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The Deer King Series

鹿王 倖存者

鹿王 倖存者

鹿王 回歸者

鹿王 回歸者

Translated by:詹慕如
Publisher:圓神出版社有限公司

The Beast Player Series

兽之奏者 I 斗蛇

兽之奏者 I 斗蛇

兽之奏者 II 王兽

兽之奏者 II 王兽

兽之奏者 Ⅲ 探求

兽之奏者 Ⅲ 探求

兽之奏者 IV 完结

兽之奏者 IV 完结

兽之奏者  刹那(外传)

兽之奏者  刹那(外传)

ranslated by:林涛 刘争
Publisher:中国少年儿童出版社

The Beast Player Series

獸之奏者(Ⅰ) 鬥蛇篇

獸之奏者(Ⅰ) 鬥蛇篇

獸之奏者(Ⅱ) 王獸篇

獸之奏者(Ⅱ) 王獸篇

獸之奏者(Ⅲ)探求篇

獸之奏者(Ⅲ)探求篇

獸之奏者(Ⅳ)完結篇

獸之奏者(Ⅳ)完結篇

Translated by:羊恩媺
Publisher:皇冠文化出版有限公司

Koteki no kanata (Beyond the Werefox Whistle)

灵狐与魔笛

灵狐与魔笛

Translated by:辛如意
Publisher:长江文艺社

Koteki no kanata (Beyond the Werefox Whistle)

狐笛的彼方

狐笛的彼方

Translated by:辛如意
Company:聯經出版事業股份有限公司

The Moribito Series

精灵守护者

精灵守护者

黑暗守护者

黑暗守护者

梦之守护者

梦之守护者

神之守护者(上)来访篇

神之守护者(上)来访篇

神之守护者(下)归去篇

神之守护者(下)归去篇

虚空旅人

虚空旅人

苍路旅人

苍路旅人

天地守护者(第一部)

天地守护者(第一部)

天地守护者(第二部)

天地守护者(第二部)

天地守护者(第三部)

天地守护者(第三部)

流浪行者

流浪行者

炎路行者

炎路行者

Translated by:林涛 赵峻 李青 刘争 赵峻 杨晓丹
Publisher:中国少年兒童新聞出版總社

The Moribito Series

精靈守護者

精靈守護者

闇之守護者

闇之守護者

夢之守護者

夢之守護者

虛空的旅人

虛空的旅人

神之守護者: 來訪篇

神之守護者: 來訪篇

神之守護者: 回歸篇

神之守護者: 回歸篇

蒼路的旅人

蒼路的旅人

Translated by:曾玲玲
Publisher:尖端出版

English

The Beast Player Series

The Beast Player

The Beast Warrior

Translated by:Cathy Hirano
Publisher:Henry Holt & Co.

The Beast Player Series

The Beast Player

Translated by:Cathy Hirano
Publisher:Pushkin Press

The Moribito Series

MORIBITO: Guardian of the Spirit

MORIBITOⅡ: Guardian of the Darkness

Translated by:Cathy Hirano
Publisher:Scholastic

French

The Beast Player Series

La Charmeuse de Bêtes LE LIVAE DES TÔDA

La Charmeuse de Bêtes LE LIVAE DES ÔJÙ

Translated by:Yukari Maeda & Patrick Honnoré
Publisher:Milan

The Moribito Series

Le Gardien de L'esprit Sacré

Translated by:Yoshimi Minemori, Patrick Honnoré
Publisher:Milan

German

The Beast Player Series

Das Lied der Bestien

Translated by:Alexandra Klepper & Dorothea Überall
Publisher:Random House, Blanvalet

Italian

The Moribito Series

MORIBITO: Il Guardiano dello Spirito

Translated by:Luca Tarenzi
Publisher:Salani

Korean

Koteki no kanata (Beyond the Werefox Whistle)

여우피리

Translated by:함태호
Company: Apricot books 매화책방

The Deer King Series

사슴의 왕(상): 살아남은 자 '반'

사슴의 왕(하): 돌아와 간 사람

Translated by:김선영
Publisher:MUNHAKSASANG

The Beast Player Series

야수 1 - 투사편

야수 2 - 왕수편

Translated by:이규원
Publisher:Woongjin Thinkbig

The Moribito Series

정령의 수호자

어둠의 수호자

꿈의 수호자

허공의 여행자

신의 수호자1 방문

신의 수호자2 귀환

Translated by:김옥희
Publisher:East-Asia- Publishing Co.

