Kimi No Na Wa: Love that defies the confines of time and space
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Today I will be reviewing one of my favorite movies in anime history, Kimi No Na Wa
Kimi No Na Wa ( Your Name ) is a Japanese romantic, fantasy animated movie that was written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. This movie is by far the best movie that Makoto Shinkai has directed. He is one of those animators who uses traditional Japanese drawing techniques to create his characters.
It feels wonderful reviewing this movie since its a wonderful day to fall in love. Let’s dive into the story.
The story revolves around Taki Tachibana, a high school student who resides in Tokyo and Mitsuha Miyamizu, who lives in Itomori, Japan. The story starts with a comet approaching the earth and creating a wonderful skyline in the process. The whole world looks in awe as the comet flashes by their eyes as it makes history.
Our main characters dream about each other after the comet had appeared. Once thought of like a dream, turns into a freaky Friday situation when both of them exchange bodies and live each other’s lives.
Taki goes to school in Tokyo and works a job at a restaurant in the night time. He has a slight crush on Miku Okudera( Okudera Senpai) who works there with him. Mitsuha is also a girl of the same age going to school in a town named Itomori. There she is a part of her family tradition. The premise of time travel and the idea behind it time is very neatly laid down by the director. It gives us a slight idea as to what is going to happen.
Makoto Shinkai has beautifully intertwined the lives of our main characters. They have not felt the touch of each other nor the breath nor the fragrance. It is a relationship truly build from mental understanding. They truly understand each other, the troubles they face and in the process they make each other stronger. They keep switching bodies and learns about their significant other and start feeling for each other.
Both of them realize that they are falling in love with each other. Something which started as a weird mismatch of bodies turns into love.
Unfortunately, things spiral downwards by the time they realize what they meant to each other.
Taki Tachibana goes on a trip to find Mitsuha the girl he loves with his two comrades. He searches far and wide but to his dismay, he is not able to find her. Impending doom awaited her and he was the only one who could save her.
He finds the truth about what happens to Mitsuha and is on a time-crunched journey to save her from peril. In a shocking turn of events, the story moves forward bringing us to tears and what saves them is their relentless love for each other.
This movie is the greatest thing that the world has to offer. Every shot of this movie is mesmerizing. It’s truly breathtaking. The soundtracks and music included in this movie are one of those factors which make this movie really memorable. It gives us a sense of what the director is trying to convey and it serves as food for the soul. Radwimps does it again by enriching our hearts full of love.
Falling in love is simple but when the situation gets dire and there is no hope, will that love last and flourish?
That is the premise and plot raised here.
Will Mitsuha and Taki end up together or not?
Or does fate have a different idea for them?
That is something I (あなたを愛し) cannot share in this review because it will take the amazement out of watching this truly wonderful masterpiece.
I would give this movie an 8/10 because none of Taki’s past was shown in this movie.
The movie is stunning, romantic, it will make you cry more times than you can count and it will make you wonder how far will you go for your loved one. I would suggest this movie to anyone who is not an anime fan or is an anime fan. You won’t be disappointed. You will love it.
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