Your Name

Your Name. (Japanese: 君の名は。, Hepburn: Kimi no Na wa.) is a 2016 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, and produced by CoMix Wave Films. It was produced by Kōichirō Itō and Katsuhiro Takei, with animation direction by Masashi Ando, character designs by Masayoshi Tanaka, and music composed by Radwimps. Your Name tells the story of a high school boy in Tokyo and a high school girl in a rural town, who suddenly and inexplicably begin to swap bodies. The film stars the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa and Etsuko Ichihara. Shinkai's eponymous novel was published a month before the film's premiere.

Your Name.
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Japanese theatrical release poster
Japanese君の名は。
HepburnKimi no Na wa.
Directed byMakoto Shinkai
Produced by
  • Kōichirō Itō
  • Katsuhiro Takei
Written byMakoto Shinkai
Starring
Music byRadwimps
CinematographyMakoto Shinkai
Edited byMakoto Shinkai
Production
company
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) (Anime Expo)
  • August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26) (Japan)
  • April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07) (U.S.)
Running time
107 minutes[1]
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office
  • ¥25.03 billion (Japan)[2]
  • $357.9 million (worldwide)[3]

Your Name was distributed by Toho. It premiered at the Anime Expo 2016 convention in Los Angeles, California, on July 3, 2016, and in Japan on August 26, 2016. It was critically acclaimed for its animation, complex narrative, musical score, and emotional weight. The film was also a major commercial success, with a total gross of $358 million, becoming the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time, the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the ninth-highest-grossing traditionally animated film, and the 16th-highest-grossing non-English film worldwide. The film won the Best Animated Feature Film award at 49th Sitges Film Festival, the 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and the 71st Mainichi Film Awards, as well as receiving a nomination for the 40th Japan Academy Prize for the Best Animation of the Year.[4] An American live-action remake set in the United States is currently in development.

PlotEdit

Mitsuha Miyamizu is a high school girl living in the town of Itomori near Hida. She is bored with abnormal life and wishes to be a handsome Tokyo boy in her next life. She begins to switch bodies intermittently with Taki Tachibana, a high school boy in Tokyo, when they wake up. They communicate by writing messages on paper, phones and sometimes on each other's skin. Mitsuha causes Taki to develop a relationship with his coworker Miki, while Taki causes Mitsuha to become popular in school. One day, Mitsuha accompanies her grandmother and sister to leave the ritual alcohol kuchikamizake, made by the family sisters and as an offering at the Shinto shrine on a mountaintop outside the town. It is believed to represent the body of the village guardian god ruling human experiences and connections. Taki reads the note from Mitsuha about the comet Tiamat expected to pass Earth on the day of the festival. The next day, Taki wakes up in his body and goes on a date with Miki. Taki tries to call Mitsuha, but cannot reach her and the body-switching ends.

Taki, Miki and Tsukasa travel to Gifu Prefecture by train, but not knowing the town's name Taki has to rely on the memory for the scenery. A male restaurant owner in Hida recognizes Itomori from the sketchbook. He tells Taki and his friends that a giant meteor crashed onto Earth, and destroyed the town after the comet unexpectedly broke into pieces. Looking at the site of the crater and while in disbelief that everyone in town had died this whole time, Taki sees that Mitsuha's information has been permanently deleted from his phone and their memories start fading away. Taki finds each names in town in the record of fatalities and discovers from the date of the disaster that their timelines were separated by three years. While Miki and Tsukasa return to Tokyo, Taki goes to the shrine alone to drink Mitsuha's sake from the bottle, hoping to reconnect with her body and warn her about the comet. Through a vision, Taki learns that he met Mitsuha on the train, not knowing they were separated for three years. She had instead met his past self while trying to meet with him personally.

He wakes up in her body at the house on the morning. Mitsuha's grandmother deduces what happened, and tells him the body-switching is part of the family history and caretakers for the shrine. Taki convinces Tessie and Sayaka, two of Mitsuha's friends, to make everyone evacuate the town, by disabling the electrical substation and broadcasting a false emergency alert, while Taki assumes Mitsuha's role as the mayor's daughter. Realizing that Mitsuha is in his body at the shrine, Taki goes back to find her and Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body. When Taki reaches there during the sunset, the two sense each other's presence, but are separated by three years, but when twilight falls (referred to in the film as "magic hour" or "kataware-doki"),[note 1] they return to their own bodies and meet. After Taki returns the braid for Mitsuha, they attempt to write their names on each hands so they will remember each other, but twilight passes and Mitsuha disappears before she can write hers. When the evacuation plan fails, Mitsuha determines to convince her father and evacuate the town. Before doing so, Mitsuha notices her memories for Taki starting to fade, and discovers he wrote "I love you" on her hand instead of his name. Despite the evacuation, the comet piece crashes to Earth and destroys the town. Taki wakes up in his own time, only to remember nothing.

