Kafka: Classics in Comics

Hey guys, here's another one for the Nishioka Kyodai fans out there. This is not an original work, but rather manga versions of some classic Franz Kafka short stories. Their artwork really pairs perfectly with these surreal stories.

Title: Kafka: Classics in Comics
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Monkey Business
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: Complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Illustrated versions of some of Franz Kafka's most famous works. Contains the following stories:

1. The Cares of a Family Man
2. The Metamorphosis
3. The Bucket Rider
4. Jackals and Arabs
5. A Fratricide
6. The Vulture
7. A Country Doctor
8. A Hunger Artist
9. In the Penal Colony

Kafka

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#1 cats on 02.06.18 at 12:03 am

Thank you very much for the new release!

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megchan Reply:

Hope you enjoy it!

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#2 Underurbed on 02.06.18 at 1:29 am

Nishioka Kyoudai x Kafka? Now there's a psychotic combination if I ever saw one! I'm sure I'll love it ^^ Thanks!

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megchan Reply:

They definitely go well together!

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#3 Ghost on 02.06.18 at 3:15 am

Thank you very much for this. Do you by any chance know if they've retired or something? Baka-updates doesn't list anything new from them in the last 8 years. Also, are there plans to do any more of their stuff? You guys have scanlated so much of their work. Thank you!

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Habanero Scans Reply:

When I last emailed them, they said they were working on a Bruno Schulz anthology. That was a while ago, though.

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Ghost Reply:

Did they transition to only adapting short stories? It's good to know they're still making stuff though.

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megchan Reply:

We do have more from them in the pipeline. Habanero Scans has already provided me raws for a bunch of stuff (including some stuff they did under the name Sunday Crossword) and I believe he plans to scan some more when he gets his hands on it, too.

Next up is a ~60 page illustrated book called The Dream I Had When I Died (Shinde Shimatta Boku no Mita Yume).

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Ghost Reply:

That's awesome! You guys are the best, I can't wait! Who knows, maybe eventually you'll scanlate everything they've ever done. Seriously, I love you guys for providing us with so much Nishioka goodness.

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megchan Reply:

It may take some time, but I think we probably will end up translating all of it. :)

#4 Maute50 on 02.06.18 at 9:48 am

Thank you very much for all your work to share, I'm really curious to read!!

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megchan Reply:

Hope you enjoy it!

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