Kimi no Na wa Movie – Review

Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) is a movie which came out in Japan on August 26th 2016 and immediately captured everyone’s attention.


It is a well known topic: a boy and a girl swap their bodies, but everything that follows and the way it has been wrapped up makes it one of the best movies ever. The film holds true to all the expectations of a Makoto Shinkai production, who also made 5 cm per second, Voices of a Distant Star, Crossroad, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, The Garden of Words and many more.


From heartfelt smiles to crying for the 5th time within the last 30 minutes followed by amazing soundtrack, it is a journey into what will surely be the future of cinematography, as well as a journey on a grand emotional roller coaster. It starts with a comet which pierces the sky, splits apart and falls on the Earth, but its significance is not fully understood until much later. Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana are the main characters, who end up in each others body and try to deal with, but that will lead to something unimaginable. The movie has a high rating and I would recommend it to everyone.