Makoto Shinkai's Your Name UK Cinema Screenings in November

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Upcoming Shinkai film listed to open at Vue and Showcase cinemas from November 24

UK Anime Network reports that Your Name, the upcoming feature film by Makoto Shinkai (The Garden of Words, Journey to Agartha), is being listed at numerous cinema venues (see below) on the Vue and Showcase websites. These sites list the film as opening on November 24

The venues are as follows:

Showcase Cinemas

Bluewater Cinema de Lux; Bristol Avonmeads; Bristol Cinema de Lux; Cardiff Nantgarw; Coventry; Derby Cinema de Lux; Dudley; Glasgow; Leeds Cinema de Lux; Leicester Cinema de Lux; Liverpool; Manchester; Newham; Nottingham Cinema de Lux; Paisley; Peterborough; Reading Cinema de Lux; Teeside; Walsall

Vue Cinemas

Basingstoke Festival Place; Cambridge; Cheshire Oaks; Croydon Grant's; Exeter; Finchley Road (O2 Centre); Gateshead Trinity Square; Hull Princes Quay; Inverness; Islington; London - Finchley Road (O2 Centre); London - Islington; London - Wood Green; Manchester Lowry; Northampton; Norwich; Plymouth; Portsmouth; Sheffield; Stirling; Swansea; Westfield Stratford City; Wood Green; York

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?

Shinkai 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.

The film stars 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.

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