North American anime distributor and licensor Funimation has revealed the official trailer for the English dubbing of Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no Na wa. (your name.). The video shows off the first footage of the film with English voices, before its UK debut. The English cast consists of: Michael Sinterniklaas (Kenji Koiso in Summer Wars) as Taki Tachibana, Stephanie Sheh (Usagi Tsukino from Sailor Moon) as Mitsuha Miyamizu, Kyle Hebert (Gohan from Dragon Ball Z) as Katsuhiko Teshigawara, and Cassandra Morris (Taiga Aisaka in Toradora!) as Sayaka Natori.
Kimi no Na wa. is currently released in cinemas across the globe, set to be released in over 85 regions. North American fans can see the film from April 7th with the option for the Japanese dub (with subtitles) or English dub (tickets here).
Kimi no Na wa. has broken numerous records where it has now been crowned the highest grossing anime film of all time. It has currently grossed over ¥33.93 Billion (~ US$290 Million) at the international box office, overtaking Spirited Away which ended its international run at ¥32.96 Billion (~ US$289 Million). The large bulk of the gross was domestically in Japan where, since the film’s debut on August 26, it has earned over ¥22.4 Billion (~ US$192.5 Million). In Japan, it is currently the 4th highest grossing film of all time.
The production staff of the anime movie consists of:
- Director and Series Composer: Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Garden of Words)
- Animation Director: Masashi Ando (Spirited Away, Paprika)
- Anime Character Designer: Masayoshi Tanaka (AnoHana, Toradora!)
- Music Composer: Sayoko Narukawa (Debut Production)
- Animation Studio: CoMix Wave Inc. (Children Who Chase Lost Voices, Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken)
Kimi no Na wa. synopsis:
The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan. Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. Her father is the mayor and isn’t at home much, and she lives with her elementary school-aged little sister and her grandmother. Mitsuha has an honest personality, but she doesn’t like the customs of her family’s Shinto shrine, nor does she like her father participating in an election campaign. She laments that she lives in a confined rural town, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle of living in Tokyo.
Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret to their dreams of personal experience?