Your name – Makoto Shinkai

Storyline :

Mitsuha, teenager stuck in a traditional family, a dream to leave her native mountains to discover the hectic life of Tokyo. She is far from imagining to be able to live the urban adventure in the skin of … Taki, a young high school student living in Tokyo, occupied enter his casual job an Italian restaurant and his numerous friends. Through its dreams, Mitsuha sees herself literally propelled in the life of the young boy to the point that she believes to live the reality … Everything falls over when she realizes that Taki also dreams about a life in mountains, surrounded with a traditional family … in the skin of a girl ! A strange relation settles down between their two bodies which they monopolize mutually. What mystery hides behind these strange dreams which unite two fates which everything brings into conflict and which never met ?

 

A movie to be absolutely seen. Please, go to see it in the cinema once, five times, ten times…

This movie plays enormously with our feelings; we laugh (much more than we could expect it), we also cry, and we navigate constantly between these feelings and a lot of others.
The graphics are naturally magnificent, in particular the landscapes, whether it is city or countryside.The music is really very important, the pieces are played at the good moments to increase our feelings. (And fortunately the words are translated, because they play an important role in the understanding of the story. They correspond perfectly to the movie, and at the end we just want to get itself the album to be able to listen to them at will by remembering ourself the movie.
The scenario is very good, he can seem complex at times but made think and obliges us to remain hung on well on the movie to understand all the ins and outs, without preventing us from taking advantage of the atmosphere.

At the end of the movie I just wanted to go to see it again because I have the feeling that there will be always something else to notice, other elements to be understood, while laughing and by crying so much every time. This film is definitely one of my favorite now, and i think we should have more Japanese movies like this, in France.

4 thoughts on “Your name – Makoto Shinkai

  1. I was watching at the cinema. I love this movie, it is a very poetic movie, who talks about dreams. When I looked at this movie, I felt neither sad or joyful but it made strange feelings!

  2. This movie is so…. waw !
    Indeed, I went to the cinema with Julie and Elisa to watch the Makoto Shinkai’s movie ! I can say it’s a huge sucess ! The story is really interessting although it’s sometimes really strange ( like almost all japanese animated films…) . But the fact that Taki and Mitsuha exchanged their bodies made the plot so funny ! But the real problem is that (like said Julie before) we’re shared between the enjoyment and the sadness. I agree to say that it’s a beautiful movie which deserves to be seen ! 🙂

  3. Indeed it really seems to be a moving and interesting animated movie ! I’ll wait until the japanese version with french subtitles is avaible, but waiting will be hard now that I read your great article ! O.O

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