Coverage of the 2016 World Pipe Band Championships from Glasgow.
Languages: Scottish Gaelic
Runtime: 60 minutes
NA Worlds 2016 - Your Name - Netflix
Your Name (Japanese: 君の名は。, Hepburn: Kimi no Na wa.) (stylized as Your Name.) is a 2016 Japanese animated romantic fantasy drama film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai and produced by CoMix Wave Films. The film was produced by Noritaka Kawaguchi and Genki Kawamura, with music composed by Radwimps. Your Name tells the story of a high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo who swap bodies. The film stars the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, and Etsuko Ichihara. Shinkai's novel of the same name was published a month before the film's premiere. Your Name was distributed by Toho. It premiered at the Anime Expo 2016 convention in Los Angeles, California on July 3, 2016, and in Japan on August 26, 2016. It received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised the film for its animation and emotional impact, and was also a major commercial success, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the 8th-highest-grossing traditionally animated film, the highest-grossing anime and Japanese film and the 9th-highest-grossing non-English film worldwide, with a total gross of more than $355 million. The film won the 49th Sitges Film Festival, 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and 71st Mainichi Film Awards for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as receiving a nomination for the 40th Japan Academy Prize for the Best Animation of the Year. A live-action remake is currently in development.
NA Worlds 2016 - Critical response - Netflix
Your Name received critical acclaim. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 97%, based on 101 reviews, and an average rating of 8.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, “As beautifully animated as it is emotionally satisfying, Your Name adds another outstanding chapter to writer-director Makoto Shinkai's filmography.” On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 79 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Mark Schilling of The Japan Times gave the film a rating of 4 out of 5 and praised the film's animation for its “blend of gorgeous, realistic detail and emotionally grounded fantasy”. However, he criticized the film's “over-deliver[y]” of “the comedy of adolescent embarrassment and awkwardness” and its ending for being “To the surprise of no one who has ever seen a Japanese seishun eiga (youth drama)”. Reception outside of Japan was also very positive. Mark Kermode called the film his ninth favourite film to be released in the United Kingdom in 2016. US reviews were mostly positive. The New York Times described it as “a wistfully lovely Japanese tale”, while The Atlantic said it was “a dazzling new work of anime”. Conversely, The Boston Globe had a mixed opinion of the film, saying that it was “pretty but too complicated”. Mike Toole from Anime News Network listed it as the third-best anime film of all time. Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of the Oscar-nominated animation Moana, praised the film for its beauty and uniqueness. Despite the praise he received, Makoto Shinkai insisted that the film is not as good as it could have been: “There are things we could not do, Masashi Ando [Director of animation] wanted to keep working [on] but had to stop us for lack of money ... For me it’s incomplete, unbalanced. The plot is fine but the film is not at all perfect. Two years was not enough.”
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