Yasutaka Tsutsui: Bullseye!


by Yasutaka TSUTSUI

Translated by Andrew DRIVER

A new collection of stories by Yasutaka Tsutsui, famed in Japan and worldwide for his darkly humorous, satirical handling of a vast range of themes central to the human condition.
Although often criticized for his treatment of "taboo" subjects such as disabilities, the Emperor, and old age, he is also recognized as one of the founders of post-modern science fiction in Japan.

A number of his works have been published to widespread acclaim in English including The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Salmonella Men on Planet Porno, and Paprika.


  • Bullseye
    ペニスに命中 (世界はゴ冗談, 2015)
  • Call for the Devil!
    悪魔を呼ぶ連中 (笑うな, 1980)
  • The Onlooker
    傍観者 (如菩薩団, 2006)
  • It’s My Baby
    産気 (笑うな, 1980)
  • Zarathustra on Mars
    火星のツァラトゥストラ (ベトナム観光公社, 1973)
  • Having a Laugh
    世界はゴ冗談 (世界はゴ冗談, 2015)
  • The Good Old Days
    団欒の危機 (わが良き狼, 1973)
  • Running Man
    走る男 (わが良き狼, 1973)
  • Sleepy Summer Afternoon
    睡魔のいる夏 (睡魔のいる夏, 2002)
  • Cross Section
    セクション (笑うな, 1980)
  • Narcissism
    ナルシシズム (心狸学・社怪学, 1975)
  • Sadism
    サディズム (心狸学・社怪学, 1975)
  • The Wind
    風 (串刺し教授, 1988)
  • A Vanishing Dimension
    母子像 (革命のふたつの夜, 1974)
  • Oh! King Lear
    リア王 (繁栄の昭和, 2014)
  • Meta Noir
    メタノワール (繁栄の昭和, 2014)
  • The Agency Maid
    つばくろ会からまいりました (繁栄の昭和, 2014)
  • The Night they Played Hide and Seek
    かくれんぼをした夜 (懲戒の部屋, 2002)
  • The Countdown Clock
    近づいてくる時計 (懲戒の部屋, 2002)
  • Animated Realism
    アニメ的リアリズム (世界はゴ冗談, 2015)


  • Pages: Pending
  • Trade paperback 5" x 8" (127mm x 203mm)
  • ISBN: 978-4-902075-86-1
  • Kurodahan Press Book No. FG-JP0052L
  • List Price: Pending
  • Cover: Youchan Ito (Togoru Co., Ltd.)

In editing

  • Scheduled for release in summer/fall 2017

About the author

Yasutaka Tsutsui, born in Osaka in 1934, is Japan’s pre-eminent writer of metafiction. Over the last six decades, he has produced dozens of novels, hundreds of short stories and numerous other works of literature, many of which have won national acclaim. Among others, he won the Tanizaki Prize in 1987, the 1981 Izumi Kyoka award, the 1989 Kawabata Yasunari award, and the 1992 Nihon SF Taisho Award. His latest and probably last full-length novel Monado no Ryōiki won the Mainichi Art Award in 2017. Though a cult hero and well-known TV personality, Tsutsui lives virtually incognito in Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district.

About the translator

Andrew Driver , born in Oxford in 1954, has been translating Japanese for nearly three decades. He is a former resident of Tokyo, where he kick-started the Hysterick Theatre project and featured in the radio drama Woody’s Week in the 1990s. In 2005 he conceived, compiled and translated Salmonella Men on Planet Porno, the first English-language collection of Tsutsui short stories, followed by the novel Paprika. Currently based in Oxfordshire, England.


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