Kimi No Na Wa, also known as Your Name, is currently receiving positive reviews after being released in Japan. Apart from people raving about its stellar box office performance, those who have seen the film noticed that a character from another Makoto Shinkai movie was actually also featured.
Kimi No Na Wa Box Office Performance
Film studio ComixWave has already scheduled international release dates for the hit anime flick. The dates were announced as the fantasy masterpiece recently earned more than 10 billion Japanese Yen, or around $99 million USD.
This amount was gathered just three weeks after the film premiered in movie theaters all over Japan. According to Crunchyroll, execs previously estimated Your Name to surpass the ticket sales of Shin Godzilla. The said film grossed 7.5 billion Japanese Yen.
International Release Dates
Because of Kimi No Na Wa?s phenomenal performance, it will soon be released in territories outside Japan. In fact, it already premiered in Spain earlier this week during the prestigious San Sebastian Film Festival.
The animated feature will be shown in the United Kingdom in time for the London Film Festival on October 14. It will be followed by a premiere in Taiwan on October 21 and Thailand on November 10.
Your Name had a special screening during the Anime Expo 2016 held in Los Angeles last July.?However, its full release in the United States has yet to be announced by Funimation. The said company acquired the distribution rights of the film in North America.
Special cast member
Those who have seen the movie noticed how popular anime character Yukari Yukino made a surprise appearance.
She is the lead female character in another anime classic of Shinkai’s titled Garden of Words. She played the Japanese literature teacher of Mitsuha Miyamizu, Katsuhiko Teshigawara and Sayaka Natori.
Fans got surprised since Garden of Words concluded with her character leaving Tokyo so that she can pursue a teaching career in the province. Her departure was mainly influenced by her romance with a high school student named Takao Akizuki. ?
While the international premiere will be rolling out soon, eager fans can watch or download the Kimi No Na Wa – Your Name movie via KissAnime. However, there are risks involved in accessing the unlicensed streaming site, so viewers are advised to proceed at their own risk.