Asamatsu Ken :: Kthulhu Reich


Kthulhu Reich

Translated by Jim Rion

World War II was a world-spanning conflict that engulfed dozens of countries, a maelstrom that dragged nations and religions and millions of people to their deaths.
But it was fought with more than merely guns and machines...

Even before the War was begun in earnest, Nazi Germany had sent expeditions to the darkest hiding places of the world: to shadowed Africa, to the towering peaks of Tibet, and even to the frigid wastes of Antarctica.
Their goal was to locate occult weaponry and "aid" for the glory of the Third Reich.

And they were successful.

But were those they sought truly allies? Or were they the old Gods themselves, waiting for their chance to remold the world of Man in their own image once again?

This collection of related stories is another masterpiece of the War, the Cthulhu Mythos, and humanity trapped in the middle.

A previous version of one story from this book, "The Continent of Madness," has been published in Beyond the Mountains of Madness, from Celaeno Press. The Japanese source has been revised, and will be translated anew for this book.


  • Pages: 252
  • Trade paperback 5" x 8" (127mm x 203mm)
  • ISBN: 978-4-909473-03-5
  • Cover: M. Wayne Miller

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About the translator

Jim Rion is a native Kansan who came to Japan by way of Oklahoma, Iowa, Russia and Germany. He studied Philosophy and Germanic Linguistics before abandoning the riches of philology to teach English, and now translate, in Japan. He lives in beautiful Yamaguchi prefecture with his wife, his son, and his enormous cat.
He can be found at, or at for those interested in Japan’s national beverage of sake.