Your Name. (君の名は。) is a Japanese animated movie, premiered in 2016 and has been written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also wrote the novel this anime movie is based on.
So here's my review and thoughts about it, enjoy!
Mitsuha and Taki are completely stranger to one another and it's easy to see why: she lives in the mountain town of Itomori, has a younger sister and helps her grandmother at the temple. On the other side, he (Taki) is an high school boy, working part time in an Italian restaurant.
The two of them have never met in real life, but for some twist of fate, they swich bodies every once in a while!
After a first moment of shock and confusion, the two of them find a way to communicate through notes on their cellphones and note books. They are actually enjoying being someone else and Mitsuha tries to help Taki by setting a date with his colleague Okudera.
But these switches end all of a sudden and that's when Taki decides it's time to meet the real Mitsuha...the problem is that after when they wake up in their on body they forget each other's names.
I was really curious about this one and now that I've seen it, I can't wait to read the novel to see if there's a reason why these to teenagers switch bodies; likewise any anime movie worth of this name, there's no explaination of the events, they just happen. The story is addictive and the don't even let me start talking about how AWESOME the soundtrack is, I've downloaded it completely!
Beside one or two scenes that added a not necessary vibe of irrealism, I think this is a great movie and I won't be surprise to see it in the final nominees list at the next Academy Awards!
Fun fact: this movie hit the theatres last year in July in the USA and in August in Japan and managed to become the highest-grossing anime movie, over comin Academy Award winning "Spirited Away".
my original post HERE