News your name. Earns 17.4% Ratings Average in 1st TV Airing
posted on 2018-01-04 04:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Video Research revealed on Thursday that the first television airing of Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime film on Wednesday had a ratings average of 17.4%. TV Asahi broadcast the film on Wednesday, January 3 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:07 p.m. The airing surpassed the ratings of the airing of the Shin Godzilla film on November 12, which had a ratings average of 15.2%.
The broadcast also aired Shinkai's "Cross Road" commercial for Z-Kai during the airing. Like your name., Masayoshi Tanaka (AnoHana, Toradora!) served as the character designer, although he also served as animation director and a key animator on the commercial. A special commercial for Netflix's Devilman Crybaby also aired.
TV Asahi aired four other Shinkai films on Monday and Tuesday.
your name. centers on Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo who works part-time at a restaurant, and Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a town in rural Japan who wants to live in the city. One day, they begin switching bodies every time they sleep, and have to find a way to communicate with each other to manage each other's lives. Later, when they try to meet up physically for the first time, Taki discovers a secret that will lead to a race against time to try and save each other.
The film opened in Japan in August 2016, and has become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the second highest-grossing Japanese film, and the second highest-grossing anime film.
The film opened in 92 countries and territories, and earned box-office achievements in South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan, in addition to Japan. Funimation Films screened the film in North America, and the film earned an estimated US$5,017,246 in the United States and Canada as of July 2017. Box Office Mojo estimates the film's worldwide total at US$355,298,270 as of July 2017.
A live-action Hollywood adaptation of the film by Paramount Pictures and J. J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions is in the works. Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Final Destination 5) is penning the script.