English Title: Your Name — “your name.”
Japanese Title: 君の名は。– Kimi no Na wa.
Author: Makoto Shinkai (Your Name), Arata Kanoh (Another Side)
Illustrator: Masayoshi Tanaka and Hiyori Asahikawa (Another Side)
Translator: Taylor Engel
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Original Run: June 2016
English Run: May 2017
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed) (plus side-story volume)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed) (plus side-story volume)
Average Price Per Volume: Hardcover $14 — Kindle $8 — Nook $8
Synopsis: Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a small town in the mountains, has a dream that she’s a boy living in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy in Tokyo, dreams he’s a girl living in a quaint little mountain town. Sharing bodies, relationships, and lives, the two become inextricably interwoven–but are any connections truly inseverable in the grand tapestry of fate? Written by director Makaoto Shinkai during the production of the film by the same title, your name. is in turns funny, heartwarming, and heart-wrenching as it follows the struggles of two young people determined to hold on to one another.
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