Funimation Sets US, Canada Theatrical Release Date For 'Your Name'

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The anime will premiere in USA and Canada Theaters on April 7.

"Kimi no Na wa (Your Name.)" has been breaking records and creating history all over the world since its release in 2016.

The impressive accomplishment comes after a record-breaking run not only in Japan but also around the world, grossing over ¥33.93 billion ($290 million) at the worldwide box office, surpassing Hayao Miyazaki's classic which raked in ¥32.96 billion ($289 million), reports Otakutale. At present, it is the 3rd highest grossing film of all time in Japan.

The film also did well in China, earning ¥9.23 billion ($81 million) - the highest ever earning Japanese film in China.

Funimation Films will open Makoto Shinkai's Your Name in North America on April 7.

The film will be released in both English-language dub as well as the original Japanese-language with English subtitles. For two weeks starting from January 28, theaters in Japan will start screening a special version of Your Name that keeps the Japanese dialogue, but drops in the English songs.

In 2007, he wrote, directed and produced the award-winning "5 Centimeters Per Second" and also worked on 2013's "The Garden of Words". The animation department is headed by Masashi Ando, who has done work on many Studio Ghibli movies such as "Spirited Away" and "Princess Mononoke". While the film had its world premiere at Los Angeles' Anime Expo in July, and also showed briefly at a single theater in the City of Angels to qualify it for consideration for an Oscar nomination, those are the only two screenings that have been held for Your Name thus far in North America, even as theatergoers in the United Kingdom.