News Haikasoru Plans 1 More Book from Brave Story's Miyabe
posted on 2009-01-29 01:41 EST
The Anime Vice website interviewed Nick Mamatas, the editor of Viz Media's new Haikasoru imprint for science fiction and fantasy novels, and Mamatas revealed plans for one more book from Brave Story creator Miyuki Miyabe. Five of Miyabe's books have already been translated and published in English, including Viz's award-winning adaptation of Brave Story. In addition, Brave Story will be reissued in paperback under the new imprint.
Mamatas noted that the Haikasoru name comes from the Japanese phonetic transliteration of "High Castle." Acclaimed science-fiction author Philip K. Dick wrote an alternate-history novel called The Man in the High Castle, in which the Axis Powers win World War II and Japan rules California. The American author is popular in Japanese fandom; character designer Nobuteru Yuki (X, Escaflowne, Lodoss) named his dōjinshi circle "Takai Shiro no Otoko" after the Japanese translation for the novel's title.