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Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017)

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Critic Consensus: As beautifully animated as it is emotionally satisfying, Your Name adds another outstanding chapter to writer-director Makoto Shinkai's filmography.

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From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night's sky, something shifts, and they seek each other out wanting something more-a chance to finally meet. But try as they might, something more daunting than distance prevents them. Is the string of fate between Mitsuha and Taki strong enough to bring them together, or will forces outside their control leave them forever separated?

Cast

Ryûnosuke Kamiki
as Taki Tachibana (Japanese voice cast)
Michael Sinterniklaas
as Taki Tachibana (English voice cast)
Mone Kamishiraishi
as Mitsuha Miyamizu (Japanese voice cast)
Stephanie Sheh
as Mitsuha Miyamizu (English voice cast)
Masami Nagasawa
as Miki Okudera (Japanese voice cast)
Laura Post
as Miki Okudera (English voice cast)
Kanon Tani
as Yotsuha Miyamizu (Japanese voice cast)
Catie Harvey
as Yotsuha Miyamizu (English voice cast)
Etsuko Ichihara
as Hitoha Miyamizu (Japanese voice cast)
Glyins Ellis
as Hitoha Miyamizu (English voice cast)
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Critic Reviews for Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.)

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (4)

Makoto Shinkai's anime stunner deserves its unexpected Oscar buzz.

December 22, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
indieWire
Top Critic

What a thing of beauty this film is.

November 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

First-rate Japanese anime is a taste that anyone can acquire in the time it takes to watch a film like this, and it should confirm Shinkai's reputation to genre-lovers around the world, who know his poetry-inspired The Garden of Words.

November 2, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

This vividly realized and emotionally satisfying feature ought to make Shinkai a household name - certainly in Japan, and with any luck, in other countries as well.

October 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

An original film that captivates with its apparent simplicitybecause of its curious premise and then it doesn't stop surprising. [Full review in Spanish]

March 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Blog de cine

What starts with a brightly coloured pop leaves behind a powder trail of loveliness.

December 27, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Financial Times

Audience Reviews for Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.)

I would never take it away from anyone, but I was underwhelmed. Final rating:?? - Definitely not for me, but I sort of get the appeal.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

For those who like complex plots and rewatching movies.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

Makoto Shinkai has amassed a hugely impressive filmography over the years. 'Your Name', however is possibly the finest film Shinkai has produced to date literally putting the director up there as competing with Hayao Miyazaki, the entire Studio Ghibli team and Oscar nominated Momoru Hosada. Shinkai's attention to detail is so immaculate in his films it's impossible to look away at the amazing animation, fluid in every detail, almost recreating everything from real life into animation. But what's at the core here is Shinkai's story the film mixes an array of genres including romance, drama, comedy, fantasy and mystery. The film's sense of humour marked with awkward moments and hilarious dialogue that confuses audiences sense of where the plot will go and crushes any sense of cliches. It's an endearing tale that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats no willing to stop even when things get humorous or heartwarming, that added with the film's genuine sense of intimacy, thought-provoking plotting and relatable characters that make me really want to relive my youth are some of the biggest highlights of this new Anime Masterpiece I'm not sure if seeing once is really enough nor doing it justice in a short review is likely to happen. I absolutely loved every frame, every moment and everything about this film I can't recommend it more than enough, it really is the greatest piece of Anime I've seen in ages and I cannot wait to watch it again. It has a great chance of being an Oscar Nominee as much as having a win.

Luke Eberhardt
Luke Eberhardt

Super Reviewer

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