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Your Name (Japanese: 君の名は。, Hepburn: Kimi no Na wa.) is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai and produced by CoMix Wave Films. The film was produced by Noritaka Kawaguchi and Genki Kawamura, with music composed by Radwimps. Your Name tells the story of a high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo who swap bodies. The film stars the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, and Etsuko Ichihara. Shinkai's novel of the same name was published a month before the film's premiere.

Your Name
Your Name poster.png
Japanese theatrical release poster
Japanese 君の名は。
Hepburn Kimi no Na wa.
Literally Your Name.
Directed by Makoto Shinkai
Produced by
  • Noritaka Kawaguchi
  • Genki Kawamura
Screenplay by Makoto Shinkai
Starring
Music by Radwimps
Cinematography Makoto Shinkai
Edited by Makoto Shinkai
Production
company
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Release date
  • July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) (Anime Expo)
  • August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26) (Japan)
Running time
107 minutes[1]
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office US$355.3 million[2]
Suga-jinja, Shinjuku

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 received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised the film for its animation and emotional impact, and was also a major commercial success, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the 7th-highest-grossing traditionally animated film, the highest-grossing anime and Japanese film and the 5th-highest-grossing non-English film worldwide[note 1], with a total gross of more than $355 million. The film won the 49th Sitges Film Festival, 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and 71st Mainichi Film Awards for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as receiving a nomination for the 40th Japan Academy Prize for the Best Animation of the Year. A live-action remake is currently in the works.

Contents

PlotEdit

High school girl Mitsuha has become bored of life in Japan's mountainous Hida region, where she works as a shrine maiden at her family's temple and where her father is a mayor seeking re-election. She has had dreams where she lives as a teenage boy in Tokyo, but when she sees a message on her notebook asking "Who are you?" and when her friends react at her strange behavior the previous day, she suspects something is going on. Similarly, high school boy Taki wakes up and finds he is Mitsuha, and his friends find his behavior to be just as strange. They realize they are able to swap bodies when they wake up, and start communicating with each other by leaving notes in Mitsuha's notebook and memos on Taki's phone. Mitsuha helps Taki develop a relationship with his coworker Miki, while Taki helps Mitsuha become popular in school.

Taki, as Mitsuha, accompanies her grandmother and sister to leave the ritual alcohol kuchikamizake, made by Mitsuha, as an offering at the shrine on a mountaintop outside the town. The shrine is believed to represent the body of the village guardian god who rules human experiences and connections. Mitsuha's latest note tells Taki about a comet expected to pass Earth on the day of her town festival.

One day, Taki wakes up back in his body. After an unsuccessful date with Miki, he tries to call Mitsuha for the first time, but cannot reach her, and the body switching ends. He decides to visit her hometown, but does not know its name, and his memories of it are fading, and even Mitsuha's writings in his phone disappear. A restaurant owner in Hida recognizes the town from Taki's sketch and tells him it was destroyed by a fragment of the comet. Taki finds Mitsuha's name in the records of fatalities and discovers the date of the disaster. He realizes their timelines were separated by three years.

Taki goes to the shrine to drink Mitsuha's kuchikamizake, hoping to reconnect with her body and warn her of the comet strike. Through a vision, Taki discovers Mitsuha's past and that she, having fallen in love with him, met his past self while trying to meet him personally. He wakes in her body on the morning of the town festival and reveals his identity to Mitsuha's grandmother, who tells him the body switching is part of the Miyamizu family history as caretakers of the shrine. He convinces Mitsuha's friends Tessie and Sayaka to help evacuate the village by cutting the power and broadcasting a false emergency alert. He realizes that Mitsuha must be in his body at the shrine and goes back to find her.

Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body at the shrine. Although they sense each other's presence, they are separated by three years. However, when twilight falls,[note 2] they return to their own bodies and meet. They attempt to write each other's names on their hands so they will remember each other, but twilight passes and Mitsuha disappears before she can write hers.

As Mitsuha races back to town, her memories of Taki start to fade. Tessie tells Mitsuha to convince her estranged father, the mayor of Itomori, to evacuate the town. Running to her father's office to confront him about evacuation, Mitsuha realizes that Taki wrote "I love you" on her hand instead of his name. The comet piece crashes to Earth, destroying Itomori. Taki wakes up in the morning of his own time, not remembering anything.

Five years later, Taki has graduated from university and is searching for a job. He senses he is missing something important, and learns that inhabitants of Itomori survived by following the mayor's order. He recognizes Tessie and Sayaka in a Tokyo restaurant, now engaged, but cannot identify them. One day, Taki and Mitsuha recognize each other when their trains draw parallel. They disembark and search for one another, finally meeting on a staircase. Feeling as though they have met before, they ask for each other's name.

