Makoto Shinkai just stepped up to the pantheon, folks.
As of Sunday, Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.) grossed 19.492 billion yen ($173,000,414.93 USD) in box office sales, with 14,986,000 tickets sold. The film surpassed Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke‘s 19.3 billion yen take to claim the records of third highest-grossing anime film of all time, and sixth-highest grossing overall film.
The two highest-grossing anime films are both Studio Ghibli features directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Spirited Away holds the top honor, with 30.8 billion yen in revenues, while Howl’s Moving Castle took second with a 19.6 billion yen take. Your Name. is projected to approach 20 billion by the time it leaves theaters.
The feature, which has dominated the box office since its début on August 26, dropped to second place last week, losing its coveted top spot to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This is the second time we’ve seen Your Name. tumble from the top spot, as it also dipped to second-place in its 10th weekend when Death Note: Light up the New World opened.
Your Name. is an original film from Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices),who directed the feature at CoMix Wave Films. Shinkai also penned the script, while Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, High School of the Dead) provided character designs. Masashi Ando (Spirited Away, Paprika) served as animation director on the project.
The film made its global theatrical début on July 3, at Anime Expo. Funimation announced that they licensed the movie at the convention.
Funimation’s dub cast for the Your Name. includes:
- Taki Tachibana: Michael Sinterniklaas
- Mitsuha Miyamizu: Stephanie Sheh
- Katsuhiko Teshigawara: Kyle Hebert
- Sayaka Natori: Cassandra Morris
- Tsukasa Fujii: Ben Pronsky
- Shinta Takagi: Ray Chase
- Yotsuha Miyamizu: Catie Harvey
- Toshiki Miyamizu: Scott Williams
- Futaba Miyamizu: Michelle Ruff
- Taki’s Father: Marc Diraison
- Teshigawara’s Father: H.D. Quinn
- Teshigawara’s Mother: Michelle Ruff
- Yukari Yukino: Katy Vaughn
- Miki Okudera: Laura Post
- Hitoha Miyamizu: Glynis Ellis
- Additional Voices: Ray Chase
- Additional Voices: Kevin T. Collins
- Additional Voices: Marc Diraison
- Additional Voices: Ben Diskin
- Additional Voices: Erin Fitzgerald
- Additional Voices: Paige Fitzgerald
- Additional Voices: Sri Gordon
- Additional Voices: Wayne Grayson
- Additional Voices: Catie Harvey
- Additional Voices: Kyle Hebert
- Additional Voices: Eddy Lee
- Additional Voices: Cherami Leigh
- Additional Voices: Laura Post
- Additional Voices: Ben Pronsky
- Additional Voices: H.D. Quinn
- Additional Voices: Spencer Rosen
- Additional Voices: Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
- Additional Voices: Michelle Ruff
- Additional Voices: Erica Schroeder
- Additional Voices: Kaiji Tang
- Additional Voices: Maki Terashima-Furuta
- Additional Voices: Katy Vaughn
Stephanie Sheh and Michael Sinterniklaas will serve as directors of the adaptation at NYAV Post. Clark Cheng is writing the film’s dub script.