Event: Gifu Anime Sacred Place Alliance starts your name, A Silent Voice prefecture tours

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Cool Japan might have its official Gifu-to-Tokyo your name. pilgrimage, but if you want to escape from life in the metropolis, this tour might be the one for you. Eight different cities in Gifu Prefecture are joining in the Gifu Anime Sacred Place Alliance, to bring tourists from across the globe to the popular anime prefecture. Indeed, your […]

Event: Cool Japan Initiative launches Your Name. Official Tour

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If you’re planning a trip to Japan, why not make it a real event and go on a your name. pilgrimage to honour Makoto Shinkai’s beloved movie? Supported by the Japanese government’s Cool Japan Initiative, Tokyo’s Anime Tourism Association is now inviting applications from otaku all over the world for the Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.) Official Tour. The tour […]

Update: your name. earns 20 billion yen, surpassing Howl’s Moving Castle

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Makoto Shinkai’s your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) stayed #1 at the Japanese box office for its first nine consecutive weeks in cinemas. It had earned 9.1 billion yen in its fourth week, when Shinkai expressed concern over the pressures of breaking the 10 billion barrier. It’s already been marked Japan’s highest-grossing film in 2016, but now it’s […]

Event: Extended synopsis of your name. chases UK screenings starting tomorrow

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After such a long wait it’s hard to believe, but the first UK showings of your name. will begin tomorrow. Now the reviews are rolling in, we can see what see what the big names like the BBC and EMPIRE think, and so far it’s been starry eyes all around. EMPIRE have called it “This decade’s Spirited Away“, and Total Film said it “Brims with […]

Event: Red Turtle trailer released ahead of screening at BFI Film Festival with Shinkai’s your name.

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Having announced that they’ve obtained UK theatrical and home release rights to Makoto Shinkai’s new film your name, Anime Limited have entered the film into this year’s BFI London Film Festival. This marks a historic entry for the festival, which has never before admitted a Japanese animated film into competition in all its 60 years running. The […]