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.
Want to see your name.? Makoto Shinkai wants to stop you. The creator is tired of the film's popularity, and just wants to go home and get back to work on something new. Find out why he'd rather you stay home than see his award-winning film after the jump.
It has been confirmed that Amazon U.K. has started accepting pre-orders for the DVD and Blu-ray of Makoto Shinkai's anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. for an October 30, 2017 release. The youth sci-fil film has been screened in the region since November 18. Hit the jump for more details.
Google Japan has announced the top 100 list of the most popular Japanese music videos uploaded on YouTube in 2016. The most watched anime-related MV was "Zenzenzense (movie version)," the theme song for Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name. performed by four-member rock band RADWIMPS. Hit the jump for more details.
Makoto Shinkai's your name. was a smash hit in China, making over $41 million in the Chinese box office in its debut weekend. What does it mean for the international prospects of Japanese anime? Kim Morrissy investigates.
Billboard Japan today announced its yearly charts of 2016 for nine categories. As expected, the most popular song in the "Hot Animation" category is four-member rock band RADWIMPS' "Zenzenzense" which is featured as the theme song for Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name. Check the music videos for the popular songs of 2016 after the jump.