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Funimation Unveils New Trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’

Japan’s biggest box office hit of the year arrives in North American theaters April 7; advance tickets available now.

Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation Entertainment, has released the trailer and opened advanced ticketing for the North American theatrical release of Your Name. The film stands as Japan’s highest-grossing film of 2016 and the highest-grossing anime film worldwide, surpassing legendary works of art from Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki including Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle. Your Name will be debuting in North American theaters on April 7, 2017 in two versions: English-language dub (English voiceovers) and Japanese with English subtitles. Tickets are now open for pre-sale on the film’s official website.

Your Name also features an all-new English-language soundtrack created by award-winning Japanese band RADWIMPS, the masterminds behind the original Japanese film soundtrack and score. The trailer, which features the new English RADWIMPS soundtrack, can be found at Funimation’s YouTube channel.

Director Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name tells a unique out-of-body story where two complete strangers continue to switch bodies on random nights, becoming used to the strange reoccurrences and eventually having their lives more intertwined than expected. The two high schoolers yearn to meet each other, but obstacles just seem to get in the way.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection -- a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?

Your Name has swept the globe with its emotionally gripping storyline and beautifully hand-drawn animation, captivating new audiences beyond the core anime and Japanese entertainment fans. North American audiences are able to experience this one-of-a-kind tale in this highly anticipated theatrical release starting April 7th.

Watch the new trailer featuring the English-language voice cast in the player below:

Source: Funimation Films

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.