Kimi no Na wa Header 001 - 20151210The auteur rises once again.

Earlier today, 5 Centimeters Per Second director Makoto Shinkai announced that he’s directing a new film. The project, titled Kimi no Na wa. (Your name.) will open in Japanese theaters in August 2016.

CoMix Wave Inc. is animating the feature, which is being penned by Shinkai. Masahiro Ando (Paprika, Spirited Away) will serve as animation director, while Masayoshi Tanaka (The Anthem of the Heart, Anohana) provides character designs.

Ryunosuke Kamiki (Howl’s Moving Castle, Summer Wars) take the leading role as Taki Tachibana. Actress Mone Kamishiraishi is confirmed to be playing the role of Mitsuha Miyamizu.

The film’s official website opened today with a short teaser video, which you can check out below.

Source: Anime News Network