‘Your Name’ Kimi No Na Wa US Release- Japanese blockbuster Kimi No Na Wa, also known as Your Name, has been nominated in the Oscars for the Best Animated Feature category. The film’s phenomenal success has taken the world by storm and it is breaking records with every release.
The film was released in China this month but those waiting for its US release may have to wait a little longer. New reports claim that the movie will be released in the US after the Oscars in February 2017.
Quite naturally, the movie will get better response after its nomination in Oscars. So far, the film has got phenomenal love from the audiences wherever it released. Now Your Name is all set to make its place in the five nomination spots in its category.
‘Your Name’ Kimi No Na Wa US Release: Delayed Till Oscars?
The film’s distributor Toho announced that it has passed the historic ¥20 billion mark in Japanese box office as of Dec. 6. Your Name reminds us all of 2001 release “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi” or “Spirited Away” which also made similar place.
Your Name and Spirited Away are the only two Japanese movies to have ever earned more than ¥20 billion. The film opened in China on Dec. 2 and has taken the country by storm. Experts believe that the romantic animated film will break all records in China as well and the signs are already there. On opening day alone Your Name made ¥1.3 billion.
For those uninitiated, Your Name is a romantic movie that focuses on two lead characters- Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana. While they never meet each other and live totally different lives, there is a strange romantic relation between the two of them.
They both swap bodies and experience parts of each other’s lives. One day Mitsuha finds herself in Taki’s body and he in hers. As this keeps occurring frequently, the two high schoolers struggle to adjust their lives around each other.
The only way they both can communicate with each other is through notes, messages, and an imprint. While they have a good idea about each other’s life yet it remains to be seen if they actually gel well or not.
Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation said: “We’re incredibly excited to bring this Oscar-worthy film from Makoto Shinkai to audiences across the U.S. and Canada.”