Want to know how our books come together? Team Maplopo records and transcribes an aftertalk with each significant effort.

To save you from our disjointed thinking, we share the lightly edited versions here. We enjoy going through these again ourselves, and people seem to appreciate seeing how we work. We hope you do as well.

Osamu Dazai, "Wish Fulfilled"

Reiko and Doc chat about going through this lovely short story from Dazai. At this point in their venture, Doc hadn’t even really heard of Dazai! Read our aftertalk for Dazai Osamu’s Wish Fulfilled after the jump.

Atsushi Nakajima, "Legend of the Master"

One of Reiko’s most treasured stories… there was a lot to this story, and a few difficult passages (as always) that had us running around in circles for awhile. Take the trek with us.

Dazai Audiobook Samples

Want to listen to audiobook samples from Wish Fulfilled? Japanese and English are available. Particularly good if you’re learning either language!