Yukio Abe- Koushoku Ichidai Otoko 


Japanese Fiction

Kafka On The Shore, Haruki Murakami

Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that’s where I imagine it - there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library.

Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto

People aren’t overcome by situations or outside forces. Defeat comes from within.

Sea of Fertility tetralogy, Yukio Mishima

What transforms this world is — knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed.

The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yōko Ogawa

Solving a problem for which you know there’s an answer is like climbing a mountain with a guide, along a trail someone else has laid. In mathematics, the truth is somewhere out there in a place no one knows, beyond all the beaten paths. And it’s not always at the top of the mountain. It might be in a crack on the smoothest cliff or somewhere deep in the valley.

The Woman in the Dunes, Kōbō Abe

One could not do without repetition in life, like the beating of the heart, but it was also true that the beating of the heart was not all there was to life.

Kokoro, Natsume Soseki

I believe that words uttered in passion contain a greater living truth than do those words which express thoughts rationally conceived. It is blood that moves the body. Words are not meant to stir the air only: they are capable of moving greater things.

The Legend of Sirius / Sea Prince and the Fire Child: “Years after the war between the Children of Water and the Children of Fire, Oceanus, a god of the sea, presents Prince Sirius with the eye of Algarock, thereby putting him in charge of those that dwell under the waves. But when Sirius encounters a beautiful Fire Child named Malta (the daughter of the Queen of Fire), he is lost in love and defies the law that states that Children of Water and Children of Fire must forever remain separate to prevent war from breaking out once more. Sirius and Malta struggle to be together while running into obstacles and suffering great losses along the way. But in the end, are the echoes of history too loud to overcome, or can the two lovers be united and bring peace to the land?”


Title: Shiriusu no densetsu / The Legend of Sirius (Sea Prince and the Fire Child)

Release Year: 1981

Production Country: Japan

Animation Studio: Sanrio

Film Director: Masami Hata

Art Director: Yukio Abe

Medium: hand-drawn (classical)

Genre: fantasy, romance

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