“Your Name” anime movie joins the Oscars Consideration list!

Your Name is a Japanese animated science fiction fantasy movie written and directed by Makota Shinkai, animated by CoMix Wave Films and distributed by Toho. This Sci-Fi anime movie has made its way to the 89th Academy Awards — Best Animation Feature consideration list. This is definitely huge!

Pixar’s “Finding Dori” movie is on the list as well. However, this billion dollar movie has got a tough competition here, I must say. Because this anime movie, Your Name has got awesome ratings and reviews from all over the world. Some the most awesome ratings and reviews are mentioned below.


“this vividly realized and emotionally satisfying feature ought to make Shinkai a household name” – By Variety

“Makoto Shinkai could be the next big name in anime… a blend of gorgeous, realistic detail and emotionally grounded fantasy” – By Japan Times

“The story soars majestically across the screen via breathtaking animation and is even more epic and grandiose than some of Ghibli genius Hayao Miyazaki’s features.” – By HeyUGuys

“Hailing Makoto Shinkai as the new Hayao Miyazaki has been en vogue for a while. It’s easy to see why… Only Makoto Shinkai could have made this movie, and his voice is in no need of any comparative labels.” – By Anime News Network


List of Awards and Nominations:

49th Sitges Film Festival – Best Animated Feature Length Film (Won)

60th BFI London Film Festival – Best Film (Nominated)

18th Bucheon International Animation Festival – Best Animated Feature Special Distinction Prize & Best Animated Feature Audiences Prize (Won)

29th Tokyo International Film Festival – ARIGATŌ Award (Won)

Newtype Anime Awards – Best Picture (Won)

“We’re thrilled to have ‘Your Name.’ on the list of contenders for a Best Animated Feature nomination,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “It is a masterpiece of animation from director Makoto Shinkai and is definitely worthy of Oscar consideration. We look forward to releasing it in theaters in 2017.”

This anime movie has collected over 172 Million USD in Japan alone. Funimation will be releasing this movie in USA and Canada in 2017. This movie was also featured in the Anime Expo 2016 convention in Los Angeles, California. This anime movie got a 100% ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and a 8.9/10 rating from IMDB. Boy, I can’t wait to watch this movie.

Source: Funimation Films

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