Japanese Anime ‘Kimi No Na Wa’ Will Have A Live-Action Hollywood Remake

If you enjoyed Your Name, the highest-grossing anime at the worldwide box office, then this report will spike your interest. We can all agree that it’s a great film–intriguing, very well made, and with a heart-warming story. And so, Hollywood is going to create its own version of the critically-acclaimed anime.

As reported by Screen Daily, J.J. Abrams, director of 2015’s Star Wars, is currently working on a live action remake of Your Name.

The original anime, which was written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, follows the story of two teenagers who discover they can swap bodies and then journey to find each other.

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With Hollywood’s slightly negative reputation with remaking animes, fans of Your Name have mixed feelings for this news.

But it seems that Shinkai is very excited for this Hollywood take on his original film. “When such a work is imbued with Hollywood filmmaking, we may see new possibilities that we had been completely unaware of — I am looking forward to the live-action film with excited anticipation,” he says.

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