Portuguese

The Moribito Series

MORIBITO
O Guardião do Espírito

Translated by:Rodrigo Neves
Publisher:WMF Martins Fontes

Spanish

The Moribito Series

MORIBITO:
El Guardián del Espíritu

MORIBITOⅡ:
El guardián de la oscuridad

MORIBITOⅢ:
El guardián del sueño

MORIBITO:
El Guardián del Espíritu

Translated by:Gonzalo Fernández
Publisher:SM

Swedish

The Beast Player Series

Besttjusaren Ⅰ:STRIDSORMARNA

Besttjusaren Ⅱ:KUNGSBESTARNA

Translated by:Kami Anani
Publisher:Ordbilder

MORIBITO: Guardian of the Spirit  Seasons 1, 2 & FINAL DVD& Blu-ray Box

MORIBITO: Guardian of the Spirit Seasons 1, 2 & FINAL DVD& Blu-ray Box

To commemorate its 90th anniversary, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation produced a live-action version of the entire Moribito series in a total of 22 episodes. Guardian of the Spirit contains the first four episodes which aired from March 2016. Balsa is played by the well-known actress Haruka Ayase.

■MORIBITO: Guardian of the Spirit  
Seasons 1

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■MORIBITO: Guardian of the Spirit  
Seasons 2

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■MORIBITO: Guardian of the Spirit  
Seasons 3

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Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) Blu-ray Box

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) Blu-ray Box

© Nahoko Uehashi & KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd./Guardian of the Spirit Production Committee
This is the animated version of Guardian of the Spirit which aired on NHK BS2 in 2007. Directed by Kenji Kamiyama, who is known for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and animated by Production I.G.
4 Blu-Ray discs with a total of 26 episodes.
Official website

Kemono no soja Erin (The Beast Player Erin) DVD & Blu-ray

Kemono no soja Erin (The Beast Player Erin) DVD & Blu-ray

© Nahoko Uehashi & KODANSHA LTD./NHK-NHK Enterprises Inc.
An animated series produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of NHK Educational TV, The Beast Player Erin consists of 50 episodes aired from January through December 2009.
Based on the book The Beast Player. Directed by Takayuki Hamana and animated by Production I.G and Trans Arts. *Currently out of print
Official website

The Deer King Series

Shika no o jokan: ikinokotta mono (The Deer King I: Survivors)

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Tsubasa bunko Paperback (1)

Tsubasa bunko Paperback (2)

E-book

Publisher: KADOKAWA CORPORATION
Pub. Date:2014
The Lone Antlers, a band of death warriors, gave their lives to save their homeland from the empire of Zol. Van, their leader and the sole survivor, is enslaved in a salt mine. One night, savage dogs attack the mine, and soon after, a mysterious disease wipes out both the slaves and their keepers. Van, however, escapes with a little girl called Yuna.

Shikano o gekan: kaette iku mono (The Deer King II: Returnees)

Shikano o gekan: kaette iku mono-Hardcover

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Shikano o gekan: kaette iku mono-Paperback 3

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Shikano o gekan: kaette iku mono-Paperback 4

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Shikano o gekan: kaette iku mono-Tsubasa bunko Paperback (3)

Tsubasa bunko Paperback (3)

Shikano o gekan: kaette iku mono-Tsubasa bunko Paperback (4)

Tsubasa bunko Paperback (4)

Shikano o gekan: kaette iku mono-E-book

E-book

Publisher: KADOKAWA CORPORATION
Pub. Date:2014
Someone has kidnapped Yuna, and Van sets off in pursuit. Meanwhile, Hohsalle, a gifted physician, searches for a cure for the disease that is spreading among the Zolian settlers. What path will these men choose to save their loved ones and the people of this land?

Shika no o: minasoko no hashi (The Deer King : Bridge Underwater)

Shika no o: minasoko no hashi-Hardcover

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Shika no o: minasoko no hashi-Paperback

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Shika no o: minasoko no hashi-E-book

E-book

Publisher: KADOKAWA CORPORATION
Pub. Date:2019
The threat of a Black Wolf Fever epidemic has passed, but the Zolian Empire has been plunged into a struggle for succession. At the invitation of the priest-doctor Mana, Hohsalle and Milalle travel to the place where the healing arts of the Pure Heart Creed originated. While there, they not only uncover the surprising history of Zolian medicine, but inadvertently become embroiled in the dispute for the imperial throne.

The Beast Player Series

Kemono no soja I toda hen (The Beast Player I: The Toda)

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Aoi tori bunko Paperback (1)

Aoi tori bunko Paperback (2)

E-book

Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Pub. Date:2006
Elin’s mother, Sohyon, cares for the giant reptiles known as Toda, precious steeds of the kingdom’s cavalry. When the beasts supervised by Sohyon die, she is executed for treason. The orphaned Elin escapes and is raised by the beekeeper Joeun. Chance leads Elin to a nest of Royal Beasts in the wild. Enchanted, she decides to become a beast doctor, a decision that will alter the course of the entire kingdom…

Kemono no soja II oju hen (The Beast Player II: The Royal Beasts)

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Aoi tori bunko Paperback (3)

Aoi tori bunko Paperback (4)

E-book

Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Pub. Date:2006
In her longing to heal Leelan, an injured cub, Elin discovers how to control the Royal Beasts. The beasts, however, should never be tamed. As she gradually learns the reason why, Elin is caught up in a power struggle that threatens the kingdom’s future. Will the bridge she has built between humans and beasts lead to hope—or to despair?

Kemono no soja III tankyu hen (The Beast Player III: The Quest)

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Aoi tori bunko Paperback (5)

Aoi tori bunko Paperback (6)

E-book

Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Pub. Date:2009
Eleven years have passed since Elin rode Leelan to save the Yojeh’s kingdom. An entire unit of elite Toda dies inexplicably, and Elin is ordered to find the cause. As she investigates, she discovers the descendants of a distant race of Toda wielders as well as an unexpected link between the Yojeh and the Toda. When she realizes why her mother chose death, Elin, who is now a mother herself, chooses a different path.

Kemono no soja IV kanketsu hen (The Beast Player IV: The Final Chapter)

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Aoi tori bunko Paperback (7)

Aoi tori bunko Paperback (8)

E-book

Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Pub. Date:2009
The Yojeh’s kingdom is vying with neighboring Laza for control of the merchant cities in the east. Elin begins training the Royal Beasts as weapons of war, something she vowed never to do. In the midst of the escalating conflict, can she still realize her dream of freeing the Royal Beasts and leading a quiet life with her family? When the Royal Beasts soar and Toda cover the land, the tale reaches its climax and the true nature of the “great calamity” is revealed.

Kemono no soja gaiden: setsuna (Beast Player Side Story: A Passing Moment)

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Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Pub. Date:2010
This volume provides glimpses into Elin and Ialu’s life together and their son Jessie’s growth during the eleven years between the second and third volumes, as well as into Esalu’s life as a young woman in love.

Koteki no kanata (Beyond the Werefox Whistle)

Koteki no kanata (Beyond the Werefox Whistle)

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Publisher: Rironsha Co.,Ltd.(Hard cover)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback,E-book)
Pub. Date:2003
The young girl Sayo can hear what people are thinking. Nobi, a spirit fox, has been bound to a sorcerer from the moment of his birth. Despite serving different sides in a struggle between nations, the two are drawn together as they seek to break a magic curse. This tale of two pure souls unfolds like a beautiful mandala against a landscape reminiscent of Japanese folktales.

The Moribito Series

Seirei no moribito (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:1996
This is the first episode in an epic series that follows the adventures of Balsa, a female bodyguard for hire, in a world where the spirit plane and the human plane intertwine. The Mikado, ruler of New Yogo, orders the assassination of his son, Prince Chagum, because the boy harbors the egg of a spirit creature inside him. Balsa must protect the prince not only from assassins but also from a spirit monster that seeks to devour the egg.

Yami no moribito (Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:1999
Balsa returns to Kanbal, her homeland, for the first time in over twenty years. There she learns that Jiguro, her foster father, has been framed as a traitor. As she seeks to clear his name, she must face her own past.

Yume no moribito (Guardian of Dreams)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2000
A flower from the spirit world that feeds on people’s dreams steals the soul of Tanda, a healer and Balsa’s childhood friend, taking over his body. Can Balsa bring him back? The past of Master Torogai, the great magic wielder, is also divulged.

