Shadow Shinjuku by Ryu Takeshi (Giveaway!)

by Hope Hanson
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Hello everyone, and welcome back! Today, I have a book feature for Shadow Shinjuku by Ryu Takeshi. Additionally, there’s a giveaway being run over on Instagram, so be sure to check that out, too! The prize includes both a digital copy of Shadow Shinjuku AND an extra novella set in the same world.

Now, when Ryu first reached out to me about his book, the plot sounded incredibly interesting, so I knew I wanted to work with him and feature Shadow Shinjuku. And then I saw the “inspiration references” he included in his message, and I was even more sold. It was all very neon-noir, and I love neon-noir.

But keep reading the blurb below to find out more about this book!


The streets of Tokyo are different at night. There is darkness behind the glitter and the neon lights, and people who prefer to stay in the shadows, to dwell in the underworld – whores, gangsters, the homeless, the lost. People like Sato. He’s part of this world, he always has been, but a feeling of change is lingering in the heavy air of the bustling city. A feeling brought to life by fateful encounters of solitary souls.

Shadow Shinjuku is a dark, yet magical journey into the depths of Tokyo’s nightlife and the depths of the human soul. Ryu Takeshi’s first novel is both a crime thriller and urban fantasy. It’s a unique and mesmerizing blend of the imagery of Japanese animation and film, the colors and details of street photography, and the mystical lyricism of soulful music. But above everything, it is a gripping story that doesn’t let go.

–from the blurb about Shadow Shinjuku

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