Five years later, Taki has graduated from university and searches for a job. He senses he lost something important, but feels drawn to the disaster after learning that the inhabitants of the town survived by following the mayor's order. One day, Taki and Mitsuha see each other when the trains draw parallel, and they separately disembark and search for themselves, finally meeting at the stairs of Suga Shrine [ja]. As they initially walk past the stairway, they see each other. Taki sees Mitsuha again and she responds with the same feeling. With their connection re-established, they shed tears of happiness and simultaneously ask for their names.

CharactersEdit

Taki Tachibana (立花 瀧, Tachibana Taki)
Voiced by: Ryunosuke Kamiki[5] (Japanese); Michael Sinterniklaas (English)[6][7]
A high school student currently living in Tokyo. He was a 17 year old sophomore attending at Tokyo Metropolitan High School and in the class next to Class C of second year. Taki was actually three years younger than Mitsuha when they started switching bodies. He is also an architect. He is short-tempered but well meaning and kind. He spends time with Miki Okudera, working in a part-time job as a waiter at the Italian restaurant "Il Giardino delle Parole"[a]. When Taki swaps with Mitsuha, he fondles her breasts every time she wakes up, and her younger sister, Yotsuha, who has come to wake her up, sees him rubbing it. So when he and Mitsuha met in person during twilight, she complained about it. Taki later appeared in Shinkai's next film Weathering with You.
His birthday contradicts with the film's setting of 17 years old in the summer of his sophomore year, but Shinkai said, "In their mind, they both kind of assumed that they were both born on December 1." He lives with his father, who works at Kasumigaseki, and Shinkai stated, "I think his mother divorced his father a few years ago."[8]
Mitsuha Miyamizu (宮水 三葉, Miyamizu Mitsuha)
Voiced by: Mone Kamishiraishi[5] (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh[7] (English)
A high school girl dissatisfied with her life in Itomori, a mountainous and rural town of Gifu Prefecture. She is a 17 year old student in her second year at Itomori High School. She was actually three years older than Taki when they started switching bodies. She ties her hair with dark red braid. She and her sister are maidens of the family shrine. Her mother died peacefully, and her father left home in order to become the town's mayor. She lives with her grandmother, Hitoha, and her younger sister, Yotsuha, who is in elementary school. Mitsuha wishes to have a better life in Tokyo from respecting the shrine and having a strained relationship with her father. She is embarrassed by often open displays of control, as well as the part as a miko in rituals for the family shrine, with kuchikamizake, an ancient traditional way of making sake by chewing rice to intake yeast for fermentation. When switching bodies with Taki, Mitsuha forbids him from touching himself without permission. Mitsuha later appeared in Shinkai's next film Weathering with You.
Like Taki, her birthday contradicts with the film's setting that she was 17 years old in the summer of his sophomore year, but Shinkai said, "In their mind, they both kind of assumed that they were both born on December 1."[8]
Katsuhiko "Tessie" Teshigawara (勅使河原 克彦, Teshigawara Katsuhiko)
Voiced by: Ryo Narita[6] (Japanese); Kyle Hebert[7] (English)
One of Mitsuha's classmates; as of 2013, he is 17 years old[b] and has a crush on Mitsuha. His nickname is "Tessie". He is the son of the president for a local construction company, Teshigawara Construction. He is a lover of the monthly occult magazine MU (ja) and a mechanical geek. He has a 50-50 love/hate relationship with his hometown,[c] Itomori, and from his own perspective, he initiated concrete measures to improve the situation,[d] which earned him the sympathy of Taki (physically, Mitsuha).
In December 2021, he talked about his upcoming marriage to Sayaka.
Teshigawara is named after Aizawa Shoko's middle school friend, Teshigawara, who appears in the seventh episode of Shinkai's novel The Garden of Words (Kotonoha no Niwa).[8][9]
Sayaka Natori (名取 早耶香, Natori Sayaka)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[6] (Japanese); Cassandra Morris[7] (English)
