Friday, September 24, 2010

Nihon No Kinyoubi (12)


Nihon no Kinyoubi (Japanese Friday) is a weekly feature here at Brizmus Blogs Books inspired by French Friday, which is a weekly feature hosted by Charlotte at the Book on the Hill. Charlotte features French bookish things, and I plan on featuring Japanese bookish things, though I won't limit myself if I find something non-bookish that I think will interest you guys.

This is my first Nihon no Kinyoubi using one of the new buttons, and I'm psyched! I hope you guys like it as much as I do!

Anyhow, this week, since the release of Mockingjay is so recent and the story so fresh in my mind, I thought I'd share with you guys the Japanese cover of the Hunger Games.
It's SO different from the US, British, and Australian covers, isn't it? It's really super cool, though. I actually kind of love it.
With the drawing and with Katniss looking so hardcore on the cover, it really seems VERY Japanese to me. The Japanese title is ハンガーゲーム, which, sounded out, is HungaaGeemu. They like to take English words in Japanese and keep then, just a little Japanesified.

Anyhow, what do you guys think? I would post some of the other covers, but I think we've all already seen them by now. And this is the only one released in Japan so far (the poor Japanese having to wait so long!).

9 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Oooooo she looks kickass! But very manga

Nina said...

I agree with Blodeuedd, very manga! But I do like it. It looks so good. A story with a lot of action!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love it too!

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

You're telling me, this is a novel, not a manga?! Ok I love that cover, I can't wait to see their cover for Catching Fire and Mockingjay!

They used the same colour as the US cover too! Black and gold-ish colour. :D

....Petty Witter said...

Loving the button. Sadly though I seem unable to view the book cover - I've been back several times hoping to see it but to no avail, there is just an empty box where it should be.

....Petty Witter said...

Yes! Finally! I have seen the cover. Not too sure if I like it or not, the jury is out on this one.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Oooooh...my button up in lights! I'm so glad you're loving it...it looks good with your JF post!

I received my book too...thank you so much!

I LOVE that cover! Very awesome!

Cleverly Inked said...

Awesome! I still have not read this. LOL I am working on it.

vvb32 reads said...

i like it. gives it a different feel. but i like it.

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