Kobunsha Co., Ltd. Kochi Tosei’s frightening first novel “Mole” will be released from Kobunsha on January 25 (Wednesday)! On the obi is a recommendation from Naoki Prize-winning author Kiyoshi Shigematsu!

Kobunsha Co., Ltd.
Kochi Tosei’s frightening first novel “Mogura” will be released from Kobunsha on January 25 (Wednesday)! On the obi is a recommendation from Naoki Prize-winning author Kiyoshi Shigematsu!

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Mr. Tosei Kochi’s short stories, which have been a hot topic in the literary world since the time they were published in “Nosetsu Geki”, have been asked, “Is this really written by Tosei Kochi!?” This is an autobiographical novel collection that captures his hidden upbringing and half of his life in the form of a story.
The literary world is also in an uproar! “Voices of praise from all quarters!” A unique view of the world that has made various readers groan since it was published in the magazine.
The overwhelming brushstrokes that spell out the bottomless loneliness earnestly surprised the voices one after another.
Comment from Mr. Kiyoshi Shigematsu on the belt of the book
The sadness, foolishness, and loveliness of a man and a woman who could only live like this touches your heart.
A person who has a determination to expose everything and a
determination not to be spoiled by the exposure.
――In other words, it is one of the beginning books of “writers”. Kiyoshi Shigematsu
author’s words

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The title “Dragon” came to mind. A story that I thought I would bury in the ground for the rest of my life suddenly popped up. I was able to express in the form of a novel the heart that I had been hiding because I thought it was shameful. I think I’ve lived hard like an earth dragon. —-Kochi Tosei
Bibliographic information
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Book title: Mogura
Author: Noboru Kochi
Format: 46 format hard
List price: 1,760 yen (tax included)
Release date: January 25, 2023 (Wednesday) *The release date may change in some areas depending on the distribution situation. Publisher: Kobunsha
In June 2016, Kochi Tosei was arrested on suspicion of violating stimulants and cannabis control laws while at a hotel with his mistress. After being sentenced to 2 years in prison and 4 years of probation, he divorced an actress, was banished from the entertainment world, and lost friends and acquaintances. In the meantime, I secretly send Twitter. His followers are fascinated by his storytelling, which has fallen to the bottom and is still struggling to live again. A tweet mentioning her mother’s suicide received 160,000-20,000 likes. His attitude of putting his belly up and exposing everything has become a source of strength for many people. Then, in September 2020, the suspension of execution will be lifted, and he will start writing a novel while facing himself.
A chivalrous father and a mother who committed suicide at the end of neglect. Alone in the world at the age of 17, he devoted himself to fights and women. Then he was arrested for drug addiction. Set in Kochi in the Showa era, this is a story of despair and rebirth that shines a light on a man’s unsatisfactory life and the people who surround him. An autobiographical novel collection that exposes everything by facing a fierce past. Here is the one and only world that made readers groan.
Author profile

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Born in Kochi Prefecture in 1964. He made his debut in the
entertainment world in 1993 and has been active as an actor in dramas and movies such as the historical drama “Genroku Ryoran” and the movie “Shinjingi Naki Battle”. In 2016, he was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth and marijuana. Currently, in addition to returning to acting, he is engaged in activities to spread awareness of addiction and “recovery culture” that depicts how people come back. His writings include “Resurrecting: I’m not alone”.
・Video distribution that talks about mental care
YouTube “Takariko Channel” @taka-rico
・ Twitter @noborutakachi tweeting about his daily life facing himself ・A series of essays started in the winter issue of the magazine “One Person” (released on December 28)
· “National Association for Gambling Addiction Families” Lecture Activities https://gdfam.org/

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