Favorite japanese author?

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1decennia ago
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permalink Who is your favorite Japanese Author that has been translated into English? I have been trying to find contemporary detective novels from Japan that are in English. I am looking for Japanese literature and cannot read than language. So if you know of something please let me know.

1decennia ago
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permalink My favorite would have to be Murakami Haruki (although I usually read his books in Japanese, the English version's not too bad)
It's not really detective... Actually it's not detective at all and probably not close to what you're looking for but he's really popular. I don't think it would hurt to check out a book or two

1decennia ago
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permalink Natsuo Kirino is my favorite author. She writes crime novels that revolve around women, and the idea of women liberating themselves. Thus far I have read her novel OUT, and I loved it. I highly recommend it. It is about this woman who gets caught up in the world of disposing of dead bodies, but at the same time it is about the woman liberating herself and making her own choices. I love the way she writes, its very forward and strong. A great read indeed!!!!

1decennia ago
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permalink I love Banana Yoshimoto, she write divinely *_* deals the psyche of the characters really well.

1decennia ago
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permalink I love Koji Suzuki. His novels are so in depth and psychologically horrifying. He is very talented, and I highly recommend his works.

1decennia ago
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permalink well pretty much the only Japanese book ive read was,

[i]KIRA-KRA by Cynthia Kadohata.[/i]

it was way good. ill try not to spoil it but its about this
girl who admires her bigger sister much more then you think.
everythings like..well and good, but when the older sister of
hers gets ill, things fall apart! and its the little girls
job to make sure everything in her life and her familys life
is still KIRAKIRA (sparkling-shiny: in japanese)

(book def.) : ) try it out yo. not sure i said it right
or made u interested but still. its way good!!

10yr ago
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permalink I agree with lunamoon87 in regard to Natsuo Kirino. Besides Out, I've also read Grotesque and Real World. These stories are dark, but excellent reads. I recommend.


10yr ago
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permalink Haruki Murakami. Who else? He is one of the best authors.

10yr ago
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permalink I like the work of Suzuki Koji, Natsume Souseki and Akutagawa Ryuunosuke.

10yr ago
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permalink I am only aware of having read books from 2 Japanese authors:

Haruki Murakami being one of them :D and really, this guy is amazing. So far I've read [i]Kafka on the Shore[/i], [i]Norwegian Wood[/i], [i]A Wild Sheep Chas[/i]e and I started reading [i]The Wind-up bird chronicle[/i]... (by the way I also adore the translation here: the translators really did a great job)

and from Shusaku Endo [i]The Last Supper and other short stories[/i]
amazing as well :)

but I would recommand [i]Kafka on the Shore[/i] :D (it's quite thick though, I hope yo udon't mind ;) )

10yr ago
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permalink Yoshimoto Banana is just :RBheart:
I adore all of her books!

And Murakami Haruki writes some crazy stuff :) It's always fun to read it.

10yr ago
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permalink OTSUICHI!

But i'm not sure if he published in english, sorry! I'm pretty sure his popularity must have generated some translation of his works. He's more of a dark, twisted, out of the ordinary kind of author. His works can be really sweet, sad, touching but at the same time express the twisted, psychopathic tendencies of a human being. His works usually start of slow and calm but then builds propensity into a glamorous finish. At least that's how i see it :)

10yr ago
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permalink Murakami Haruki is by far my favourite Japanese author. I love the surrealistic plots and metaphors inherent in most of his novels. The work that propelled him to fame, 'Norwegian Wood', however, is very realistic, although entirely fictitious. Quite possible the best novel I have ever read! :RBstickout:

Other great Japanese authors would be Osamu Dazai (especially 'The Setting Sun') and Ibuse Masuji ('Black Rain'.)

10yr ago
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permalink I love Murakami Haruki-san and Kawabata Yasunari-san ^___^

10yr ago
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permalink Aki Shimazaki is my number 1 (don't know if she writes in japanese, french or english though!)
Then Natsume Soseki ("I'm a cat"), YĆ“ko Ogawa, Dazai Osamu.

