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Kinky Kabuki By David Conway
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"THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE IS THE ONE THAT ACHIEVES MADNESS..." Tokyo. A serial killer known as the Doll Maker is stalking the streets of Kabuki-cho, preying on the prostitutes that work... More > in the city's notorious red light district. Obsessed with obscene fantasies and terrifying visions of an apocalyptic holocaust, the killer is a divinely inspired psychopath whose crimes incorporate elements of the occult, Buddhist doctrine and kabuki theatre. Takeshi Harada, a disgraced former police officer, is hired by a powerful yakuza crime boss to track down the elusive killer. Embroiled in a cycle of sex, violence and murder, the investigation leads Harada through the neon netherworld of the Tokyo vice trade -- its love hotels, image clubs and pink salons -- culminating in a life-and-death confrontation with the Doll Maker...and a final chilling act of bloody, symbolic justice.< Less
Ruins of the Undercity By Kabuki Kaiser
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Deep beneath the streets of the City-State of Cryptopolis, sanctuary of the lich-thieves and abode of the Red Goddess, sewers and ancient ruins mingle together into a labyrinth of horrors and... More > wonders. Maybe there are no other players around you, or maybe your schedule doesn’t really allow you to engage in a long beer & pretzel session of hack’n'slash. When this is the case, you can play the Ruins of the Undercity solo, bringing your good old characters in or rolling for new ones. Compatible with all the retro-clones and original edition rules.< Less
Mad Monks of Kwantoom By Kabuki Kaiser
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Mad Monks of Kwantoom out now! It features a wondrous Asian setting with new character races and classes, crazy unique creatures inspired by matchbox pictures coming straight from China, alternative... More > magic items and tables for random solo dungeon generation. Comes with campaign rules to help you flesh your characters out and embed them in the setting, which they can change and mold according to their whims as they proceed to glory, prosperity and — who knows? — immortality.< Less
Les jungles-araignées de Boomshartak By Kabuki Kaiser, Grimtooth
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Les jungles d’Ahng Khor, en lisière du territoire naga, leurs légendaires 9 999 marches, et surtout leur cité morte flanquée de trois ziggourats immenses où... More > rôde encore un mal ancien... Qu'importe le danger, que ce soit pour l’œuf du Shantak doré ou les autres trésors cachés des jungles-araignées, les aventuriers, trolls de la jungle ou autres, sont prêts à tout. Certes, il faudra compter avec les hommes-crapauds, les arachnides, toute une galerie de sorciers un peu foutraques et d'inquiétants vestiges interstellaires, mais, au bout du chemin, c’est la promesse de récompenses fabuleuses et d’un retour en héros ! Cette aventure exotique pour Tunnels & Trolls 8, à jouer en groupe (il faut au minimum un MJ et un joueur), a été écrite pour un groupe de 4 à 5 trolls de la jungle, une espèce rare de personnages, mais elle peut être adaptée sans effort pour un groupe d’aventuriers chevronnés de n’importe quelle autre espèce (niveau 2 ou 3 avec un bonus de combat de 30 environ chacun).< Less
Confessions of an Onnagata By H. G. Robert
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"Confessions of an Onnagata" is a colorful mix of haiku and poetic interludes spiced with pearls of wisdom about gender roles, Japanese phrases and etiquette. The book's poetic themes are... More > centered around the Onnagata, who is a cross-dressed male actor in the Japanese kabuki theatre. ("Onna" means woman and "Gata" (kata) means way of doing or form.) Nothing is what it seems. Gender is an illusion. Onnagatas are the butterflies of life.< Less
Confessions of an Onnagata By H. G. Robert
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"Confessions of an Onnagata" is a colorful mix of haiku and poetic interludes spiced with pearls of wisdom about gender roles, Japanese phrases and etiquette. The book's poetic themes are... More > centered around the Onnagata, who is a cross-dressed male actor in the Japanese kabuki theatre. ("Onna" means woman and "Gata" (kata) means way of doing or form.) Nothing is what it seems. Gender is an illusion. Onnagatas are the butterflies of life.< Less
Stories Inspired by Siouxsie By Gregory Patrick
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Called “part Marlene Dietrich, part Edith Piaf,” Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Creatures) has influenced art, fashion, film and an entire generation of musicians with... More > her dark, poetic lyrics and theatric beauty. Now her influence reaches into the literary world with this collection of stories directly inspired by Siouxsie Sioux. From the lyrics of Rawhead and Bloodybones, Skin, This Unrest, and The Last Beat of My Heart, these stories of gothic romance, psychological misfits, and animal rights pay homage and tribute to one of the most iconic women in music.< Less
An Invitation to Kagura: Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts By David Petersen
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Richly illustrated, and based largely on sources inaccessible to the non-Japanese speaker, this book provides a rare glimpse into kagura (Shinto theater), a performance style with roots predating... More > even noh drama. Coverage includes the history of the art; the kagura stage; schools of performance; synopses of plays and ceremonies; movement and choreography; kagura costumes; masks and mask-making; implements, decorations and special effects; the music of kagura; and related folk arts. There are also additional sections with comparative materials on noh and kabuki. A new world of theater awaits...< Less
An Invitation to Kagura: Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts By David Petersen
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Richly illustrated, and based largely on sources inaccessible to the non-Japanese speaker, this book provides a rare glimpse into kagura (Shinto theater), a performance style with roots predating... More > even noh drama. Coverage includes the history of the art; the kagura stage; schools of performance; synopses of plays and ceremonies; movement and choreography; kagura costumes; masks and mask-making; implements, decorations and special effects; the music of kagura; and related folk arts. There are also additional sections with comparative materials on noh and kabuki. A new world of theater awaits...< Less
Melody West and the Cherry Blossom By Francesca Rappa
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The Adventurous Melody West Series Book 5: It is springtime and Melody West leaves her hometown and goes on adventurous journey with her friend Nobuko to Japan. Right from the get-go, unlikely things... More > happen. A bicycle nearly crashes into Melody, and a boy in an Irish cap and scarf saves her but quickly disappears into the crowd. Then Melody and Nobuko follow a wily cat through a cemetery and end up meeting his owner, the talented and hospitable kabuki actor Goro Nakamura. Mr. Nakamura invites them to his moon-viewing party and then takes them to what may be a haunted theater, where a two-hundred-year-old woodblock print comes to life. Central to the novel are the blossoms on the cherry trees. When Melody first arrives in Tokyo, she sees the cherry trees in full bloom. Quickly in full bloom is also Melody’s crush on Jake, an American boy living in Japan. But soon the petals begin to fall, and Melody must learn how to cope with feelings of jealousy and her own unexpected behavior.< Less