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The Tale of Orochi

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Title:The Tale of Orochi
Authors:Fujioka, Brent
Contributors:English (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:The Tale of Orochi is an epic story, one that relates the adventures of a young boy, Arake Sho, and his quest to capture eight dragons of legend. Its plot is based on the myth of the Japanese storm god, Susano-o no Mikoto, a tale that is found in the Kojiki, a sacred Shinto text written in the eighth century. I was first inspired to write something that involved the legend after watching the animated series Blue Seed, a 26-episode saga adapted from the manga (comic book) of the same name by author Takada Yuzo. The series continued the tale of Susano-o in a modem setting, combining mysticism with monsters, guns, panty humor, and pro-environmental messages. While I had been impressed by the series, I felt that something was lacking and began to think of the various ways I would have improved the series were I given the chance.
Pages/Duration:xvii, 474 pages
Rights:All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: Honors Projects for English

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