FUNimation announced at Otakon on Saturday that Your Name, also known as Kimi no Na wa, will receive a western Blu-ray/DVD release this November. The film will be released on November 7th, which is less than four months after the Japanese release date. There will be both an standard edition, as well as a limited edition. The limited edition combo pack will contain a 2-disc soundtrack from RADWIMPS, a 60-page hard cover art book, an hour of film extras, and more. Pre-orders for both editions open on August 15th.
Your Name is the latest project to be created and directed by the legendary Makoto Shinkai. The movie aired last August in Japan, and has already become the highest-grossing anime film of all time. Your Name has grossed nearly 39 billion yen (355 million USD), and will only continue to rise in popularity.
FUNimation describes the film:
From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.
When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?
Check out our review of Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) here.