A very touching movie with beautiful graphics, it is a must-watch for all those Studio Ghibli lovers. I would say this movie is a mix of “The girl who leapt through time“; similar in the sense that they are both related to time, but “Your Name” has the dose of magic from Studio Ghibli.
I actually have watched another Makoto Shinkai’s production but it did not wowed me, maybe because I was too young, or his plots are too complex for my simple mind, but “Your name” is different, it drops subtle hint everywhere and you collect these pieces and form the bigger picture in the end. For those those who are curious what movie I watched, it was “5 centimetres per second”.
In “Your name” the scenes do tend to skip from one to another without explanation but after few seconds of watching you’ll go ahh so thats what happened. Everything is unanswered till the end, but fits perfectly; a movie that will definitely make you think and remember.
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.