10yr ago
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permalink My two favourite Japanese authors would have to be Natsuo Kirino and Haruki Murakami

I think out of the two of them I prefer Natsuo Kirino, and I think that's partially because one of my favourite books is Out

9yr ago
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permalink Novala Takemoto :RBheart:

9yr ago
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permalink Novala Takemoto, "Kamikaze Girls", Fuyumi Ono "The Twelve Kingdoms", and Nagaru Tanigawa, "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"

9yr ago
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permalink My fav Japanese author would be...Natsume Souseki :D old and dead, I know but like his stories like Botchan and the First and Third Dreams.

9yr ago
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permalink I love Haruki Murakami!! He has been posted on here as an answer like five times but he is just that awesome. He doesn't write books about solving murders or detective stories, but in a way with some of his books (Like Dance,Dance,Dance & Wild Sheep Case) he does take you on an adventure with the main character searching for someone or something. The journey he takes you through in his books are so amazing that you can't help but just be pulled into it and then it tends to make you think about a lot of stuff, but it is a good kind of thinking lol. he is just amazing.

9yr ago
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permalink Hiro Fujiwara of Kaichou wa Maid Sama

Tite Kubo of Bleach

Kyousuke Motomi of Dengeki Daisy and Beast Master

Masashi Kishimoto of Naruto

9yr ago
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permalink Murakami Haruki and Banana Yoshimoto are the best. My fav books are Kafka one the shore (murakami) and Kitchen (Yoshimoto). I simply love them :RBheart:

9yr ago
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permalink Otsuichi.
read few japanese books that has been translated into chinese. i have deep impression of his story. i only read one book, titled 'GOTH' . it consists of few stories and the characters in each story is related. this book has been moved onto big screen, was being done into a japanese movie, only available in Japan, which was released last year. and i was surprised. think it is time that i should read his other works too.

9yr ago
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permalink First of all, Haruki Murakami, Banana Yoshimoto, Yukio Mishima, Yasunari Kawabata.
Kobo Abe, Shuusaku Endo, Fumiko Enchi, and i'll stop here.

9yr ago
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permalink Erm, I love Kazuo Ishiguro, Haruki Murakami, Kobo Abe, Banana Yoshimoto, Koji Suzuki :RBheart: it's hard to choose the best from them - they are all awesome

9yr ago
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permalink i don't know a lot of japanese authors but it has to be that guy who wrote ringu

8yr ago
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permalink Haruki Murakami,deffinitely~

7yr ago
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permalink Eiichiro Oda and Tite Kubo

7yr ago
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permalink Sorachi Hideaki
Aoyama Gosho

7yr ago
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permalink Arina Tanemura

7yr ago
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permalink i read kyary pamyu pamyu`s book, Oh! My God! Harajuku Girl
it was pretti interesting lol

7yr ago
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permalink currently into Kato Shigeaki <3

7yr ago
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permalink Soji Shimada! he's the best!

6yr ago
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permalink i like Natsuo Kirino because i basically like all crime, suspense, thriller, and horror. but i've read a few of Haruki Murakami and i think he's not bad either. i really like norwegian wood...

oh, i also like Ryu Muarakami, he writes psycho thriller genre.

6yr ago
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permalink Kazuo Ishiguro,Ryu Murakami and Haruki Murakami

6yr ago
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permalink Gotta be Haruki Murakami.

6yr ago
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permalink Haruki Murakami and Natsuo Kirino

6yr ago
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permalink Natsuo Kirino puts amazing detail into her books which involve suspence and lots of twists. her book real world was just AMAZING in my opinion lolz

6yr ago
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permalink Nagaru Tanigawa :)

6yr ago
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permalink MANGAKA! Aoyama Gosho, Masashi Kishimoto, and Eiichiro Oda-sama! :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

6yr ago
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permalink Murakami Haruki and Akutagawa Ryuunoske, I think

4yr ago
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permalink Murakami Haruki is my number one.

4yr ago
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permalink I am definitely a Haruki Murakami fan, though, I've only read his books in English.

4yr ago
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permalink Kazumi Yumoto

4yr ago
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permalink Haruki Murakami :D

4yr ago
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permalink Erichi oda and kishimoto

4yr ago
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permalink Haruki Murakami

4yr ago
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permalink i've read haruki murakami and kato shigeaki

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