It is officially confirmed today that 44-year-old American director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) is set to direct the forthcoming live-action remake of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film in 2016, Kimi no Na wa./Your Name.. Hit the jump for more details including the Twitter comment from Shinkai.
According to Video Research, the first terrestrial broadcast of Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. on January 3 pulled in a record-breaking total rating of 26.3 percent. It was the highest record in the "film" category since October 2016 when the research company started reporting the data for time-shifted viewing, surpassing Frozen and Shin Godzilla. Hit the jump for more details.
Two days after the first terrestrial broadcast of his mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. on TV Asahi last Wednesday, director Makoto Shinkai posted a comment to deny the long-believed rumor about the ending of the film on his official Twitter. [Warning: This article contains a major spoiler about the ending of the film.]
It is officially announced today that Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. will be broadcast terrestrially for the first time on TV Asahi's 24 stations in Japan at 21:00 on January 3, 2018 (JST). Whether it will be aired without any editing is not confirmed. Hit the jump for more details.
The largest Japanese online karaoke service chain DAM today announced this year's provisional rankings for the most popular songs in each categories. Defeating the last year's champion Motohiro Hata's "Himawari no Yakusoku" (Stand By Me Doraemon), RADWIMPS' "Zenzenzense (movie ver.)" (Your Name.) is confirmed as this year's most sung anime song. Check out the top 10 anime songs in karaoke after the jump.
One day ahead of the opening of "Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto" at the National Art Center, Tokyo, 44-year-old director Makoto Shinkai joined a private view of the exhibition for the press, and expressed his thoughts on the upcoming live-action remake of his most successful anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. by Hollywood studios. Check out what he said after the jump.
According to the latest Oricon report, all three Blu-rays of Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. still ranked in the top 10 of the weekly sales charts in its third week of release. It became the first title to achieve the record in the history of the charts since July 2008. Hit the jump for more details.
As expected, Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. has also become a record-breaking title in Japan's DVD/Blu-ray market. Following its sensational debut last week, the film's DVD/Blu-ray are still sold well in its second week. While all three editions of the Blu-ray ranked in the top 10 again, the DVD kept its No.1 position. Hit the jump for more details.