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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Novel to Ship in U.K.

posted on 2010-12-23 09:52 EST
Story by Paprika's Yasutaka Tsutsui inspired Mamoru Hosoda's 2006 anime film

The British publisher Alma Books will be printing an English-language translation of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shōjo) — Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel that inspired the 2006 anime film of the same name — on May 26, 2011. The original novel revolves around a 15-year-old girl who discovers that she can "leap" back and forth through time, an ability she uses in an attempt to discover the source of her powers. David James Karashima translated Alma Books' version, which has a list price of 7.99 British pounds (about US$12.36).

Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars) directed the award-winning anime film which serves as a loose sequel to the novel. The novel also inspired multiple manga adaptations. Gaku Tsugano directly adapted the novel for The Girl Who Runs Through Time manga, which CMX published. On the other hand, Ranmaru Kotone adapted Hosoda's film into a manga, and Bandai Books published that version in North America.

Alma Books also published Paprika, Tsutsui's surreal novel that inspired a 2006 anime film by the late director Satoshi Kon. Other Tsutsui works in English include The Maid, Salmonella Men on Planet Porno, Hell, What the Maid Saw: Eight Psychic Tales, and The African Bomb and Other Stories. Tokyopop published Telepathic Wanderers, Sayaka Yamazaki's manga adaptation of Tsutsui's Nanase Futatabi novel.

[Via AICN Anime]


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