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Alt, Matt

Overview
Works: 28 works in 69 publications in 2 languages and 1,866 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  War stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Guidebooks 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor
Classifications: BF1517.J3, 398.20952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matt Alt
An introduction to Yōkai culture : monsters, ghosts, and outsiders in Japanese history by Kazuhiko Komatsu( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since ancient times, the Japanese have lived with superstitions of strange presences and phenomena known as "yōkai," creating a culture by turns infused with unease, fear, and divinity. Tsukimono spirit possessions. Fearsome kappa, oni, and tengu. Yamauba crones. Ghostly yūrei. Otherworldly ijin ... Where did they come from? Why do they remain so popular? Written by Japan's premier scholar of yōkai and strange tales, this book is both an introduction to the rich imagination and spirituality of Japan's yōkai culture and a history of the authors and writings that have shaped yōkai studies as a field"--
Yokai attack : the japanese monster survival guide by Hiroko Yoda( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information and history on Japanese monsters, including the kappa, kitsune, and Onibaba
Ninja attack! : true tales of assassins, samurai, and outlaws by Hiroko Yoda( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ninja Attack! introduces dozens of unforgettable real-life ninja straight out of the annals of Japanese history--many of whom are all but unknown outside their home country. Ninja masters. Solo assassins and operatives. Femme fatales as deadly as they were sexy. Swordfighters out of legend. And the Shogun and warlords who commanded them. Each individual is profiled with a full-page manga-style drawing and a dossier brimming with top-secret information, including photos, anecdotes, and dramatic stories of the individuals in action. The book covers ninja clothing styles, the types of weapons that were used, ninja tools, ninja tricks of the trade, and the basics of the ninja diet. It also includes a do-it-yourself tour of ninja related spots in modern Tokyo. Ninja Attack! is the product of years of research, and the result is engaging and fun for all. It's everything you always wanted to know about ninja but were too afraid you'd get a shuriken in the eye to ask"--
Zero over Berlin by Jō Sasaki( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major Japanese talent in detective and thriller fiction appears in English with this excellent, compact WWII tale. Hitler decides to build a Japanese Zero fighter, and Japanese navy officials, with mixed feelings about the alliance with Germany, have to find some way of getting two Zeros from Japan to Germany. This involves picking two maverick pilots, Lt. Keichi Ando and NCO Kyohei Inui, and arranging for airfields in British territory (India) and British-patrolled territory (Iran and Iraq). Both pilots are well-drawn characters, Ando especially, and competent sketches of people like Gaj Singh, an anti-British maharajah; Ando's sister Michiko; and American pilot of fortune Jim Purvis lend depth to the book. So do the flying scenes (including a raid on British Victoria bombers in Iraq, into which the Japanese pilots are blackmailed by Iraqi Colonel Hussein). Sasaki also draws on the wartime history of Japan to deal with themes not well-known to Western readers, including the rivalry between the Japanese army and navy and the "culture war" between Japanese patriotically sticking to traditional ways and those maintaining modern tastes
Yurei attack! : the Japanese ghost survival guide by Hiroko Yoda( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information and history on Japanese ghosts and hauntings, including Lady Rokugo, Emperor Sutoku, and the Okiku doll
Japan day by day by Matt Alt( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides over eighty self-guided tours based on such interests as culture, sports, dining, nightlife, and island life, and features reviews of attractions, restaurants, shopping centers, and hotels
Japandemonium illustrated : the yokai encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien by Sekien Toriyama( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese folklore abounds with bizarre creatures collectively referred to as the yokai -- the ancestors of the monsters populating Japanese film, literature, manga, and anime. Artist Toriyama Sekien was the first to compile illustrated encyclopedias detailing the appearances and habits of these creepy-crawlies from myth and folklore. Ever since their debut over two centuries ago, the encyclopedias have inspired generations of Japanese artists. Japandemonium Illustrated represents the very first time they have ever been available in English. This historically groundbreaking compilation includes complete translations of all four of Sekien's yokai masterworks: the 1776 Gazu Hyakki Yagyō (The Illustrated Demon Horde's Night Parade), the 1779 Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki (The Illustrated Demon Horde from Past and Present, Continued), the 1781 Konjaku Hyakki Shū (More of the Demon Horde from Past and Present), and the 1784 Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro (A Horde of Haunted Housewares). The collection is complemented by a detailed introduction and helpful annotations for modern-day readers
Hello please! : very helpful super kawaii characters from Japan by Matt Alt( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A menagerie of mascots and characters inhabit the islands of Japan, cheerfully guiding citizens through all sorts of daily activities and situations. ... The authors ... explore the cultural context of these ubiquitous, hard-working critters and their relationship to anime and manga, commercial characters like Hello Kitty, and the cult of cute, while introducting a host of adorable new best friends you never knew you had."--Book flap
Super #1 robot : Japanese robot toys, 1972-1982 by Tim Brisko( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descending stories : showa genroku rakugo shinju by Haruko Kumota( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A hapless young man is released from prison with nothing to his name, but he knows exactly what he wants: to train in the art of rakugo comedic storytelling. After seeing an unforgettable performance from one of Japan's greatest masters, Yakumo Yurakutei VIII, during his time in jail, he will settle for nothing less than to become apprentice to the best. Yakumo, notorious for taking no students, is persuaded to take him on, and nicknames him Yotaro, the fool. Yotaro has no formal training or elegance, but something about his charisma reminds Yakumo of someone from his past"--
Descending stories : Showa genroku rakugo shinju by Haruko Kumota( Book )

