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Makoto Shinkai's New Movie 'Kimi no Na wa.' Announced for August 2016

by Stark700
Dec 10, 2015 4:18 AM | 135 Comments
It was announced at a conference that Makoto Shinkai will be directing a new movie titled Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) The movie will premiere in August 2016. In addition, the cast, staff, and preview were also revealed. The tagline for the key visual is "I am searching for you, whom I have never met yet."

Synopsis
The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan. Mitsuha, 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, Mitsuha 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?

Staff
Director, Script: Makoto Shinkai (Kotonoha no Niwa)
Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.)
Animation Director: Masashi Andou (Omoide no Marnie)

Cast
Taki Tachibana: Ryuunosuke Kamiki (Summer Wars)
Mitsuha Miyamizu: Moka Kamishiraishi (live-action Chihayafuru)

Official site: http://www.kiminona.com/

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Source: Otakomu

20 of 135 Comments Recent Comments

Hope its better than kotonoha no niwa

Apr 19, 2016 10:57 PM by sanasane

Sounds and looks a bit too similar to 5cm/s

But it's Makoto Shinkai so it's a must watch.

Apr 7, 2016 3:33 AM by who_dat_ninja

Can't wait to see it! The animation will hopefully excels Shinkai's previous works

Apr 7, 2016 2:45 AM by HikiMaru

2nd Trailer. It looks really nice!




Here's a dialog translation from reddit
M: That day, the day the stars fell, it was like...

F: It was like the landscape from a dream

F+M: It was a beautiful scene

M: After school?! Sorry, I have to work today

F: I'm tired of living in boonies, I'm sick of this lifestyle.

Please make me a hot tokyo guy in the next life!

M: Huh? Where?

F: Now that you mention it, it feels like I'm always having this weird dream, is it a dream of someone else's life?

M: What's this?

F+M: Is this? Could it be? We're switching places in our dreams?!

F: One thing's certain... If we could meet, we'd understand immediately.

M: No matter where you are in the world, I'll definitely meet you!

F: Who are you?

M: Who are you?

Apr 6, 2016 5:30 PM by dunkel-moon

So very excited! Loved 5 cm per Second and Garden of Words, and this seems to be a story in the same vein fortunately. Children who Chase Lost Voices was OK, but didn't catch me as much as Shinkai's more realistic dramas.

Jan 19, 2016 6:57 PM by KEIKAN

Really not that high up on the "Makoto Shinkai is amazing" tree and this... well, this also seems like another all visuals thing.

Jan 11, 2016 7:46 AM by yhunata

xbobx said:
Stark700 said:
Director: Makoto Shinkai (Kotonoha no Niwa)

EVERY FUCKING TIME.
Kotonoha is by far the worst of his works, it's uninspired, weak and doesn't excel in anything besides rain-porn, but somehow it became the MAL mainstream favorite and now seems like it's everything this guy has ever done.
Holy shit how I hate this community.

I'll have to disagree this time. I understand that you hate that movie, but if you think there was nothign else than pretty pictures on it, then you completely missed all the hidden messages, references, metaphor, and everything else that this movie was having all along.
Which isn't surprising since it's pretty much Japanese-only in the way it's made. It's very difficult for a westerner to catch on all of this honestly.
But still, you could tone down on this anime because clearly, your hate is heavily misplaced. Before being pretty animation, that movie was a love poem, and it's done very smartly.

Jan 11, 2016 6:42 AM by Zefyris

You know it's gonna be good when there's an iPhone 6S in the trailer :P Still... looks amazing, I can't wait to see one more of your great works, Shinkai.

Jan 11, 2016 5:55 AM by gatopachorrento

We're assured of beyond-gorgeous animation since it's Shinkai. The story, judging from the trailer, looks promising. I'll save whatever criticisms I have for it after watching it.

Definitely looking forward to it!

Jan 10, 2016 4:09 AM by Miya-

There's no denying the attention to detail and stunning animation Shinkai puts out, but the plot seems kind of bland.

And what's with the casting? Why didn't they cast experienced voice actors/actresses?

Jan 6, 2016 8:44 AM by tdwk

I can't wait to see this!!! loved all his products

Jan 6, 2016 4:24 AM by Botak

This movie seems unbelievable

Jan 3, 2016 2:18 AM by MarioMonkey

He's the only person capable of making an anime I would rate higher than 5 centimeters per second.

Whether I find it better or not I know he won't disappoint me!

Jan 3, 2016 1:30 AM by Chopstick

Aaah... i'm waiting for a great scenery.

Jan 2, 2016 5:47 AM by akira_natsume

Am I going to left in feels like 5 centimeters a second?

Dec 31, 2015 7:55 PM by D_Gins

Those visuals (O_O). Really looking forward to it.

Dec 24, 2015 9:41 AM by Noctis

Only here for the Visuals.

Dec 19, 2015 10:55 PM by Bleachway

mal entry?

Dec 19, 2015 9:42 PM by sumin

WandersonC said:
xbobx said:

EVERY FUCKING TIME.
Kotonoha is by far the worst of his works, it's uninspired, weak and doesn't excel in anything besides rain-porn, but somehow it became the MAL mainstream favorite and now seems like it's everything this guy has ever done.
Holy shit how I hate this community.


You must love r/anime then.

Oh boy, don't even get me started on that.
Sometimes it's better if we pretend some things doesn't exist.

Dec 19, 2015 3:49 PM by xbobx

xbobx said:
Stark700 said:
Director: Makoto Shinkai (Kotonoha no Niwa)

EVERY FUCKING TIME.
Kotonoha is by far the worst of his works, it's uninspired, weak and doesn't excel in anything besides rain-porn, but somehow it became the MAL mainstream favorite and now seems like it's everything this guy has ever done.
Holy shit how I hate this community.


You must love r/anime then.

Dec 19, 2015 3:35 PM by WandersonC

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