Tag: Ono Fuyumi

  • Ghost Hunt Manga: Inada Shiho x Ono Fuyumi Dialogue

    Inada Shiho completed the Ghost Hunt manga prior to the reprint of Ono Fuyumi’s novel series. Magazine Da Vinci conducted this interview with both creators in commemoration of the last volume’s publication. This marks the last translation of Da Vinci’s 2010 special Ghost Hunt reprint feature. At the end of this post I added links to some additional […]

  • Ono Fuyumi Long Interview Part 3: Rewriting Ghost Hunt

    This is the last part of the interview with Ono Fuyumi from Da Vinci‘s December 2010 issue, in which Ono talks about rewriting the original Ghost Hunt series. Please go to part one “The Ghost Hunt Series Reprint” to read the interview from the beginning. Now it’s 2010. Approximately 18 years have passed since the completion of […]

  • Ono Fuyumi Long Interview Part 2: The Rules for Writing Girls’ Novels

    This is the second part of the interview with Ono Fuyumi from Da Vinci‘s December 2010 issue. Ono discusses the rules and restrictions she encountered at the time of writing the original Ghost Hunt series. Please go to part one “The Ghost Hunt Series Reprint” to read the interview from the beginning.

  • Ono Fuyumi Long Interview Part 1: The Ghost Hunt Series Reprint

    This interview with Ono Fuyumi is part of the Ghost Hunt Reprint Commemoration Special Feature. It was printed in the December 2010 issue of the Da Vinci magazine. The interview also includes some photographs of the author herself and her house. I divided the translation up into three parts. In the first part Ono talks about the reasons for the Ghost […]

  • Ghost Hunt Chronicle: A 20 Year Chronology

    The following table from the December 2010 issue of Da Vinci captures the chronology of the Ghost Hunt series and some real life events. I have translated this along with a short introduction which accompanied the chronological table. Ghost Hunt Chronicle: Closing in on the Charms of the Series! Since the publication of the series’ first volume […]

  • The Historical Context and Significance of The Evil Spirits Series

    Ten years have already passed since the Ghost Hunt anime aired on Japanese television. It marked the beginning of its popularity in the international anime scene. In celebration of this anniversary, Story Unlocker turns the spotlight on Ghost Hunt, also known as the Evil Spirits series. The Ghost Hunt anime partially adapted the manga illustrated by Inada […]

  • Ayatsuji Yukito Hon no Mushi Interview Part 3: Living in the Publishing World

    The third part of an interview with Japanese mystery novelist Ayatsuji Yukito, in which he talks about living in the publishing world, and his wife Ono Fuyumi. The interview was originally conducted in 1999, and published as a preface interview in a special issue of the magazine Hon no Mushi. Please go to part one “The Roots of […]

  • Ono Fuyumi Dialogue Part 3: How to Make Horror Scary

    At last, the final part of the “The Inerasable” Opening Commemoration Dialogue with Ono Fuyumi and Nakamura Yoshihiro from the Daily Shincho. The two discuss the scary techniques used in the movie. Although the article doesn’t reveal big plot points, be warned for some light spoilers if you plan on watching the movie one day. The three mysteries which […]

  • Ono Fuyumi Dialogue Part 2: “Why do people watch horror?”

    This is the second part of “The Inerasable” Opening Commemoration Dialogue with Ono Fuyumi and Nakamura Yoshihiro. It was originally published on the Daily Shincho (February 4, 2016). Read the first part here. In this part they talk about why people watch horror. Ono Fuyumi x Nakamura Yoshihiro: “Why do people watch horror?” Nakamura: The lead actress Takeuchi […]

  • Ono Fuyumi Dialogue Part 1: Love for Horror

    A translation of the first out of three parts of “The Inerasable” Opening Commemoration Dialogue with Ono Fuyumi and Nakamura Yoshihiro originally published on the Daily Shincho (February 4, 2016). Ono Fuyumi talks about her “love for horror” – Addicted to the “Cursed Films” Series On the occasion of the release “The Inerasable” (Zange – Sunde wa […]