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by ξ( >◡❛)ξ▄︻▇▇〓〓 Tiro Finale! (lunelight)
at November 20th, 2010 (01:01 am)

current mood: amused

A really awesome friend hunted me down two of the light novels (「悪夢の棲む家」, "Nightmare Dwelling", the two post-what's-covered-in-the-manga books) while she was studying in Japan. Sooo, I recently sat down with them and was all "KANJI DICTIONARY TIEMZ~~" until I noticed that the illustrations were kind of amusing and I thought you guys would be interested.

Part 1 book~

The cover for Part 1, which I'm pretty sure is already floating around the internet:

The profile bit from the beginning of both books. From right-page-then-left-page, up-to-down (oy): Naru, Mai, Takigawa, Lin (OH HONEY YOUR HAIR), John (D'AW), Yasuhara, Ayako, Midori Agawa (arc-specific character), Masako, Seigi Hirota (arc-specific character).

Next, Mai where are your pants:

Next, ok this looks normal:

Next, Lin your hair is very possessed, you need to get away from it:

(The length of his hair is not quite showing up in the scans, it goes about to where Mai's eye is)


Next, hey there Masako:

Part 2 book~


Next, I'm kind of afraid to read these books because I'm scared the story won't be half as trippy as what I'm making up in my head with these pictures:


Next, twins! I think.

Next, darn you 90's clothing, darn you:


(x-posted to shibuya_pr)


Posted by: belina (belina)
Posted at: November 20th, 2010 11:52 am (UTC)

Those two are the only volumes I could get myself so far.

I've been trying to find them for about two years now and it's kinda frustrating - you find other works of Ono Fuyumi (especially Juuni kokki and Shiki) still in Book Offs and Mandarake quite frequently, but Ghost Hunt?!? No. :(

I checked online Mandarake about a month ago and someone offered the other 8 volumes. Problem: they were in an awful shape, torn or missing covers which were quite visible even on the tiny pictures showing the books. And they asked for over $200 for all of them!!!

While I am willing to pay more than the 700 something Yen they originally cost per book - over $200 for books not even in mint condition... that's just a rip off! D:

(I wish they'd re-release the books... especially after the manga and anime came out I hoped for that. By now I'd even take ebooks...)

Posted by: Cat (nakoruru13)
Posted at: November 20th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)

I found the text files to all of the books through emule. Ghost Hunt(1st and 2nd part) are interesting and you should read it if you have the chance. The Akuryou series is being reprinted with illustrations by Inada Shiho(aka the manga artist for Ghost Hunt) and the first book came out in Japan on the 19th. If Kinokuniya will send stuff to you or you have access to a Kinokuniya book store, you can have them order it for you. I think the reprinted novels are coming out ever 2 months or so. I forget the exact spacing.

Posted by: belina (belina)
Posted at: November 20th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much for the heads up! <3

I hop to Japan about 2 times a year with a huge 'to buy' list. If I'm not getting sick, I'll be in Japan in about a week. ^^;

And then I'll hunt the book down in a Kinokuniya. (I'm so excited they re-release it - a tad late to use the anime for a push, but I'll take what I can get XD)

Wooohoooooo! V^_^V

Posted by: Cat (nakoruru13)
Posted at: November 20th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)

I found out about the reprint from this site: http://www.fukkan.com/fk/VoteDetail?no=33948

People vote on out of print books and try to get them reprinted.

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