Makoto Shinkai's your name. Film's TV Ads Streamed
posted on by Karen Ressler
Toho began streaming three television commercials for for Makoto Shinkai's new your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film on Tuesday. All three videos feature the theme song "Zen Zen Zense" by RADWIMPS.
The Kimi no Na wa. film's "story of miracles and love" revolves around Mitsuha and Taki. Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. Her father is the mayor and isn't at home much, and she lives with her elementary school-aged little sister and her grandmother. Mitsuha has an honest personality, but she doesn't like the customs of her family's Shinto shrine, nor does she like her father participating in an election campaign. She laments that she lives in a confined rural town, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle of living in Tokyo. Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret to their dreams of personal experience?
The film stars (Top row, from left to right in image above) Ryunosuke Kamiki (Summer Wars' Kenji, Howl's Moving Castle's Markl, The Princess and the Pilot's Charles Karino) as Taki Tachibana and actress Mone Kamishiraishi (live-action Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku's Kanade Ōe) as Mitsuha Miyamizu. Masami Nagasawa (Detroit Metal City's Yuri, From Up On Poppy Hill's Umi) plays Miki, an older schoolmate whom Taki admires, and Etsuko Ichihara (Horus, Prince of the Sun's Hilda, Miyori no Mori's Granny) plays Mitsuha's grandmother.
(Bottom row, from left to right in image above) Ryō Narita and Aoi Yūki play Mitsuha's classmates Katsuhiko Teshigawara and Sayaka Natori, respectively. Nobunaga Shimazaki and Kaito Ishikawa play Taki's classmates Tsukasa Fujii and Shinta Takagi, respectively. Child actor Kanon Tani plays Mitsuha's younger sister Yotsuba Miyamizu.
Shinkai also wrote the script for the film. Masashi Ando (Spirited Away, When Marnie Was There, Paprika) served as the animation director and Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana, The Anthem of the Heart, Toradora) designed the characters. CoMix Wave Inc. animated the film.
Shinkai published the original novel that inspired the film on June 18, ahead of the film's opening. Shinkai has previously written novels tied to his 5 Centimeters per Second and The Garden of Words films. In addition, his Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days films have received novelizations by different authors.