Kamikaze Girls (Novel)

Kamikaze Girls (Novel)

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Kamikaze Girls (Novel) by Novala Takemoto

Meet Momoko, a "Lolita" decked out to the nines in the finest (and frilliest) of Victorian haute couture. The only scion of a drunken interlude between a cowardly yakuza and an inebriated bar-hostess, Momoko's mom has since split the scene, and, after various ill-fated scams that involve imitation brand name merchandise, Momoko's dad relocates them to the boondocks of rural Ibaraki prefecture. To escape her humdrum existence, Momoko fanaticizes about French rococo, dreams of living in the palace of Versailles, and buys all her extremely lacy clothes from an expensive Tokyo boutique.

Meet Ichiko, a tough-talking motorcycle grrrl (on a tricked-out moped) who leads a ladies-only biker gang known as the Ponytails. Together, this unlikeliest of duos strike out on a quest to find a legendary embroiderer, a journey on which they encounter conniving pachinko parlor managers, legendary street-punks, and anemic costumers. Who knows, they might just make it big...if only Ichiko would stop head butting Momoko in the forehead. Novala Takemoto's break-though novel KAMIKAZE GIRLS, already a cult-classic in Japan, is more than a wry coming-of-age picaresque, it's a new way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421513959
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 01/15/2008
Series: Kamikaza Girls Series , #1
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 480,425
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Born January 26, in Uji City, Kyoto. Aquarius.
Debuted with the novel "missin'" in 2000. Was a candidate for the Yukio Mishima Prize for literature two years in a row with "Emily" in 2003, and "Lolita" in 2004. Other novels include "uloko hime," "twins," "A Child Abandoned by Deus," and "calps alpis." His sequel to "Kamikaze Girls" was published in June of 2005.
Official website: http://www.novala.net/

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Kamikaze Girls 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Kamikaze Girls' was extremely funny, but it was also a great story about friendship. It takes place in Japan, so if you are interested in modern Japanese culture at all, I would also recommend it. I re-read excerpts from this book all the time. It was definitely worth the money. The 'Kamikaze Girls' movie was also fun to watch, but it was not as funny as the book was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was great, made me want to watch the movie. The story after Ichiago's story, was plain awful. I guess it is personal taste, but I thought it wasn't really needed at all. Incase you haven't read the book, in the story it tells about how a girl wants to be grown up and she want's an adult relationship. She gets psychal and it really didn't end the manga happily. I think if that story was really not needed, and I hope that people will look past it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! Who ever LOVES Japanese fashion should read this! The story line is great! I also have read the manga... and I also own the movie!! Its the greatest story ever!!!!!!!