Celebrate the release of 5 Centimeters per Second: one more side
Vertical Inc presents 5 Centimeters per Second: one more side launch event!
Based on the best selling manga and OVA from Makoto Shinkai comes this brand new novel.
Translator Kristi Fernandez joins the panel to discuss the novel and gives us a behind the scenes look into the world of translating light novels.
About the novel:
A contemporary classic, 5 Centimeters per Second won animator Makoto Shinkai international renown as a rare talent. Indeed, he just might be one of the most powerful bards of romantic longing and thwarted love working today in any medium. This official novelization narrates from the other side—for instance, from the point-of-view of the girl rather than the boy in the legendary first segment, Cherry Blossoms—to tell a story that is both deeply engaging for first-timers and astonishingly fresh for fans of the film.
About the translator:
Kristi Fernandez is a JLPT N1-holder and professional Japanese to English translator. She is the translator of light novels The Dark Maidens and 5 Centimeters per Second: one more side, published by Vertical Inc, and a short story translator for Kurodahan Press. She has recently started subtitling Japanese movies and soap operas.