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“Your Name.”, the box office phenomenon from Makoto Shinkai, will be released in U.S. and Canadian theaters in April.

In anticipation of the North American premiere, the English version of the film’s theme songs by rock band Radwimps was released in late January.

“Your Name.” stormed the weekend box office charts in its opening weekend in Asia and elsewhere overseas.

According to distributor Toho Co., “Your Name.” is scheduled to be shown in 125 countries and regions. The anime film topped the box office charts in its opening weekend in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, China and South Korea. It also became the highest-grossing Japanese film ever released in Taiwan, Thailand and China.

“Your Name.” will be released on at least 200 screens in North America starting from April 7.

“The songs, dialogue and story are blended in complete harmony, and the lyrics of the theme songs also represent the outbursts of the main characters,” director Shinkai was quoted as saying. “I hope North American audiences can enjoy the world of ‘Your Name.’ even more deeply with the English version of the theme songs.”

In Japan, the anime film raked in more than 23.2 billion yen ($203 million) in 144 days.

According to the all-time box-office list compiled by Kogyo Tsushinsha, a company that tracks box office records, “Your Name.” has become the second highest-grossing domestic film ever released in Japan after Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away.”

It is also the fourth highest-grossing film ever released in the country.