Funimation Films will be releasing Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) in North American theaters in both English dub and English subbed versions. Catch it on opening day April 7, 2017.
Kimi no Na wa is written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, also known for 5 Centimeters Per Second and The Garden of Words. His latest film has received critical acclaim and commercial success overseas, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan – behind only Spritied Away, Titanic, and Frozen, also becoming the second highest-grossing Japanese animated film released in Japan, topping major classics such as Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Monomoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo.
Founder and CEO of Funimation Entertainment, Gen Fukunaga, says:
“I have always believed that a touching and beautifully told story can mesmerize mainstream audiences regardless of a film’s genre. ‘Your Name.’ is the perfect example of this and will be one that journalists will point to for years to come.”
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association selected this film as the Best Animated Feature of 2016. Expect a fantastic experience by watching this feature.
Funimation Entertainment COO, Mike Duboise, says:
“Based on audience reactionaround the world and week’s worth of sold out screenings during the film’s Oscar qualifying run last December, we expect ‘Your Name.’ to be a hit with North American theatergoers this April.”
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?
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