Hi there!
This is hedgehog speaking to you from Japan.

I'm a great fan of Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
But he is so unpopular in Japan that almost nobody knows him.

About twenty years ago, the Hitchhiker Trilogy was translated into Japanese and three paperbacks were published from Shinchosya. But they are all out of print now and it is hard to get them. So no wonder most of the people living in Japan don't know the Answer to Life, the Universe and everything. That's pity, I supposed.

But in September 2005, something happened.

At First, the film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was released. Secondly, the novels The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe were newly translated and published from Kawade Shobo Shinsya. And, the TV drama The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was released as DVDs.

In 2006, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless were translated. And in 2011, Last Chance to See... was translated at last.

It means that now some people does know the importance of towels in Japan.

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