Your Name is a dramatic, supernatural anime film with many fantastically written characters. The film’s engaging plot, skillful cast, beautiful visuals, and astounding soundtrack will keep you soothed and entertained

Table of Contents

  1. Your Name Main Character List
    1. Taki Tachibana
    2. Mitsuha Miyamizu
  2. Side Characters in Your Name
    1. Miki Okudera
    2. Tsukasa Fujii
    3. Yotsuha Miyamizu
    4. Katsuhiko Teshigawara
    5. Toshiki Miyamizu
  3. Voice Actors & Actresses in Your Name
    1. Mone Kamishiraishi
    2. Ryunosuke Kamiki
    3. Masami Nagasawa
    4. Nobunaga Shimazaki
    5. Kanon Tani
    6. Ryo Narita
    7. Masaki Terasoma

Main Characters in Your Name

Taki Tachibana

Taki Tachibana from Your Name on Netflix

Taki is a high school teenager who must balance his work and social life while pursuing a future career in architecture. However, Taki’s life takes a dramatic twist as he finds himself inside Mistsuha Miyamizu’s body. After finding out their dilemma, Taki must work alongside Mitsuha to resolve their body switch problem.

While kind-hearted and hardworking, Taki is quick to anger, blunt, and sometimes perverted while inhabiting Mitsuha’s body. Behind these faults lies a boy with a determination to help those in need, a trait that follows him into his adult years.

Mitsuha Miyazumi

Mitsuha Miyamizu in Your Name on Netflix
Mitsuha Miyamizu in Your Name on Netflix

She is a female high school student who serves as her town’s priestess in her family shrine. At the same time, Mitsuha doesn’t enjoy her rural life because of her father’s stern desires and the criticism she receives as a shrine maiden. Mitsuha then states that she wants to be reincarnated in her next life as a boy and live in the city. Even though she achieved her goal by body-switching with Taki, she eventually learned about other issues that would spell doom for her and her entire town.

Mitsuha is a supportive and organized girl. Yet because her father mistreats her, Mitsuha is insecure and takes belittlement without the thought of retaliating. However, thanks to Taki, she becomes bolder and more confident enough to face her father.

Side Characters in Your Name

Miki Okudera

Miki Okudera from Your Name on Netflix

Miki Okudera is one of Your Name’s side characters and works at an Italian restaurant with Taki Tachibana. At the beginning of the movie, Miki is Taki’s crush. Miki loves wearing beautiful clothes and boasting about her good looks. She has a girly personality. Despite her charm, Miki has a smoking addiction and finds it difficult to stop.

Tsukasa Fujii

Tsukasa Fujii from Your Name on Netflix

Tsukasa Fuji is a cautious boy with a stern personality. He’s also one of Taki’s best friends and grows concerned for his friend whenever Mistuha takes control of Taki’s body. Despite being concerned for Taki’s well-being, Tsukasa wants what’s best for his friend and is there to support him to the bitter end.

One such example includes Taki going along with Taki to find the “girl” he dreamed of meeting. In his adult years, Tsukasa is a florist and marries someone who has a crush on Taki.

Yotsuha Miyamizu

Yotsuha Miyamizu In Your Name On Netflix
Yotsuha Miyamizu In Your Name On Netflix

Despite her young appearance, Yotsuha is an independent, energetic, and organized individual who wants to improve her knowledge about difficult topics in life. She is more dedicated to her duties than her sister, but she finds boredom in them too. Yotsuha always looks out for her sister, even if she thinks ill of her at times.

However, fate later plays an unwelcoming hand in Yotsuha’s life, and it’s up to her sister and her friends to change that future.

Katsuhiko Teshigawara

Katsuhiko Teshigawara from Your Name on Netflix

Katsuhiko Teshigawara is one of Mitsuha’s friends with expertise in machinery and explosives. Though his parents are never named, Katsuhiko worked under his father as a construction worker. Despite being a wiz at machinery, Katsuhiko had a crush on Mistsuha but wasn’t brave enough to share his feelings toward her.

Despite not getting with the girl of his dreams, Katsuhiko went to great lengths to support Mitsuha by stealing explosives and helping the villagers evacuate their residents.

