Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film produced by CoMix Wave Films and released by Toho. It depicts a high school boy in Tokyo and a high school girl in the Japanese countryside who suddenly and inexplicably begin to swap bodies.
The film was commissioned in 2014, written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. It features the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi, with animation direction by Masashi Ando, character design by Masayoshi Tanaka, and its orchestral score and soundtrack composed by Radwimps. A light novel of the same name, also written by Shinkai, was published a month prior the film’s premiere.
Your Name premiered at the 2016 Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 3, 2016, and was theatrically released in Japan on August 26, 2016, and in the United States on April 7, 2017. It received critical acclaim, with praise for the animation, complex narrative, music, and emotional weight. The film grossed over ¥41.44 billion (US$380.15 million) worldwide, making it the highest grossing anime film of 2016, third highest-grossing anime film, the fifth highest-grossing film in Japan, the tenth highest-grossing traditionally animated film, and the 19th highest-grossing non-English film of all time.
The film won Best Animated Feature Film at 49th Sitges Film Festival, the 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and the 71st Mainichi Film Awards, and was nominated for Best Animation of the Year at the 40th Japan Academy Prize. A live-action remake set in the United States is currently in development by Paramount Pictures.