Your name is a Japanese anime film that has taken the Japanese box office by storm. Having grossed more than 17 billion Yen (£135m) at the Japanese box office to date, YOUR NAME tells the story of a teenage boy and girl who have never met, but who start to magically swap minds and bodies.
"Your Name is the story of a teenage boy and girl who have never met, but who start to magically swap minds and live each other’s lives. Mitsuha, a teenage girl student, lives in a small mountain town, but longs for the bright lights of Tokyo far away. Then she is astonished to wake one morning in the body of Taki, a teenage Tokyo schoolboy – who in turn wakes up in Mitsuha’s body!
Switching back and forth between two lives, locations and genders, Mitsuha and Taki must cope with their fantastic shared situation. At first they are outraged and mortified by what’s happening, but soon they start enjoying their double lives, though they never meet directly. Eventually, though, one of the youngsters will learn the devastating truth behind what’s happening..."
Released in Japan this August, Your Name was an instant hit, shooting to the top of the box-office charts. Both the modern and traditional sides of Japan are shown with extraordinary realism, the modern infrastructure of Tokyo and the ancient Shinto traditions of Mitsuha’s rural home.