Toshiki Miyamizu

Toshiki Miyamizu from Your Name on Netflix

He is Mitsuha and Yotsuha’s father, who pursued politics as he didn’t want anything to do with his wife’s traditional lifestyle. He’s also a stern businessman and maintained his status as Itomori’s mayor for four years. While the film’s conclusion doesn’t discuss his whereabouts, he’s morally responsible for his town’s evacuation during the Comet Tiamat incident and has received criticism for his residents’ survival.

Toshiki was a stern and rude father to his children, especially Mitsuha, whom he’d criticize over the simplest things like her posture. Not only did Toshiki have a terrible bond with his daughters, but his wife’s mother also found him unappealing because he abandoned his priestly duties after her daughter’s death.

Voice Actors & Actresses in Your Name

Mone Kamishiraishi

Mone Kamishiraishi as Mitsuha from Your Name
Mone Kamishiraishi as Mitsuha Miyamizu

Mone Kamishiraishi is an award-winning Japanese singer and actress born in Kagoshima on January 27th, 1998. While Japanese, Mone can speak English and a good amount of Spanish. She’s also a well-trained ballet dancer. Before reaching international fame, Mone’s won many prestigious awards throughout her career. One award, in particular, included the Best Lead Actress award she received during the 11th Annual Seiyu Awards in Japan. This was because of her phenomenal performance as Mitsuha in 2016’s Your Name. 

Films She’s Starred In: 

  • 2014’s Lady Maiko as Haruko Saigo
  • 2016’s Chihayafuru Part 1 / Part 2 as Kanade Ōe
  • 2019’s L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof as Aoi Nishimori

Anime She’s Starred In: 

  • 2012’s Wolf Children as Keno
  • 2016’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower as Mitsuha Miyamizu
  • 2019’s Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: The Return of the Oni King as Natsume Amano

Kamiki Ryunosuke

Ryunosuke Kamiki as Taki from Your Name
Ryunosuke Kamiki as Taki Tachibana

Kamiki Ryūnosuke is a well-acclaimed child prodigy born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, on May 19th, 1993. Kamiki was a theater performer, actor, book author, documentary narrator, and YouTube content creator. He’s been acting since he was two and has survived a disease that only 1% of humans could survive. He’s won many awards, from the Japanese Movie Critics Awards 2004: Rookie of the Year to the 44th Elan d’or Awards: Newcomer of the Year award in 2020. Like Mone, Kamiki also won the Best Lead Actor Award during the 11th Seiyu Awards in Japan for his stellar Your Name performance as Taki. 

Films He’s Starred In: 

  • 2005’s Great Yokai War as Tadashi Ino
  • 2016’s Daisuke as Daisuke
  • 2021’s Rurouni Kenshin: The Final as Seta Sojiro

Anime He’s Starred In: 

  • 2001’s Spirited Away as Boh
  • 2016’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower as Peter
  • 2021’s Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time as the 

Masami Nagasawa

Masami Nagasawa as Miki from Your Name
Masami Nagasawa as Miki Okudera

Masami Nagasawa is a Japanese actress and model born in Iwata, Japan, on June 3rd, 1987. She’s appeared in many TOHO films concerning the Godzilla franchise and won the Blue Ribbon Award and Japan Academy Prize for her remarkable performance in Crying Out Love in the Center of the World. Masami also loved collecting stickers and promoted a hot sauce product for a promotion company. Although she went through some issues in 2013, her role as Miki Okudera in Your Name helped her reclaim her praise in the spotlight. 

Films She’s Starred In: 

  • 2003’s Like Asura as Yōko Satomi
  • 2017’s Before We Vanish as Narumi Kase
  • 2021’s Masquerade Night as Naomi Yamagishi

Anime She’s Starred In: 

  • 2008’s Detroit Metal City as Uri Aikawa
  • 2011’s From Up on Poppy Hill as Umi Matsuzaki
  • 2018’s Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island as Fiona

Nobunaga Shimazaki

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Tsukasa from Your Name
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Tsukasa Fuji

Nobunaga Shimazaki is a Japanese voice actor born on December 6th, 1998, in Shiogama, Japan. He’s affiliated with the Japanese talent agency Aoni Productions. He is a great singer, and his role as the Nico Nico Douga utaite Headphone Man helped him receive acting work. It is unclear what Nobunaga’s hobbies were, but he has won several awards. Among them are the “Best Rookie Actor Award” at the 7th Seiyu Awards and the “Best Actors in Supporting Roles Award” at the 15th Seiyu Awards.

