It looks like the hype for Makoto Shinkai’s “Your Name” won’t be dying down anytime soon, the film has shattered records originally set by Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic 2001 film “Spirited Away“. “Your Name” has currently grossed $331.6 million USD at the box office, simultaneously making it the highest grossing anime film in the world, and the highest grossing film in Japan of all time. “Spirted Away” originally grossed $289.1 million USD. The box office numbers for “Your Name” are expected to dramatically increase over the course of the year as it’s set to hit theaters in over 90 more countries.
“Your Name” made it’s premiere at the 2016 Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles, it later hit Japanese theaters on August 26th 2016. The plot of the film is as follows:
Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.
One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.
Kimi no Na wa (Your Name). revolves around Mitsuha and Taki’s actions, which begin to have a dramatic impact on each other’s lives, weaving them into a fabric held together by fate and circumstance.
Have you seen the film yet? A trailer for it can be seen below.