With a very strong theatrical run in Japan and lots of recognition overseas, it’s hard to believe we’re just under two weeks away from the Japanese home video release of Your Name. With that in mind, TOHO has gotten its marketing moving again on the project with the reveal of the second TV spot for the film that I expected to have a lot more promotion out there for it. The film is set for a July 26th, 2017 release in four editions:
- 4K HD BD LE: 12000 yen
- BD LE: 7800 yen
- BD Reg: 4800 yen
- DVD Reg: 3800 yen
Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, Masashi Ando is on board as the animation director while Masayoshi Tanaka is handling the character designs. Animation is being produced by Comix Wave. It features the song Zen Zen Zense from RADWIMPS.
Funimation has picked up the North American rights for the film while Anime Limited has grabbed the UK rights.
The Japanese cast includes Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa as Miki Okudera, Etsuko Ichihara as Hitoha Miyamizu, Ryou Narita as Katsuhiko Teshigawara, Aoi Yuuki as Sayaka Natori, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Tsutomu Fujii, Kaito Ishikawa as Masahiro Takagi and Kanon Tani as Yotsuha Miyamizu.
The English language dub of the film was directed by Stephanie Sheh and Michael Sinterniklaas at NYAV Post. The English cast includes Michael Sinterniklaas as Taki Tachibana, Stephanie Sheh as Mitsuha Miyamizu, Kyle Hebert as Katsuhiko Teshigawara, Cassandra Morris as Sayaka Natori, Ben Pronsky as Tsukasa Fujii, Ray Chase as Shinta Takagi, Catie Harvey as Yotsuha Miyamizu, Scott Williams as Toshiki Miyamizu, Michelle Ruff as Futaba Miyamizu, Marc Diraison as Taki’s Father, H.D. Quinn as Teshigawara’s Father, Michelle Ruff as Teshigawara’s Mother, Katy Vaughn as Yukari Yukino, Laura Post as Miki Okudera and Glynis Ellis as Hitoha Miyamizu.
Plot concept: The story is set one month after a comet that has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan. Mitsuba, a high school girl living in the countryside, wants to live in the city because she is tired of life in the country. Then, there’s Taki. He’s a high school student living in Tokyo with his friends while working as a part-timer at an Italian restaurant. He also has a strong interest for fine arts involving architecture. One day, Mitsuba dreams of herself as a young man. On the other hand, Taki also has a dream where he is a female student attending high school in the countryside. What’s the secret behind their dreams?
[Source: TFP Forums]