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Kimi no Na wa Philippine showing begins December 14

Fans of the hit movie "Kimi no Na wa (Your Name.)" will finally get a chance to watch it on the big screen this December.  Just before the local cinemas goes all-local due to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), SM Cinema confirms that they will show the box office animated film beginning December 14.

Kimi no Na wa is directed by Japanese director Makoto Shinkai.  He had been closely compared to another great director, Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli.  This means than fans can expect to see something worth spending their money on.

It earns is box office stardom when for nine straight weeks the film was on top of the Japanese box office charts.  It has a total of 11 weeks on the top spot and earning more than 20 bullion yen (about Php8.7 billion),  This figures was more then Studio Ghibli's "Howl's Movie Castle" but a bit short of "Spirited Away," which earned 30.8 billion yen (Php13 billion) globally.

The only Japanese film to gross higher is the Oscar-winning "Spirited Away," also from Studio Ghibli, which took in 30.8 billion yen (P13 billion) worldwide.

t has now earned more than 20 billion yen (close to P8.7 billion), surpassing the 19.6 billion yen (close to P8.5 million) earnings of Studio Ghibli's "Howl's Moving Castle," reported the Anime News Network. It is now the second highest grossing Japanese film of all time.

"Kimi no Na wa" topped the Japanese box office for nine straight weekends before dropping to number two. It then jumped to the top again for two more weeks, before settling for second place behind "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a Harry Potter film franchise spin-off.

Kimi no Na wa Plot

The story is about two teenagers who accidentally switched their consciousness into each others body.  Mitsuha, a hight school girl living in the town of Itomori and Taki Tachiban, a high school boy living in Tokyo are in for the surprise of their lives.

How will the two live with this new chapter in their life?  Will they be able to get back to normal or will it be a permanent tragedy, if it is a tragedy at all?

I am sure that all of you, whether you love anime or not will find this movie very interesting and fulfilling,.  Highly recommended.

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