The full-length of ‘Your Name.’ will be aired on ‘Friday road SHOW’ on October 28th in commemoration of ‘Suzume no Tojimari,’ the director Shinkai Makoto’s latest work which will be released on November 11th.
‘Your Name.’ was released in 2016, and the film’s delicate worldview and untypical storyline created a huge sensation, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film in history (third highest as a Japanese film) with 25.03 billion yen. The film was also a smash hit overseas and swept film awards in Japan and abroad. It has made Shinkai’s name known around the world, who already had gained attention with his previous works such as “5 Centimeters per Second” (2007) and “The Garden of Words” (2013).
‘Your Name.’ is a story of love and miracles between a boy and a girl who “swap bodies” in their dreams. The film, with a staff including Ando Masashi as animation director and Tanaka Masayoshi as character designer, depicts with overwhelming visual beauty and scale the drama of “distance” created by the gap between two people from different worlds and their connection to each other.
Kamiki Ryunosuke and Kamishiraishi Mone played Tachibana Taki and Miyamizu Mitsuha, the main characters who swap bodies. The music is by RADWIMPS, which won the Best Music Award at the Japan Academy Prize. The theme songs, including “Zen zen zen se” also became large hits.
Enjoy the world of director Shinkai in preparation for the release of his latest work “Suzume no Tojimari,” his first film in three years.
(C) 2016 ‘Your Name.’ Production Committee