Kimi no na wa – Your name (movie) (review)

Genres: Drama, Movie, Romance, School, Supernatural


What is it about?

Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.

One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.

Kimi no Na wa. revolves around Mitsuha and Taki’s actions, which begin to have a dramatic impact on each other’s lives, weaving them into a fabric held together by fate and circumstance.

Why did I like it?

Normally I would explain to you why I like this movie so so so much. However this time I decided to tell you a little story instead.

Anime isn’t very popular in my country, even more: most people don’t even know what it is. When I try to explain it to them they say: “Oh, like Pokemon?”. Just to give you an idea.

However, last week they played Kimi no na Wa for the first time over here, they played it in different cities spread all over my country. Off course I went, even though I have seen this movie at least seven times, I just wanted to see it on a big screen. Just once.

When I went, I dragged some of my friends with me. All of them non-otakus, most of them anime-virgins. To say they were skeptical is an understatement, I even had to bribe some of them with popcorn and nachos to get them to come along.

So there we were, all five of us in a row in a, surprisingly full, movie theatre. And I am proud to admit: I created some new anime fans. All of us were crying by the end and they all loved the movie just as much as I did.

It’s only logical: everything in this movie is perfect: the story, the characters, the art, the colors,… Even the music was beautiful. If YOU haven’t watched it: shame on you. I suggest you rectify the situation immediately or you will miss one of the most beautiful movies ever made.

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