Mark your calendars, because Japan’s highest-grossing anime movie today now has a premiere date!
Movie distributor Pioneer Films has announced on Tuesday that the highly-popular anime movie your name. (Kimi no Na wa) is set to premiere in Philippine cinemas on Wednesday, December 14, which will be in Japanese Audio with English Subtitles.
The distributor also announced that they plan to release the anime film nationwide, but there is still no word which cinemas will screen the movie.
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? (Synopsis from Funimation Entertainment)
your name., also known by its Japanese title Kimi no Na wa. (君の名は。), is a Japanese animated film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, who is known for anime films like Voices from a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second and The Garden of Words.
The anime movie is based on the novel with the same name, also written by Shinkai, which was published in Japan by Kadokawa last June of this year. The film was produced by CoMix Wave Films and distributed by TOHO, which premiered in Japanese theaters last August 26 and currently running for 13 straight weekends.
As of Monday, November 27, your name. has earned JP¥19.49 billion (PHP8.6 billion), which makes it the six highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
Studio Ghibli films are still the highest-grossing Japanese anime films of all time in Japan with Spirited Away at Number 1 with JP¥30.8 billion (PHP14.1 billion) and Howl’s Moving Castle at Number 5 with JP¥19.6 billion (PHP8.9 billion).