“Your Name” Becomes Biggest Grossing Anime

It is not set to get a theatrical release in the United States until April 7th, but that hasn’t stopped “Your Name” from becoming the highest grossing anime film of all time.

The story follows two teens who find they’ve switched bodies, and an impending disaster tied to a comet over Japan.

The animated feature has earned a whopping USD$281 million worldwide so far, pushing it past Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away” with USD$275 million to become the genre’s new benchmark.

A smash hit in Japan, the film has also done superb business in China and South Korea along with limited releases in a few select countries such as Australia.

Source: io9