This spring, a pantheon of Japanese literary legends gather to solve mysteries in the anticipated adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Hirukawa 35's Bungou Stray Dogs, a 2012 manga that's already broken the 2.5 million unit milestone. For readers looking to check out the subjects' original works, on March 25th, Kadokawa Shoten is releasing a set of early 20th century classics featuring author/characters as adapted for the anime by Nobuhiro Ara.
The six books scheduled for 3/25 include:
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's 1947 Chijin no Ai, known as Naomi or A Fool's Love in English - the story of a man's obsession with a Westernized "modan garu" or modern girl.
Nakajima Atsushi's Ri Ryo and Sangetsuki (The Moon Over the Mountain) - Short stories by the author known for his poetic approach to historical subjects
Osamu Dazai's semi-autobiographical 1948 No Longer Human - adapted into a 2009 manga released in North America by Vertical
Doppo Kunikida's Musashino, a 1901 collection of stories about people who have fallen behind the times
Ranpo Edogawa's The Case of the Murder on D. Hill - the seminal genre author's 1925 first appearance of private detective Kogoro Akechi
Ryunosuke Akutagawa's Rashōmon (partial inspiration for the Akira Kurosawa movie), Hana (the Nose) Imogayu (Yam Gruel) 1914-1916 short stories