Kimi no Na wa, or Your Name, is now the biggest anime box office smash, surpassing Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away. Spirited Away held the box office record with $275 million but now Your Name has earned over $281 million. The film is making its way over to American screens to add on to that total. Funimation snagged the rights to the film and it will make its North American debut in April. The film seems to have a nice mix of genres. A little romance, a little fantasy, a little drama. The story centers around two high school students, one living in the city and one in the countryside, who start swapping bodies after a star falls. They start communicating with each other with little notes after the body swap. Personally, I can’t wait for this one. The animation is lovely and the story is intriguing. It seems like a fun movie. I’ll definitely head out to see it in April!
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