Osaka Prefectural Police announced yesterday that they had arrested three men in the prefecture on suspicion of infringing the copyright of Makoto Shinkai's anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. by using the file-sharing software Share to upload the film's file onto the internet and made it downlodable to the general public. Hit the jump for more details.
At this weekend's Katsucon event, North American publisher Vertical announced a slate of new licenses. This included novel Anime Supremacy by Mizuki Tsujimura, Imperfect Shoujo by Nisioisin(Monogatari) and Mitsuru Hattori (Sankarea), Hikaru Nakamura's 2004-2015 Arakawa Under the Bridge and Mizu Sahara's 2004 adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's Voices of A Distant Star.
Prior to the film's North American release, the English-language versions of the four theme and insert songs for Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./Your Name., newly recorded by the original performer RADWIMPS, have been available on iTunes and other major Japanese online stores since January 27. Check the preview of the English lyrics edition of "Zenzenzense" after the jump!
According to the latest weekend box office report for January 21-22, Makoto Shinkai's youth sci-fi anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. made an astonishing 174 million yen on 124,000 admissions in its 22nd weekend, taking back its top spot for the first time in nine weeks. Hit the jump for more details.
By 15:00 of January 22, Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. had attracted 3,021,651 audience in Korea, surpassing the previous box office record by a Japanese anime film, 3.01 million marked by Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle in 2004, the film's distributor in Korea, Media Castle confirmed today. Hit the jump for more details.
With support from Japanese government's Cool Japan Initiative, Tokyo-based Anime Tourism Association today started accepting applications for its upcoming "Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.) Official Tour" that provides a free Seichi Junrei (Holy Pilgrimage) tour to visit the real locations featured in Makoto Shinkai's latest mega hit anime film. Hit the jump for more details.
Makoto Shinkai's latest animated film, Your Name., is receiving a limited theatrical release in the United States and Canada beginning on April 07, 2017, thanks to Funimation Films. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following the historic success in its home country, Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. was released on 555 screens (the widest release for a Japanese film) in Korea on January 4, and earned 100 million yen on 130,000 admissions in its first weekend, becoming the most successful film of the week. Hit the jump for more details.