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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Little Kun isn't too happy about the latest addition to his family. With the arrival of a new baby sister in the house, he worries his parents may not love him as much as they used to...But when a teenage girl shows up and tells Kun that she is his sister from the future, it may be that there's more to this new relationship than Kun ever could've dreamed! ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Yen On
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Kai Kai
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ปกติชอบดูการ์ตูนแอนิเมชั่นอยู่แล้ว เล่มนี้ตอนอ่าน รู้สึกเหมือนกำลังดูการ์ตูนอยู่เลย สนุกดี สามารถอ่านได้รวดเดียวจบ ยิ่งถ้าชอบเรื่องราวเกี่ยวความสัมพันธ์ในครอบครัวก็น่าจะชอบค่ะ
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Persönliche Meinung
Ich habe die englische Version gelesen.
Das Buch hat meine Freundin entdeckt und wir haben es uns einfach mal so gekauft, weil wir fanden, dass es niedlich klang. Erst später habe ich ehrausgefunden, dass dazu auch ein Manga und ein Anime erscheint. Ich war also echt gespannt auf die Buchform und ich muss sagen, es war echt niedlich. Storytechnisch nicht unbedingt spannend oder eine Meisterleistung aber doch einfach alltägliche Szenen und einfach niedlich. Mit einer kleinen P
Mirai | Rook a Bead

ชีวิตอันแสนสงบของ "คุนจัง" ต้องเป็นอันจบลง เมื่อ "มิไรจัง" น้องสาวของเขาถือกำเนิดขึ้น และได้แย่งชิงความรักของพ่อแม่ไปจากเขาจนหมด ด้วยความน้อยใจ ทำให้คุนจังเก็บงำความทุกข์และความคับแค้นเอาไว้ และลงมือแกล้งน้องสาวทารกเงียบๆ แต่แล้วเรื่องไม่คาดฝันก็เกิดขึ้น เมื่อคุนจังได้พบเข้ากับมิไรจังที่มาจากโลกอนาคต จุดเริ่มต้นของการผจญภัยข้ามกาลเวลาจึงเกิดขึ้น..

ในตอนแรก เราซื้อเล่มนี้มาอ่านก็ไม่ได้คาดหวังอะไรมาก เพราะคิดว่าตัวเองคงไม่มีเวลาไปดูอนิเมะ และอนิเมะเรื่องนี้
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a series of dream-like adventures of a young boy who is struggling to accept the changes in his family set off by the arrival of his little sister. It has been lovely to watch the main character’s development towards finally finding his place within his family. It is, however, not just about the young boy’s journey but his parents’ journey, too.

They say that when a child is born, a mother is born, too. But that’s not all—in a way we can say that a father is born, grandparents are bo
เนื้อเรื่องเป็นการกล่าวถึงครอบครัวญี่ปุ่นเล็กๆ ที่มีลูกชายคนโตวัย 4 ขวบกำลังซน และเพิ่งมีลูกสาวเป็นสมาชิกใหม่เพิ่มขึ้นมา
พี่น้อง 2 วัยที่ทั้งคู่ก็อยู่ในช่วงเวลาที่ต้องการความสนใจจากทั้งพ่อและแม่ พอมาอยู่รวมกันเลยเกิดเป็นความปั่นป่วนภายในบ้านหลังน้อยให้พ่อและแม่ต้องรับมือกันไป

แม้คนอ่านจะยังไม่มีลูก แต่ก็รับรู้ถึงความวุ่นวายย่อมๆ บวกความน่ารักที่เกิดขึ้นนั้นได้ เพราะผู้เขียนและผู้แปลบรรยายคำพูดออกมาเป็นภาษาที่เราได้ยินได้ฟังในครอบครัวจริงๆ แบบพ่อแม่คุยกับลูก ลูกโต้ตอบกับพ่อแม่ จนคิดว่ายิ่งถ้าคนอ่
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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One of my favourite books ever.

TL;DR – A wonderful, beautiful story about family, sibling rivalry and love.

EBBannerRagdoll Rating: EXCEPTIONAL

Recommended For: Anybody who wants a beautiful story and isn’t put off by a bit of confusion.

About the Book…

Life is pretty good for Kun, until his sister Mirai is born. Suddenly his parents seem irritable, and have less time to spend with him, and poor Kun struggles to adapt to his new reality. He hates his new siste
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for a Kindle ARC of Mirai.

I was captivated by the sweet cover photo and the interesting recap of the book's premise. I can relate to Kun's predicament except in a slightly different way.

I was super excited to have a sibling except I asked my parents for a brother, not a baby sister. Imagine my disappointment.

