Makoto Shinkai’s ‘your name.’ to air on ABS-CBN’s YeY channel this August

Naruto's second movie also set to make its channel premiere on their movie block next month.

ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel YeY has announced on Saturday that the anime film your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) will make its channel premiere on the “Kid Sine” movie block on Sunday, August 5.

Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel, the second anime film adaptation of the popular Naruto franchise, will also have its channel premiere on August 26.

“Kid Sine Sunday” movie block airs Every Sunday nights at 07:00pm.


Your Name.
©2016 TOHO CO., LTD. / CoMix Wave Films Inc. / KADOKAWA CORPORATION / East Japan Marketing & Communications, Inc. / AMUSE INC. / voque ting co.,ltd. / Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc All Rights Reserved.

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., is a Japanese animated film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, 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 popular film premiered on terrestrial broadcaster ABS-CBN last February in Filipino dubbing, which was added to their online streaming service iWant TV the same month.

It’s unclear at the moment if YeY will air the same broadcast version shown by its parent network, or the uncut version.

The Filipino voice cast were lead by Leslie Paraboles (“Shimura Shinpachi”, Gintama) as “Taki Tachibana”, and Denise Gail Tumibay (“Yuriko Kogami”, Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation) as “Mitsuha Miyamizu”.


Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
劇場版NARUTO – 大激突!幻の地底遺跡だってばよ
©2002 Masashi Kishimoto / SHUEISHA, TV Tokyo, Pierrot
© NARUTO the Movie Production Committee 2005

Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become separated. Temujin challenges Naruto to a fight and at the end of the fierce battle, both fall together from a high cliff. Furthermore, Shikamaru, having been left behind, beholds a giant moving fortress as it appears before his very eyes. In order to get a grasp on the situation, he infiltrates the fortress by himself, however once there he witnesses a frightening sight… (Synopsis from Anime News Network)

Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel is the second animated film based on the popular manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, which was screened in Japanese cinemas in August 2005.

The anime movie was directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki, who directed an episode of Record of Lodoss War original video animation series, while he and Yuka Miyata handled the screenplay. Tetsuya Nishio handled the character designs, which was produced by anime studio Pierrot.

The anime film premiered in Filipino dubbing on terrestrial broadcaster ABS-CBN in 2015, and was recently aired last April.


In addition, the movie block will also offer the computer-generated animated movie Stand by Me Doraemon on August 12, and 1999 original video animation Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal on August 19.


YeY is one of the digital terrestrial sub-channels of ABS-CBN focusing on kids & animation programming, and the second animation channel of the network after the now-defunct anime channel HEROtv.

Previous anime titles also aired on the digital TV channel include Kirarin Revolution, Rental Magica, Tears to Tiara, and Ace of Diamond.

YeY can be seen on digital terrestrial TV exclusively on ABS-CBN TVplus set-top boxes in select regions, as well as SKYcable Channel 01 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA / Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna and SKYdirect Channel 03 nationwide.