Arata Kanou’s Your Name Another Side: Earthbound novel focuses on film’s side characters.
Cygames‘ Cycomi manga app revealed on Tuesday that it will launch a manga adaptation of Arata Kanou‘s your name. Another Side:Earthbound novel. Junya Nakamura will draw the manga, which will launch on the app on July 25
The spinoff novel of Makoto Shinkai‘s your name. film focuses on supporting characters and side stories not portrayed in the film. The novel begins with Taki inside Mitsuha’s body as he tries to learn about Mitsuha’s place in her hometown, how people talk behind her back, and learning how difficult it is to put on a bra. The second story focuses on Tessie, Mitsuha’s friend and the son of a contractor. Tessie dreams of changing his hometown, and Taki (as Mitsuha) helps him out. The third story focuses on Yotsuha, and how she sees Mitsuha as a reflection of their mother Futaba. The fourth story focuses on Toshiki, Mitsuha’s father, and how he falls in love with Futaba, and his reaction when she passes away.
The book shipped in Japan last July. Kanou has also written novelizations for Makoto Shinkai’s Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days films, as well as a spinoff novel for 5 Centimeters Per Second. The film’s character designer Masayoshi Tanaka drew the cover art, and Hiyori Asahikawa illustrated the novel.
Yen Press licensed the novel for North America. Yen Press also released Makoto Shinkai’s novelization of the original film on May 23, as well as the first volume of Ranmaru Kotone‘s manga adaptation of the film on June 20.
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