The fever for Your Name, director Makoto Shinkai’s newest work and Japanese cinema phenomenon, shows absolutely no signs of calming down. A themed cafe in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro area that served-up faithfully-recreated dishes from the film was popular enough during its original month-long run from January 7 to February 7 to warrant a renewed opening. It’s also a perfect chance to debut even more mouthwatering treats, especially for those who missed it’s first run. So let’s check them out!
The cafe will also be offering all of the original menu items.
Plenty of exclusive goods will also be available at the cafe. New items include a clear file, keychain, and pillow.
You can check out the Your Name cafe at the Parco department store in Ikebukuro beginning April 26. It seems sure to delight any fan of the movie, and if you are anything like me, you probably started to drool a little the moment food appeared on your screen. Beautifully-animated food: a Shinkai staple!
Below, you will find an official English synopsis for Your Name, courtesy of North American publisher Funimation. Your Name is now screening in many theaters across North America. If you want to witness what is not only an amazing anime film, but also an unparalleled achievement for animation as a medium, you can find a theater listing and schedule here.
From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.
When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?