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Fuji by Admiralmonkeyman

Ash covers the land as snow. The embers of a forgotten time have died out. All that’s left is us and the dark.

Fuji takes cultural and mythological aspects from Eastern society and bundles it with original fiction. Sun goddesses, elder dragons, and magical powers galore. If you want to start reading without any predisposed knowledge of the story, avert your eyes now. With that in mind, let’s go into where we start this story— The sun goddess Amaterasu has . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Tale of Yashima by T. A. Devlin

The battle to unite Yashima is just beginning.

Tale of Yashima is loosely based on the Sengoku era of Japan. The power of the shogunate has crashed, and the daimyos of Yashima are fighting for the survival of their clans and control of the land. However, they’re not the only ones. Yashima is a land where both man and yokai co-exist, and not always peacefully. As the daimyos . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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The Dreams by Bridgett Morigna

If you live another life in your dreams, are you ever really asleep? Rina is trying to live a normal life even though she has started to have life-like dreams about a young kitsune that won’t fade from memory like ordinary dreams. As time goes on she struggles to determine which life is actually the dream. . . .

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Transition and restart by Sten Düring

An Original English Light Novel

High school romcom. A bit of mystery, but mostly the kind of convoluted love story you’d expect from a Japanese manga. It’s over the top, coincidences occur too often, tropes aplenty and melodrama always trumps realism. Meta-posts are published in a different font. Posts are either meta or a piece of the story. . . .

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The ABCs by Tony Monbetsu

Small-Town Japan can be anything but peaceful.

Moriarty Jackson is an English teacher in the idyllic Japanese countryside. Idyllic, that is, until he’s called upon to solve a heinous crime. Now Jackson will have to turn this sleepy town and upside down if he’s going to save the day and get the girl. . . .

An abandoned novel.
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THE DREAMS

Editor’s First Look – Slice of Life Mixed with Japanese Folklore

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Sep 16, 2017: I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I started The Dreams, but I was pleasantly surprised by a story that is half a slice of life/coming of age tale of a young woman going to college and meeting someone special, and half Japanese fairy tale, a story of a young woman in a small village who begins befriending a strange, magical young man she’s been told not to speak to.

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FUJI

Like A Rising Sun

By Hejin57, author of Music Masters

Dec 21, 2018: Fuji is an interesting, if not fully developed story about a man named Kenshi, who leads a storied life on a mystical island known as Nihon.

There’s a lot of promise to this story, and it particularly borrows from samurai fiction and other eastern works in stride. The prose is simple and to the point, which can be sometimes underwhelming especially at points where you find yourself just wanting to know about Kenshi as a character.

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