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2016 marks the release of another animated film from Shinkai Makoto, who people are regarding as the successor of Miyazaki. But don’t worry folks…unlike his


(Kimi no Na wa) does not leave your hearts untended after ripping them apart. The story, the art, and the roller coaster ride of emotions that Kimi no Na wa brought definitely put itself up to the top movies of my collection (definitely buying its blueray release)… ehem… it is my favorite movie now. It spurred me to do a movie review, which I rarely make. If you don’t believe solely from my opinion, will the movie’s nomination as the best film for the 2016 London Film Festival convince you? It is definitely a must-watch movie!

Mitsuha Designs, Themes, Templates And Downloadable Graphic Elements On Dribbble

Because the film was overloaded with excellent story-writing, cinematography, music, and emotions, many people understandably overlooked some of the vital details of the story. Some lapses of their attention to detail led to what they said were plot holes for plot conveniences. Therefore a deconstruction of the story must be done in order to explain the layers, the developments, and the connections being made. Clearly, this piece is meant to those who have already watched the movie. I implore my readers who haven’t watched the movie yet to skip this long section and proceed to the “reactions” section because spoilers will run rampant here.

The story revolves around Tachibana Taki, a 17-year old student in Tokyo who works at an Italian restaurant and strives to become a landscape architect, and Miyamizu Mitsuha, a 17-year old student in a rural (and fictional) town of Itomori, 80 miles northwest of Tokyo, who at a harmless degree, hated her cooped-up life of being a miko (Shrine Maiden) of their town’s shrine, as well as being the daughter of the town’s mayor.

Unlike the rest of the stories from mainstream Japanese series, the main characters were normal human beings. Taki does not have the qualities that make him stand-out or suitable for a harem set-up. He is just a normal Japanese teenager who tries to fit into society. Although she takes center stage in Itomori, Mitsuha is nowhere near a cooped-up princess struggling to live a normal life but rather sees her current situation as a nuisance that can be easily left behind. Both were rather normal human beings. That fact does not hinder the film and the story at all, instead it makes it more poignant, heartfelt, and easy to relate to.

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(The World God Only Knows). Both the Yui Goido arc and Secret Garden were about body-switching, with the former exploring about the role of body switching into influencing relationships with people and the latter exploring about the unknown perspectives which settled misunderstandings. Secret and Il Mare were both about relationships transcending and being constrained by time, with the former showing the determination just to hold the person, that one is holding dearly, close, and the latter showing the loneliness of being separated by time. These similar movies do not strip 

Its originality, for I cannot fathom on how these stories can be crammed into one. Maybe, these stories may have served as an inspiration but such a well-written story can only be credited to the author alone. Although


Is original and generic like I said, I cannot help but feel anxious for my heart because the themes and ideas employed, most of the times, ended in disasters shown on the four stories that I mentioned broke my heart into pieces… plus the fact that the author is none other than who made 

Kimi No Na Wa / Your Name (i Love You) Mitsuha

My worries and anxieties were immediately relieved when the film opened with the epilogue (that means that this is a cyclic narrative) where the main characters are experiencing the post-climax dilemmas (with the trend always going to a closure of their dilemma… and the story). Taki and Mitsuha, already adults, feel troubled by a lingering feeling for some (long) time…the feeling of something or someone missing…since the comet passed over (which is already presented as the story’s source of conflict and the climax).

It dates back to the past (later known to be about eight years ago) with Mitsuha dreaming about her meeting with Taki in the past (later revealed to be Taki’s past specifically) with Mitsuha saying her name as she used her braided cord to reach him, which unknowingly and mysteriously served as the bridge to their souls and the catalyst to their body switching. She wakes up, unfamiliar with her surroundings and her body, finding it realistic as she gropes and checks upon her body, with her younger sister Miyamizu Yotsuha being puzzled on  what her onee-chan (older sister) is doing. The word “onee-chan” from Yotsuha snaps Mitsuha from her daydreaming. She checks upon herself from the mirror to confirm that she is not in her (his) own body.


Then comes their breakfast time and now everybody is commenting on how Mitsuha is actually acting normal now unlike the previous day, earning a confused look from her. That means that the Mitsuha from earlier is from the previous day (Yotsuha’s jacket fooled me good). To add it up, Mitsuha remarks that she was dreaming somebody else’s life. Clearly the body switch is already established and that fact was just waiting to be found out by our main characters.

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As expected in a rural area, the things are going too simple for the people especially the youth who seek adventure and new things as food for the soul. Mitsuha is already itching to graduate in order to leave the town for Tokyo to see something new, clearly evident when she and her friend, Natori Sayaka, beam with excitement when their male friend Teshigawara Katsuhiko (called by his friends as Teshi) to a cafe, which turned out to be a beverage vending machine.

Sayaka and Teshi lament as they sip their canned coffee on how uncomfortable Mitsuha’s situation on being on the town’s center stage is. They look faraway to the Miyamizu shrine where Mitsuha right now is braiding cord and listening to the history (already for the nth time) of their tradition from her grandmother, Miyamizu Hitoha, already 82 years old. Like most of traditions, the history behind the Shintoist tradition of the Miyamizu’s (which played a huge role in the story) were long gone because of the Mayuguro (the name of the person who accidentally started the fire…


It is clear that Hitoha’s differences with Toshiki (Mitsuha’s father who is Itomori’s mayor) hasn’t been settled after Toshiki left Shinto priesthood for politics. Mitsuha’s father is then shown drinking sake with his mining contractors headed by Teshi’s father who instructed Teshi into learning how to use explosives as he orders his wife for more sake.

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And speaking of sake, Mitsuha and Yotsuha, wearing their miko outfits, performs a ritual to make their sake, kuchikamisake, which is made by chewing rice, spitting it out, and letting it ferment, much to the disgust of her classmates who were watching, which made Mitsuha self-aware and ashamed. In contrast to Yotsuha’s lack of concern, the shame reaches Mitsuha’s limit as she screams that she hates her life and wishes to be born as a handsome guy in Tokyo in her next life, an impulse which is a slip from her subconscious reflecting on what she was “dreaming” about.

Taki wakes up the next morning. Clearly like Mitsuha earlier, he (she) is not in his (her) body. The body of Taki contains Mitsuha’s consciousness. He (Mitsuha) is confused at his (her) deep voice and the lost of his(her) boobs, and freaks out on his (her) morning wood which he (she) treated as a foreign object lynching on him (her). HAHA.


Mitsuha in Taki’s body struggles to cope with the fast-moving Tokyo life…and also adjusting to the norms of acting like a male, with the watashi->watakushi->boku->ore pronouns… although he (she) is wet behind her ears with the things-that-Tokyo-had-and-Itomori-didn’t especially when he (she) gets into a cafe, a place that she was yearning to go to. Like every cafe, the prices of the items on the menu are sky high. Thinking that it is just a dream, Taki (Mitsuha) brushes off the thoughts of the consequences and picks the items to order in his (her) liking. Reality bites back real quick as the consequences of living in a high standard of living come knocking already by the door… he (she) proceeds in a hurry for he (she) is already late, into his part-time job at an Italian restaurant. Earning money in the urban Tokyo is very hard as Mitsuha, in Taki’s body and behalf, struggles in the toxic working environment of being a waiter and almost gets into trouble where Taki’s co-worker and crush Okudera Miki sweeps in for the rescue. To return the favor, Taki (Mitsuha) stitches artistically Okudera’s skirt which was slashed by the pervert customer that got him (her) into trouble earlier. Okudera begins to warm up to Taki (Mitsuha), with

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