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In a world dominated by stupid sequels, prequels and remakes it is film/anime like this that restores hope in today's entertainment. Orgasm for the mind and of course the eyes. This animation is an instant classic. I recommend watching it whether an adolescent or an adult...

Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa)

Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

Director: Makoto shinkai
Writer: Makoto shinkai
Rating: ★★★★🌠   4.5/5

Note: Spoiler-free review


A comet appears and mysteriously affects and connects the lives of two teenagers of the same age, a boy in the big, bustling city of Tokyo and a girl in a country village where life is slow but idyllic. They find for unknown reasons, they wake up in each other's bodies for weeks at a time. At first, they both think these experiences are just vivid dreams, but when the reality of their situations sinks in, they learn to adjust and even enjoy it. Soon they start to communicate and try to leave notes about who they are and what they are doing. But as they discover more about each other and the other's life, they uncover some disturbing hints that their distance is more than just physical and tragedy haunts them. What does the comet mean? Can they actually meet?

Movie Review:

Taki and Mitsuha in Your Name

“Your Name” is visually striking would be a giant understatement. Shinkai and his team have both an eye for detail and a poetic vision. The settings of “Your Name” somehow feel both lived-in and magical at the same time. Whether it’s the train system in Tokyo, its gorgeous skyscrapers touching the sky, a never-ending horizon in Itomori, or even just a series of streets on a mountainside, “Your Name” is one of those animated films in which one could pick any still frame from it and hang it on their wall. And yet the gorgeous visuals of the film never stifle the storytelling; they’re intertwined with one another. “Your Name” seems to often be saying: city or country, it’s a beautiful world out there and we only need to find our place in it. Your Name has been hyped to death, as not only have critics taken a shine to it, but the film has made over $300 million on the international market alone.

The second act of Your Name, the film shifts from a romantic comedy to something almost completely different than advertised. What's so special about this tonal shift is the fact that the movie doesn't lose a step of momentum when it shifts gears. So while the focus and tone may have changed, the film's deliberate pace doesn't suffer any sort of slowdowns or problems of inaccessibility. The first act's set-up shifts onto an unexpected path of events, each more complicated than the ones that preceded them. And yet, it's the attention to detail that really makes the jump work, as you're just as invested as you were frame one.

It helps that Shinkai’s film is beautiful, every pastoral landscape rendered with painterly detail; even the cellphone conversations look great. His characterizations of Taki and Mitsuha are finely realized and expressive enough to match the magical world around them. A fantasy sequence in the middle of the film in which they “meet” (in a manner of speaking) is the kind of grand impressionistic gesture that could fall flat. Instead, it soars. With its balance of grounded emotion and wondrous escapism, Your Name should firmly establish Shinkai as an auteur to follow for many years to come. But for now, just enjoy his first masterpiece.

This movie felt long, but not too long. All the way through, I was asking what would happen next. It was clever, emotional, and left me crying after the movie. The twist was done really well, and I almost wanted to pause the movie. Also, the animation is gorgeous. You get to see detailed images from many angles and perspectives, and there were hundreds of animators! The credits didn't start out with the cast like it usually would. The first thing you saw after a black screen was hundreds of names of animators and designers. I watched this movie again and I still felt my muscles ready to let tears out. I would not recommend this movie any less than the next guy, so what are you waiting for? Get a couple of friends and watch Your Name!

 “There’s no way we could meet. But one thing is certain. If we see each other, we’ll know. That you were the one who was inside me. That I was the one who was inside you.” 
– Mitsuha Miyamizu

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