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What is it?
Your Name. is a 2016 film from director Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Garden of Words). Shinkai helmed and wrote the movie, which features character designs by Masashi Ando (Paprika, Spirited Away) and Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Toradora!). J-Rock group RADWIMPS scored the soundtrack.
Your Name. revolves around two characters: Mitsuha, a high school girl living in the mountains of Japan’s Hida region, and Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo. The two, who couldn’t be more different, find their lives and dreams growing entangled with one another as a comet approaches the Earth.
One day, the two find their lives, well, switched. Taki wakes up as Mitsuha, and vice versa. For a few days, these switches continue, until the contact between the two is severed altogether. Now, Mitsuha and Taki are in a race against time, to find out why the switches have stopped, and what it means for both as the comet draws ever closer to the planet in its unyielding path.
The feature has garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, bringing in over $350 million at the box office, and cementing its position as the second-highest grossing anime film in Japanese film history (the first being Spirited Away). It’s sparked the imaginations of anime fans, and will likely endure as a true staple of the average anime fan’s diet for some time to come.
What’s in the Box?
- Your Name. Blu-Ray
- Your Name. DVD
- Your Name. CD Soundtrack
- Companion Booklet
- Interview with Director Makoto Shinkai
- “Makoto Shinkai Filmography” Featurette
- Your Name. TV Special
In Your Name, Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives until they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This occurrence happens randomly, and they must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection by leaving notes for one another until they wish to finally meet. But something stronger than distance may keep them apart.