your name. Another Side:Earthbound Manga Ends
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Nakamura launched the manga adaptation of Arata Kanou's novel of the same name in July 2017. 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 in July 2016. 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 released the novel in North America in October 2017. Yen Press also released Makoto Shinkai's novelization of the original film in May 2017, and also released Ranmaru Kotone's three-volume manga adaptation of the film in 2017-2018.