Back in 2015, an anime called YOUR NAME, a drama/romance/fantasy, became the highest grossing anime in history at $358 million world wide. DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY is not even a third of the way to catch up, currently at $100 million. Following in second, third, and fourth in top grossing are all three Miyazaki/Ghibli films. In their respective order they are: SPIRITED AWAY, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, and PONYO. It was just announced that Marc Webb (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) has been tapped to direct a live action adaptation of YOUR NAME, with J.J. Abrams producing!
...What? That’s cool that there’s a whole wave of anime live action adaptations happening right now in the US, but I wouldn’t expect a movie like this, but hey what the heck. What’s next, I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS? WOLF CHILDREN?
YOUR NAME is a story about A teenage boy and girl who embark on a quest to meet each other for the first time after they magically swap bodies.
“In this reimagined version, a young Native American woman living in a rural area and a young man from Chicago discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies. When a disaster threatens to upend their lives, they must journey to meet and save their worlds.”
With all of these anime adaptations rolling in, I’m gonna be a busy girl.
~Eva Snail aka Big Eyes