"Your Name" Anime Film Releases English Dub Trailer

Earlier this year, director Makoto Shinkai released his animated feature Your Name to the world and did what many thought was impossible; He created a movie that is said to rival Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away. The new film has quickly become a pop culture beast overseas, and it will soon head west. Next month, the film will begin its Oscars-qualifying run in North America courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment. And, now, an English dubbed trailer for Your Name has hit the Internet.

Anime Limited, a UK studio, announced the official English cast for Your Name and uploaded the film’s first dubbed trailer. If you want to check out the full cast of voice actors, you can read it below:

  • Michael Sinterniklaas as Taki Tachibana
  • Stephanie Sheh as Mitsuha Miyamizu
  • Kyle Hebert as Katsuhiko Teshigawara
  • Cassandra Morris as Sayaka Natori
  • Ben Pronsky as Tsukasa Fujii
  • Ray Chase as Shinta Takagi
  • Catie Harvey as Yotsuha Miyamizu
  • Scott Williams as Toshiki Miyamizu
  • Michelle Ruff as Futaba Miyamizu
  • Marc Diraison as Taki's Father
  • H.D. Quinn as Teshigawara's Father
  • Michelle Ruff as Teshigawara's Mother
  • Katy Vaughn as Yukari Yukino
  • Laura Post as Miki Okudera
  • Glynis Ellis as Hitoha Miyamizu

In the UK, Anime Limited will begin screening Your Name in theaters in either subbed or dubbed versions. The film will then make its was stateside between December 2-8 at Los Angeles’ Laemmle Music Hall. An extended theatrical release will then make its way across the US in early 2017.

If you are not familiar with Your Name, then you should know the anime feature is the highest-grossing film of 2016 in Japan. The film raked in more than $170 million at the box office since it debut in August. It is also the first anime feature outside of Studio Ghibli’s control to gross more than $96 million at the Japanese box office. Your Name has already out-grossed the last two films from director Hayao Miyazaki: Ponyo and The Wind Rises. And, at the moment, Your Name is the 7th highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

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(Photo: Toho / Funimation )

For those of you who plan to see Your Name, then prepare to have your heart broken. The gorgeous film is a slow, nostalgic love story between two star-crossed lovers. The film follows two high school students after they discover they spontaneously switch bodies. Rather than panic, the pair find a way to work out their supernatural exchanges and begin to fall for one another. But, when the phenomena comes to an abrupt halt, the would-be lovers learn how cruel both fate and time can truly be.