Koku no tabibito (Traveler of the Void)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2001
Prince Chagum is invited to attend a royal ceremony in the maritime kingdom of Sangal. The appearance of a messenger from the spirit world, however, spreads fear and consternation through the court. Chagum must navigate the treacherous currents of conspiracy and an evil curse.

Kami no moribito: raiho hen (Guardian of the God: The Book of Coming)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2003
While traveling in the kingdom of Lota, Balsa saves Asla from slave-traders. Secret agents, however, are also after the girl whose connection to a fearsome god could tip the balance of power. Balsa flees with Asla as her pursuers close in.

Kami no moribito: kikan hen (Guardian of the God: The Book of Returning)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2003
Balsa falls into a trap laid by Shihana, a secret agent who serves the royal family of Lota. Although Asla fears the power she has been given, she is drawn to the merciless god that is usurping her mind and heart. Can Balsa escape in time to save her from the terrible fate that awaits her?

Soro no tabibito (Traveler of the Indigo Road)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2005
To the alarm of New Yogo, the mighty empire of Talsh across the sea waxes ever stronger. Although fully aware that they are being sent into a trap, Prince Chagum sets off with his grandfather to aid the kingdom of Sangal against the Talsh invasion.

Ten to chi no moribito: rota okoku hen (Guardian of Heaven and Earth: The Kingdom of Lota)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2006
Balsa travels to Lota to search for Prince Chagum who vanished on his way back from Talsh. The tentacles of the Talsh Empire, however, have already reached Lota.

Ten to chi no moribito: kanbalu okoku hen (Guardian of Heaven and Earth: The Kingdom of Kanbal)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2007
Unaware that Talsh agents have infiltrated the Kanbalese court, Chagum and Balsa head for Kanbal in a desperate attempt to thwart the Talsh invasion of the northern lands.

Ten to chi no moribito: yogo okoku hen (Guardian of Heaven and Earth: The Kingdom of Yogo)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2007
This is the final chapter of the Guardian series. Having established an alliance with the neighboring kingdoms, Prince Chagum returns to New Yogo. What awaits Balsa and Chagum on their return?

Nagare yuku mono: moribito tanpenshu (Wanderers: Short Stories)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2008
When Balsa’s father was assassinated by agents of the king of Kanbal, his friend Jiguro fled with Balsa. This volume depicts the adventures of the two fugitives in those early years.

Enro wo yuku mono: moribito sakuhinshu (Treading the Path of Fire: Moribito Stories)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:2012
This work consists of two short stories. The first recounts the struggles of the Talsh spy Hyugo Alyutan as a boy when his life is shattered by the Talsh invasion while the second probes the turmoil Balsa experiences as a teenager.

Kaze to iku mono: moribito gaiden(Traveler of the Wind: Moribito Side Story)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, Softcover)
Pub. Date:2018
Balsa accompanies her partner Tanda to the marketplace. There she runs into a group of Sadan Talamu, a people who make their living as traveling musicians. When she sees them being harassed, Balsa intervenes. She and her foster father Jiguro once served as bodyguards for a few of the group’s members, and they ask to hire her again. Together, they set off for Lota. During their journey, Balsa realizes that someone is trying to kill the group’s leader, a young woman who may be Jiguro’s daughter.

Moribito no subete: moribito shirizu kanzen gaido (All About Moribito: The Complete Guide to the Moribito Series)

Hardcover

Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.
Pub. Date:2011
This comprehensive guide includes an introduction to all the characters in the Guardian series, as well as two short stories written specifically for this publication, an overview of all of Nahoko Uehashi’s works, and a section on the live-action series made for TV. It is certain to entertain both newcomers and long-term fans alike.

Balusa no shokutaku (Balsa’s Table)

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Publisher: SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.
Pub. Date:2009
The many dishes that appear in Uehashi’s works always sound scrumptious: Nogi’s steamed chicken and rice, wild mushroom stew (Tanda’s specialty), the walnut and sticky rice that Sayo and Koharumaru share one cold winter’s night, and the pork and miso roast that Sohyon makes for Elin as their last meal together. A team of food experts and Uehashi enthusiasts recreated these and many more dishes from readily available ingredients and compiled the recipes in this book.

