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(2016)

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This is the first anime film not made by Studio Ghibli or Hayao Miyazaki to gross ten billion Yen at the Japanese box office (about US$98 million).
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The red braided cord that Mitsuha wears represents the invisible red string of fate that is said to connect someone to their fated person, according to Japanese tradition.
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Mitsuha's name means "three leaves" and follows a family trait. Her grandmother, Hitoha, is "one leaf," her mother, Futaba, is "two leaves," and her little sister, Yotsuha, is "four leaves."
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The teacher who teaches Classical Japanese at Mitsuha's school, Ms. Yuki, is Yukari Yukino, the heroine from Makoto Shinkai's previous film The Garden of Words (2013).

Her partner, Takao Akizuki, makes an appearance near the end of the film in a crowd.
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Japanese band Radwimps worked closely with director Makoto Shinkai on the script and story to create complementary music. The process of them working together led to the initial script changing.
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The restaurant where Taki works is called "Il giardino delle parole," which is Italian for "Garden of Words." Makoto Shinkai's previous film was called The Garden of Words (2013).
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Although Itomori is a fictional town, it was majorly based on the existing Japanese town of Hida.
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This movie passed Spirited Away (2001) to become the highest grossing anime movie in box office history. Both films featured Ryûnosuke Kamiki in major roles.
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The meteor in the film is named Tiamat after the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of the ocean that represents female beauty, creation, and primordial chaos.
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Radwimps wrote all new English covers of their original songs for the film's international debut in English speaking territories.
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As of August 2017 the movie grossed over 23 Billion Yen making it the fourth highest grossing film in Japan.
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Two Nintendo videogame platforms can be seen in the room in which Mitsuha and her friends plan their actions late in the film: a Famicom (known in the West as the Nintendo Entertainment System) and an orange Gamecube. Both of the shown designs were exclusively available in Japan.
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Kuchikamizake quite appropriately means mouth-chewed sake in Japanese.
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Both the Japanese and English voice actors (Ryûnosuke Kamiki and Michael Sinterniklaas) for Taki also voiced the same male lead in the film Summer Wars (2009).
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In the scene where Mitsuha and her friends are planning their action with town's early warning system on Katsuhiko's desk there is a rare and old, sold exclusively in Japan home computer present: a Sharp X68000. This is the same characteristic computer used by Daru Hasida in Steins;Gate (2011), a famous anime also about time travel.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The comet disaster in this film is inspired by the Great Eastern Earthquake of Japan in 2011.
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The film is inspired by the Japanese tale "Torikaebaya Monogatari," where a brother and sister live their lives as a woman and man, as well as Greg Egan's Sci-Fi story "The Safe Deposit Box," where a man lives his life as different people, and the Japanese gender-swapping tales "Torikaebaya Monogatari," "Inside Mari" and Ranma ½ (1989).
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There have been rumors that director Writer director, Makoto Shinkai originally planned to end the film with a bitter ending; the two protagonists, Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana can't find or realize each other and go their separate ways in the end. The rumor said that distributor Toho argued against his idea and ordered him to change it to a happy ending as shown in the competed film. To disprove this rumor, Shinkai posted a screenshot to his Twitter of his working draft from 2014 showing his ending as presented in the film and novel was always planned.
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Your Name resembles Il Mare (2000) and its remake, The Lake House (2006) in some aspects; two people from different times end up communicating, falling in love, looking for and finding each other.
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