Films He’s Starred In: 

  • None

Anime He’s Starred In: 

  • 2010’s SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors as Sonken Gundam
  • 2014’s Parasyte The Maxim as Shinichi Izumi
  • 2020’s Jujutsu Kaisen as Mahito

Kanon Tani

Kanon Tani as Yotsuha from Your Name
Kanon Tani as Yotsuha Miyamizu

Kanon Tani is a Japanese actress and tarento (a term meaning television personality in Japan), born on May 4th, 2004, in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture. Although she’s moderately new to the anime voice acting business, she’s appeared in many television shows and live-action anime adaptations. One worth noting is her role as the child version of the Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day live-action drama’s interpretation of Meiko “Menma” Honma. As for awards, she received a certificate from Guinness World Records during the record-breaking Pacifico Yokohama fashion show on March 30th, 2012. 

Films She’s Starred In: 

  • None

Anime She’s Starred In: 

  • 2016’s Your Name as Yotsuha Miyamizu
  • 2017’s Song of Lu who Informs the Dawn as Lu

Ryo Narita

Ryo Narita as Katsushiko from Your Name
Ryo Narita as Katsuhiko Teshigawara

Ryo Narita is a Japanese actor and model born on November 22nd, 1993, in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture. Represented by Sony Music Entertainment, Japan, as one of their prominent agents, Ryo has made quite the splash in the entertainment industry. He was a model for Tokyo’s Men’s No-no magazine, and many of his fans admire him for his personality and appearance. He’s achieved many awards like Newcomer of the Year during 2019’s 42nd Japan Film Academy Awards and 2021’s 45th Elan d’or Awards Ceremony. Outside of his acting and modeling life, Ryo has graduated from college and loves to browse social media non-stop. 

Films He’s Starred In: 

  • 2016’s The Inerasable as Yamamoto
  • 2018’s Stolen Identity as Urano
  • 2021’s Homunculus as Manabu Itō

Anime He’s Starred In: 

  • 2016’s Your Name as Katsuhiko Teshigawara
  • 2016’s One Piece Film: Gold as Curve
  • 2021’s Belle as Shinobu Hisatake

Masaki Terasoma

Masaki Terasoma as Toshiki from Your Name
Masa Terasoma as Toshiki Miyamizu

Masaki Terasoma is a Japanese actor and voice-over artist born on May 8th, 1962, in Nishinomiya, Japan. He’s affiliated with Mausu Promotion (a Japanese management talent agency) and voiced in some live-action roles but many animated positions. His voice-over role for Shadow Moon in 1987’s Kamen Rider Black and Japanese film debut in W’s Tragedy helped him gain fame. As of now, he’s mainly focused on performing voice-over roles regarding dubbing and narration. He also enjoys voicing father figure-like and main villain characters most. Although he hasn’t earned an award for his incredible work, he is the Japanese dub artist for the well-acclaimed American actor Kurt Russel. 

Films He’s Starred In: 

  • 1984’s W’s Tragedy, but there are no public details for his specific role in the film, only that his movie debut began with that film

Anime He’s Starred In: 

  • 2004’s Samurai 7 as Kambei Shimada
  • 2007’s Naruto Shippuden as Hidan
  • 2021’s Star Wars: Visions as Ronin

Your Name Synopsis

Your Name was written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Furthermore, the film was released in Japanese theaters in late 2016 and later came to the United States in early 2017. The film was critically acclaimed, broke numerous box office records, and grossed over ¥41.44 billion ($380.15 million) worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing anime film of all time. Before its release, Shinkai released a light novel adaptation of the film and later a visual guide. Both sold well.

The story follows Mitsuha, who is not fond of her rural town life and her family’s traditions. Mitsuha wishes to be a boy living in the city in her next lifetime. Next, we learn about a boy named Taki Tachibana who struggles with balancing work and school life. He wishes to pursue architecture in the future. 

However, their worlds suddenly intertwine as both Taki and Mitsuha awaken inside the other’s body. While adjusting to their new lifestyles, Taki and Mitsuha must collaborate and discover a solution to their problem. As the two start to impact the other’s lives through their individualized actions, a darker threat slowly enters the fray to cause them more problems. 

Where to Watch Your Name

We’ve published a full article that explains where to watch Your Name. But briefly, the six best places include:

  1. Amazon Prime
  2. Netflix (in certain countries)
  3. PlayStation
  4. Google Play Store
  5. iTunes
  6. YouTube

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