Seven Seas has announced a license for the Japanese novel I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, written by Yoru Sumino. It is planned for English release both in print form and digitally on November 20, 2018.
In Japan the story is titled Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai, and was published by Futabasha in June 2015. It originally released as a serialized web novel onÂ Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2014. A live-action film adaptation released in Japan in August 2017, and an anime film is planned to air this year on September 1st. A manga adaptation was also released in Japan — Seven Seas licensed this as well, and will release its two volumes in English as a single omnibus (set to arrive January 2019).
Seven Seas describes the story:
In this deeply moving first-person story, a high school boy finds the diary of his classmateâ€”and discovers that sheâ€™s dying. Yamauchi Sakura has been silently suffering from a pancreatic disease in school, and now exactly one person outside her family knows. He swears to her that he wonâ€™t tell anyone what he learned, and the shared secret brings them closer together. The two have very little in common, but they find themselves drawn to each other in Sakuraâ€™s final months to live.
â€œThis story has really resonated with a lot of people in Japan, and weâ€™re honored to spread it to a broader audience,â€ says Seven Seas Publisher Jason DeAngelis. â€œThis book should appeal to the many readers who enjoyed our edition of orange, as well as anyone who wants a story that will tug at your heartstrings.â€