August 26, 2021 in Japan marks five years since the film’s premiere, directed by Makoto Shinkai, Kimi no Na wa (Your name). The director shared an update on his official Twitter account in which he wrote: «Five years have passed since “Kimi no Na wa” was released. I want to thank everyone who saw it that day. The world is changing so quickly that it amazes me it was only five years ago. I hope by the time I can present the new film I’m working on, the bitterness in our society will have cleared a little.».

Kimi no Na wa

Kimi no Na wa premiered on July 3, 2016 at Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles, and was released in theaters on August 26, 2016 in Japan and April 7, 2017 in the United States. It received generally positive reviews with praise for the animation. , Music and emotional weight. The film grossed more than 41.44 billion yen (more than $ 376.4 million) worldwide and is currently the third highest grossing anime film of all time.

Summary of Kimi no Na wa

Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, longs for a boy’s life in busy Tokyo, a dream contrasted with her current life in the countryside. Meanwhile, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life in the city as a high school student, balancing his part-time job with his hopes for a future in architecture. One day Mitsuha wakes up in a strange room and suddenly lives her dream life in Tokyo, but in Taki’s body! On the other hand, Taki Mitsuha’s life lives on the humble land. In search of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they look for each other. Kimi no Na wa revolves around the actions of Mitsuha and Taki, which dramatically affect each other’s life and weave them into a fabric connected by fate and circumstances.

Source: Official Twitter account

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