Tsukumodo Antique Shop



  • Name: Tsukumodou Kottouten - "Fushigi" Toriatsukaimasu

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    English title: Tsukumodo Antique Shop - We Handle "Mysteriosities"

    Genre: Mystery

    Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)

    Volume: 7 (Complete)

    Author: Akihiko Odou

    Illustrators: Satoshi Takeshima

    Synopsis: In our world there are objects that go by the name of "Relics". Not antiques or items of classical art, but mysterious things like a stone that brings luck, a doll whose hair grows night after night, or a mirror that shows your future appearance.
    The world is big and so there happens to be a shop that offers such suspicious items — the Tsukumodo Antique Shop (FAKE). But as the name suggests, only fakes can be found there. To make matters worse, the shop assistant is a girl whose attendance couldn't be blunter, so the store hardly has any customers at all. However, from time to time a real Relic appears and makes things interesting.
    Tokiya Kurusu and Saki Maino, two part-time employees at the Tsukumodo Antique Shop, find themselves in difficult situations whenever they help their boss, Towako Settsu, take custody of the Relics.
    Why do they seem persecuted by these accidents? And what fate awaits the girl who never smiles and the corpse-looking boy ?

    I think it's a wonderful series, which deserves an official english publication.
    The relationship between the protagonists, Tokiya and Saki, is one of the best I've ever read; moreover the author has a unique style, an ability to maintain the suspense and have everything uncovered only at the end, as few others can do.
    Also, it's quite short, only seven volumes, and it's already finished. And there aren't many mystery LN series published in English.


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    And there aren't many mystery LN series published in English.

    Truly a lamentable fact


    Maybe add Genre: Mystery to the description, and tag the post with "mystery" and "complete"



  • @Jaquobus said in Tsukumodo Antique Shop:

    And there aren't many mystery LN series published in English.

    Truly a lamentable fact


    Maybe add Genre: Mystery to the description, and tag the post with "mystery" and "complete"

    Thanks for the suggestion, I didn't know how to use tags, I learned it now!

    Yeah, they aren't many, but I always think there is a not so small part of the audience who are interested in this genre. And this series, in my opinion, is a great example of it.