Mitsuha Miyamizu is a high school student in the rural countryside of Japan. Taki Tachibana is a teenager living in Tokyo. As a comet approaches Earth, their dreams and lives start getting entangled. One day Mitsuha wakes up as Taki. Taki one day wakes up as Mitsuha. For a few days they sporadically switch bodies until one afternoon they lose complete contact.
– Kimi no Na wa.
– Tu Nombre
– Твоё имя
– 너의 이름은.
– 君の名は. your name.
– Your Name. Gestern, heute und für immer
– Numele tau e …
– twoje imię
First of, Your Name. is a gorgeous film. Many of the scenes in the country remind me of Hayao Miyazaki’s style. The colors are vibrant, almost unrealistically vibrant. Every scene is meticulously painted.
The music is superb and by the band RADWIMPS, which remind me a bit of one of my favorite band, Galileo Galilei. The songs tend to be somber and uplifting at the same time.
Watching this anime again reminds me a little of Ocean Waves, also known as I Can Hear the Sea (Japanese: 海がきこえる Hepburn: Umi ga Kikoeru). Ocean Waves was a little gem of an anime done by Studio Ghibli in 1993. Anyway, the ending reminds me a bit of that anime ending scenes.
This anime starts a little slow during the first act, but ramp up nicely by the end of the third act.
I highly recommend this beautiful anime for those into a good (love) story. Your Name contains mild suggestive themes/dialogs and one scene of alcohol (sake) consumption. Intended for young teens and up.
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A collection of notable music and song from this series.
- “Yume Tourou” (夢灯籠) by RADWIMPS
- “Nandemonaiya (movie ver.)” (なんでもないや movie ver.) by RADWIMPS
- “Nandemonaiya (movie edit.)” (なんでもないや movie edit.) by RADWIMPS
- “Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)” (前前前世 movie ver.) by RADWIMPS
- “Sparkle (movie ver.)” (スパークル movie ver.) by RADWIMPS
A collection of notable videos, ranging from a fan-created trailer, music video, opening, and ending clip.
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