struck me from the first time I saw it. I think it’s interesting in general–she has such a way with facial expressions and body language–but I was really taken by how unconventional […]

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New Arrivals: Talk Book

Although I can’t read this without help or headache, I was determined to get it. I didn’t want it to be out of print by the time I could read it with ease. I bought this back when her 10th anniversary was announced. Now I’m just waiting for the illustration collection (which still has no […]

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Yamashita Tomoko: Don’t Cry, Girl

Don’t Cry, Girl is a laugh-a-minute story about 17-year old Taeko who has been ousted from her parents’ home and sent to live with her dad’s friend, Masuda. Quite literally from the door the hilarity begins. She arrives at his place and he greets her while wearing nothing but a welcoming expression. As any normal […]

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Storytelling: Yamashita Tomoko

I’ve always wanted to read a story in which the main couple worked really hard to get together, finally did, and ended with the happiest of endings, but in the next volume or continuation, they’re no longer together, dating other people or trying to. This ever after volume would not be about them finding their […]

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Notes: Yamashita Tomoko Briefly Discusses Foreign Horror

@beef_or_beef comments on foreign horror and religion http://twitter.com/beef_or_beef/status/188153571483721728 http://twitter.com/beef_or_beef/status/188154557291970561 I’ve thought about it, but never about how it would seem to someone that is foreign to me. She’s right, though. It’s great to get external views of a culture you live and breathe and thus usually take for granted. While her cursory observation leans towards not […]

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