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    Your Story Echoes in My Ears

    Popular 27-year-old Oboro Fuyutsuki has died. In her college days, Oboro and classmate from literature club, Sakutarou, had written short stories together and fallen in love. One day, however, when Oboro debuted as a writer, Sakutarou had become wrapped in jealousy. What happened to their love in a time of his jealousy toward Oboro’s talent?

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    Paris Worry, Edo Worry

    Third compilation of Jirō Asada’s popular essays serialized in JAL’s international flight magazine, Skyward. A collection of 40 masterworks that capture uproarious situations of life from Japan and abroad with superb skill.

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    Jennifer on My Mind

    New Yorker Larry travels to Japan alone after accepting a proposal from his love Jennifer. Lost in the unfamiliar customs of the Japanese people, Larry encounters many new people, meets with dramatic farewells, and finds himself growing along the way.

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    Palace of the Dragon King & the Tanabata Lovers

    From best-selling author Jirō Asada comes a special collection of popular essays serialized in JAL Skyward International Magazine. The feast Taro Urashima devoured at Ryugu-jo Castle and the whereabouts of the two lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi—literally star-crossed in the sky. An uproarious and moving collection of first-rate essays.

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    The True Criminal

    A man’s body is found near the Tomei Expressway bus station. Forty years prior, the victim’s son had been kidnapped and the case remained unsolved. Thinking the cases might have a connection, detective Kusaka of the Shizuoka police opens the investigation...

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    Extreme Egg

    At a natural foods shop, the ultimate, best quality egg is sold as the ever-popular “extreme egg.” That is, until it’s found to be the source of an outbreak of deaths by food poisoning. Kiriko Sejima, reporter for a major newspaper, begins to investigate under suspicion that genetic modification may be behind it all...

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    Botchan

    Including special explanations by Sōsuke Natsukawa, author of popular novels Kusa Makura (Sleeping in the Grass) and Kamisama no Karute (The Gods’ Record). This is the second volume in a series introducing the representative masterpieces of one of Japan’s most well-loved authors, Natsume Sōseki. “A reckless heir with nothing but drawbacks from the time of his youth”—Botchan.

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    You Are My Universe

    An original novelization of the true-love comic from Shogakukan's shōjo manga magazine Ciao! Featuring shorts from the first two volumes of Rika and Seiya’s romance.

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    The Magic of Chocolate: Ispahan Love Rose

    Finally—the 3rd novel based on the wildly popular manga from Shogakukan’s shōjo manga magazine, Ciao. Featuring a completely new story that can’t be found in the manga itself! Illustrated by renowned artist Rino Mizuho!

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    The Great Detective Alice & Penguin

    Shy but considerate Alice helps out a penguin investigator from the Penguin Detective Agency! Armed with the powers of a strange magic ring, the two set out through the looking glass to solve some mysteries.

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    Elite Jack!! Seize The Miracle Chance!!

    Part 3 in the long-awaited novelization by popular manga artists from Ciao shōjo manga magazine! Julia’s on a rampage again with yet another original story! The ever-popular character Rinko makes a first appearance that will leave fans of the manga wondering, Huh!?

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    12 Years Old: What I Feel Now

    Two new assistant teachers, a 22-year-old man and woman, arrive at Hanabi and Yui’s school. 10 years ago, when the pair were 12 years old, he seemed to have a girlfriend, but now…