The Reading Circle was in effect from Nov. 2018-Sept. 2022, and is no longer in service. Thanks for reading with us these past few years! This page is simply here for archival purposes until the close of the 2022 calendar year.

Get Special Access to Reading Circle-Only Bonuses

Translations and audio recordings to enhance your enjoyment and understanding of Japanese literature


  • 2 free audiobooks (one read by Kimberly Tierney, anime voice-over artist for “Feh!”
  • A limited edition Nakajima Atsushi phone wallpaper pack
  • Autographed copies of Dazai Osamu’s “Wish Fulfilled” in our Dazai Review contest
  • Advanced releases of Dazai, Nakajima, Soseki and Sakaguchi
  • Kindle gift packs

“I came across “Wish Fulfilled,” a self-published translation of a short story by Osamu Dazai, during my periodic search for (new) English translations of his work, which are woefully scarce. It’s a lovely little story, filled with—for Dazai—uncharacteristic optimism and hope in the face of addiction.”

—Steven R. Kraaijeveld, GoodReads #6 most followed reviewer

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