One of Mitsuha's classmate and best friend; as of 2013, she is 17 years old.[b] She has a calm but nervous personality and has a crush on Tessie. She has joined the school's broadcasting club. Her sister, who works at the town hall, also makes a brief appearance in the film.
Sayaka is named after a friend of Shoko Aizawa's from middle school, who appears in the seventh episode of Shinkai's novel The Garden of Words.[8][9]
Tsukasa Fujii (藤井 司, Fujii Tsukasa)
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki[6] (Japanese); Ben Pronsky[7] (English)
A classmate and friend of Taki. He has a cool personality and, like Taki, is interested in architecture. He works part-time at the same restaurant as Taki and Takagi. He worries about Taki whenever Mitsuha embodies him.
In October 2021, he was wearing a ring on his left hand finger; and when asked about it, Shinkai said, "It's just a backstory, but I believe Tsukasa is engaged to Okudera."
Shinta Takagi (高木 真太, Takagi Shinta)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa[6] (Japanese); Ray Chase[7] (English)
A classmate and friend of Taki. He is optimistic and has a large, crisp figure with an athletic appearance. Like Taki, he is an architect. He works part-time at the same restaurant as Taki and Tsukasa.
Miki Okudera (奥寺 ミキ, Okudera Miki)
Voiced by: Masami Nagasawa[10] (Japanese); Laura Post[7] (English)
A university student, one of Taki's friends and his co-worker at the Italian restaurant "Il Giardino delle Parole". She is a beautiful and fashionable college girl who is popular with the waiters. She is a smoker. She had feelings for Taki when Mitsuha is in his body. She is more commonly referred to as Ms. Okudera (Okudera-senpai) by her colleagues.
When she met Taki in 2021 after a long time, she was wearing an engagement ring and told him that she was getting married soon. Shinkai revealed, "It's just a backstory, but I believe that Tsukasa is engaged to Okudera."[8] In the original novel, she is described as working at the Chiba branch of an apparel manufacturer as of 2021.
Hitoha Miyamizu (宮水 一葉, Miyamizu Hitoha)
Voiced by: Etsuko Ichihara[10] (Japanese); Glynis Ellis[7] (English)
The head of the Miyamizu[note 2] family shrine in Itomori[note 3], and the grandmother of Mitsuha and Yotsuha. She was 82 years old as of 2013.[b] Her favorite family tradition is kumihimo (thread weaving). She raises her grandchildren, and teaches the history and traditions of the shrine for them. Her daughter died peacefully and her son-in-law left home.
It is revealed in the manga adaptation that Hitoha is alive as of 2021.
Yotsuha Miyamizu (宮水 四葉, Miyamizu Yotsuha)
Voiced by: Kanon Tani[10] (Japanese); Catie Harvey[7] (English)
Mitsuha's younger sister with strong personality. She was 9 years old in the fourth grade as of 2013.[b] She works with her grandmother and older sister to help out with the family business at the shrine. She believes Mitsuha is somewhat crazy, but loves her despite the situation. She participates in creating both kumihimo and kuchikamizake. Yotsuha attended high school at the end of the film.
Toshiki Miyamizu (宮水 俊樹, Miyamizu Toshiki)
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma[6] (Japanese); Scott Williams[7] (English)
The estranged father of Mitsuha and Yotsuha, and Futaba's husband. He was 54 years old as of 2013. He used to be a folklorist who came to town for research. He is very strict and jaded from the event. Toshiki abandoned the shrine and became the town's mayor.
Futaba Miyamizu (宮水 二葉, Miyamizu Futaba)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara[6] (Japanese); Michelle Ruff[7] (English)
The mother of Mitsuha and Yotsuha, the husband of Toshiki, and the daughter of Hitoha. She only appeared in a scene where Taki saw her while reminiscing about Mitsuha. Futaba died peacefully from an illness.
Yukari Yukino (雪野 百香里, Yukino Yukari)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa[11] (Japanese); Katy Vaughn[7] (English)
A literature teacher of Itomori High School. She says the word, "Kataware-doki" (meaning twilight). She appeared in Shinkai's previous film The Garden of Words.
In September 2013, she was living in Tokyo,[12] but as for why she is in Itomori in this film, the pamphlet states that it is "up to the viewer's imagination."[13]

