On the night of a beautiful meteor shower, two strangers -- a male high-school student in Tokyo, and a bored teenage girl living in rural Japan -- discover that they can switch bodies in their sleep when they share the same dream. Now, they must find each other before time runs out, all while learning lessons about what it's like to live as another person. Directed by Makoto Shinkai (VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR, 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND).
Atsuko Tanaka - Voice, GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX (2002)
Makoto Shinkai - Japanese anime director, VOICES OF A DISTANT.../THE PLACE...
Ryunosuke Kamiki - Actor, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (2005)
Kyle Hebert - American voice actor: BLUE GENDER/DRAGON BALL Z series
Stephanie Sheh - Voice actor, NARUTO/EUREKA SEVEN
Michael Sinterniklaas - Voice, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES/THE VENTURE BROS.
Mike Sinterniklaas - Voice, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES/THE VENTURE BROS.
Michelle Ruff - Voice actor: CHOBITS/PARANOIA AGENT
Georgette Rose - Voice actor: CHOBITS/PARANOIA AGENT
Cassandra Morris - DOUBLE PARKED
Ben Pronsky - Voice actor: E'S OTHERWISE/CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL
Scott Williams - Actor, ;
Ray Chase - Actor
5 stars out of 5 -- "Shinkai emerges as his own man with this deeply affecting, richly imagined and lushly gorgeous fantasy." - 11/14/2016 Total Film
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Its a beautiful, captivating piece of work that gets off to kind of a rocky start but achieves remarkable momentum toward an emotional, powerful ending. And you wont see a better-looking animated film all year." - 04/07/2017 RogerEbert.com
"The movies spirit is by turns energetic and serene, impetuous and wise, its wild shifts from comedy to tragedy to romance revealing themselves not as tonal swings so much as variations in a larger cosmic pattern." - 04/06/2017 Los Angeles Times
"The beauty of YOUR NAME is that, as in the best animated movies, the thin black lines of the character design invariably dissolve, and all that remains are Taki and Mitsuha, thoroughly mixed-up teenagers." - 04/06/2017 New York Times
"Among the innovations of Shinkais self-taught, all-digital approach are the directors signature hyper-realistic backgrounds, which are more than mere paintings, but shimmer and change perspective in ways that the old cel-based techniques never allowed." - 10/07/2017 Variety
"The way Masashi depicts wind blowing through grass or a falling star illuminating the sky makes any dream, however convoluted, seem real." - 04/06/2017 Boston Globe