Makoto Shinkai’s beautiful anime your name. is getting a Hollywood adaptation. Usually, I’m someone who defends live-action adaptations of anime and manga because, regardless of the majority of them being bad, we have to judge by how it adapts, not that it adapts. However, I think what makes your name. so charming is the photo-realistic animation and the accurate representation of both rural and urban Japan as well as its culture. Both of these charm points would be lost in a live-action adaptation set in the US. I will go into detail on this in a different article but for this one I have compiled the internet’s (or at least Twitter’s) best reactions to the J. J. Abrams-produced live-action remake.

This is a question that really should be asked more often.

One question quickly follows another. Fun fact: your name. hasn’t even been released in Germany yet. Luckily, I was able to watch it on a flight.

There’s already a manga version of J. J.’s your name.

And a bunch of fake posters for the upcoming film which I lovingly dubbed y’all name.

But who will be the leads?

Lense flare jokes galore

I’ll take #Twice by Twice

Oh, Hollywood...


The Gespenst finds it immensely difficult to describe himself so he’ll be talking about his love for manga and anime instead. A fan of anime and manga since he first laid eyes on Sailor Moon, he mostly writes Anime Series Blogs and the occasional review. While suspense and mystery are his genre of choice, he’s always on the lookout for the next soothing Slice-of-Life anime. He can be found on Twitter@TheGespenst where he regularly talks about his favourite manga and anime in over-excited, yet eloquent(?) ways.