Japanese Anime Phenomenon ‘Your Name’ Gets North American Release Date

'Your Name' still - H 2016
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Funimation Films will open Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name in North America on April 7.

Last weekend, the hand-drawn film was honored as best animated feature at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards. Your Name, which also had a 2016 qualifying run and is in contention for the best-animated feature Oscar, has already found box-office success in Asia — it has become the fourth highest-grossing film ever released in Japan, behind Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning Spirited Away, James Cameron's Titanic and Disney's Frozen.

Your Name follows two teenagers, Mitsuha and Taki, who mysteriously and randomly swap bodies. They are strangers, but they build a strong connection as their lives become intertwined. As they try to meet, they also aim to use their powers to prevent a disaster.

The film will be released in both English-language dub as well as the original Japanese-language with English subtitles.