ProductionEdit

The idea for this story came to Shinkai, after he visited Yuriage, Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in July 2011, after the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred. He said, "This could have been my town." He said that he wanted to make a movie in which the positions of the people in Yuriage would be swapped with the viewers. The sketches that Shinkai drew during this visit have been shown in exhibitions.[14]

In Makoto Shinkai's proposal sent to Toho in September 14, 2014, the film was originally titled Yume to Shiriseba (夢と知りせば, If I Knew It Was a Dream), derived from a passage in a waka, or "Japanese poem", attributed to Ono no Komachi.[15] Its title was later changed to Kimi no Musubime (きみの結びめ, Your Connection) and Kimi wa Kono Sekai no Hanbun (きみはこの世界のはんぶん, You Are Half of This World) before becoming Kimi no Na Wa.[16] On December 31, 2014, Shinkai announced that he had been spending his days writing storyboard for this film.[17]

Inspiration for the story came from works including Shūzō Oshimi's Inside Mari, Ranma ½, the Heian period novel Torikaebaya Monogatari, and Greg Egan's short story The Safe-Deposit Box.[18] Shinkai also cited Interstellar (2014) by Christopher Nolan as an influence.[19]

While the town of Itomori, one of the film's settings, is fictional, the film drew inspirations from real-life locations that provided a backdrop for the town. Such locations include the city of Hida in Gifu Prefecture and its library, Hida City Library.[20]

Many locations in Your Name were based on real-life locations. From left to right: Suga-jinja in Shinjuku, Shinano-machi station pedestrian bridge and Yotsuya Station.

MusicEdit

Yojiro Noda, the lead vocalist of the Japanese rock band Radwimps, composed the theme music of Your Name. Director Makoto Shinkai requested him to compose its music "in a way that the music will (supplement) the dialogue or monologue of the characters".[21] Your Name features the following songs performed by Radwimps:

  • "Yumetōrō" (夢灯籠, Yumetōrō, lit. "Dream Lantern")
  • "Zenzenzense" (前前前世, Zenzenzense, lit. "Past Past Past Life")[21]
  • "Sparkle" (スパークル, Supākuru)[22]
  • "Nandemonaiya" (なんでもないや, Nandemonaiya, lit. "It's Nothing")[21]

The soundtrack of the film was well-received by both audiences and critics alike and is acknowledged as being one of the factors behind its success at the box office.[21] The film's soundtrack was the runner-up in the "Best Soundtrack" category at the 2016 Newtype Anime Awards, and the song "Zenzenzense" was the runner-up in the "Best Theme Song Category".[23]

ReleaseEdit

 
World map showing countries and regions where the movie was released (green)

The film premiered at the 2016 Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles, California on July 3, 2016, and later was released theatrically in Japan on August 26, 2016. The film was released in 92 countries.[24][25][26] In order to qualify for the Academy Awards, the film was released for one week (December 2–8, 2016) in Los Angeles.

In South East asian countries, this movie was screened as well. Purple Plan streamed an English- and Chinese-subtitled trailer for the film and premiered the film in Singapore on November 3[27] and in Malaysia on November 8[28], with daily screenings onwards. M Pictures released it[29] on November 10 in Thailand, and earned 22,996,714 baht (about US$649,056) in four days. Indonesian film distributor Encore Films announced that it will premiere the film in Indonesia on December 7. Cinema chain CGV Blitz also revealed that it will screen the film.[30] Pioneer Films announced that it will screen the film in Phillipines in December 14.[31] In Hong Kong, the film opened on November 11, and earned HK$6,149,917 (about US$792,806) in three days. The film premiered in Taiwan on October 21 and earned NT$64 million (about US$2 million) in its first week while staying in the first position in the box office earnings ranking. As of October 31, it has earned NT$52,909,581 (about US$1.666 million) in Taipei alone.[32] It was released in Chinese theatres by Huaxia Film Distribution on December 2, 2016.[33]

The film was released in Australian cinemas on limited release on November 24, 2016, by Madman Entertainment in both its original Japanese and an English dub.[34] Madman also released the film in New Zealand on December 1, 2016.[35]

