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Pretty Boy Detective Club (Light novel): The Dark Star that Shines for You Alone (Paperback)

Pretty Boy Detective Club (Light novel): The Dark Star that Shines for You Alone By NISIOISIN, Kinako (Illustrator) Cover Image
By NISIOISIN, Kinako (Illustrator)
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About the Author

Born in 1981, NISIOISIN dropped out of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto to pursue a career in story-telling. After submitting numerous manuscripts, he won the 23rd Mephisto Prize for his mystery novel Kubikiri Cycle at the age of 20.
Since that 2002 debut, NISIOISIN has penned more than 100 novels across numerous series, in addition to a number of comics and tv scripts. He has been hailed for breaking down the barrier between so-called "light novels" and mainstream literary fiction, and is one of Japan's best-selling author's in recent memory, ranking in the top 10 from 2009-2016 and topping that list in both 2012 and 2014.
His best known works are the massively popular Monogatari, Zaregoto, and Katanagatari series, all of which have been adapted into television anime. An animated series of The Pretty Boy Detective club is set to air in both Japan and the US.
Nishio's works often cover themes of youth, but are framed in genres that are familiar to the masses. His works tend to mix mystery with comedy and touches or romance and/or the supernatural. He is a modern author in every sense, sometimes even experiementing with the Japanese language itself.
Many of his works have been adapted into animated television series and films. His best known works are the Monogatari series and Katanagatari.

Praise For…

“I really have to give this book the highest marks I can... I could say buy this if you like Nisioisin or if you like mysteries or if you like amazing characters but I don’t think it’s for just any one type of person. Let me say, if you’re reading this review: This book is for you... As far as the translation goes, I think they nailed it... To put it frankly, out of all Nisioisin’s English releases, this is one of his top. To put it even simpler: It’s beautiful. Five Out of Five Beautiful Dark Shining Stars.” — No Good Nerds  

"The translation reads well with no issues to note... There is plenty to like and, as always, the author delivers an engrossing story with witty dialogue and interesting characters. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of mysteries the Pretty Boy Detective Club tackle in the volumes to follow... Overall, Pretty Boy Detective Club offers another satisfying read for fans of NISIOISIN’s works."  — Anime UK News

Product Details
ISBN: 9781949980516
ISBN-10: 1949980510
Publisher: Vertical
Publication Date: September 29th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Pretty Boy Detective Club