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

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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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.

DAVIDPD on Mar 13, 2017


It has nice visuals, that's for sure. But I'm not sure about the rest...

shiboleth on Mar 13, 2017


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.

bat0u on Mar 13, 2017


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.

Carpola on Mar 14, 2017


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!

kitano0 on Mar 14, 2017


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.

Carpola on Mar 14, 2017


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.

Carpola on Mar 14, 2017


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.

Carpola on Mar 14, 2017


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"!

bumboclot on Mar 14, 2017


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.

bumboclot on Mar 14, 2017


Damn yo...Grave of the Fireflies is gut wrenching...but beautiful...

TheOct8pus on Mar 15, 2017


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.

Terry Craig on Mar 20, 2017


It was a bit convoluted of a movie but I still enjoyed it.

MithunOnThe.Net on Mar 21, 2017

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