Tsuki no mori ni kami yo nemure (O God, Sleep Ye in the Forest of the Moon)

Tsuki no mori ni kami yo nemure (O God, Sleep Ye in the Forest of the Moon)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.
Pub. Date:1991
Nagatachi travels to Mula to still the earth god. There he meets the shrine maiden Kishime, who is loved by the serpent god, and a young man named Tayata, who is the serpent god incarnate. Kishime is torn between Tayata and her people’s plea that she restrain the god so that they can farm the land. A grand fantasy that explores the relationships between the gods and humankind and between nature and civilization.

Seirei no ki (The Sacred Tree)

Seirei no ki (The Sacred Tree)

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Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.(Hardcover, E-book)
SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback)
Pub. Date:1989
Environmental destruction has forced the human race to relocate to the planet Naila. By chance, Shin and his cousin Lishia stumble upon clues to the mystery of Naila’s supposedly extinct indigenous race. Uehashi’s first novel, this work is filled with the seeds of motifs that appear in subsequent works.

Monogatari to aruite kita michi (The Route Traveled with Stories)

Monogatari to aruite kita michi (The Route Traveled with Stories)

Hardcover

Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.
Pub. Date:2017
This is the first compilation of the author’s many interviews, speeches, and essays, and includes a list of almost 700 of the author’s favorite books which have nurtured her writing career.

Honogurai towa kara idete: sei to shi wo meguru taiwa (Emerging from Dim Eternity: A Dialogue about Life and Death)

Honogurai towa kara idete: sei to shi wo meguru taiwa (Emerging from Dim Eternity: A Dialogue about Life and Death)

Hardcover

Coauthored by Tokutaro Tsuda
Publisher: Bungeishunju Ltd.
Pub. Date:2017
The renowned author Nahoko Uehashi engages in a passionate discussion of life and death with Tokutaro Tsuda, a dynamic practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. The two were brought together when Uehashi’s beloved mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. As they explore Uehashi’s creative process, their conversation touches on a broad spectrum of topics, including the human metabolism, sex, science and non-science, natural disasters, religion, music, art, artificial intelligence and intuition, and references everything from manga to the classics to the most recent research papers. The result is a unique and thought-provoking experience.

Inochi no imi inochi no shirushi (The Meaning of Life: The Sign of Life)

Inochi no imi inochi no shirushi (The Meaning of Life: The Sign of Life)

Hardcover

Coauthored by Keisuke Saito
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Pub. Date:2017
This book presents a conversation between author Nahoko Uehashi and veterinarian Keisuke Saito that was shown on SWITCH, a popular program on NHK Educational TV that features a dialogue between two experts in different fields. Uehashi, the second Japanese author to win the Hans Christian Andersen Award for literature, was chosen because she “has an extraordinary ability to create different fantasy worlds and her work has tenderness and a great respect for nature and all sapient creatures.” In this book, Saito, who specializes in treating wild animals and is fully acquainted with the cruel realities of nature, delves into the appeal of her work.

Sannin yoreba, monogatari no koto wo (Three Gather to Tell Stories)

Sannin yoreba, monogatari no koto wo (Three Gather to Tell Stories)

Hardcover

Coauthored with Noriko Ogiwara and Takako Sato
Publisher: Seidosha
Pub. Date:2014
Nahoko Uehashi, Noriko Ogiwara and Takako Sato are not only well-known Japanese authors but also avid readers of each other’s works. Here they discuss their stories to their hearts’ content.

Asu wa izuko no sora no shita (Tomorrow Under the Same Sky)

Asu wa izuko no sora no shita (Tomorrow Under the Same Sky)

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Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Pub. Date:2014
Uehashi recounts her experiences and insights concerning the various countries she has visited since her first trip abroad to France and England at the age of seventeen as well as her anthropology field trips to Okinawa and Australia. Originally published as a series of articles in the magazine “Shosetsu Gendai.”

Monogataru koto, ikiru koto (To Tell Stories, To Live)

Monogataru koto, ikiru koto (To Tell Stories, To Live)

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Aoi tori bunko Paperback

E-book

Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Pub. Date:2013
Where do stories come from? Uehashi relates everything from her grandmother’s folktales, which first fired her creative imagination, to the secret of how some of her own stories were born, conveying the joy of reading, writing and living.

