Three classic Japanese folktale e-books released on iTunes

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Today acttil has announced that they have helped publish three classic stories of Japanese folklore and that they are now available for download from iTunes as an e-book. These three books are all part of the Japanese Folktale Series with the first volume being Princess Kaguya, said to be the oldest Japanese narrative which tells the story of a mysterious princess named Kaguya who has come from the moon.

The second volume is for Issunboushi, a tale about an old couple living alone but desperately wanting a child. When one day, a tiny baby boy was born to the family only to grow to the size of a human fingertip as an adult. As for the third release, it contains Urashima Taro, a famous folktale that follows a fisherman who is given the chance to visit an underwater palace after saving a turtle from harassment at the beach. All three of these stories are drawn and colored by Taniel who provided illustration’s for the DS game A Witch’s Tale and cost $2.99 a piece, with Princess Kaguya available here, Issunboushi here, and Urashima Taro here.

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