Local home video distributor C-Interactive Digital Entertainment has released on Monday last week Makoto Shinkai’s record-breaking anime movie your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) on home video.
The popular animated fantasy-romance film is available on DVD-9 format for PHP299 as a special introductory price, which is now available in Astroplus, Astrovision, and Odyssey retail outlets.
The home video is also being sold online through Lazada and Shopee, with free delivery nationwide.
The anime movie’s local home video release will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles in Soft subtitle format.
As compared to the home video release in Japan, as well as the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases in the United Kingdom and United States, the local version does not include any bonus features related to the anime.
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 in June of last year. The film was produced by CoMix Wave Films and distributed by TOHO, which premiered in Japanese theaters on August 26, 2016 and ran for 29 weeks.
The film is now considered as the highest-earning anime film worldwide, beating Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, earning US$281 million (about PHP14 billion) in Mid-January. According to industry website Box Office Mojo, the film has now earned a total of US$354,425,227 (about PHP18 billion), including the North American screenings.
The anime film, which was distributed by local movie distributor Pioneer Films, was screened in local cinemas in December 14, 2016 and ran for about two weeks before the Metro Manila Film Festival the same year.
C-Interactive Digital Entertainment has partnered with Pioneer Films as content provider to distribute its movie titles on home video, and some of the titles they previously released include Rurouni Kenshin’s first live-action movie, Shin Godzilla and Your Lie in April live-action movie.
Broadcasting giant ABS-CBN has announced last June that several Japanese films, including your name., is set to air on TAG movie channel in Filipino-dubbing, but they did not indicate if the movies will premiere on the channel.