The History of Christianity Without Honor and Humanity (仁義なきキリスト教史), 2014
Novel by Cassin Kyosuke (架神恭介)
Cover art by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)
Cassin Kyosuke’s upcoming novel reimagines the life of Jesus as an epic Japanese yakuza story. The title is a play on Kinji Fukasaku’s (深作欣二) classic yakuza film Battles Wthout Honor and Humanity (仁義なき戦い). The book comes out next week (February 26th), and it’s already the #2 bestseller in the “Christianity, Judaism” category on Amazon.co.jp!
Tagame mentioned on his Facebook that this novel contains no homoerotic elements. Other than, I would contend, his own incredible cover art. It’s already one of my favorite pieces in the entire Gengoroh Tagame oeuvre!