Japanese Fiction and Culture

By Indievisual

By Indievisual

Novels & manga (some turned into movies) and non-fiction books on Japanese culture & society


Shuichi Yoshida


After the Quake

Haruki Murakami

$15.00 $13.80

Battle Royale: Remastered

Koushun Takami

$16.99 $15.63

They Called Us Enemy

Steven Scott, George Takei, et al.

$19.99 $18.39

Malice: A Mystery

Keigo Higashino

$17.99 $16.55

The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel

Keigo Higashino

$17.99 $16.55

The story was adapted to a Japanese TV series focusing on the police side while a Korean movie adaptation stayed truer to the source material. Read the book and compare adaptations.

All You Need Is Kill

Takeshi Obata

$14.99 $13.79

The original source of Tom Cruise's multi-titled "Edge of Tomorrow."


Shusaku Endo

$16.00 $14.72

The story Martin Scorsese spent years attempting to adapt properly.

Harp of Burma (Original)

Michio Takeyama

$12.95 $11.91

The Makioka Sisters

Junichiro Tanizaki

$16.95 $15.59

Fires on the Plain (Original)

Shohei Ooka

$16.95 $15.59

Indie director Tsukamoto Shinya retold this tale of the horrors of war in his uniquely unflinching manner.

The Tales of Ise

$17.00 $15.64


Banana Yoshimoto

$16.00 $14.72

Hardboiled & Hard Luck

Banana Yoshimoto

$12.00 $11.04

Dream Fossil: The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon

Satoshi Kon

$24.95 $22.46

The auteur visionary director of some of Japan's most compelling contemporary anime was also an amazing storyteller on the page.

Satoshi Kon's: Opus

Satoshi Kon

$19.99 $18.39

More of Kon Satoshi's illustrated storytelling.

Dark Water

Koji Suzuki

$13.95 $12.83

Sweet Bean Paste

Durian Sukegawa

$16.98 $15.62

Japanese Gothic Tales

Kyoka Izumi


African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan

Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard

$27.99 $25.19

"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman will produce and star in a movie about this legendary figure.