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Penerbit Haru Licenses 6th Novel in Honobu Yonezawa's Kotenbu Series

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Even Though I'm Told I Now Have Wings short story collection debuted in 2016

Indonesian publisher Penerbit Haru announced last week that it has licensed Honobu Yonezawa's Even Though I'm Told I Now Have Wings (Imasara Tsubasa o Iwaretemo), the sixth and latest novel in the Kotenbu series.

The volume is a short story collection, similar to the series' fourth novel. The central story in the collection involves Chitanda going missing right before the she and the school choir will perform for a local event.

Yonezawa's Kotenbu (Classic Literature Club) novel series began with Hyōka, the first novel, in 2001. The Credit Roll of the Fool (Gusha no Endroll) novel then followed in 2002, The Kudryavka Sequence (Kudryavka no Junban) in 2005, The Doll that Took a Detour (Toomawari Suru Hiyoko) in 2007, Approximating the Distance Between Two People (Futari no Kyori no Gaisan) in 2010, and Imasara Tsubasa o Iwaretemo in November 2016. Penerbit Haru released the Hyōka novel in December 2017, followed by Credit Roll of the Fool and The Kudryavka Sequence in 2018, and The Doll that Took a Detour last year. The company released Approximating the Distance Between Two People in June.

Kyoto Animation and late director Yasuhiro Takemoto adapted some of the stories in the series into a 22-episode television anime series titled Hyōka in 2012.

Penerbit Haru also licensed Yonezawa's Goodbye Fairy (Sayonara Yōsei) novel.

Source: Penerbit Haru's Instagram account


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