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New Official US Trailer for Japanese Animation Sensation 'Your Name'

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March 13, 2017
Source: YouTube

Your Name Trailer

"I feel like I've been in a strange dream." FUNimation has released an official US trailer for the upcoming US release of the Japanese anime hit film Your Name. You've probably heard about this film already, or at least heard the name before. Your Name opened in Japan last August, and went on to become the highest-earning Japanese film ever globally. It made over $230 million in Japan alone, playing in the #1 spot for 13 weeks, making it a sensational success in Japanese cinema. The film is finally about to open in US theaters this spring, and there's a new trailer with subtitles below to watch as an introduction. There is an English-language dubbed version of the film being released, but we always prefer the original version with subtitles. Featuring the voices of Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita and Aoi Yuki. Enjoy.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Makoto Shinkai's Your Name, from FUNimation's YouTube:

Your Name Poster

Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives until they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body, and he in hers. This occurrence happens randomly, and they must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection by leaving notes for one another until they wish to finally meet. But something stronger than distance may keep them apart. Your Name is both written and directed by filmmaker/writer Makoto Shinkai, of the films Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, Someone's Gaze, as well as The Garden of Words previously. The film is based on Shinkai's own novel. It already opened in Japan last August, and also played at the London and Stockholm Film Festivals. FUNimation opens Your Name in select US theaters starting April 7th this spring. For more info on the release, visit FUNimation's website here. Interested in this film?

