Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Anime Film Ever
Makoto Shinkai‘s Your Name – aka Kimi no Na wa – has become the highest grossing anime film of all time, beating out the international gross of the Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki‘s Spirited Away, which ended its international run at $289 million.
The animated feature has currently earned over $290 million worldwide and is the first anime not directed by Miyazaki to gross more than $100 million at the Japanese box office. Your Name has been submitted as a nominee for Best Animated Feature at the upcoming Oscars.
The film opens in North American theaters on April 7, 2017. Funimation Films will release Shinkai’s animated blockbuster in both English-language Dub as well as the original Japanese-language with English subtitles. Check out the trailer for Your Name below.
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.
When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?