"Kimi no Na wa./your name" Opens Twitter Account to Stop Illegal Viewing

The Shinkai Makoto film has become the 7th top-grossing Japanese film in history

In addition to the original official Twitter account, the production committee of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name has opened another official account dedicated to the copyright protection.


As reported frequently, the youth sci-fi film has kept breaking the box office record of Japanese anime films. It has earned a huge 11.1 billion yen (about 110 million US dollars) in its domestic market, now becoming the 7th top-grossing Japanese film in history. But on the other hand, several illegally uploaded files and videos of the film have been already found in the net. The sources of them are now under investigation, the film's distributor Toho says. This is the first time for them to have this kind of Twitter account.


The account was launched on September 26 under the name "Movie Kimi no Na wa Production Committee

Copyright Manager" and has posted their messages to ask people not to watch the film by illegitimate

means, and has been sending individual requests to Twitter users to immediately delete their tweets

including links to illegal sites and contents, and also asking not to spread them via SNS. 




"Hello. This is the copyright manager of the production committee of the film 'Kimi no Na wa.' Thanks to

your support, the film has become a huge hit and is still running strongly at the theaters all over Japan.

Thank you so much. But unfortunately, several illegal streamed videos of the film have been already

existed. Please do not watch those videos."




"Kimi no na wa." poster visual



Source: Asahi Shimbun


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