WHO’S IN IT?
Ryunosuke Kamiki (Summer Wars), Mone Kamishiraishi (Nobody’s Perfect), Masami Nagasawa (Crossfire), Etsuko Ichihara (Black Rain), Ryo Narita (One Piece Film: Gold), Aoi Yūki (Appleseed Alpha), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Tari Tari), Kaito Ishikawa (Code Geass: Akito the Exiled), Kanon Tani (Jōkyō Monogatari), Masaki Terasoma (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence), Sayaka Ohara (King of Thorn), Kana Hanazawa (Book Girl)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Makoto Shinkai (Journey to Agartha), director, writer, cinematographer, editor; Noritaka Kawaguchi (The Garden of Words) and Genki Kawamura (Villain), producers; Radwimps (film debut), composer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Taki (Kamiki) and Mitsuha (Kamishiraishi) are two high school students who have never met, living very different lives with Taki in the city of Tokyo and Mitsuha in the country. One day, they suddenly become connected when they dream that they are in each other’s bodies, which paves the way for something to happen on a more cataclysmic level…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The Japanese anime sensation that has taken the Japan box office by storm, and been wowing audiences at several film festivals around the world, makes it to British shores with the intent of gaining something of a cult following amongst anime aficionados.