'Your Name' To Open In U.S. Theaters

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Funimation Films will open Makoto Shinkai's animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit Your Name in North American theaters on April 7, 2017. The film will be released in both English-language Dub as well as the original Japanese-language with English subtitles.

Written and directed by Makoto Shinkai ("5 Centimeters Per Second," "The Garden of Words"), Your Name.

has already received critical acclaim and commercial success overseas, dominating the burgeoning Asian box office to quickly become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time released in Japan - behind only Spirited Away, Titanic and Frozen.

Your Name has also since become the second highest-grossing Japanese animated film released in Japan, surpassing legendary works from Hayao Miyazaki including "Princess Mononoke," "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Ponyo."

"It's truly a joy to be part of a film like Your Name that has surprised everyone's expectations and quickly captivated the hearts and attention of audiences and films critics alike," said Gen Fukunaga, Founder and CEO of Funimation Entertainment.

"I have always believed that a touching and beautifully told story can mesmerize mainstream audiences regardless of a film's genre.

Your Name is the perfect example of this and will be one that journalists will point to for years to come."

The film's soundtrack and original score was produced and composed by award-winning Japanese rock band RADWIMPS. Lead singer of RADWIMPS, Yojiro Noda, spent part of his childhood in the United States and is thrilled to provide the English version of all the chart-topping songs in the North American English dub version of the film, including Dream Lantern and Zenzenzense.

To learn more about Your Name you can visit the official website.