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  • Bo
    And everyone lived happily ever after...sorry...this seems to me to be just another sentimental, maudlin, life is just great bit of opium for the masses thing. Life ain't great for far too many people in this world and when I see this kind of stuff I can't help but think of them and how they are forgotten by the masses who soothe themselves by succumbing to this kind of lie and therefore of having to deal with the sufferings of the many and maybe doing something positive about it. But hey, that's just me. If it works for you, have at it. It just depresses me to see this kind of falsity.
    • SillySock
      Did they cure cancer this morning?
    • Escapism through movies is good though. For a lot of people going to the movies allowed them a break from the misery of the day to day. It's important for movies to show reality too, but I feel everything has it's place. For me there's enough reality out of my window. Last month my neighbours ex boyfriend got out of prison and tried to stab her to death in front of her child. That depresses me more than anime. I get what you're saying though Bo, but escapism is good. That's why we have religion and story telling, people need to think it will be ok, even though it will never be.
      • Bo
        Thanks for your intelligent reply, Carpola. Hard to argue with the points you make...so I won't. I'll only say the whole thing about people needing to think it will be ok even though it will never be is, and has always been, troublesome for me...even as a child that bothered me. Still, it works for most people and the heavy thinkers, Freud, Jung, et al have always said repression is necessary for humans as the world is too much to bite off and must be taken in in much smaller bits than the whole in order to preserve sanity. Again, to me that means we just cannot handle the truth. Included in your mentioning religion (ugh) and story telling, we might add sex, drugs and alcohol which cause even bigger problems in the culture and for the human condition with their massive use and misuse. Thanks again for your reply and I understand what you're saying. It's just never worked for me. None of the repressive agents have as I've always suffered the let down of their temporary fix. I also realize that my propensity for the heavy real thing and truth in all art is not to everyone's taste. Take care. Peace.
        • kitano0
          Bo, it is so nice to read intelligent, thought-out opinions on the internet. You seem to be a compassionate, person. But just a little piece of advice for a fellow philosopher/cinephile: Less Nietzsche, more Ebert!
          • Bo
            Thank you for your funny and very clever and very perceptive and correct observation of me...kitano...I'm still laughing out loud while replying to you. Sorry, though...I'll have to stick with Nietzsche rather that Ebert...Plus, I always liked Siskel better...lol...Cheers!
        • I hear you Bo. As I hurtle quicker and quicker toward the end of my life, as we all do, certain things annoy me more. For me, I wish I did believe in such things as religion, as you say it would offer some false comfort in the unknown. I've an elderly Irish aunt in her 90's who is deeply Catholic, but when I visit her in hospital, she tells me she fears death, going against her beliefs, it's strange. I always go on about it, but an anime that you may like, you should check out Tekkonkinkreet, I recently watched it again with my son and it took on another meaning with the two brothers that are the main characters, I saw my son like White, wide eyed and optimistic, while I was the other brother Black, grumpy and cynical. Having a child helped take the edge off the cynicism for a little while at least, I think possibly it's the only way we go on as a species. Tekkonkinkreet is one of my favourite movies anyhow. Also check out Grave of the Fireflies, it's quite a beautiful and tragic portrait of humanity. If you haven't watched Dead Mans Shoes by Shane Meadows, I'd also recommend that, it's incredibly realistic, but mostly it's still a fantasy about a man returning home from the army to punish themes who have been bullying his brother. Shane meadows had said it was a fantasy because in the communities affected by people like that, bullies are never punished, but often rewarded. It sounds miserable, but there are some really funny parts in it too. It was my favourite film for a long time. Cheers mister.
          • Bo
            Wow...impressive, Carpola...I'm impressed and that's not easily accomplished, but your reply/post is just excellent. I confess that I've huge problems with animation and even anime films. I just cannot seem to suspend my disbelief which is essential, as you know, in viewing any type of film or dramatic presentation. I just don't care for the form and most of it seems to be presented in a childish and silly manner. I've not heard of any of these works that you mention, but I'm impressed with your knowledge and your appreciation of them. I must say, your revealing of these films and their themes have generated an interesting thing for me as I've great interest in all the themes you mentioned. I don't know. I doubt I'll see any of these movies. I'm retired now from the film business and very rarely go anywhere let alone to a theatre to see movies what with the iPhone invasion, etc. I watch a movie or two a day on my big flat panel Samsung and cable. I've no real access to these kinds of movies, but you've certainly piqued my interest, I'll tell you that. Enough to put a dent in my dislike for the form remains to be seen. I do thank you and like I said appreciate your comments and sharing your knowledge of these kinds of film of which I had not heard of any of them...lol...Take care.
          • Although I recommended Tekkonkinkreet first, but if you only watch any film, please watch 'Grave of the Fireflies', it could sway your view. It's made by Studio Ghibli, but is quite unique in storytelling compared with the other Miyazaki movies. I get what you mean about how anime is often presented, there are definitely some odd themes. I've watched a lot of it, and like most things there is a lot of bad movies to get through. :-) Dead Man's Shoes is live action and set in the Midlands of England, so kind of separate, I doubt there will be much chance of it coming to cable as it had a very limited release. It is on Youtube, if a slightly grainy copy. Grave of the fireflies is also on Youtube too, with subtitles. That will save you from the popcorn filled seats and folk on mobile phones, which is always a bit annoying. :-) All the best man.
          • Bo
            Thank you very much for the time you've spent with me here, Carpola. I must tell you that you've had a very positive effect on me and my feelings with regards to this form, these types of movies. I got this latest reply of yours and researched Graves of the Fireflies and began to wonder how this even slipped by me. I read quite a few reviews and watched clips of the film. The whole premise, the characters and what they go through touched me just while reading about the film. I got into some ugly, heated stuff here on this site when I posted how insane I thought the dropping of the two atomic bombs were and way too many of the responses was of the variety of 'they' deserved it which I found horrifying in and of itself. I watched an 8 min. video of Ebert talking about Fireflies and showing clips and was again really moved and touched by not only his discussing of the movie, but of the clips that were shown. To take us inside the characters of these children and to show them as the children they are and how they are affected by these fire bombings and as Ebert said not to see them as the 'enemy', but how people, children like this, are affected by these bombings and war in general. I liked that he discussed that most don't think about how the people, the children, are affected by fire bombings, etc., as horrifying as that state of mind and way of thinking is...and still is. I must see this film when I can and liked how Ebert also discussed that the characters in these anime films do not look like us...they are stylized and he even talked about how their eyes are made much larger, etc. Very, very interesting and intelligent. I shall remain indebted to you for being patient with my closed door stance on all things animated and will now give this film especially a chance as I'm already moved at the characters and their situation and how the filmmaker chose to present them in this manner to show us the horrors of war and the effect on the people so devastated by it all. Good stuff. I can't thank you enough. Peace.
          • You should give it a go definitely. I think it's a pretty important film. I'd watched a lot of Ghibli movies with my wife in the lead up to seeing it and we'd came to love the little girl Miyazaki put in his films, one of our first cinema dates was to see Totoro, which is a happy fairytale. When we watched Grave of The Fireflies, we were in bits. Just a pre-warning, I wept like a child watching it.
          • Bo
            Well, thanks again for all your efforts in cluing me in to Graves of Fireflies. Ebert said he 'almost' cried while viewing it. You wept like a child, eh? I've been able to ascertain the tone and feeling of the piece by all the reviews, discussions, etc. I've come across researching it so I understand your reaction. Thanks again, Carpola. Peace.
    • bumboclot
      Japanese movies are never sentimental or happy. Even the anime films are WAY darker than the most brutally depressing Hollywood movie. I dare you to watch Grave of the Fireflies.
      • Bo
        Really? Okay, good reply and thank you for the suggestion. I shall take note. Peace.
      • TheOct8pus
        Damn yo...Grave of the Fireflies is gut wrenching...but beautiful...
  • DAVIDPD
    I can easily say this will be an instant classic for many people. I was able to watch a couple times on the flight here, and I will say that it deserves much of the praise fans have lauded it with. I will also say that if you are familiar sci-fi/fantasy stories then you may find yourself a little bored. What this movie does well are the technical aspects. The voice actors are some of the best I have ever heard and the animation is completely and utterly gorgeous. This film alone is a compelling argument for the evolution of computer animation.
  • shiboleth
    It has nice visuals, that's for sure. But I'm not sure about the rest...
  • bat0u
    This was a pretty incredible film. How it wasn't nominated for an Oscar is beyond me. Maybe it'll be included for next year's. Both story and animation lent themselves to it being the best animation film in a long time, also if not the best overall last year. Definitely seeing Hollywood remaking this as a live action within 10 years.
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  • bumboclot
    The highest grossing Japanese film of all time is a cartoon variation of Freaky Friday? Wait till Japan discovers the formula for "Look Who's Talking"!
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      no...
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  • Terry Craig
    Damn, looks corny as cheeseballs. Animation is great, I've heard good things about the director's '5 Centimeters Per Second', which I've been meaning to check out. The story of this one, though, reminds me of some forgettable sci-fi romance like 'I Origins' or something (only seen the trailer for that one, too, but you get the gist). The kitschy pop rock song didn't help either.
  • It was a bit convoluted of a movie but I still enjoyed it.

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