DIRECTED BY: Makoto Shinkai | STARRING: Etsuko Ichihara, Kana Hanazawa, Ryûnosuke Kamiki
Year: 2016 | Length: 107 mins | Country: Japan | Certification: (12A) | Format: Digital
Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never visited.
What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?
Your Name is the creation of Director Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimetres Per Second, Garden of Words) and Animation Director Masashi Ando (Spirited Away, Marnie). It wowed fans at the world premiere at Anime Expo in Los Angeles in July and is set to take Japan by storm for its’ national release in August.
Variety recently identified Shinkai as one of the “10 Animators to Watch” in the world this year.