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Friday, October 27, 2017

The Japanese Cover of THE PAPER MAGICIAN!

I've mentioned this in a handful of interviews, but the thing that got me into writing wasn't a book--it was an anime called "Tenkou no Escaflowne" (The Vision of Escaflowne). I watched it when I was thirteen years old, and I loved it so hard. I wanted to create a story like that story. I wanted to invent characters like those characters. (I -still- love that anime even today, though it's been a few years since I last rewatched it.)

Needless to say, this started an anime obsession that lasted until part way through my undergrad. And this anime obsession, of course, led to a deep love for Japan. I actually gave presentations to all my ninth-grade geography teacher's classes on Japan not because it was an assignment, but because I WANTED TO. That's how crazy I was. Today, I still kick myself for not studying abroad in Japan during my undergrad. I couldn't afford it and student loans scared me, but I wish I could go back in time and tell younger Charlie, "Chica, just do it!" Visiting Tokyo is still on my bucket list, but I'll have to brush up on my Japanese, first (since I took in for two years in high school and two years in college. Like I said. Obsessed).

Why am I telling you all of this? Because my inner fan girl is FLIPPING HER CRAP right now because while I'm still at home with my little kiddos, part of me is in Japan. This part:



Except now it looks like THIS:



*Insert mad squealing here*


I give you the Japanese cover for The Paper Magician! EEEEE I AM SO EXCITED. (I assume it says "Kami no Majishan", but I never was good at kanji.) I absolutely LOVE this cover. The bright colors, the origami, the just overall Japanese-ness of it all. Now to become famous enough in Japan that they invite me to a convention over there. ;)

So? What do you think??

4 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Very happy for you :)

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  2. *hearts for eyes* This cover is gorgeous! I kind of wish it was the cover for the English version- but the minimal look is nice too. ;)

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  3. Its gorgeous! Wouldn't it be awesome if they made an anime and/or manga version of the trilogy?!

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