Quickie Film Review : Kimi no Na wa (Your Name)

Your Name (Japanese: 君の名は。 Hepburn: Kimi no Na wa) is a 2016 Japanese anime fantasy film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, animated by CoMix Wave Films, and distributed by Toho.

It is based on Shinkai's novel of the same name, released on June 18, 2016.

The characters were designed by Masayoshi Tanaka and the J-rock band Radwimps composed the music.


Quickie Film Review : Kimi no Na wa (Your Name)


Really lovely animation. But wait, wasn't that red string of fate also used in the Elmonella TV series Born for You that was shot in (gasp!) Japan? Too much of a coincidence, right?
I really enjoyed the first part of the film with the identity switch reminiscent of Freaky Friday (or more appropriately...The Hot Chick?), but I started to lose interest when it headed into familiar corny Twilight territory (or more appropriately...The Lake House?).

Not a big fan of the time travel concept since if there was one thing I learned from the movies, it was never to mess with history.

It would be cool to have a name like I Love You, though. Oh, my jaded heart!

Movie Rate : ☆☆
Movie Review by : Jason Javier

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