Great news, anime fans! The mega-hit anime film ‘Your Name’ (Kimi No Na Wa) will be available on Netflix starting July 10, 2020!
While Netflix has not yet made an official announcement that the film will release on the platform, Your Name can be seen in the Netflix app’s ‘Coming Soon’ section. Plus, the official Netflix page for Your Name is now live.
While there’s no word yet on if Your Name will be available worldwide, we can confirm that Your Name will be available on Netflix in the Philippines. This is definitely great news for Pinoy anime fans who want to watch (or re-watch) this incredible anime movie.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Your Name is an anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai (the director of films such as 5cm per second and The Garden of Words). Released in 2016, Your Name became one of the highest-grossing anime films in Japan, and it received critical acclaim, with the movie having a 98% rating on RottenTomatoes.
The film is described by funimation as:
“The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.
When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?”
With the upcoming release of Your Name on Netflix, here’s hoping that we see more of Makoto Shinkai’s films on the platform!