‘Kimi no Na wa’ sets new record for TV ratings
Hit anime movie “Kimi no Na wa” (Your Name.) by director Makoto Shinkai created a new record when it began airing on Japanese television on Jan. 3.
According to Anime News Network, TV Asahi revealed the movie reached 26.3 percent viewership rating. This number combined the real-time rating of 17.4 percent and time-shift rating of 11.7 percent over the course of seven days.
Real-time rating refers to the number of people tuned in to watch the broadcast in real time. Time-shift refers to the number of recordings made for later watching.
Apparently “Kimi no Na wa’s” TV rating surpassed those of “Frozen” by Disney and “Shin Godzilla” on Japanese air waves.
Since it’s theatrical premiere in 2016, “Kimi no Na wa” has earned a total of $357 billion on the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo.
The story follows high schoolers Taki and Mitsuha as they have an otherworldly body-swapping experience. Their bond deepens as they try to live with the circumstances while the mystery of why they swap bodies unravel as a rare comet lights up the night sky. Alfred Bayle /ra
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