Almost one full year since its release and there is still no stopping Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no Na wa. (your name.) anime film from breaking even more records. At the Japanese box office, the film has now passed ¥25 Billion (~ US$223.5 Million), as of the weekend of July 23rd.
Kimi no Naw wa. first released in theatres across Japan on August 26 and is still showing in select cinemas. With its ¥25 Billion gross, it is the 4th highest grossing film in Japan of all time. The film is currently behind Disney’s 2013 animated film Frozen, sitting in 3rd with ¥25.5 Billion (~ US$228.2 Million).
The film has broken numerous records where it has taken the crown to be the highest grossing anime film of all time. It has currently grossed $354 Million (~ ¥39.6 Billion), as of July 4th, 2017, at the international box office, overtaking Spirited Away which ended its international run at ¥32.96 Billion (~ US$289 Million). The film’s limited release in North America had a gross of US$5, 004, 629 (~ ¥559, 238, 909).
The film itself released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan today, July 26. Amazon Japan has 8 different editions of Kimi no Na wa, 4 of which are exclusive. All editions of the film will come with Japanese audio with Japanese subtitles, English subtitles and Chinese subtitles. There is also the option to listen to RADWIMPs’ Zen Zen Zense in either Japanese or English. All Blu-ray editions of the movie will also be region free.
- The first is a collector’s edition that will contain the film on 4K HD Blu-ray and HD Blu-ray, as well as 3 bonus discs (making of, audio/video bonuses and story explanations by Shinkai). The edition will also come with a 100 page booklet, stickers, a special digipak, and a part of the script. It will also come with a special A4 sized frame, a pack of postcards, and a bookmark. The Amazon limited 4K UHD Collector’s edition will retail for ¥14,040 (~ US$123.32).
- Next is the special edition that will include the film on Blu-ray, as well as 2 bonus disks. It will also come with the 100 page booklet, stickers, a normal digipak, postcards, A4 sized frame and a bookmark. The Amazon limited Blu-ray special edition will retail for ¥9,504 (~ US$ 83.48).
- There will be an Amazon edition Blu-ray release of the film containing the movie, stickers, postcards, bonus disk and a bookmark, retailing for ¥5,184(~ US$45.50).
- And, the Amazon edition DVD release of Kimi no Na wa., also with stickers, postcards, bonus disk and a bookmark, retailing for ¥4,212 (~ US$37.00).
The main cast includes:
- Ryunosuke Kamiki (Kenji Koiso in Summer Wars) will voice Taki Tachibana
- Mone Kamishiraishi (Kanade Ooe from Chihayafuru Live Action Films) is voicing as Mitsuha Miyamizu
- Masami Nagasawa (Umi Matsuzaki in From Up on Poppy Hill) voices Miki Okudera
- Etsuko Ichihara (Hilda from Taiyou no Ouji: Horus no Daibouken) as Mitsuha’s Grandmother
- Ryo Narita (First Major Anime Role) voicing the role of Katsuhiko Teshigawara
- Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) voicing as Sayaka Natori
- Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase in Free!) as Tsukasa Fujii
- Kaito Ishikawa (Tsumugu Kihara from Nagi no Asukara) is voicing Shinta Takagi
- Kanon Tani (Debut Role) stars as Yotsuha Miyamizu
The production staff of the movie consists of:
- Director and Series Composer: Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Garden of Words)
- Animation Director: Masashi Ando (Spirited Away, Paprika)
- Anime Character Designer: Masayoshi Tanaka (AnoHana, Toradora!)
- Music Composer: Sayoko Narukawa (Debut Production)
- Animation Studio: CoMix Wave Inc. (Children Who Chase Lost Voices, Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken)
Here is the film’s English subtitled trailer:
And here is the English dub trailer:
Makoto Shinkai is a well known anime director who got his start in the industry in 1997 directing the short film Other Worlds. His first major breakthrough in the industry was 2002’s Voices of a Distant Star, which won various awards including the Animation Kobe award and the Seiun Award. Since his debut 20 years ago, his films have received acclaim and recognition for the films’ plot, use of mature themes and breathtaking visuals. One of his more recent hits is 2007’s 5 Centimeters Per Second, which won the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Shinkai’s most recent feature film is 2013’s The Garden of Words.
Kimi no Na wa. synopsis:
The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan. Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. Her father is the mayor and isn’t at home much, and she lives with her elementary school-aged little sister and her grandmother. Mitsuha has an honest personality, but she doesn’t like the customs of her family’s Shinto shrine, nor does she like her father participating in an election campaign. She laments that she lives in a confined rural town, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle of living in Tokyo.
Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret to their dreams of personal experience?
Kimi no Na wa. is currently the highest grossing anime film in the world and is still being shown in select theatres across Japan. The film has just released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan, also containing English and Chinese subtitles.
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