News Reporting

RADWIMPS Previews “Your Name.”‘s English Songs In New PV


These wimps are rad, yo… or something.

Earlier today, J-Rock group RADWIMPS uploaded a trailer for its Kimi no Na wa. English Edition single to the group’s YouTube channel. The video features teasers for the English versions of four songs in the Your Name. film:

  • Dream lantern
  • Zenzenzense
  • Sparkle
  • Nandemonaiya

Kimi no Na wa. English Edition ships to retailers on February 22. The CD, which includes the four songs previewed, will carry a retail cost of 1,300 yen ($11.40 USD). Digital outlets started carrying the songs starting on January 27. The full Your Name. Deluxe Edition soundtrack, which includes RADWIMPS’ English tracks from the film, also hit digital outlets on January 27.

The soundtrack is slated for a global release on March 10.

Last month, Funimation revealed that RADWIMPS will create new English versions of their songs in the film for its North American theatrical run. The movie will open in North America on April 7.

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. The feature also saw an Oscar qualifying theatrical run in late 2017.

Earlier today, Box Office Mojo reported that Your Name. passed Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away in global revenues, making it the highest-grossing anime film to date.

Funimation describes the film as:

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?

Source: Otakomu

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

Anime Herald

Support Anime Herald

Anime Herald is brought to you through our Patrons and Ko-fi supporters. Consider backing us for as little as $1 a month to help us keep the site ad-free and pay a fair rate to our writers.

Patrons and backers can access several benefits, including Early Article Access, our members-only Discord, and the ability to suggest articles for our team to write on your behalf.



Latest Posts

History

VHS Trading and Fansubs in the Modern Era

No matter what the future holds, it is obvious that anime fans are an industrious bunch who have a history of doing whatever it takes to access the media they love and preserving some of our oldest traditions.

By Borealis Capps