in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A hapless young man is released from prison with nothing to his name, but he knows exactly what he wants: to train in the art of rakugo comedic storytelling. After seeing an unforgettable performance from one of Japan's greatest masters, Yakumo Yurakutei VIII, during his time in jail, he will settle for nothing less than to become apprentice to the best. Yakumo, notorious for taking no students, is persuaded to take him on, and nicknames him Yotaro, the fool. Yotaro has no formal training or elegance, but something about his charisma reminds Yakumo of someone from his past"--
Descending stories : Showa genroku rakugo shinju by Haruko Kumota( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After proving himself on stage, Yotaro has been fully accepted as Yakumo's apprentice and a member of his household. But taking in this brash young man forces Yakumo to confront his own past and the promises left unfulfilled to his late best friend and rival, Sukeroku. Yakumo decides to share a tale that begins not when he was a dignified artist, but an orphan named Bon. Bon's history is also the history of fellow orphan Shin, a changing Japan in the face of war, and a woman named Miyokichi, who would hold the future in her elusive hands."--
Frommer's Japan day by day by Matt Alt( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details eighty-one self guided tours designed to help travelers get the most of their time in Japan, with thematic and walking tours for varied interests, and includes schedules, photographs, maps, and information on dining, accommodations, entertainment, and shopping
Togari by Yoshinori Natsume( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Tobei realizes that his magical sword Togari derives its power from the evil generated by its wielder, he must choose between the unfamiliar world of love and friendship and the savage ways of his past life. Though the latter will give him greater power to conquer more toga, is it possible to escape from darkness by delving even deeper into it?"--P. [4] of cover
Descending stories by Haruko Kumota( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After proving himself on stage, Yotaro has been fully accepted as Yakumo's apprentice and a member of his household. But taking in this brash young man forces Yakumo to confront his own past and the promises left unfulfilled to his late best friend and rival, Sukeroku. Yakumo decides to share a tale that begins not when he was a dignified artist, but an orphan named Bon. Bon's history is also the history of fellow orphan Shin, a changing Japan in the face of war, and a woman named Miyokichi, who would hold the future in her elusive hands."--
Super7 the book : yesterday & today: an academic survey of genre-defining Japanese vinyl toys, both new and old by Brian Flynn( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descending stories by Haruko Kumota( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A hapless young man is released from prison with nothing to his name, but he knows exactly what he wants: to train in the art of rakugo comedic storytelling. After seeing an unforgettable performance from one of Japan's greatest masters, Yakumo Yurakutei VIII, during his time in jail, he will settle for nothing less than to become apprentice to the best. Yakumo, notorious for taking no students, is persuaded to take him on, and nicknames him Yotaro, the fool. Yotaro has no formal training or elegance, but something about his charisma reminds Yakumo of someone from his past"--
Ninja attack! - true tales of assassins, samurai, and outlaws by Matt Alt( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ninja attack = gaikokujin no tameno ninja jōshiki manyuaru : True tales of assassins samurai and outlaws : Eibunban( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Descending stories: showa genroku rakugo shinju( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A multi-generational human drama set in the world of rakugo, a traditional form of Japanese comedic storytelling, Descending Stories follows an ex-convict whose life is changed by his apprenticeship to a famed storyteller, and Konatsu, who yearns to perform rakugo but cannot because women are not permitted in the craft. After proving himself on stage, Yotaro has been fully accepted as Yakumo's apprentice and a member of his household. But taking in this brash young man forces Yakumo to confront his own past, and the promises left unfulfilled to his late best friend and rival, Sukeroku. Yakumo decides to share a tale that begins not when he was a dignified artist, but an orphan named Bon. Bon's history is also the history of fellow orphan Shin, a changing Japan in the face of war, and a woman named Miyokichi, who would hold the future in her elusive hands... -- Amazon.com
 
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Yokai attack : the japanese monster survival guide
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Ninja attack! : true tales of assassins, samurai, and outlawsHello please! : very helpful super kawaii characters from JapanSuper #1 robot : Japanese robot toys, 1972-1982TogariSuper7 the book : yesterday & today: an academic survey of genre-defining Japanese vinyl toys, both new and oldNinja attack = gaikokujin no tameno ninja jōshiki manyuaru : True tales of assassins samurai and outlaws : Eibunban
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Alt, Matthew

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