By Roxy Simons.
Let it not be said that Hirokazu Koreeda doesn’t know a thing or two about creating emotional family dramas. It’s a topic he has been fixated with for over 20 years and is a genre that he has proven time and time again to be the master of, and his latest project Our Little Sister continues this trend.
Based on Akimi Yoshida’s manga Umimachi Diary (Seaside Town Diary), the film focuses on four siblings – three sisters and one step-sister – coming to terms with their father’s absence from their lives. For Sachi, Yoshino and Chika it is their father’s abandonment of them as children to marry another woman that they struggle with, while for 16-year-old Suzu it is his untimely death and her own feeling of guilt towards her step-sisters. Continue Reading
On top of the exciting news about the theatrical expanding earlier - we're pleased to reveal the English language dub cast as well today along with the official English language version of the trailer!
ENGLISH DUB CAST
We know a lot of you have been wondering who the English dub cast is or the film. Well, today we are delighted to be able to confirm this for you. Produced by the folks at NYAV post (A Letter To Momo, Psychic School Wars) - we'll be bringing you the English dub first in the world from November 18th in select venues.
Below is official cast list for "Your Name."
|Taki Tachibana||Michael Sinterniklaas|
|Mitsuha Miyamizu||Stephanie Sheh|
|Katsuhiko Teshigawara||Kyle Hebert|
|Sayaka Natori||Cassandra Morris|
|Tsukasa Fujii||Ben Pronsky|
|Shinta Takagi||Ray Chase|
|Yotsuha Miyamizu||Catie Harvey|
|Toshiki Miyamizu||Scott Williams|
|Futaba Miyamizu||Michelle Ruff|
|Taki's Father||Marc Diraison|
|Teshigawara's Father||H. D. Quinn|
|Teshigawara's Mother||Michelle Ruff|
|Yukari Yukino||Katy Vaughn|
|Miki Okudera||Laura Post|
|Hitoha Miyamizu||Glynis Ellis|
|Additional Voices||Ray Chase|
|Kevin T. Collins|
|H. D. Quinn|
|Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld|
|ADR Director||Stephanie Sheh|
|Additional ADR Director||Anthony Tortorici|
|Casting Director||Stephanie Sheh|
|English Script Adapter||Clark Cheng|
|Recording Engineers||Anthony Tortorici|
|Production Coordinator||Clark Cheng|
|Production Assistant||Anthony Tortorici|
|Audio Mixer||Oscar Garcia|
|Recording Studio||NYAV Post|
WHERE CAN I CAN WATCH THE ENGLISH DUB IN CINEMAS?
Don't forget you can find the complete list of cinema screening the film dubbed into English at english.yournamethemovie.co.uk starting from this weeked on November 18th at select Showcase cinemas with tickets on sale now.
You can also book tickets for the Japanese version with English subtitles here: http://subtitled.yournamethemovie.co.uk/
Check out our post from earlier today here if you want to learn more about the theatrical release in general.
As we get closer to the first screening dates we wanted to share some exciting news with folks about Your Name by Makoto Shinkai! See below for all the details and stay tuned for the dub announcement tonight around 18:00.
We're really happy to announce that "Your Name" is evolving too! What started as an exclusive one-day event screening has evolved into a platformed release.
Simply put we're no longer on one-day so the screenings have grown as detailed below:
- November 18th - November 23rd: Our friends at Showcase will be running the film in 16 of their venues up to the 24th twice a day, once dubbed and once subtitled.
- November 24th: Over 120 venues will play Your Name, the majority in the original Japanese language with English subtitles.
- November 25th - 30th: Select venues are scheduled to hold the film over the following week which so far includes the Vue cinemas in Shepherd's Bush and Stratford, the Odeon cinemas in London (Panton Street), Kingston, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton along with individual screenings in Brighton (Duke of York), Glasgow (Glasgow Film Theatre), Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth Arts Centre) and Leeds (Hyde Park Picturehouse).
- December 4th: We love the work our friends from the soon to be announced dub (tonight at 18:00)! So much so that we're hosting a day exclusively to celebrate their work with screenings in 13 venues across the UK and Ireland.
- December 9th - 27th January: We have a range of screenings with independent cinemas booked in for this period in another 4-5 venues so far.
Tickets and more venue information on sale as always through yournamethemovie.co.uk
Please note: The nature of this kind of run means more venues or screenings may well be added over the next few weeks, we'll try to keep folks updated on dates and screenings as we go!
We have had lots of queries about adding more screens at existing venues. It won't surprise you to know the cinemas have been listening - to name a few the Cineworlds in Glasgow, Dublin, Birmingham have all added second screens on the 24th of November while the Odeon on Panton Street in London is now onto its third screen.
Many screens are either sold out (Picturehouse Central recently sold out since our last update) or are selling strong so be sure to grab tickets sooner if you have a preferred venue!
Given how the scale of release has evolved - we're unable to list it cleanly anymore on the blog so we've pulled our list. Thankfully you can find the complete list of cinema screening the film in both Japanese with subtitles and with the English Dub at YourNameTheMovie.co.uk split carefully between.
A few of the Vue screens previously labeled subtitled have come back dubbed too - this is completely our bad for not realising it could change so sorry for any inconvenience caused!
Both the cast and the official dub trailer will go live tonight around 18:00! Stay tuned folks!
Helen McCarthy on Ouran High School Host Club.
It's a criminal world: J.K. Rowling has been taken to task for selectively appropriating the mythologies of America's First Nations into her universe, and for sanitising the Government-sanctioned genocide that followed the colonisation of North America. Another foreign invader packaging an alien history for creative gain… something we're all familiar with in comics, manga, anime and movies.
We need, however, to recognise that such appropriation existed long before Rowling first wrote. To give just one example, for decades before she reframed the British boarding school story into the multimillion-dollar-spinning world of Hogwarts, an alien culture on the other side of the world was busily adapting the same story, as well as importing it into its own education system (with a few cute local additions, like sailor suits for girls). Continue Reading
The time is here! The Fullmetal Alchemist Ultimate Editions are preparing to ship and we thought it was time to show off our baby to the world! Some copies are left on zavvi.com, alltheanime.com and a limited number will soon hit amazon.co.uk too.
In an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher's Stone. The legendary artifact is their last hope to restore what they've lost - but how far will they go to get it? From the ashes of their childhood, Edward and Alphonse quickly rise to fame within the ranks of the military, realizing along the way that the power to create is only ever a breath away from the power to destroy. And whether they're up against monsters, madmen, or military officials, the bond these brothers share will be the greatest weapon they have in the fight for their lives.
This Ultimate Edition comes with a boatload of stuff (almost enough for a human transmutation). Including:
A must have for any fan of the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise! Limited to 1000 units only with not many units left at this stage (under 300 last we checked).
So, with everything above in mind it’s time to show you an unboxing video Jeremy prepared before flying AND photos of the finished product. You can click on them to enlarge them too!
El Presidente, Anime Ltd