Back to the Future Gets Light Novel Adaptation in Japan

Children's novel based on 1985 time travel science fiction comedy film hits Japanese bookstores on August 18, 2021

Actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Llyod interact act their characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown in a scene from the 1985 film, Back to the Future.


What's old is new again, because Back to the Future, the 1985 science fiction comedy film directed and co-written by Robert Zemeckis, is being adapted into a light novel series aimed at children to be published in Japan by Poplar Publishing Co., Ltd. under their Poplar Kiminovel imprint.


The cover of the light novel adaptation of Back to the Future, as illustrated by Zerogo Iwamoto, featuring Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and the time-traveling DeLorean automobile.


Based on Robert Zemeckis's film, the Back to the Future light novel adaptation is written by Ichirou Oumi and features illustrations by Zerogo Iwamoto. The books are aimed at children in elementary school and junior high, and the first volume will be published in Japan on August 18, 2021 with a retail price of 748 yen (about $6.79 US) including tax.


The story of the 1985 Back to the Future film is described as follows:


When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future — and leave him trapped in the past.




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