Yen Audio will release an audiobook of the novel Your Name by renowned author and filmmaker Makoto Shinkai in July 2024. The novel is based on his hit anime movie with the same title. This will be the first Makoto Shinkai title in Yen Audio’s catalog. The voice cast for the audiobook will be announced later.
The novel Your Name came out in Japan on June 18, 2016. Yen On published the English translation on May 23, 2017. The audiobook by Yen Audio will use this translation as the source material.
Makoto Shinkai directed the anime film Your Name, which debuted in Japan on August 26, 2016. It was a critical and commercial success. Funimation distributed the film in North America and it opened in theaters on April 7, 2017. The film also inspired a manga adaptation and a live-action remake that is in the works.
The novel Your Name tells the story of:
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 linked—but are any connections truly inseverable in the grand tapestry of fate? Written by director Makoto 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 each other.
Source: press release