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Book Review: The Place Promised In Our Early Days (2006) by Arata Kanoh, Original Story by Makoto Shinkai

Book Review: The Place Promised In Our Early Days (2006) by Arata Kanoh, Original Story by Makoto Shinkai

“In the Cold War era of an alternate history, the Soviet Union has taken control of the northern island of Japan and cut it off from the rest of the country. Just south across the strait, a boy named Hiroki is fascinated by the mysterious tower the Soviets have constructed on the unreachable island, and he and his friend Takuya decide to build a plane that will take them over to see it. As they work, a girl named Sayuri becomes a part of their lives and the promise to one day fly to the tower. But when she disappears without a trace, their promise I left unfulfilled-possibly forever.” (Yen Press)

Exploring the delicacy and wonder of the ‘informative years’, Arata Kanoh builds a wonderful testament to the work of Makoto Shinkai with a novel adaptation that speaks to the emotional profundity of the source material. As a result,

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