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Old 2011-03-23, 02:07   Link #105
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Originally Posted by rogerpepitone View Post
I read The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Shimada (mentioned in End) and Honeymoon to Nowhere, which have been translated into English.
Speaking of Shimada, I noticed that he's listed on Wiki as being a founder of the "Shinhonkaku (New Orthodox) Mystery" genre in Japan, which was contrasted with Seichou Matsumoto's "Shakaiha (Social) Mystery" genre. Ryukishi mentioned Shakaiha in his Anti-Mystery essay, and I remember the translator had some difficulty figuring out what he was talking about. Does anybody know what the details of those genres are, compared to a standard mystery?

I might try digging around on the Japanese web if nobody knows anything offhand.
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