Due to the tender photo, I assumed (incorrectly) that Mirai was a graphic novel, which I think would have worked better, especially in terms of its fantasy element
2.5 stars. Sure...Parenting is one of the World's hardest jobs. As Ewan McGregor said that "the thing about parenting rules is there are not any. That is what makes it so difficult." ...more
S.Q. Eries
Jan 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: light-novel
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Lucien Welsh
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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This story was presented as an anime film first and then later adapted into the light novel as presented with this book. Much like your name. or even manga adaptations such as Wolf Children (also a film by Hasoda) or the Boruto series, it’s not uncommon to have the books come after the film/series is released. It doesn’t always work, and despite enjoying the story, I do feel like Mirai is an example of one better seen rather than read.

It felt a
Pop Bop
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
Intermittently Charming

This is the novelization of an animated film, and basically follows a four year old's adjustment to the arrival of a new baby sister, and his larger family's adjustment as well. The boy has a series of magical adventures in the company of his now grown sister from the future.

The story is mild and predictable. I guess there are family dynamics lessons to be learned here, but they're pretty basic lessons. For me, while the tale had its charming moments, it was for the most p
Jul 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
First off, I probably thought I was asking for the library to put the MOVIE on hold, but hit the wrong button and got this book.

This book was written POST-movie. The writing is overly simplistic and often reads like a storyboard FOR a movie.

The characters are sexist AF.

The main character is far too reminiscent of that irritating little shit, Caillou - an animated kids' show where Caillou is a horrible, tantrumy child who's long-suffering parents' only idea of discipline/boundaries is a heavy
*thank you to Netgalley and Yen Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4 stars.

When I got into this story, right away I thought, "This would make an excellent Studio Ghibli film". It had that same wonderful and lovely feel to it. I don't really know what I had expected but it was far more enjoyable than I had thought I'd find it. While this was aimed for Adults, I feel that it's better suited for teenage audience. Adults will certainly enjoy it, but it reads as if its mad
Sep 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Mamoru Hasoda's Mirai is a charming tale of 4-year-old Kun learning to accept his new baby sister and learning other important life lessons along the way.

I remember enjoying the movie so I had to read the book. However, this story definitely translates better to screen than book. Reading from the perspective of a near-toddler is occasionally frustrating and Kun's journey is depicted in a very visual and metaphorical way that was beautiful onscreen but jumbled and confusing on the page.

I enjo
Arif Haziq
Dec 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I took only 4 hours to finish this book. In my opinion, this book is light-reading. Full of family relationship. Mostly between a brother and younger sister. There is something surreal in this book like time travelling out of nowhere. The description of the surroundings is detailed and easy to be interpreted. Overall, this book is worth buying. But only for those who didn't want a complex plot. ...more
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unfortunately, I've yet to see the movie Mirai but found a copy of this book in the local library. I'd say this would do well to read with children to middle-grade students, as the reading level seems to me that way. It was enjoyable for a small read, and I'm looking forward to watching the magic of Hosoda unfold once more on the TV screen. ...more
Katya Kazbek
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japan
Very cute book that made, in tumblr talk, my ovaries explode. A lovely narrative that I’m sure will be helpful to children navigate the waters of becoming an older sibling. I’m a grown-up single child but it even made me look at things that exist in my life through a longer perspective. I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie, too, now.
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story was presented as an anime film first and then later adapted into the light novel as presented with this book which kind of unusual though I finished this in one sitting and totally can't wait to watch the movie.

When I got into this story, right away I thought, "This would make an excellent Studio Ghibli film". 💖
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully written story in the perspective of a child. Adventures that you’re unsure are dreams or reality. Oh what it was like to be that little and feel so big because you were small. Can’t wait to see the movie.
Dan Watts
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book is a weird blending of very young adult fiction and bizarre scenes of fantasy. With all the praise this I'm hearing for the movie, I read it to the end expecting some plot twist to make it all worthwhile. That didn't happen. ...more
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รำคาญแม่ เหมือนรักลูกไม่เท่ากัน มีลูกใหม่ลืมลูกเก่า
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oooooohhh my gosh!! I didn’t expect much from this book actually, I just picked it from amazon’s reco. But it contained huge amount of love, which made me well up tears!!
May 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
* 3,5 Sterne
Dec 12, 2019 marked it as dnf
I really should stop purchasing films-turned-to-books. I’ve already seen the film and no longer have interesting in reading the book adaptation.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kun is a 4 years old boy that lost the only son title and he’s not happy. Love for her new sister didn’t emerge at the first sight. Through the story Kun faces several problems all related with his family and their love. He questions their love for him and the feeling of replacement is constant. But, with every problem comes a solution and from that we learn a lot how things are in life. Kun is not exception.
Why is this book interesting? Because the way Kun learns to understand the others in a v
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was really heartwarming ❣️ - no spoilers 🤭 - but I absolutely love the fact that ~~ unlike the film ~~ it looks into the character’s thoughts more ✨ please also watch the film , the anime is amazing !! 🙌🏻
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was soooo cute!
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Sweet little book! Keen to check out Hosoda’s films now!
May 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
u ever read a book in anime?
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Mamoru Hosoda (細田 守 Hosoda Mamoru, born September 19, 1967) is a Japanese film director and animator.


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