|Out on:||Blu-Ray 6th Nov. 2017
DVD 6th Nov. 2017
Take home the body-swapping romance that captivated the world with the highly anticipated release of “Your Name”. Critically acclaimed and as beautifully written as it is animated, this spellbinding story of love and youth is the perfect holiday gift for the anime or film fan in your life.
Director & Screenplay: Makoto Shinkai (“The Place Promised In Our Early Days”, “5 Centimeters per Second”)
Studio: CoMix Wave Films (“Garden of Words”, “Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below”)
Music by: RADWIMPS
Character Designers: Masayoshi Tanaka (“The Anthem of the Heart”) & Masashi Ando (“Spirited Away”)
“One thing is certain. If we see each other, we’ll know.”
Mitsuha (Mone Kamishiraishi) and Taki (Ryunosuke Kamiki) have never met, but when the frustrated country girl wishes of a life in the big city, they will forge a connection both unexplainable and unforgettable.
In their dreams, the two swap lives, cultures and genders as they learn more about, and grow closer to, each other. What was once a shock becomes a joy-filled double life, but what will happen when they discover the red string of fate tying them together?
We like it because:
Since its record-breaking release last year, audiences have eagerly anticipated the opportunity to take home a film so beloved and celebrated, with heavy praise emanating from even top critics like Robbie Collin and Mark Kermode.
Undeniably his greatest work yet, “Your Name” is a stunning resonance of visual, emotional and musical artistry painting the perfect culmination of themes nurtured throughout Shinkai’s filmography, like the impact of distance on young love in “5 Centimetres per Second” and the poetic dance of teen romance and science fiction in “The Place Promised in Our Early Days”, making this essential viewing for any Shinkai fan.
A true cultural phenomenon, the release of “Your Name” sparked increased tourism at key sites in its native Japan and led a renaissance of theatrical anime in the United Kingdom, introducing a wider audience to a growing subculture and the many talented creators within it.
★★★★★ TOTAL FILM
★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ The Observer
Both the DVD and Blu-Ray formats of “Your Name” will include the following on-disc content:
- Main Feature: Viewable with either the original Japanese audio (subtitled), or English language dub.
- Makoto Shinkai Filmography.
- Special TV Program.
In addition, the Collector’s Edition Steelbook will include the film on both Blu-ray and DVD, as well as a CD of the film’s soundtrack, composed by Japanese rock band RADWIMPS.
About Makoto Shinkai:
After making his debut in 1999 with the award-winning short “She & Her Cat”, Makoto Shinkai left his full-time job at video game developer Falcom to develop “Voices of a Distant Star” (2002), which he produced, wrote and directed himself.
Two years later, his first feature-length film “The Place Promised in our Early Days” was released to critical acclaim, launching a career that would be followed by the Miyazaki-esque fantasy “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” (released in the UK as “Journey to Agartha”), the emotional drama “The Garden of Words” and his first break-out mainstream success, “Your Name”.
About Anime Limited:
Based out of Glasgow in Scotland, Anime Limited brings a fresh approach to delivering the best of anime direct from Japan. As an independent company, their emphasis is on breathing new life into beloved classics and introducing new theatrical favourites like “Your Name”, “A Silent Voice” and “Lu over the Wall”. With a focus on bringing more anime to the big screen, beautifully packaged home video collector’s editions and new ways to reach fans digitally, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences for UK audiences.