Lisle Wilkerson, the Anime Expo emcee of "Makoto Shinkai's your name. World Premiere & Panel," reported at the end of the panel that Funimation acquired the your name. (Kimi no Namae wa.) film for release in North America. The same event hosted Shinkai at the world premiere of the film, just four days after Shinkai completed production. The audience gave the film three standing ovations.
Boy: I've been searching for something for a while.
Text: A high school boy who lives in the heart of the city - Taki
Text: A girl who lives in the boonies - Mitsuha
Mitsuha: Oh, don't tell me...
Taki: We switched places...
Mitsuha and Taki: ...in our dreams?!
Text: Their bodies switched places.
Mitsuha: The guys are starting! I've gotta watch out for my skirt.
Taki: Um, Mitsuha...
Text: The switched up daily life of two people who would never have met each other.
Taki: Don't mess with my relationships, alright?
Taki: That girl!
Mitsuha: That guy!
Woman: You're dreaming right now.
Text: The dream that they should have seen.
Operator Voice: The number you have dialed is out of coverage area...
Taki: What did I just...
Mitsuha: If we don't do anything, everyone will die tonight.
Yotsuba: Mitsuha, you're acting funny.
Taki: What did you think of what he said?
Taki: No. It wasn't a dream.
Text: A story of a miraculous day when the stars fell.
Grandmother: Dreams eventually disappear when you wake up.
Miki: I liked it.
Taki: Back then, you...
Mitsuha: Back then, I...
Text: I'm searching for you...
Taki: Don't worry. I'm sure we'll make it.
Text: Who I've never met.
Mitsuha: I can't remember his name!
Boy: You're the one that started this!
Taki: I had been thinking to tell you that wherever you are in the world, I'm going to go and see you no matter what!
Mitsuha: Who is he?
Taki: Someone I don't want to forget.
Mitsuha: Someone I didn't want to forget.
Taki: Someone I couldn't ever forget.
Mitsuha: Your name...
Taki: Your name!
Taki: The scene looked like something out of a dream.
Mitsuha: And it was truly...
Taki and Mitsuha: Something to behold.
(Bottom row, from left to right in image above) Ryō Narita and Aoi Yūki play Mitsuha's classmates Katsuhiko Teshigawara and Sayaka Natori, respectively. Nobunaga Shimazaki and Kaito Ishikawa play Taki's classmates Tsukasa Fujii and Shinta Takagi, respectively. Child actor Kanon Tani plays Mitsuha's younger sister Yotsuba Miyamizu.
Shinkai also wrote the script for the film. Masashi Ando (Spirited Away, When Marnie Was There, Paprika) served as the animation director and Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana, The Anthem of the Heart, Toradora!) designed the characters. CoMix Wave Inc. animated the film.Shinkai published the original novel that inspired the film on June 18, ahead of the film's opening. Shinkai has previously written novels tied to his 5 Centimeters Per Second and The Garden of Words films. In addition, his Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days films have received novelizations by different authors.
Update: Funimation confirmed that it will release the film in theaters and on home video.