Who narrates in ほしの声?

Has anyone else read ほしの声 (Voices of a distant star) by Shinkai Makoto?

This one: https://amzn.asia/d/7q32UUD

I am now on chapter 3, but I have some confusing about chapters 1 and 2. Basically, who is the narrator?

Both main characters so far are kind of introverts, so I am not sure if they’re narrating about themselves mixing thoughts and referring to themselves in third person (ch 1 by the guy, ch 1 by the woman), or there is an actual narrator.

If anyone has any inputs, please do :bowing_man:

Thank you!

I don’t know the answer, but if you watch the anime adaption it’ll probably be clear from the voice acting.

In the anime, they alternate narration almost without stopping for breath.

Haven’t read the book, but skimming through the preview on Amazon, I’d say whenever the narrator is ぼく it’s Noboru, and when it’s わたし it’s Mikako.

The novel is a novelisation of the anime, not the other way around. :slightly_smiling_face:


Ah, good to know!