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Live-Action ‘Your Name’ Stars Ji Chang Wook, Kim So Hyun?

by Conan Altatis / Jun 19, 2017 10:12 AM EDT
'Your Name' is a Japanese animated film about about two high school teenagers named Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu whose bodies get swapped.

A live-action movie version of the 2016 romantic comedy animated film "Your Name" has yet to come to reality. While fans are waiting for this to happen, South Korea is releasing its own dubbed version featuring the voices of actors Ji Chang Wook, 29, and Kim So Hyun, 18.

"Your Name" is about two high school teenagers named Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu. The former is a high school boy from Tokyo whose dream was to become an aspiring architect from Tokyo while the latter is a high school girl in a rural town whose dream is to move to Tokyo. 

Taki and Mitsuha have never met. Their bodies then get swapped and they fall in love. 

Ji will play Taki, which was played Ryunosuke Kamiki and Michael Sinterniklaas in the respective Japanese and English versions. Kim will play Mitsuha, which was previously played by Mone Kamishiraishi and Stephanie Sheh.

The original Japanese version of "Your Name" was released in South Korea in January and topped the local box office for two consecutive weeks, according to Korea Herald. The dubbed South Korean version will be released on July 13.

Both Ji and Kim are currently starring in a TV series. The latter is playing the lead role in the MBC drama series "Ruler: Master of the Mask" opposite Yoo Seung Ho.

Kim is also set to make a cameo appearance on "While You Were Sleeping." Starring Bae Suzy and Lee Jong Suk, the SBS drama series will premiere on Sept. 27.

On the other hand, Ji is playing the lead character in "Suspicious Partner" opposite Nam Ji Hyun. Ji's character in the SBS rom-com drama is an all-rounded prosecutor named Noh Ji Wook.

Recently, Ji was recently declared by The Korean Business Research Institute as the drama actor with the highest brand reputation rankings, Soompi reported. Before "Suspicious Partner," he starred in "The Healer' in 2015 and "The Whirlwind Girl 2" and "The K2" in 2016.

Aside from "Your Name," Ji also has two other 2017 films. These are "Fabricated City" and "Two Constables."

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