Sharp Co. Spots Its 30-Year-Old PC in your name. Film, Makoto Shinkai Confirms
posted on by Amanda Whalen
Sharp Co.'s official Twitter account posted that one of its older PC models seems to have appeared in Makoto Shinkai's new film, your name. (Kimi no Na wa), and Shinkai took to Twitter himself to confirm their suspicions. The model in question is from Sharp Co.'s x68000 series, which was released on March 28, 1987.
映画「君の名は」でこれが映るシーンありとの未確認情報 pic.twitter.com/MdiYMXbDjB— SHARP シャープ株式会社 (@SHARP_JP) August 29, 2016
Sharp Co.: "Unconfirmed information: This is shown in a scene in the movie Kimi no Na wa.."
Makoto Shinkai: "Yes, it's in there. Look!"
Makoto Shinkai: "There's also a view from behind."
映画「君の名は。」公開→さっそく観たフォロワーさんからタレコミ→弊社の古いパソコンX68000が出てるシーンあるっぽい→わたし未見のまま未確認情報としてツイート→新海監督ご本人から正解のリプくる→うれしみ ←ｲﾏｺｺ— SHARP シャープ株式会社 (@SHARP_JP) August 29, 2016
Sharp Co.: "The movie Kimi no Na wa. opened in theaters. -> We got an immediate tip-off from a follower who saw it. -> It looks like there's a scene where our company's old x68000 PC appears. -> Still not knowing for sure, we Tweet it as unconfirmed information. -> Director Makoto Shinkai himself replies saying that it's true. -> Happiness <- We're here right now."
Makoto Shinkai's anime film Kimi no Na wa. (your name.) opened in Japan on Friday, August 26. It earned 1,277,960,000 yen (about US$12.51 million) in the first three days, topping the box office for Saturday and Sunday.
The film had its world premiere on July 3 at AnimeExpo and will be distributed in 85 countries and regions. It follows two high-schoolers, a girl living in the countryside and a boy living in Tokyo, who have mysterious dreams about living each other's lives.