Frequently asked questions

What is this all about?

The blog post introducing the initiative has most of the details on how and why this project was started. Additional information are available in the About section.

Are you going to publish this on online book stores?

At the moment, we are not sure. When we first invisioned the idea, things were very different than they are now. For now we are focusing on writing all that needs to get written. Afterwards, we’ll see. Regardless of what path we take, the books will always be available under a Creative Commons license.

There are so many Japanese-wannabe works written around the Internet! How is this any better?

This matter needs to be looked at from a different perspective. We really don’t know if we are better or worse than the myriad of texts floating around the Internet. What we are trying to do, however, is to be at least slightly different.

We cannot deny that we have a major interest in Japanese culture: we’ve been studying the language for many years, we have been to the country itself several times, and we have read up on history and folklore. That said, we have also seen, over the course of time, different works that took inspiration from both Japanese culture and the anime and manga landscape: even the ones that were high quality did not satisfy us fully.

Perhaps exactly because we have been exposed to this much, our tastes had developed in a different direction, and there was a gap that we wanted to fill. The Guardians of the Dawn is our attempt to fill that gap.