Manga Yokai Stories: Ghostly Tales From Japan by Lafcadio Hearn and Sean Michael Wilson, illustrations by Inko Ai Takita
Trade Paperback – Tuttle – Sep 2020 – 126 pages
Manga Yokai Stories includes:
- Nuke-kubi: A masterless samurai is trapped in a house haunted by headless goblins
- The Screen Maiden: A young man develops an obsession with a woman in a painting that almost kills him
- Corpse Rider: A woman’s unburied corpse cannot rest until she has taken her revenge on the man who divorced her
- A Dead Secret: A young mother terrifies her family when she returns as a ghost, unable to find peace until she puts to rest a shocking secret she has left behind
These classic Japanese ghost stories are based on those written by famed author Lafcadio Hearn between 1890 and 1904. Here, they are retold by award-winning comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson, who has garnered a worldwide fan base for his manga adaptations of works of Japanese literature, including such classics as The Book of Five Rings and The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts. Wilson’s skillful adaptation of Hearn’s ghostly tales – along with superb manga illustrations from UK-based Japanese artist Inko Ai Takita – make these fascinating stories come to life.