Miura Shion Interview Part 1: Encountering a Dictionary

Sanseidou published an interview with Miura Shion in 2013. Miura Shion is the original author of Fune wo Amu (2011) otherwise known as The Great Passage. Its movie adaptation (2013) went on to be selected as Japan’s submission for the “Best Foreign Language Film” at the 86th Academy Awards. Starting from October 14, an anime adaptation will be broadcast on the noitaminA block. This interview consists of eleven parts. As such, I will translate the interview in eleven posts over the course of the next couple of months while the anime airs.

Miura Shion “The World of Dictionaries” Interview

The anime "Fune wo Amu" (The Great Passage) is based on a bestselling novel by Miura Shion.
The anime “Fune wo Amu” (The Great Passage) is based on a bestselling novel by Miura Shion.

Encountering a Dictionary

It was heavy, full of words, and wildly different from the dictionaries I had used up until that point. I thought, “I became a grown-up!”. The sensation of doing things such as turning over the pages was also amazing.

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