The film was screened in France on December 28.[36] The film was also released in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2016, distributed by Anime Limited.[37]

The film was released in North American theaters on April 7, 2017, distributed by Funimation.[38]

Home mediaEdit

Your Name was released in 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 26, 2017, in Japan by Toho Pictures. The release was offered in Regular, Special, and Collector's editions.[39] FUNimation announced on July 1 at Anime Expo 2017 that the film would be released on Blu-ray and DVD by the end of 2017 but did not specify a date.[40] At Otakon 2017, they announced they are releasing the movie in both Standard and Limited Edition Blu-Ray and DVD Combo Packs on November 7, 2017.[41][42]

In its first week, the Blu-ray standard edition sold 202,370 units, the collector's edition sold 125,982 units and the special edition sold 94,079 units.[43] The DVD Standard Edition placed first, selling 215,963.[44] Your Name is the first anime to place three Blu-ray Disc releases in the top 10 of Oricon's overall Blu-ray Disc chart for 2 straight weeks.[45] In 2017, the film generated ¥6,532,421,094 ($59,157,621) in media revenue from physical home video, soundtrack and book sales in Japan.[46]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Your Name's revenue (red) accounted for 10% of Japan's 2016 box office revenue.[47]
Japan's top five box office movies in 2016 (billion yen):[47]
  Your Name: 23.56
  Shin Godzilla: 8.25
  Zootopia: 7.63
  Finding Dory: 6.83

Your Name became a huge commercial success, especially in Japan,[48] where it grossed ¥23 billion (~US$190 million). The film achieved the second-largest gross for a domestic film in Japan, behind Spirited Away, and the fourth-largest ever, behind Titanic and Frozen.[49] It is the first anime not directed by Hayao Miyazaki to earn more than $100 million (~¥10 billion) at the Japanese box office.[25] It topped the box office in Japan for a record-breaking 12 non-consecutive weekends. It held the number-one position for nine consecutive weekends before being toppled by Death Note: Light Up the New World in the last weekend of October. It returned to the top for another three weeks before finally being dethroned by Hollywood blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.[25][50][51]

The success of the film also extended beyond Japan. In China, it became the highest-grossing Japanese film in the world's second-largest movie market on December 17, 2016.[52] It has grossed $81.3 million in China and is the highest-grossing 2D animated film in the country.[53] Its opening screened in over 7,000 theaters. It made an estimated $10.9 million on its opening day from 66,000 screenings and attracting over 2.77 million admissions, the biggest 2D animated opening in the country.[54][55] It also held the record for the highest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign film in China, up until it was surpassed by two Indian films Dangal and Secret Superstar in May 2017 and February 2018 respectively.[56][57]

It is the highest-grossing Japanese film in Thailand, with ฿44.1 million ($1.23 million).[24] As of December 26, the film has grossed US$771,945 in Australia.[58] and US$95,278 in New Zealand.[59] On a December 20 blog post, the Australian distributor Madman stated that the film had made over $1,000,000 AUD in the Australian box office alone before closing its limited release run.[60] The film was number-one on its opening five days in South Korea, with 1.18 million admissions and a gross of $8.2 million,[61] becoming the first Japanese film since Howl's Moving Castle to reach number one in the country.[62]

Critical responseEdit

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 98% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 112 reviews, with an average rating of 8.22/10. The site's critics consensus reads, "As beautifully animated as it is emotionally satisfying, Your Name adds another outstanding chapter to writer-director Makoto Shinkai's filmography."[63] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 79 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[64]

Mark Schilling of The Japan Times gave the film a rating of 4 out of 5 and praised the film's animation for its "blend of gorgeous, realistic detail and emotionally grounded fantasy".[10] However, he criticized the film's "over-deliver[y]" of "the comedy of adolescent embarrassment and awkwardness" and its ending for being "To the surprise of no one who has ever seen a Japanese seishun eiga (youth drama)".[10]

Reception outside of Japan was also very positive.[48][65] Mark Kermode called the film his ninth favourite film to be released in the United Kingdom in 2016.[66] US reviews were mostly positive. The New York Times described it as "a wistfully lovely Japanese tale",[67] while The Atlantic said it was "a dazzling new work of anime".[68] Conversely, The Boston Globe had a mixed opinion of the film, saying that it was "pretty but too complicated".[69] Mike Toole from Anime News Network listed it as the third-best anime film of all time.[70] John Musker and Ron Clements, directors of the Disney animated films The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, and Moana, praised the film for its beauty and uniqueness.[71]

