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Shinkai's 'your name.' Film Opens in Indonesia on December 7

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film has earned 18.5 billion yen, ranked #1 12 out of 13 weeks in Japanese box office since August opening

Indonesian film distributor Encore Films Indonesia announced last Friday that it will open Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime in Indonesia on December 7. Cinema chain CGV Blitz also revealed that it will screen the film.

your name. has earned 18.5 billion yen (about US$166 million) and stayed at #1 as of Monday, after 13 weeks in Japanese cinemas, and has sold a total of 14.29 million tickets. The film had topped the Japanese charts for nine straight weeks since it opened on August 26, and in its 10th weekend dropped to #2 to Death Note Light up the NEW world, before regaining the top spot in its 11th weekend.

The film is the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the fourth highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan, and the fourth highest-grossing anime film in Japan. The three highest-grossing Japanese films in Japan include Spirited Away (30.8 billion yen), Howl's Moving Castle (19.6 billion yen) and Princess Mononoke (19.3 billion yen). your name. is projected to possibly approach 20 billion yen (US$200 million).

The 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?

[Via Kaori Nusantara (link 2)]

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