Makoto Shinkai's "Kimi no Na wa./Your Name" Novel Reaches One Million Print Run

The anime film has earned over 9.1 billion yen in four weeks

Kadokawa has confirmed that the novelization of the mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name written by the director Makoto Shinkai himself has printed an astonishing 1,029,000 copies in Japan as of September 20, in three months since its release on June 18. After the record-breaking release of the film, the sales of the novel have skyrocketed, taking the top place in the Oricon weekly bunko sales chart for three consecutive weeks. The estimated sales in the recent three weeks is 292,483 copies.


The total print run of the film's related books published by Kadokawa, including the novel, a manga adaptation illustrated by Ranmaru Kotone, a spin-off novel written by Arata Kanoh, Official Visual Guide, and Shinkai Makoto Walker, has reached 1.82 million copies.   


As reported, the film has earned a massive 9.1 billion yen (about 89 million US dollars) in 25 days since its release on August 26, becoming the most successful non-Studio Ghibli anime film ever made in Japan.



Novel cover



Related publications:


"Kimi no Na wa." Manga 1st volume (illustrated by Ranmaru Kotone/Kadokawa Media Factroy)



"Kimi no Na wa. Another Side:Earthbound" spin-off novel (written by Arata Kanoh/Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko)


"Official Visual Guide" (Kadokawa Shoten)


"Shinkai Makoto Walker" (Kadokawa Magazines)



Source: Kadokawa press release


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