With the anime adaptation of To Your Eternity set to hit the airwaves on April 12th, Crunchyroll knows exactly how to drive more eyes towards the target by releasing the entire manga (including the simulpubbed chapters that have not been collected into volumes yet) to their manga platform!
The announcement hit on Thursday, April 1st, with the chapters being made available immediately afterward. This means that there are now 12 full volumes to read plus more available a full ten days before the anime will premiere.
Originally a manga created by Yoshitoki Oima (A Silent Voice), the series has been running in Weekly Shonen Magazine since November 2016. It's up to 14 volumes in Japan as of December 2020, while the English edition published by Kodansha is up to 13 volumes as of December 2020.
The story for this series follows a lone boy who is wandering around in the arctic wilderness of North America. After he meets a wolf, the pair become friends and start depending on each other for survival. What neither of them realizes, however, is that both the boy and the wolf have rich histories that, when revealed, will change both of their lives forever.
The 20-episode anime adaptation is being produced by studio Brain's Base with Masahiko Murata serving as the director working off series composition created by Shinzo Fujita, character designs from Koji Yabuno, and background music composed by Ryo Kawasaki. Even better, the opening theme song is being performed by famed j-pop singer Utada Hikaru. Crunchyroll has already announced plans to simulcast the series outside of Japan. While this series has never been supremely popular, it does have a couple of notable feathers in its cap including winning the Best Shonen award at the Kodansha Manga Awards in 2019.
I'm not 100% sure that I am going to watch this series all the way through to the end after it premieres in mid-April 2021. There's a good chance that I'll give it a chance, but the slow drama presented in the trailer doesn't fill me with confidence that I'll be able to keep up with it for 20 solid weeks. I'd certainly like to give it a shot but the odds are good at this is going to end up in my "Maybe Later" pile of anime.