Im going to see the latest Makoto Shinkai film Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) at the QFT cinema in Belfast tomorrow and I’m very excited to see if the film lives up to the MASSIVE success and box office records its been making even to the point its making Spirited Away look over its shoulder a little!
Directed by Makoto Shinkai who is already pretty famous for directing other great anime films like 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and The Garden of Words. heres just some of the success the film has had so far:
- Grossed ¥23 billion (~US$190 million) in the Japanese box office to date
- Is the second largest gross for a domestic film in Japan (behind Spirited away)
- is the first anime not directed by Hayao Miyazaki to earn more than $100 at the Japanese box office
- Topped the box office in Japan for a record-breaking 12 non-consecutive weekends
- Held the number-one position for nine consecutive weekends before being knocked off the top spot only to return to the top for a further three weeks
- In China, it became the highest-grossing Japanese film in the world’s second largest movie market and grossed US$81.3 million…
Ok il stop with the boring stats now lol but as you can tell I’m looking forward to seeing it for myself, I know its not going to be Spirited Away amazing or anything as friends who have seen it say its nothing special but hey I’m confident il really enjoy it :D and i don’t think my reaction will be as bad as Hayao Miyazaki who respectfully responded with silence when asked his thoughts on the film heh heh heh! I’m guessing it must have been tough for him to even remain silent on the subject :P
Feel free to let me know what any of you who have seen it think?