|Out on:||Theatrical 23rd Aug. 2017|
The body-swapping romance that captivated the world returns to cinemas bigger than ever before. Whether you missed it the first time round, or simply want to relive its beautiful splendor, Your Name is an IMAX experience like no other.
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)
Ryunosuke Kamiki (Spirited Away, Arrietty)
Mone Kamishiraishi (Wolf Children)
Masami Nagasawa (From Up On Poppy Hill)
Aoi Yūki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Erased)
Kana Hanazawa (Nisekoi, Psycho-Pass)
Ryo Narita (One Piece: Film Gold)
“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:
Audiences across the world fell in love with Your Name last year, with heavy praise awarded by renowned critics like Robbie Collin and Mark Kermode; the latter naming it in their Top 10 of 2016.
With its stunningly gorgeous animation, powerful J-Rock soundtrack and cast of loveable, relatable characters, it’s no surprise Your Name resonated so strongly with fans, making it the highest-grossing Japanese anime movie of all time - topping the record set by Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.
Undeniably his greatest work yet, Your Name feels like the perfect culmination of themes explored throughout Makoto Shinkai’s filmography, such as the impact of distance on young love seen in Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters per Second and more, making this essential viewing for any Shinkai fan.
★★★★★ TOTAL FILM
★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★BBC Radio 1
49th Sitges Film Festival: Best Animated Feature Length Film (Won)
40th Japan Academy Prize: Excellent Animation of the Year (Won)
2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Animated Film (Won)
60th London Film Festival: Best Film (Nominated)
44th Annie Awards: Best Animated Feature - Independent (Nominated)
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 distributing the best in anime direct from Japan. As an independent company, the emphasis is on breathing new life into much loved classics and introducing the cutting edge of theatrical offerings. With a focus on bringing more anime to the big screen, releasing beautifully packaged collector’s editions and trying new ways to reach fans digitally, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences for UK audiences.
About National Amusements:
National Amusements owns and operates Showcase and Showcase Cinema de Lux, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 940 screens in the US, UK, Brazil and Argentina. National Amusements is also distributor specialising in event cinema with a focus on anime and pre-school with recent releases including Your Name, Akira, Dragonball Z: Resurrection F, and Thomas & Friends: The Great Race. Based in Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation.