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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.


Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.