YOUR NAME. (2016) by Makoto Shinkai
“I know you, but we’ve never met”
“Your Name.” is not in vain the 2016’s box-office movie in Japan. This anime piece, created by Makoto Shinkai, gathers all the indispensable requirements to attract all cinema lovers or just those who love good stories. Love, mistery and science fiction are, between others, the elements that this largometagre of excellent visual effects and an stunning artistic quality brings together.
Mitsuha is a girl from a little village in Japan who wants to escape from the boring and full of traditions life she’s living in. On the other hand, Taki is a young man from Tokio who lives a busy life as a student and as a waiter in a restaurant. Their lifes will intersect when their bodies begin to exchange after a strange dream. As a result they start to live the other’s life. Being on the other skin will make them comunicate by leaving notes to each other creating a strong link between them despite they have never met.
What I liked most about this movie is the deepness of all its plots. Stories about love, teenagers that want to escape from their villages or even parallel lifes are too used in all fields. However, the director and creator of “Your name.” demonstrates a lot of courage combining elements that young people and adults like equally and delights us with a beautiful travel through Mitsuha’s and Taki’s lifes.
You laugh, cry and think about life with “Your name.”, all of this inside a magnificent science fiction story built by a really exciting script. I was shocked with the masterly way that the story changes at some point.
And if you add to all this factors a really detailed animation, with beautiful landscapes, and a soundtrack worth of it, the result is a movie you will watch over and over.
So if you’re curious about the movie, go and watch it with no doubt, you won’t regret. And for those who are reticent to anime I also encourage you to watch it, I’m sure that after “Your name.” you’ll change your mind.
In fact maybe is this stigma about this genre the reason why such a successful movie in its country is just in a few cinemas here in Spain. Luckly some cinemas do bet on this movie and they have won indeed. A demonstration is that, here in Valencia, Aragó’s Cinemas have renewed it for three weeks already.
Traducido por: Irene Subiela.
Our rating: (5/5)