"Bungakushoujo" series


The "Bungakushoujo" series is a series of mystery light novels by Nomura Mizuki with illustrations by Takeoka Miho, with the first novel being published in April 2006 and the latest (sixth) in January 2007. The next, seventh book will be the last.

Each book is to some extent based on one or more literary works.

The series was eighth in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2007 and third in the same for 2008.

No appropriate translations come to my mind for "Bungakushoujo", and so I'll be leaving that as it is.

The books currently available, in order of publication, are:

# Title Date of publication Work based on
1 “文学少女”と死にたがりの道化(ピエロ)/ "Bungakushoujo" to Shinitagari no Pierrot 28/4/2006 Dazai Osamu's Ningenshikkaku (English title: No Longer Human)
2 “文学少女”と飢え渇く幽霊(ゴースト)/ "Bungakushoujo" to Uekawaku Ghost 30/8/2006 Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
3 “文学少女”と繋がれた愚者(フール)/ "Bungakushoujo" to Tsunagareta Fool 25/12/2006 Mushanokouji Saneatsu's Yuujou
4 “文学少女”と穢名の天使(アンジュ)/ "Bungakushoujo" to Kegarena no Ange 28/4/2007 Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera
5 “文学少女”と慟哭の巡礼者(パルミエーレ)/ "Bungakushoujo" to Doukoku no Parumieere (←I think this is supposed to be French or something) 30/8/2007 Miyazawa Kenji's Gingatetsudou no Yoru (also known in English as Night on the Galactic Railroad)
6 “文学少女”と月花を孕く水妖(ウンディーネ)/ "Bungakushoujo" to Gekka wo Daku Undine 25/12/2007 Various works by Izumi Kyouka
7 “文学少女”とまだ公開されてないタイトルのライトノベル/ "Bungakushoujo" and the light novel with a title that hasn't been announced yet Not soon enough Muv-Luv Alternative