Makoto Shinkai’s New Movie Kimi no Na wa. Slated for August 2016


It was announced at a conference that anime director Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Garden of Words) will be directing a new film titled Kimi no Na wa. (your name.) The anime’s official website has launched, revealing that the movie will release in Japan next August. Additionally, the first visual, cast, staff and teaser trailer have also been revealed.

The first teaser trailer of Kimi no Na wa. showcases the amazing visuals of the upcoming movie and its cast.

The first two cast leading members of the film have been revealed:

  • Ryunosuke Kamiki (Kenji Koiso from Summer Wars) will voice Taki Tachibana
  • Mone Kamishiraishi (Kanade Ooe from Chihayafuru Live Action Films) is voicing as Mitsuha Miyamizu

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!)
  • Animation Studio: CoMix Wave Inc. (Children Who Chase Lost Voices, Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken)

In addition, a special video covering all of Shinkai’s previous films was also released:

Kimi no Na wa. visual:


The anime’s website has also released a few images showcasing the gorgeous background art:

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Kimi no Na wa. synopsis from MAL:

The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan. Mitsuba, a high school girl living in the countryside, wants to live in the city because she is tired of life in the country. Then, there’s Taki. He’s a high school student living in Tokyo with his friends while working as a part-timer at an Italian restaurant. He also has a strong interest in fine arts involving architecture. One day, Mitsuba dreams of herself as a young man. On the other hand, Taki also has a dream where he is a female student attending high school in the countryside. What’s the secret behind their dreams?

Kimi no Na wa. will be releasing in Japanese theatres in August 2016. Additional information about the new film will be revealed later in the film’s production.

Visit the anime’s website here: