鴨川ホルモー

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☆ Nominee of “Bookstore Award” from Japan (known as Oscar Award in Japanese publication market)
☆ First Prize of “Magazine of Books” Entertainment Novel Section, 2006
☆ New Authors Award of “King’s Brunch” BOOK
☆ 4th New Authors Award of “Boiled Eggs”
☆ Adapted into movie and cartoon. Popular idols Yamada Takayuki and Chiaki Kuriyama act as leading roles!

In a peaceful ancient town, a breathtaking battle “Horumo” is going to happen! It is not only a war related to people’s destiny, but also a battle of love, friendship and honor.

“Horumo -- ”
The person distorts his face, stretches his nostril, and screams at the top of his lungs…

Believe me, if you have ever seen the shameful moment that happened to the loser, you will never willing to step in the world of “Horumo”.

If it is not for the beautiful smile of Sawara Kyoko, Abe will not join “Kyoto University Azure Dragons”, which sounds like a gangsters’ club. Not having a penny in his pocket and feeling extremely hungry, Abe intends to leave as soon as he finishes the free dinner from welcoming party. However, he encounters Kyoko, whose beauty impresses him at first glance. In order to approach Kyoko, Abe has no choice but to attend all the activities held by “Azure Dragons”.
Frankly speaking, this club is very weird. Except for those freshmen who come and go all the time, there are only ten members from junior year. Besides, the activities are actually very common, such as camping or hiking. However, Abe still feels that something is very strange.

It seems that something has doomed to be happening, gradually, the fixed members from freshmen also decrease into ten. After a large festival, Sugawara, who claims that he is the 499th generation of Azure Dragons’s chairperson, tells them the truth. All the members are in fact “warriors”, and the mission of Azure Dragons is to fight against warriors from three other universities. The battle is called “Horumo”. It is an ancient game in which players control “oni” and pit them against the oni of rival teams.

Kamogawa Horumo is the first novel from Memanabu Maki, who is known as “Genius Author” in Japan. After the book had been published, it attracted people’s eyes and was nominated by “Bookstore Award” from Japan (known as Oscar Award in Japanese publication market). The stage of the novel was set at Kyoto, which is the hometown of onmyouji. Under the intense atmosphere, the battle “Horumo” is filled with uncommon fantastic aura. The description of vivid characters and university life make readers laugh. It is indeed the most attractive novel of the year.

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万城目 学 (Memanabu Maki)
Born in Osaka, 1976, Memanabu Maki graduated from Kyoto University, Department of Law. Now he is living in Tokyo. His book “Kamogawa Horumo” wins the 4th “Boiled Eggs” New Author Award. After then, the book was nominated by “Bookstore Award” in 2007 which voted by bookstore clerks from bookstores all over the country. He was awarded the first prize of entertainment novel by “Magazine of Books” in 2006 and New Authors Award of “King’s Brunch” BOOK. The book therefore became a rising star among publishers. It is so much well-liked by media and readers, so it was adapted by movie and cartoon.

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