Hey everyone! Welcome to the review. I try to figure out a way to share thoughts on this movie that isn't out in Japan until August 26, 2016. There was a special world premiere screening at Anime Expo on July 3, 2016. I mistakenly lined up for it, thinking it was FUNimation. I feel dumb. In addition to the review, I wrote a wiki page at Anime Vice Wikia on it prior so I wouldn't forget the film.
Anyways, I saw on MyAnimeList, that people are already reviewing. That made me think to review this show but without major spoilers. Don't worry, this review is super short. Oh I'm not experienced with the films by Makoto Shinkai. I only saw 5 Centimeters per Second.
The film involves body switching of Mitsuha Miyamizu, a girl from a small town named Ikoma and Taki Tachibana, a boy from Tokyo.
Like all of his films, they are gorgeous to say the least. The scenery and visuals are detailed and vibrant in colors. Lots of details that builds the ambience of the film when things are sad and happy. Someone next to me during the screening was counting the doors being shut and open. I didn't know if doors have a strong motif/symbolism in Makoto Shinkai's films.
Voice acting and music is pretty well done. However, when it comes to voicing
I'm not much of a romance person. I didn't really feel much as I felt the characters, the two lovers didn't interact as much, so I didn't have a lot of attachment to them. It was basically a montage acted as a filler. I hear the crowd of the screening going "oh" and "ahh" every time the two miss their moment. I wasn't experiencing those feelings of the crowd. There was another relationship between Taki and another young woman, and I felt their relationship was a bit more real.
Pacing and Transitions: If you aren't paying attention, it's easy to get lost in the movie as it transitions from flashbacks to present. There is no cue or scene transitions.
I don't give scores anymore but I recommend this film to anyone, new to Makoto Shinkai's works or those who are experienced. It has a happy ending. That's all I can say. I used to think this guy did sad romance films, but he did a happy one. Oddly enough, I think 5 Centimeters per Second was more better due to the delivery and themes. Body switching is a heavily used trope along with another one I can't say due to spoilers. Also, the film's message about two different worlds, urban and rural. Mitsuha hates living in the boonies and you see that and hear her complain. But for Taki, you don't get much about his views on his world. The film seems to contrast rural and urban environments. I was trying to think deep about the film's message.
I guess the film says "don't give up on love" Thanks for reading. I hope this review helps you, and you enjoy the film.
Makoto Shinkai's new your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film earned approximately 770,000,000 yen (about US$7.5 million) and sold approximately 590,000 tickets in its first two days on Friday and Saturday. The film earned about 348 million yen (US$3.41 million) on Friday, and about 422 million yen (US$4.13 million) on Saturday.
The film opened on Japan on 301 screens and TOHO predicts that it will gross a total of 6 billion yen (US$58.8 million).
I can't open a discussion thread since the film isn't released in the states, and this is weird of me to bump a review not once but twice or more
This is an interesting news article to share
Creator of "your name." Asks People to Stop Seeing It
Most of us would give anything to have one of our creations internationally adored and acclaimed. But director Makoto Shinkai has apparently had enough of the popularity of your name., saying he doesn't think anyone else should go see it.
Shinkai maintains that the film could have been better, and the two years the staff had to work on it weren't enough. Budget issues meant that, despite many more things they could have done with the film, Shinkai had to stay the hand of lead animator Masahi Ando (notable for working with Hayao Miyazaki). Shinkai says "Two years was not enough," and says the film feels "incomplete" and "unbalanced." He adds, though, that "the plot was fine."
The film's success, along with earlier projects like 5 Centimeters Per Second and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, have led people to call Shinkai "the next Miyazaki." He rejects the title out of hand, and even says he's hoping your name. doesn't net him an Oscar. He went the extra mile to destroy the Miyazaki comparison by hiring the J-rock group Radwimps to score the film.
In actuality, this self-effacing talk may mean Shinkai just wants to stop promoting the new film and get back home to work on the next thing. Though with this most recent film netting more and more at the box office (with one in seven Japanese people now having seen it), it looks like he may be caught up in this particular round of promotions for a bit longer.
I never knew that about Rugrats and the woman who wrote Equal Fights for Powerpuff Girls. I didn't like Bendy for Foster. The Equal Fights didn't bother me. Never knew it had such controversy. Thanks for the video.
you know i was getting super anxious and was banging my head against wall for 15 mins trying to think . i was feeling bad for the character eho got switch. How two complete strangers will ever meet each other?
And after 15 mins, i was like......they will call themselves and also they know their own home address duh -_-'
I can be complete idiot at moments.
But on topic, this movie did get good reviews. Though i would i have read quite a body swap manga and like you, i'm not a romantic person unless yuri is iinvolved
I haven't read a lot of body swap manga or watch body swap anime. This one involves time travel which can of makes their meeting harder to execute since one girl's hometown is blown to pieces. Not sure if the guy moved out of his place.
You should post that trailer in the anime discussion thread or general discussion thread so folks will know about it. I never heard of this. You know me, I go to Anime News Network and other news outlets every day because it's my job to bring news into Anime Vice.
After seeing the summary of the film, it's hard to debate. Your Name is similar but involves body switching and other elements. The other stuff seems like a coincidence with both characters to save their town using blank blank. Up to the folks to decide.
Post by Old Man Dream on Jul 27, 2017 23:19:11 GMT
I actually winded up importing this ahead of Funimation's release in a Special Edition set and it's on its way to my house. May be a while depending on what I choose to impulsively watch in my physical collection. But may eventually get around to review this.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
I've beeeeen trying to watch this movie for the longest time and I finally got a hold of the DVD last week.
I enjoyed the movie, overall I would've enjoyed it better if they showed more scenes of them switched though.
As for their romance, I think it was pretty good, given the fantasy element in play. Of course Taki and his co-worker would make a decent couple. But I feel that the fact Taki and Mizuha shared something special (i.e. switching places and actually experience each other's lives), and are comfortable with each other 100% makes them a better couple (i.e. not shy, they speak their mind..etc.). So I'm team Taki x Mizuha all the way!
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
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