Exclusive Interview: The Thousand Year Beach Author TOBI Hirotaka

Sixteen years after it was originally released, TOBI Hirotaka’s 2002 sci-fi novel The Thousand Year Beach (paperback, Kindle) is finally being released in English by Haikasoru. In the following email interview — which was kindly translated by Evan Galloway — Hirotaka explains what inspired this story, the other books that influenced it, and whether its sequel, Ragged Girl, will be getting an English edition as well.