English Title: Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
Japanese Title: 打ち上げ花火、下から見るか？横から見るか？ — Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? — “Uchiage Hanabi”
Author: Hitoshi One, Shunji Iwai
Genre: Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Original Run: June 2017
English Run: August 2018
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)
Average Price Per Volume: Hardcover $20 — Kindle $10 — Nook $10
- English Website — Japanese Website
Synopsis: Norimichi lives in a quiet seaside town. On the day of the big summer fireworks display, he agrees to visit the town lighthouse with his childhood friends so they can see the fireworks “from the side.” That evening, however, Norimichi receives a sudden invitation to “elope” with Nazuna, the girl from class he has a secret crush on. The pair’s plan fails when Nazuna’s mother shows up and drags her daughter away. Hoping to get Nazuna back, Noromichi makes a wish: If only he could get one more try… A miraculous story of young love awaits at the end of a single day repeated.
Reviews of Fireworks
Related Anime Film
MAL Entry — Aired August 2017
Related Live-Action TV Drama and Film (original source)
Wikipedia — Aired August 1993 on TV, then August 1995 in theaters (Japan Only)
MAL Entry — 2 volumes — Released June 2017 – February 2018 (Japan Only)
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