Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter (Paperback)

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An absolute treasure of a book. The creative forces behind Atelier Sento are mighty.
Beautiful to look at, and so fun to read. It’s a tale of discovery, wonderment, and just a little ghost hunting, very evocative of place. I loved it!

— Becky Doherty

Description


*Winner Japan International Manga Award*

Part fantasy, part travelogue--this graphic novel transports readers to the intersection of the natural and supernatural worlds.

Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter follows the adventures of two young foreigners as they travel to a remote and mysterious corner of Japan. Along the way, they purchase an old camera that has the unique ability to capture images of Japan's invisible spirit world. Armed with their magical camera, they explore the countryside and meet people who tell them about the forgotten ghosts, ghouls and demons who lie in wait ready to play tricks on them. These Yokai, or supernatural beings, are sometimes kind, sometimes mischievous, and sometimes downright dangerous

Readers young and old will enjoy following along on this journey of mystery and discovery. The comic book format will appeal to anime and manga fans, while introducing the ancient spirit world that is such an important part of Japanese culture.

With the help of Atelier Sento's gorgeous watercolor and colored pencil artwork, you can't help but feel immersed in this fantasy.

About the Author


Cecile Brun & Olivier Pichard are French comic book artists known collectively as Atelier Sento. Through traditional techniques using watercolors and colored pencils, their work conveys an unusual side of Japan--of small villages in the mountains, colorful matsuri festivals and forgotten spirits of an ancient world. Marie Velde is a freelance photographer and translator in Santa Monica, CA. She is the translator of Tokyo on Foot, My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy and other books.


Product Details
ISBN: 9784805314968
ISBN-10: 4805314966
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: August 21st, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English
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