Although the original English-language editions of the
Young Bond novels by author Charlie Higson have been available
for some time in Japan, this month saw the launch of
translated edition in the country.
The first novel, SilverFin,
has just been published in Japanese with all new cover
artwork. It is available to order now from Amazon
The Japanese edition also has a new blurb written especially
for the market. Translated to English it reads:
start of James Bond at the Eton school. Being the tough,
cool, gentleman... a prototype of the world's
"James Bond started at Eton when the automobile
and streetcar were still unusual. James Bond is known
as 007, but here, no one knows this child."
"Being the normal child but experiencing thrill
and adventure. Young Bond is the #1 series in Europe