Natsu monogatari: ennichi no yoru (Summer Story: Night of the Temple Festival)

Natsu monogatari: ennichi no yoru (Summer Story: Night of the Temple Festival)

Hardcover

Publisher: KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co.,Ltd.
Pub. Date:2008
A seasonal anthology of stories perfect for a summer’s night written by such beloved Japanese authors as Nahoko Uehashi, Kaoru Kitamura, Haruki Murakami, Kaori Ekuni and Shigeru Mizuki.

Tonari no aborijini; chiisana machi ni kurasu senjumin (Aborigine Neighbors: Indigenous People Living in a Small Town)

Tonari no aborijini; chiisana machi ni kurasu senjumin (Aborigine Neighbors: Indigenous People Living in a Small Town)

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Publisher: Chikuma Shobo Ltd.
Pub. Date:2000
Indigenous people living in the city have lost their unique traditional culture. Uehashi overlaps the perspectives of Aborigines and whites, both past and present, to reveal another side of multicultural Australia.

Kemono no soja(The Beast Player)(Sirius KC)

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (1) Sirius KC

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin, a ten-year-old girl with a lively curiosity, lives with her mother Sohyon, a beast doctor. One day, however, the giant reptiles in Sohyon’s care die mysteriously. Sohyon is blamed for their deaths and must be punished.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (2) Sirius KC

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Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin is rescued from the brink of death by the beekeeper Joeun who raises her. One day, she stumbles upon Royal Beasts in a mountain ravine and is captivated by their beauty. Winged, wolf-faced creatures, they are the symbol of the Yojeh, the kingdom’s divine ruler. Meanwhile, Ialu, a bodyguard, suspects that rebels are plotting to assassinate the Yojeh. Royal Beasts, Toda and the Yojeh. Threads of fate weave together as we follow the tale of Elin, a young girl enchanted by the beasts that form the cornerstone of the kingdom.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (3) Sirius KC

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Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin is now fourteen. Joeun’s son appears and begs his father to return to the capital. Joeun finally shares the truth of his past with Elin. The day she has always dreaded has come. She must part from Joeun but in doing so, her life takes a new turn and she discovers a new purpose.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (4) Sirius KC

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Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin is getting used to life at the school for beast doctors when she meets Leelan, a Royal Beast cub. Stolen from its mother and wounded, it refuses to eat. Elin feels sorry for it and begs the head mistress to let her care for it. Can she save the cub with the knowledge she has gleaned from watching Royal Beasts in the wild?

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (5) Sirius KC

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Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Leelan has recovered, and Elin and the cub spend many happy days together. Elin begins to suspect that Leelan understands what she is saying. Gradually, she deepens her connection with this Royal Beast about which so little is known. That bond will lead her to a startling truth.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (6) Sirius KC

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Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Elin succeeds in communicating with an injured male Royal Beast using her harp, but this leads to unforeseen results. Graduation approaches, and Elin’s joyful years at the school are drawing to a close. Although soon she must part with her close friend Yuyan, she is destined to meet the Yojeh and Ialu.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (7) Sirius KC

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When the Yojeh visits the school, everyone tries to conceal Elin’s ability to communicate with the Royal Beasts. The Yojeh’s nephew, Damiya, however, takes a fancy to Elin. When the Yojeh is ambushed by a troop of Toda riders, Elin flies to her rescue on Leelan, exposing the true nature of the Royal Beasts.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (8) Sirius KC

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Elin is summoned before the Yojeh and ordered to use Leelan to protect her on her journey home. An unexpected misfortune plunges the kingdom into uncertainty, and the relationship between the Yojeh and the Grand Duke undergoes a drastic change.

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Elin is forced to move to the capital with Leelan and the other Royal Beasts in her care. There she discovers that Damiya wishes to use the Beasts as weapons. To prevent that, she must convince him that no one else can control them. Ialu meanwhile has identified the mastermind behind the assassination of Yojeh Halumiya, but will he have time to act? Elin and Ialu are once again thrown together by fate.

Kemono no soja (The Beast Player) (10) Sirius KC

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Ialu has been attacked and wounded. While nursing him, Elin learns how to gain access to Seimiya, the new ruler. Gambling on a sliver of hope, she tells Seimiya everything, including the disturbing tale of how the Yojeh’s line was founded. What will Seimiya do now that she knows?

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Seimiya must decide the fate of her kingdom on the Field of Tahai Azeh. The choice she makes tips the balance, and Elin and Leelan must race to save both her and the nation. This brings to an end the story of the young woman who loved the Royal Beasts and longed to communicate with them.