Despite the praise he received, Shinkai insisted that the film is not as good as it could have been: "There are things we could not do, Masashi Ando [Director of animation] wanted to keep working [on] but had to stop us for lack of money ... For me it's incomplete, unbalanced. The plot is fine but the film is not at all perfect. Two years was not enough."[72]

AccoladesEdit

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
2016 49th Sitges Film Festival[73] Best Animated Feature Length Film Your Name Won
60th BFI London Film Festival[74] Best Film Nominated
18th Bucheon International Animation Festival Best Animated Feature Special Distinction Prize Won
Best Animated Feature Audiences Prize
29th Tokyo International Film Festival[75] Arigato Award Makoto Shinkai
6th Newtype Anime Awards[23] Best Picture (Film) Your Name
Best Soundtrack Runner-up
Best Theme Song Category ZenZenZense
41st Hochi Film Award Best Picture Your Name Nominated
29th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Film
Best Director Makoto Shinkai Won
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards[76] Best Animated Film Your Name
Women Film Critics Circle 2016[77] Best Animated Female Nominated
2017 20th Japan Media Arts Festival[78] Grand Prize of Animation Division Won
44th Annie Awards[79] Best Animated Feature — Independent Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production Makoto Shinkai
21st Satellite Awards[80] Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature Your Name
71st Mainichi Film Awards Best Animated Film Won
59th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director Makoto Shinkai
Special Award Your Name Won
Academy Awards[81][82] Best Animated Feature Your Name Shortlist
(no official nomination)
40th Japan Academy Prize Excellent Animation of the Year Your Name Won
Animation of the Year Nominated
Director of the Year Makoto Shinkai
Screenplay of the Year Won
Outstanding Achievement in Music Radwimps
36th Anima Festival[83] Audience Award for Best Animated Feature Your Name
11th Seiyu Awards Best Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki
Best Actress Mone Kamishiraishi
Synergy Award Your Name
11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards[84] Best Animated Feature Film Nominated
7th AACTA Awards[85] Best Asian Film
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards 2017[86] Best Animated Feature
2018 44th Saturn Awards[87] Best Animated Film
Crunchyroll Anime Awards Best Film Won

AdaptationsEdit

BooksEdit

Your Name is a Japanese novel written by Makoto Shinkai. It is a novelization of the animated film of the same name, which was directed by Shinkai. It was published in Japan by Kadokawa on June 18, 2016, a month prior to the film premiere.[88] By September 2016, the novel had sold around 1,029,000 copies.[89] An official visual guide was also released. The novel sold over 1.3 million copies, while the novel and visual guide sold over 2.5 million copies combined.[90]

Live-action filmEdit

On September 27, 2017, producer J. J. Abrams and screenwriter Eric Heisserer announced that they were working on a live-action remake of Your Name to be released by Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions, alongside the original film's producers, Toho, who will handle the film's distribution in Japan.[91] The film is being written by Eric Heisserer, who revealed that the Japanese right holders want it to be made from the western point of view.[92] In February 2019, Marc Webb signed on to direct the remake. The film will be about a young Native American woman living in a rural area and a young man from Chicago who discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies.[93] In September 2020, Deadline reported that Lee Isaac Chung had taken over directoral and writing duties, working off a draft penned by Emily V. Gordon, with Abrams and Genki Kawamura co-producing.[94]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Kataware-Doki," the word Taki and Mitsuha use, is turned from "kawatare-doki," an old Japanese word meaning twilight. "Kawatare" (彼は誰) literally means "Who is he/she?"; "kataware" also has the same sound as a word meaning one of the couple (片割れ). In old Japan, people believed that supernatural occurrences were possible at twilight.
  2. ^ 宮水, lit. "shrine water"
  3. ^ 糸守, lit. "thread guard"
  1. ^ The Italian title of Shinkai's previous film, The Garden of Words.
  2. ^ a b c d From the list of Tiamat comet victims in Itomori in the middle of the film.
  3. ^ In the manga, he says, "It makes me want to destroy it all, leaving only beautiful memories."
  4. ^ Mitsuha and Sayaka were bemoaning the lack of a café in town; so Tessie began to build one for them.

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