Anime Movie Review - Your Name. (2016)

Kimi No Na Wa. (君の名は。)

I think most of you out there would have heard of this film due to it's MASSIVE reception from the anime and non-anime community. 'Kimi No Na Wa.' wrecked (quote Lance-senpai) many animes and films taking the number 1 spot in multiple rankings. Kimo No Na Wa is a film based on the light novel of the same name by Makoto Shinkai who, due to this masterpiece, has been heralded as a candidate to succeed Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli).
Kimi No Na Wa's story revolves around the known concept of the "red string of fate" that is frequently brought up in many animes we know, but only ever so briefly and in passing. The story of how Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana are connected is told in such a way that would leave you confused, glad, sad, happy, laughing, crying and at times even frustrated.
The emotional roller-coaster isn't there without reason as you gradually understand what is happening as the film progresses, you find out just how fate works between these two startlingly different individuals. 
There's just something about the animation that is just so utsukushii...

The film was also praised for its scenic recreations of Tokyo and Nagano (a prefecture close to Makoto-sensei's heart), the latter of which the fictional town of Itomori was based off in the film. Have I told you how beautiful the animation is?
To be honest, this is the first time I'm watching a film by Makoto Shinkai, which subsequently prompts me to go and find out about his previous films, so stay tuned as I review them in the future.

I rate 9/11. 
Go watch it.

Writer's note: My job here is to make you watch the movie - that is the first step - no matter how good or bad the movie is (I probably won't review the bad ones unless I really have to). In the end, the decision of whether or not the movie is good should fall solely on your shoulders and no one else.


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