Movie Review: Your Name

your-name-v2By: Marcus Blanks

January 3, 2017

The movie Your Name is a romance, drama, and fantasy anime film that was made by Makoto Shinkai. The movie has collected over $330 million in revenue in the first 6 months of screening.  Considering the movie is doing so well, here’s a review of the movie for people who haven’t seen the movie and would like to know if it’s good.

Your Name is about two high school students named Taki and Mitsuha. One day they both wake up to notice that they have switched bodies. The two are complete strangers to each other and have to make a way to communicate with each other and find a way to make the body change work out as normal. One day they wake up, and something is not like they usually feel when in the other’s body. They then go on a journey to try and meet each other, but obstacles get in the way.

The film is an amazing film and is very, very, very entertaining. The way the characters come off ties you into the movie. The movie is not in English, but having the English subtitles made watching the movie a lot easier. An English version won’t be out until April 2017.

The movie itself is funny, romantic, and sad. Makoto Shinkai, the creator of the movie, did an excellent job on how he made this movie turn out. The way he made the characters connect with each other and how they presented themselves. How the characters in the movie move around is different from regular anime, it’s more smooth and realistic.  If I had to give a rating, I would give this movie a 9/10, but only because nothing is perfect enough to be a 10.

After watching this movie I understand way it is the fourth-highest grossing film in Japan’s movie history, and also why it has been nominated for and won so many awards.

If you are interested in watching this movie, talk to me about ways to find anime movies online.  

For more info, check out: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/20/your-name-review-makoto-shinkai

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