Kemono no soja(The Beast Player)(Comic paperback)

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Ten-year-old Elin brims with intelligence and curiosity. Her mother Sohyon, a beast doctor, is sentenced to death for letting the giant Toda reptiles in her charge die. But before she is killed, she saves Elin by whistling through her fingers. Orphaned, Elin is raised by the beekeeper Joeun who teaches her the mysteries of nature. One day in the mountains, she stumbles upon magnificent beasts.

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
At a banquet celebrating the birth of the kingdom’s divine ruler, a rebel seeking to overthrow her reign, attacks. The arrow he launches, however, grazes a Royal Beast cub, symbol of the Yojeh’s power, and lodges in the stomach of her bodyguard, Ialu. Who is behind this plot? Elin, now 14, enters a school with the aim of becoming a beast doctor like her mother. There she encounters Leelan, the Royal Beast cub that was injured at the banquet and has been brought to the school for treatment. To cure the cub, which is refusing to eat, Elin seeks ways to understand and communicate with it.

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
Leelan becomes attached to Elin, and the two communicate through Elin’s harp. The bond between them is based on love rather than fear, or at least so Elin believes, and she decides to ignore the Royal Beast Canon as she cares for it. As a result, the cub grows into a majestic beast. One day, a man with the same eyes as Elin’s mother appears and reveals to her the tragedy concealed within the Canon that binds the Royal Beasts. Will Leelan’s existence and friendship with Elin bring on a disaster?

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Illustrations: Itoe Takemoto
Publisher: KODANSHA LTD.
The Yojeh visits the school at Kazalumu where she witnesses the bond between Elin and Leelan and Leelan’s cub, the first ever born in captivity. She invites Elin to bring them with her to the capital, but Elin is puzzled. Aware that the Royal Beast Canon, which has been upheld by generations of Yojeh, prevents the Beasts from bearing young, she had expected the Yojeh to be furious, not overjoyed. On her way home, the Yojeh is ambushed by Toda riders. To save her, Elin must wield skills her mother died to conceal, making Leelan a weapon. Elin is forced to choose as tragedy unfolds before her.

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) (Gangan Comics)

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) 1 Gangan Comics

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Balsa, the female bodyguard, sets out on a never-ending journey to save Prince Chagum from assassins sent by his father, the Mikado.

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) 2 Gangan Comics

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
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Balsa and Prince Chagum remain fugitives as they attempt to evade the reach of the Mikado. The strange power that lies dormant within Chagum is gradually released.

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Chagum harbors within him the spirit egg of the water guardian. As the egg grows, he is tested with great difficulties. The lives of the boy and the unborn spirit creature hang upon the outcome of this struggle.

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) (Asahi Comic Bunko)

Seirei no moribito (Guardian of the Spirit) 1 Asahi Comic Bunko

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: Publisher:Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
Prince Chagum, who is the guardian of the spirit which has hidden its egg inside him, and Balsa, a bodyguard who has vowed to save the lives of eight people, are thrown together by fate and must now carve out a new destiny.

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Illustrations: Kamui Fujiwara
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
Balsa and company continue to flee the dogged pursuit of the Mikado’s assassins. As the egg within Prince Chagum grows and reaches maturity, Rarunga, a monster that feasts on such eggs, begins to stalk the prince between the two worlds.

Yami no moribito (Guardian of the Darkness)(Nemuki+ Comics)

Yami no moribito (Guardian of the Darkness) ①

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Illustrations: Yuu
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
Balsa the female bodyguard returns to her native land of Kanbal for the first time in 25 years. She sets out to clear the name of her foster father, Jiguro, who has been branded a traitor, but the secrets of the past block her path. What awaits her in the depths of the mountain where no light shines?

Yami no moribito (Guardian of the Darkness) ②

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Illustrations: Yuu
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
The return of Balsa, who was raised and trained by Jiguro, to Kanbal precipitates an unforeseen chain of events. As those pursuing her close in, the secrets surrounding her foster father’s past come to light.

Yami no moribito (Guardian of the Darkness) ③

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Illustrations: Yuu
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
The last chapter of the comic version of Nahoko Uehashi’s Guardian Series, which sold over 5.7 million copies. Sensitive illustrations capture this epic fantasy world in exquisite detail.
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