Everything we know about Your Name anime live-action movie – plot, more - Dexerto

Everything we know about Your Name anime live-action movie – plot, more

Published: 18/Sep/2020 21:32

by Brent Koepp


The hit 2016 anime Your Name by Makoto Shinkai is being adapted for the big screen. Here is everything we know so far about the J.J. Abrams Bad Robot produced live-action movie. 

Your Name made its debut in 2016, and was a smash hit at the box office. Its story about two teenagers who swap bodies captured the hearts of viewers from around the world and has become the highest grossing anime film of all time.


In 2017, it was announced that the Makoto Shinkai creation would be adapted into a live-action movie with J.J. Abrams producing it. In September, the re-imagining finally got its Director. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming project.

your name screenshot
CoMix Wave Films / Toho
The 2016 anime film became a worldwide hit.

Your Name live-action movie

The film centers around high school girl Mitsuha Miyamizu who suddenly swaps bodies with Taki Tachibana – a teenage boy who lives in the city. Their lives become intertwined, as they get to experience each other’s lives through their own eyes.


The anime quickly became a worldwide phenomena, even winning awards such as the Best Animated Feature Film award at 49th Sitges Film Festival. In 2017, Hollywood producer J.J. Abrams announced that he was working with Toho to make a live-action adaptation.

After several revisions, the project finally got its Director. In September 2020, it was announced that Lee Isaac Chung would be helming the project, as well as taking on writing duties. The upcoming feature will be produced by Bad Robot.

your name ribbon
CoMix Wave Films / Toho
The coming-of-age story is being adapted for the big screen.

Plot details

The project was originally written by Eric Heisserer, although the latest script is being penned by Director Le Isaac Chung who is working off a script by Emily V. Gordon.


According to reports, Toho wanted this to be made from a “Western point-of-view” and will be more of a re-imagining than a straight copy. According to an old summary, the film will center on a “young Native American woman living in a rural area and a young man from Chicago who discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies.”

your name characters in clouds
CoMix Wave Films / Toho
The anime live-action adaptation will be a Western re-imagination.

Release date

So far there is no release date. While the project was initially announced in 2017, it has seen major changes on the creative side. It hasn’t even started filming yet, and no official cast has been revealed.

The movie was initially going to be directed by the Amazing Spider-Man’s Marc Webb, however the filmmaker was replaced by Chung in 2020. We will keep this hub updated with the latest info on Your Name as it comes out, so be sure to keep checking back.


Cowboy Bebop cosplayer becomes queen of hearts as perfect Faye Valentine

Published: 19/Oct/2020 19:28

by Brent Koepp


A Cowboy Bebop cosplayer shared an insanely accurate Faye Valentine costume. The artist teamed up with talented photographers to bring the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Despite releasing in 1998, Cowboy Bebop is still one of the most popular animes of all time. Viewers fell in love with its fast-paced jazz style, and story about a ragtag group of bounty hunters in space.


Celebrating the influential series, a talented cosplayer transformed into beloved heroine Faye Valentine. Her stunning photography and mind blowing re-creation of the character will be sure to leave fans in awe.

faye valentine in cowboy bebop
Sunrise / Funimation
The beloved bounty hunter is a protagonist in Cowboy Bebop.

Cowboy Bebop cosplayer brings Faye Valentine to life

While much of the anime centers on protagonist Spike Spiegel, the bounty hunter picks up several crewmates throughout the story, such as Faye Valentine. The ragtag group travel across space aboard the Bebop spaceship. 


Cosplayer ‘luciolescosplay’ transformed into the purple-haired heroine with a jaw-dropping costume on Instagram. The artist teamed up with photographer ‘micheltakumacosplay’ who helped bring the anime to life with incredible skills. 

Posing in the character’s signature two-piece yellow outfit, the artist mirrored Valentine’s look effortlessly. She even included Faye’s signature red jacket which hangs loosely around the lower half of her arms. 


In another shot, photographer ‘koklengphotographe’ captured the cosplayer recreating a scene from the show. Luciole posed as the bounty hunter holding a drink in front of a bar. The glowing neon sign in the backdrop looks similar to the “Loser Bar” from the series

The French cosplayer gave viewers a full look of her outfit, and showed just how accurate it is to the anime. From her purple cropped hair, to her iconic sunglasses, this is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the queen of hearts.


Cowboy Bebop originally made its debut as manga in 1997. However, its anime adaptation a year later by studio Sunrise made it an instant hit around the world.

Those wanting to watch the genre-bending sci-fi romp can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation, Hulu, and HBO Max.