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TITLE: Kimi no na wa (Your Name)


FILM INFORMATION:
Kimi no na wa (Your Name) is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by
Makoto Shinkai and produce by CoMix Wave Films. It was produced by Noritaka Kawaguchi
and Genki Kawamura. It is a film with a total of 107 minutes starring the following voice
actor/actresses; Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, Etsuko Ichihara,
Ryo Narito, Aoi Yūki, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kaito Ishikawa, Kanon Tani. It was first released in
Anime Expo on July 3, 2016. It ranked as the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan,
the 7th-highest-grossing traditionally animated film, the highest-grossing anime and Japanese
film and the 5th-highest-grossing non-English film worldwide.

CATCHY INTRODUCTION/HOOK
Two high school students, Mitsuha and Taki, who are complete strangers living
separate lives found themselves linked in a bizarre way. They suddenly switch places and
ended up with his body to her and her body to him. This bizarre happening continue to happen
randomly. They tried communicating through leaving notes and messages. When a comet
lights up in the night's sky, something changed and they found their selves seeking each other
out. Trying to meet, they found something that is more daunting than the distance that's
keeping them apart. Will the string of fate between the two will be strong enough to bring them
together, or will it be the forces that is beyond their control will leave them forever separated?

STORYLINE
What was the The movie Your Name tells the story of a high school girl in rural
story about? region in Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo who swap bodies.

Which were your -The scene which both Taki and Mitsuha arrived at the same place
favorite scenes on the crater while both could be able to hear but could not see each
why? others.
-When Mistuha's sister eventually remarks about how much she
must love her boobs.
-When they are communicating with each other through memos and
notes.
-When they see each other at the ending of the movie.

How The story/movie is a little predictable sometimes,


predictable or it is plagued with plot conveniences, it blatantly omit some details
unpredictable and have some plot holes. All in all, the story is likely unpredictable,
the plot was? it has a unique story, although "swapping bodies" as the center of
the topic of the story is so common, they made the movie as well the
story twists good and different from others.
THEMES / MESSAGE OF THE MOVIE:
The theme of the movie is the "string of fate". Who could have known that even the powers of
time could be altered because of a sole purpose? The body-swapping and string of fate are
already a cliché story but this movie gave off a genuine feeling to the heart of the viewers. It
coalesces romance, connectivity, memory, and identity into a cohesive story about time,
space, and the hidden strings that surround us all. It is a story that is a combination of religion
and science, which are very hard to coalesce. A very deep strong feeling connected the two
that makes them conquer all the variables. The movie delivers well the message "Love
conquers all".

KEY CHARACTERS AND THEIR ROLES WITHIN THE FILM


Why was the -It became likable because of how it is done, like how they have
main character is been illustrated with their own personalities/characteristics.
likable or -Unlikable sometimes because they are inappropriate in some
unlikable? scenes.

What made the -Actors are convincing on how they act they emotion in the dub.
actors convincing -Unconvincing because of some of the actors/ characters in the
or unconvincing? movie has no use. Some of the dub actors are not good. That
makes the movie unlikable.

Which The dialogues we enjoyed the most is the ending and climax part.
conversation "Have we met before?!" "I thought so too!"
dialogue did you "And your name is...?"
enjoy the most? "I Love You" and the music starts again. "I can't remember your
name with this".

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE FILM (AND PROOF!):


It is the engaging plot with some genuinely unexpected twists, solid romance, and incredible
visuals that makes it really likable. One of the proofs are the awards that it received.

YOUR OPINIONS:
Your Name is a film who struck a compelling, funny and incredible impact to viewers. A film
once seen but never forgotten.

CLOSING:
We would rate the film 9/10 and will make sure to watch it again when the opportunity
presents itself.

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