Written and illustrated by Yumiko Shirai
US$16.95, B&W, 328 pages, Paperback, Graphic Novel

The world has been annihilated and an evil bestial deity must be appeased. Saki, a young girl, trying to escape destiny, finds refuge in an unusual and rough line of work. But she has been chosen for an unthinkable role; a princess must be sacrificed to the monster Yamata-no-Orochi at the 50 year Tenken Festival. Can Manaka, the man who is in love with her, follow her into this abyss to save her from fate; only to discover the dark secret of the ceremony?

Winner of the prestigious Japan Media Festival Arts Award this stunning work of graphic fiction takes the reader into a whole new realm. Combining Japanese mythology in a post apocalyptic setting this book presents a new style of Japanese manga.

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Yumiko Shirai is a self-made illustrator and author. This is her first major work in Japan and marks her US debut. It took Yumiko a total of ten years from conceptualization to completion for thiswork of visual artistry. Yumiko's work has also appeared in various magazines, newspapers, and children's educational books.

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