Chūbu Electric Power Company Points Out Power Plant in your name is Fictitious
posted on by Eric Stimson
your name has inspired a new anime pilgrimage, as fans have flocked to locations like a pedestrian stairway in Tokyo and the mountain town of Hida to glimpse the real world inspirations for the movie's settings. One prominent location from the film, though, will not become a pilgrimage destination: Chūbu Electric Power Itomori Substation. Chūbu Electric explained why in an announcement on September 30:
Chūbu Electric Power Itomori Substation, which appears in the animation film your name, currently in theaters, does not exist as a facility in this company's possession. Please enjoy [your name] as a work of fiction.
A spokesperson for Chūbu Electric denied that the announcement was prompted by a flood of fan inquiries, saying that it was "made just in case"... but if you've seen the movie, you'll know why they want to make it extra clear that it doesn't exist.
your name has done extremely well at the Japanese box office, earning over 15 billion yen (about $148 million) — more than any other film this year. The film will see a release in Britain and Ireland on November 24.