Just four years ago, Haikasoru started as an imprint of Viz Comics, publishing Japanese science fiction books in translation. Now Tom Cruise is starring in a movie of All You Need is Kill, and there have been a slew of award nominations.
We loved the gritty "Groundhog Day-meets-Starship Troopers" action of All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. And now it's being made into a movie, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman (Jumper) — and here's your first look at the ultra-gritty war against the aliens.
Japanese novel Harmony is a believable, satiric tale of a false Utopia ruled by "benevolent" health organizations devoted to disease-free life. Until a rash of suicides reveal a conspiracy to exploit this supposedly-perfect system.
The last 25 years has seen a huge swell of interest by English-speaking audiences in manga, partly thanks to Viz Media. Now Viz is publishing translations of two prose novels, about alien invasion, time travel and power-armor smackdowns.
Prolific manga publisher Viz Media is putting out its first two prose science fiction novels, translated from Japanese. And they sound trippy enough to give you weird visions, even without any drawings. Japanese science-fiction spoilers ahead...