Mirai

Mirai

by Mamoru Hosoda

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ISBN-13: 9781975328610
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 286,778
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Mamoru Hosoda is an internationally acclaimed animator, director, and author who has previously helmed such award-winning films as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast.

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Mirai 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Shai Martin 4 days ago
When I request for a reading copy of this from the publisher, I thought that this is a graphic novel because that is what Yen Press is well-known for. Instead, it is a light novel based on the Japanese animated movie with the title, "Mirai no Mirai" or Mirai's Future/Mirai in the Future in English translation. Before reading this, I searched first on the aforementioned film and watching those movie trailers enticed me to read this novel immediately. However, I reckon that this book just literally narrated the story from the movie and that there were no further enhancements done. Consequently, I find that this adaptation was loosely and hastily done. I like how it follows the exact story of the film but I believe that Mamoru Hosoda should have added some spice to the narrative to better improve it. In spite of that, I would still anticipate when the movie will be available on online streaming websites because I want to compare it with the novel adaptation.
MoodCat 3 months ago
Kun is a 4 years old boy that lost the only son title and he’s not happy. Love for her new sister didn’t emerge at the first sight. Through the story Kun faces several problems all related with his family and their love. He questions their love for him and the feeling of replacement is constant. But, with every problem comes a solution and from that we learn a lot how things are in life. Kun is not exception. Why is this book interesting? Because the way Kun learns to understand the others in a very creative way. His imagination or not, is very useful to his personal growth. He sees the changes that come with a new family member, distinct in this family, and struggles for attention. I liked seeing the father in this book. The responsibility he takes for his newborn daughter completely different from Kun shows maturity and comprehension for his wife. Nowadays it’s more normal to see the man taking care of the babe but still marks and surprises. And this book relates his learning in taking care of the baby and the house, something the character never did. The roles change, the father is at home and the wife is the one working outside. I found this story cute and interesting about what can be a modern family in Japan. I wanted to see more of Kun and Mirai interaction and their growth together.