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Book:

Is there an ebook available?: yes
Is there an audiobook available?: no
Is there an all-furigana version available?: no (took a peek at the preview, and there does seem to be quite a bit of furigana in the first chapter at least.)

Summary - Japanese

村を襲うも人は殺さない飛竜の真意とは。老人の巻きこまれた妖精猫の裁判の行方は。鋭い吠え声が響く村で娘達を食らう獣の正体とは――。独自の生態と超自然の力を持つ生き物、幻獣。謎多き存在である彼らと人の衝突が増えたため、国家は幻獣を調査し、時には駆除をする専門家を定めた。そのひとりである調査員のフェリは「人と幻獣の共存」を胸に、世界で唯一の幻獣書を完成させるため旅を続けている。これは、人と幻獣の関わりが生む、残酷で優しい幻想幻獣譚。

Summary - English

(DeepL)
What is the true intention of the flying dragon that attacks the village but does not kill people? What is the course of the trial of the fairy cat that the old man is involved in? What is the true nature of the beast that devours the daughters in the village with its sharp bark? Mythical beasts, creatures with unique ecology and supernatural powers. Because of the increasing number of conflicts between these mysterious beings and people, the state has appointed specialists to investigate and sometimes exterminate them. One of these experts, researcher Feri, is on a journey to complete the world’s only book on mythical beasts, with “the coexistence of humans and mythical beasts” in mind. This is a cruel and tender fantasy tale of the relationship between man and mythical beasts.

Content warnings if known

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Why are you nominating this book: I read the manga version (in English) way back and enjoyed it. I love fantasy, and the heroine has a cool rabbit monster sidekick.

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