Author Kaoru Kurimoto, winner of the Edogawa Rampo and Yoshikawa Eiji Awards, lives in Tokyo Japan.
"A rousing tale of intrepid heroes, horrid villains and wicked supernatural creatures." -Publishers Weekly
"The Guin Saga was the most [inspiration for
Berserk]. I started reading it in junior high and I'm still
reading the new volume every month." -Berserk creator
Kentaro Miura "Kaoru Kurimoto manages the flurry of situations
being set up and resolved like the trick of a putting a hand on a
table with fingers spread out, then stabbing a blade between the
outstretched digits. The speed and coordination is that amazing."
-Scott Green, Ain't It Cool News "A swashbuckling fantasy .
. . action is always center stage . . . dreamlike . . . intense."
-The Seattle Times "This is classic fantasy at its best."
-Book Sense (Fall 2003 Science Fiction and Fantasy Top Ten)
"Readers should be warned that once you start this journey, it will
be nearly impossible to leave it unfinished." - SFRevu
"Japan's answer to The Lord of the Rings." -The Globe and
Mail "This has to be one of the best translations I've yet
read. The language is fluid and establishes a strong narrative
voice." -James Michael White, SFReader.com "I get a little
breathless just typing all that, and it's nothing compared to the
experience of reading the Guin books. They're [The books] like
Robert E. Howard crossed with manga and a triple espresso."
-Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Guin is epic fantasy as I have come not to know it lately: restless, unapologetic, world-spanning, monster-smashing meat-and-potatoes fun." -Advanced Media Network