Makoto Shinkai's Your Name. Novel Gets Audiobook Voiced by Romi Park

"5 Centimeters per Second" and "The Garden of Words" are scheduled to follow

Kadokawa started streaming an audiobook edition of the novelization of Makoto Shinkai's 2016 mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. written by himself via Inc.'s affiliated company Audible, Inc. on August 28. This is the first entry from the newly-launched "Makoto Shinkai Novel Audiobook Project."



The 262-page novel was originally published in bunko edition by Kadokawa on June 18, 2016, two months

before the release of the film in Japan. Thanks to the record-breaking box office success of the film, it

became the top-selling bunko book of the year and has sold an impressive 1.7 million copies so far. 


The audiobook is voiced by 46-year-old voice actress Romi Park, best known as Edward Elric in the Fullmetal

Alchemist anime franchise. You can check out her interview footage and some sample voices in a video on

the project's official website.


The project also plans to offer the audiobook edition of the novelizations of Shinkai's 2007 film Byosoku 5

Centimeters /5 Centimeters per Second and 2013 film Koto no Ha no Niwa/The Garden of Words by himself,

as well as the spin-off short novel collection Your Name. Another Side: Earthbound by Arata Kanou. Their

voice cast and streaming schedule will be announced at a later date.


Novel "Your Name."


Romi Park



Novel "5 Centimeters per Second"


Novel "The Garden of Words"


Novel "Your Name. Another Side: Earthbound"



Source: Kadokawa press release


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