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Shinkai's your name. Anime Film's TV Airing Earns Record 26.3% Combined Real-time, Time-shifted Ratings

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Combined rating beats out last year's airings of Frozen, Shin Godzilla

TV Asahi revealed on Friday that its combined viewer ratings of the January 3 television airing of Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime reached 26.3%. The ratings include the previously reported real-time rating of 17.4% and a time-shift rating of 11.7% (time-shift viewing within seven days), then subtracting out repeated viewings.

The Video Research company began tracking time-shift ratings in October 2016, and the combined ratings for the your name. airing set a new record in the film category. The new record surpasses the combined ratings of Frozen (which aired on March 4) and Shin Godzilla (which aired on November 12).

The real-time ratings of 17.4% also surpassed the real-time ratings of the airing of the Shin Godzilla film on November 12, which had a ratings average of 15.2%.

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, with earnings of more than 25 billion yen (about US$225 million).

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.

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, My Navi News via Otakomu

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