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KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. En Takadono’s “Forgetful Story” wins the 23rd Sense of Gender Award Grand Prize!

[KADOKAWA Co., Ltd.] En Takadono’s “Forgetful Story” wins the 23rd Sense of Gender Award Grand Prize!
*KADOKAWA Co., Ltd.*
Press release: July 9, 2024
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En Takadono’s “Forgetful Story” wins the 23rd Sense of Gender Award Grand Prize!
En Takadono “Forgetful Story” (KADOKAWA)
* “2023 23rd Sense of
The selection results for the “Gender Award” have been announced, and “Forgetful Story” by En Takadono, published by KADOKAWA Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) on Friday, March 10, 2023, won the grand prize. did. *
* (*The 2023 award-winning works were announced at the closing ceremony of the 62nd Japan SF Convention “Yanekon R”)*

In this work, 18-year-old Wari, who was born into a royal family on the frontier, is chosen to be the “empress dowager” who will give birth to the next emperor’s child, and confronts her fate as she travels around the country just to sleep with the candidate kings. This is a huge piece of entertainment.

★“Forgetful Story” work information
https://note.com/kadobun_note/n/n6bd571f6f4e8
[After receiving the news of the award, we received a comment of joy from En Takadono.]
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It was a story that was woven as if it were a song while weaving a cloth, about the wonders of how countries were born on the ground, then destroyed and then rose again, and why people were constantly dying and being born again. Have a nice journey beyond the book. thank you very much. *
* ――Takadono Yen*

Sense of Gender
The award is given to science fiction and fantasy-related works published between January 1st and December 31st of the previous year that explore and deepen the theme of sexual roles.
Recent award-winning works include Konko Shirakawa’s “Crow of the Seragyu” (Shueisha Orange Bunko) at the 22nd (22nd), Tomoko Violent at the 21st (21st) “VR Uncle’s First Love” (Ichijinsha), and the 20th. Episode (2020) Kaiu Shirai/Posuka Demizu “The Promised Neverland” (Shueisha). Among works published by KADOKAWA, Shinobu Suga’s “Fuyo Chisato” series won the grand prize. (※Titles omitted) “Forgetful Story” is a fantasy novel that Takadono was inspired to publish 20 years ago. The friendship between the main character and Chiyugi, a tribe who can kill men with just a touch, is also a hot work.
Please take this opportunity to read it.

★Click here for information on the Sense of Gender Award
https://gender-sf.org/sog/
◆About “Forgetful Story”
*Synopsis*
Wari, born into a remote royal family and happily married, suddenly finds herself all alone. This is because she was selected as the “Empress Star” in the lottery to choose the next emperor of the Santeikoku, which rules over a vast continent. Her entire family is killed, her newborn son is taken hostage, and Kanri travels around the country just to sleep with candidate kings. Pushed into the depths of despair, she meets a warrior named Chiyugi who has the power to turn any man he touches into dust…
What is the “forgotten story” that will change the world where women give birth and men rule? A huge piece of entertainment!

* Bibliographic information *
Title of work: Forgetful story
Author name: Takadono En
Release date: Friday, March 10, 2023★E-book delivered on the same day List price: 2,090 yen (1,900 yen + tax)
Number of pages: 424 pages
Format: 46-size paperback
Binding: Nobuko Okubo
ISBN:9784041113929
Publisher: KADOKAWA Co., Ltd.
First appearance:
“Kadobun Novel” January 2020 issue
“BOOK ☆ WALKER” December 2021 signal distribution ~ October 2022 signal distribution
Trial reading (e-book store BOOK☆WALKER):
https://bookwalker.jp/de9b47d4ed-95f0-4ff7-b68a-05c685464526/ ◆Author introduction Madoka Takadono
Born in Hyogo Prefecture. Debuted in 2000 with “The Three Stars of Magdamilia”, which won the Encouragement Award at the 4th Kadokawa Gakuen Novel Awards. In 2013, he won the first Ekinaka Bookstore Award for “Coming Out”. His major works include the Tokkan series and Upper Class
“Fukumaru Department Store Outer Trading Department” series, “Curly” series, “Shirley Holmes” series, “Messiah Security Bureau Special Public Security Section 5”, “Sword and Crimson”
“Sengoku’s female lord, Naotora Ii,” “Lord Ii’s red demon Naomasa biography,” “Political marriage,” “King of cosmetics,” and “Kaname detective Sotoba-kun,” etc. He has also written many manga originals. *About details about this release*
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000014989.000007006.html

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