Never coming to the US: Japanese literature on the DS

As the biggest of lit geeks, this blogger is thrilled to see things like this. Literature on the DS? Nothing could possibly be better (until, that is, they perfect some kind of DS massage). What's tragic here is that there is absolutely no chance of this one coming to the U.S., for a variety of reasons. First of all, who wants to translate all that? Second, despite the existence of such fantastic Japanese writers as Haruki Murakami and the late Yukio Mishima, there's probably not a huge demand for Japanese literature on this side of the ocean. But oh, a blogger can dream of English-language titles that are similar. After all, if Brain Age is working to get school-aged children excited about math, couldn't a Literary Classics DS get older folks amped about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway? For now, we'll just have to be happy with Moon Books. If only ....

This article was originally published on Joystiq.