Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Rotting Ronin and the House of Takamatsu – The Demon Cat Sword, Part 2

This time we continue reading the Japanese historical novel The Demon Cat Sword by Kouichi Matsuoka (松岡弘一の“妖猫剣”). The story resumes with Kyoushirou, still in his pet cat form Shiro, returning alone to visit his human master Orin. She is worried … Continue reading

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Blog Announcement, Winter 2014

Lady Xiansa will be speaking about Japanese anime and culture in a few weeks at the Sanagawa anime festival. Details are here: My other projects are coming along according to schedule. The rewrite of parts of volume 3, the … Continue reading

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The Secret Message of Assassination – The Demon Cat Sword, Part 1

The next book we’re going to read is a really intriguing Japanese historical novel, Kouichi Matsuoka’s The Demon Cat Sword (松岡弘一の“妖猫剣”). This author has no English language presence, and to my knowledge none of his books have ever been translated … Continue reading

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