Makato Shinkai's Kimi No Na Wa (internationally titled as Your Name) became the highest-grossing anime film worldwide when it saw release last year. Topping the Japanese box office for a record-breaking duration of 12 non-consecutive weekends, the film received critical acclaim and positive reviews from fans and critics.
With an English dub being slated for screening in American cinemas this April, Funimation Films has decided to roll out a new English Dub trailer of Your Name and open up a page for ticket pre-orders on the film's official website.
Check out the trailer down here:
From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.
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?
While some hardcore anime fans would prefer dubs over subs in order to preserve the atmosphere of the language and the music of the film, non-Japanese speakers may find the English dub version of Your Name both helpful and reassuring. For those who want to get a chance to see the Japanese version of the film again, there's nothing to do but wait for a home release.
Your Name's English Dub version will see release in North American cinemas on April 17, 2017.