Philippine terrestrial broadcaster ABS-CBN has announced that they will re-broadcast Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 anime film your name. as a part of special programming for the Holy Week.
The anime film will be airing this Maundy Thursday, April 9, at 08:00am PHT, which will be shown through ABS-CBN’s nationwide free-to-air channel and ABS-CBN HD.
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 Films)
your name. is a 2016 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 highly-popular anime film is based on the novel with the same name, also written by Shinkai, which was published by Kadokawa in June 2016. The film was produced by CoMix Wave Films, which was distributed by TOHO.
The anime film earned more than JP¥25 billion (about PHP11.7 billion) when the film premiered in Japanese cinemas on August 2016, making it the country’s fourth highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the second highest-grossing Japanese film and anime film.
The film also grossed about US$355 million (about PHP18 billion) in the global box office, becoming the highest-grossing anime film worldwide, beating Studio Ghibli’s award-winning anime film Spirited Away.
Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films is distributing the anime film in the country, which made its theatrical premiere in the country in December 2016 and lasted for about two weeks before all-Filipino Metro Manila Film Festival has started.
your name. made its television premiere in Tagalog dubbing on ABS-CBN in February 2018, which was also made available through their iWant TV streaming service (now known as iWant) within a day after its television airing. The streaming service has since removed the anime film from its streaming lineup earlier this year.
The Tagalog 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”.