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君の名は (Your Name)

Summary

Japanese

山深い田舎町に暮らす女子高校生・三葉は、自分が男の子になる夢を見る。見慣れない部屋、見知らぬ友人、目の前に広がるのは東京の街並み。一報、東京で暮らす男子高校生・瀧も、山奥の町で自分が女子高校生になる夢を見る。やがて二人は夢の中で入れ替わっていることに気づくが――。出会うことのない二人の出逢いから、運命の歯車が動き出す。長編アニメーション『君の名は。』の、新海誠監督みずから執筆した原作小説。

English

Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, has a dream that she is a boy living an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As they realize they are changing places, their encounter sets the cogs of fate into motion. Written by director Makoto Shinkai, the work has become a global phenomenon!

Availability

Amazon JP

eBook Japan

Personal Opinion

This could be a good transitional book for those looking at moving over from the beginners book club. There is both a Kadokawa and Tsubasa Bunko version (with furigana), it has a relatively low page count (262) and if you’ve seen the movie it should be easy to follow the story.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club

Pros

Based on a popular movie

Available in different formats – with/without furigana, ebook, physical book

Available on FloFlo

Cons

It’s based off the movie, so not original source material

Pictures

First Three Pages of Chapter One

Additional Pages

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