Masashi Ando (credited for Spirited Away, When Marnie Was There, and Paprika) was the animation director for the Anime film 'your name.' and Masayoshi Tanaka did the character designs. CoMix Inc. is the production studio that made the Anime film of 2016.
Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles early July had the pleasure of being part of the world premiere of the feature length Anime film 'your name.'.
Based on Makoto Shinkai's best-selling novel, the Anime movie sold over 5 million tickets in its 3rd week of opening in theaters in Japan just for September and earned $60 million dollars in sales.
The Anime movie 'your name.' topped the Japanese box office and was so well received by the public that it even surpassed TOHO's all time best earning GODZILLA movie this year; Shin GODZILLA, directed by Hideaki Anno. Ironically, another well known figure in the Anime industry who decided to suspend his works on the extremely popular Evangelion animated movie series to work on a live-action film instead.
Makoto Shinkai also wrote the movie's script as well who summarized that 'your name.' is a "story of miracles and love" that revolves around characters Mitsuha and Taki.
Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. While her father is away from home most of the time being the mayor of her little town, she lives with her little sister and grandmother. Mitsuha is the type to wear her heart on her sleeve and doesn't like the traiditional way of life being confined in a rural town. Instead yearning for an exciting life in big cities like Tokyo. Taki on the other hand is a high school city-boy who lives in the heart of Tokyo who spends most of his time with friends and working part-time in a busy restaurant. He's the type who pretty much has his life planned out for him. However one day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is living the life of a high school boy in Tokyo, while Taki in return has a dream where he is living the life of a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret connection to their dreams?