The 49th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain has announced that Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film won the festival’s Best Animated Feature Film award.
Shinkai’s latest film has ranked at number one for seven straight weekends since opening, and it is already 2016’s highest-grossing film in Japan. As of October 14, 2016, 50 days after the film opened, it has sold about 11.49 million tickets and earned about 14.9 billion yen (about US$143 million).
your name. held its world premiere on July 3, 2016 in Los Angeles during Anime Expo, and it is scheduled to open in 85 countries and regions.
Shinkai also wrote the script for the film. Masashi Ando served as the animation director and Masayoshi Tanaka designed the characters. CoMix Wave Inc. animated the film.
Previous anime films that have won the same award at Sitges include: Miss Hokusai in 2015, Wolf Children in 2012, Summer Wars in 2009, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in 2006.