CastEdit

Character Japanese English[3]
Taki Tachibana (立花 瀧, Tachibana Taki) Ryunosuke Kamiki[4] Michael Sinterniklaas
A high school boy living in Tokyo, who spends his days happily with his friends and has a part-time job in an Italian restaurant. He is short-tempered but well meaning and kind, and aspires to become an architect.
Mitsuha Miyamizu (宮水 三葉, Miyamizu Mitsuha) Mone Kamishiraishi[4] Stephanie Sheh
A high school girl living in Itomori, a rural town. She is dissatisfied with small-town life and wishes to move to Tokyo. She dislikes her father and is embarrassed by his often open displays of control as well as her part as a miko in rituals for her family's shrine creating kuchikamizake, an ancient traditional way of creating sake involving chewing rice to intake yeast for fermentation.
Miki Okudera (奥寺 ミキ, Okudera Miki) Masami Nagasawa[5] Laura Post
A university student, she works in the same restaurant as Taki. She and Taki have a mutual crush on each other, though Taki does not want a relationship and Okudera only has feelings for him when Mitsuha is in his body. She is more commonly referred to as Ms. Okudera (Okudera-senpai) by her colleagues.
Hitoha Miyamizu (宮水 一葉, Miyamizu Hitoha) Etsuko Ichihara[5] Glynis Ellis
The head of the family shrine and the grandmother of Mitsuha and Yotsuha. Their family name 宮水 literally means "shrine water". She is the master of kumihimo, which is one of her family's traditions. The town 糸守 (Itomori), where she and her family live and half of the plot's events take place, means "thread-guard".
Katsuhiko "Tessie" Teshigawara (勅使河原 克彦, Teshigawara Katsuhiko) Ryo Narita Kyle Hebert
Mitsuha's friend, who is an expert with construction machinery, particularly explosives. He is generally referred to as "Tessie".
Sayaka Natori (名取 早耶香, Natori Sayaka) Aoi Yūki Cassandra Morris
Mitsuha's friend. She is a nervous girl in the broadcast club in high school that vehemently denies her attraction to Tessie.
Tsukasa Fujii (藤井 司, Fujii Tsukasa) Nobunaga Shimazaki Ben Pronsky
One of Taki's friends in high school. He is often concerned about Taki whenever Mitsuha embodies him.
Shinta Takagi (高木 真太, Takagi Shinta) Kaito Ishikawa Ray Chase
One of Taki's friends in high school. He is optimistic and jumps to the rescue of his friends.
Yotsuha Miyamizu (宮水 四葉, Miyamizu Yotsuha) Kanon Tani[5] Catie Harvey
Mitsuha's younger sister, who lives with her and their grandmother. She thinks her sister is somewhat crazy but loves her despite the situation. She participates in creating both kumihimo and kuchikamizake.
Toshiki Miyamizu (宮水 俊樹, Miyamizu Toshiki) Masaki Terasoma Scott Williams
Mitsuha and Yotsuha's father, who is the town's mayor. He used to be a folklorist who came to the town for research and met Mitsuha's mother. He is very strict and jaded from events that occurred in his life.
Futaba Miyamizu (宮水 二葉, Miyamizu Futaba) Sayaka Ohara Michelle Ruff
Mitsuha and Yotsuha's deceased mother.
Yukari Yukino (雪野 百香里, Yukino Yukari) Kana Hanazawa[6] Katy Vaughn
Mitsuha, Tessie, and Sayaka's Japanese literature teacher. She teaches them the word "Kataware-doki", meaning twilight in the local Hida dialect, in her class. Yukari also appeared in The Garden of Words.

ProductionEdit

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.[7] Its title 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're half of this world) before becoming Kimi no Na Wa.[8]

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.[9]

While the town of Itomori, one of the film's settings, is fictional, the film drew inspirations from real-life locations that provided backdrop for the town. Such locations include the city of Hida in Gifu Prefecture and its library, Hida City Library.[10]

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".[11] Your Name features the following songs performed by Radwimps:

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.[11] The film's soundtrack was the runner-up in the "Best Soundtrack" category at the 2016 Newtype Anime Awards, while the song ZenZenZense was the runner-up in the "Best Theme Song Category".[13]

ReleaseEdit

 
World map showing countries where the movie was released (green) or is planned to be released in the future (red).

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 is scheduled to be released in 92 countries.[14][15][16] It was released in China by Huaxia Film Distribution on December 2, 2016.[17] In order to qualify for the Academy Awards, the film was released for one week (December 2–8, 2016) in Los Angeles. 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.[18] Madman also released the film in New Zealand on December 1, 2016.[19] The film was also released in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2016 distributed by Anime Limited.[20] On January 17, 2017, Funimation announced that the film would be released in North American theaters on April 7, 2017.[21]

Home mediaEdit

Your Name was released in 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 26 in Japan by Toho Pictures. The release was offered in Regular, Special, and Collector's editions.[22] 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 didn't specify a date.[23] At Otakon 2017, they announced they are releasing the movie in both Standard and Limited Edition Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Packs on November 7, 2017.[24]

