Monday, November 07, 2011
Hello Japan! mini-challenge: September and October links
The Hello Japan! mini-challenge for September and October was When One Isn't Enough, a double dose, and the task was to compare two works or other elements of Japanese literature, culture, or entertainment.. Thank you to the two of you who took part... twice each! Click on the links below to read their posts.
Novroz of Polychrome Interest looked at both food and fiction. She compared Indonesian Lontong to Japanese onigiri. Plus she also compared the manga Death Note to both the anime and live-action films.
Ash at Experiments in Manga reviewed the novel Mardock Scramble by Tow Ubukata, as well as Mardock Scramble the manga. And also reviewed Goth, the novel by Otsuichi along with the manga version of Goth.
The general consensus seems to be that the original books are better. Although I haven't read the stories they mentioned, that often does seem to be the case. Don't you agree?
September and October's prize was a Japanese literature book of one's choice (up to $15 value). Since there were only two participants this time around it didn't seem fair that only one should receive the prize, so congratulations Novroz and Ash, you've both won! I'll be in touch soon for your choices.
And if you haven't seen it yet, the new mini-challenge for November is up. It's time to share some of your Japanese favourites, and as it's the last Hello Japan! mini-challenge (at least for awhile) I do hope you'll join us!