Lemon Incest by Koike Mariko

Title: Lemon Incest
Author: Koike Mariko
Published: 2006
Translated by: Aya M.
Shimada Mio is told that the younger brother who had been missing for twenty four years after being kidnapped as an infant is alive and well living under a new name. When she reunites with him on a rainy winter day, she is surprised to find that he is the spitting image of their deceased father.

As they try to fill the twenty-four year gap, their budding friendship gives way to something more. Despite knowing their love could never be, they can’ t help but be drawn to the other…


5 Responses to Lemon Incest by Koike Mariko

  1. Kuu says:

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to read!

  2. Vally says:

    Hey Aya, I am glad that you’re back translating novels! Ohoh this one looks good! Can’t wait to read it!

  3. Qia says:


    Thank you for picking this up.
    It looks like it’ll be poignant story, I’m really excited to read it.

  4. Qia says:

    The concept kind of reminds me of Tsumi ni Nureta Futari by Kitagawa Miyuki, though I think Lemon Incest will be more lovely, as the characters and imagination have more room to develop in literature.

  5. nikki says:

    Hi Aya,

    Thank you so much for translating this novel. I have a Japanese friend whose favourite author is Koike Mariko, so I have been wanting to read some of this author’s novels. However, to date, I have only ever been able to find one novel that has been translated into English – The Cat in the Coffin. Thanks to you, I now have the opportunity to read a second novel.

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