In its first week, the Blu-ray standard edition sold 202,370 units, Limited First Pressing sold 125,982 units and the special edition sold 94,079 units.[25] The DVD Standard Edition placed first, selling 215,963.[26] Your Name is the first Anime to Place 3 BD Releases in Top 10 for 2 Straight Weeks.[27]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Your Name's revenue (red) accounts for 10% of Japan's 2016 box office revenue.[28]
Japan's top 5 box office movies in 2016 (billion yen):[28]
  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,[29] 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.[30] It is the first anime not directed by Hayao Miyazaki to earn more than $100 million (~¥10 billion) at the Japanese box office.[15] 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.[15][31][32]

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.[33] It has grossed US$81.3 million in China and is the highest-grossing 2D animated film in the country.[34] 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.[35][36] It also held the record for the highest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign film in China, up until it was surpassed by Indian film Dangal in May 2017.[37]

It is the highest-grossing Japanese film in Thailand, with ฿44.1 million (US$1.23 million).[14] As of December 26, the film has grossed $771,945 USD in Australia.[38] and $95,278 USD in New Zealand.[39] 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.[40] The film was number-one on its opening five days in South Korea, with 1.18 million admissions and a gross of US$8.2 million,[41] becoming the first Japanese film since Howl's Moving Castle to reach number one in the country.[42]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79 (25 reviews)[43]
Rotten Tomatoes 97% (96 reviews)[44]
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian Mark Kermode
      5/5
Empire Dan Jolin
      5/5
DIY Alan Simmons
      5/5
South China Morning Post Edmund Lee
      4,5/5
Rogerebert.com Brian Tallerico
     3,5/4
Financial Times Danny Leigh
      4/5
The Independent Geoffrey Macnab
      4/5
The Times Kate Muir
      4/5
The Japan Times Mark Schilling
      4/5[5]
London Evening Standard Charlotte O'Sullivan
      3/5
Chicago Tribune Peter Debruge
      3/5
The Seattle Times Tom Keogh
     1.5/4

Your Name received critical acclaim. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 97%, based on 96 reviews, and an average rating of 8.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "As beautifully animated as it is emotionally satisfying, Your Name adds another outstanding chapter to writer-director Makoto Shinkai's filmography."[44] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 79 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "Generally favorable reviews".[43]

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".[5] 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)".[5]

Reception outside of Japan was also very positive.[29][45] Mark Kermode called the film his ninth favourite film to be released in the United Kingdom in 2016.[46] US reviews were mostly positive. The New York Times described it as "a wistfully lovely Japanese tale",[47] while The Atlantic said it was "a dazzling new work of anime".[48] Conversely, The Boston Globe had a mixed opinion of the film, saying that it was "pretty but too complicated".[49] Mike Toole from Anime News Network listed it as the third-best anime film of all time.[50] Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of the Oscar-nominated animation Moana, praised the film for its beauty and uniqueness.[51]

Despite the praise he received, Makoto 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."[52]

AccoladesEdit

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
2016 49th Sitges Film Festival[53] Best Animated Feature Length Film Your Name Won
60th BFI London Film Festival[54] Best Film Your Name Nominated
18th Bucheon International Animation Festival Best Animated Feature Special Distinction Prize Your Name Won
Best Animated Feature Audiences Prize Your Name Won
29th Tokyo International Film Festival[55] Arigatō Award Makoto Shinkai Won
6th Newtype Anime Awards[13] Best Picture (Film) Your Name Won
Best Soundtrack Your Name Runner-up
Best Theme Song Category ZenZenZense Runner-up
41st Hochi Film Award Best Picture Your Name Nominated
29th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Film Your Name Nominated
Best Director Makoto Shinkai Won
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards[56] Best Animated Film Your Name Won
Women Film Critics Circle 2016[57] Best Animated Female Your Name Nominated
2017 44th Annie Awards[58] Best Animated Feature — Independent Your Name Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production Makoto Shinkai Nominated
21st Satellite Awards[59] Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature Your Name Nominated
71st Mainichi Film Awards Best Animated Film Your Name Won
59th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Film Your Name Nominated
Best Director Makoto Shinkai Nominated
Special Award Your Name Won
11th Asian Film Awards Best Screenplay Makoto Shinkai Nominated
40th Japan Academy Prize Excellent Animation of the Year Your Name Won
Animation of the Year Your Name Nominated
Director of the Year Makoto Shinkai Nominated
Screenplay of the Year Makoto Shinkai Won
Outstanding Achievement in Music Radwimps Won
36th Anima Festival[60] Audience Award for Best Animated Feature Your Name Won
11th Seiyu Awards Best Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki Won
Best Actress Mone Kamishiraishi Won
Synergy Award Your Name Won
7th AACTA Awards[61] Best Asian Film Your Name Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards 2017[62] Best Animated Feature Your Name Nominated

American adaptationEdit

On September 27, 2017, producer J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Eric Heisserer announced that they are working on an American remake of Your Name to be released by Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions.[63][64]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ It was later pushed to the fifth place after Wolf Warriors 2 overtook the top position from The Mermaid.
  2. ^ "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.

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