The second manga volume of Kimi no Na wa. (君(きみ)の名(な)は。 ) was published on December 23, 2016, in Japan under Kadokawa, and on June 20, 2017, in English under Yen Press.
The comet’s arrival is imminent, and Taki puts his plan into action to save Mitsuha and the people he has come to care for during his time in her body. Convincing a whole town of skeptics that the sky is falling with take some doing—and a little delinquency—but if Taki wants any hope of a future with Mitsuha, they will have to save the town in the here and now…!
Japan. The country eagerly anticipated the arrival of Comet Tiamat, which would be visible for the first time in a thousand years. Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, found herself feeling down most of the time. The causes: her father’s mayoral campaign and the ancient customs of her family’s shrine. Because the town was small and cramped, and because she was old enough to be painfully conscious of the eyes of those around her, her long for the big city grew and grew.
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One day, she dreamed about becoming a boy. An unfamiliar room, friends she didn’t know, and the streets of Tokyo opened out before her. Although Mitsuha was bewildered, she’d wanted a life in the city more than anything in the world, and she enjoyed it to the fullest.
Meanwhile, Taki, a high school boy, who lived in Tokyo, was also having strange dreams. He’d become a high school girl in a town he’d never been to before, deep in the mountains.
The mysterious dreams happened again and again. They were also clearly missing memories and time. At last the two of them caught on:
Your Name = Kimi No Na Wa By Makoto Shinkai
Although Taki and Mitsuha were bewildered that they were repeatedly swapping each other’s bodies and lives, little by little they accepted the reality. They coped with the situation as best they could, sometimes squabbling through notes they left for each other, sometimes enjoying the other’s life. However, just when they’d grown comfortable around each other, the switching abruptly stopped…
Yume Tōrō • Mitsuha no Tsūgaku • Itomori Kōkō • Hajimete no Tōkyō • Akogare Cafe • Okudera Senpai no Tēma • Futari no Ihen • Zenzenzense • Goshintai • Dēto • Akimatsuri • Kioku o Yobiokosu Taki • Hida Tanbō • Kieta Machi • Toshokan • Ryokan no Yoru • Gojintai e Futatabi • Kuchikamizake Torippu • Sakusen Kaigi • Chō Chō Settoku • Mitsuha no Tēma • Mienai Futari • Katawaredoki • Sparkle • Dēto 2 • Nandemonaiya (Movie Edit) • Nandemonaiya (Movie Version)
Chapter 1 • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Chapter 6 • Chapter 7 • Chapter 8 • Chapter 9I’m pretty sure that if you have the slightest interest in anime, then you’re very well aware of ‘Your Name.’, unless of course, you’ve been living under a rock all this while. In recent years, this anime film has turned out to be one of the most renowned names in the world of animation movies. This popularity is for a very good reason, as it is exceptionally well-written and in a way, it represents the future of cinematography. I often describe certain anime shows/movies as gold because of how amazing they are. But when it comes to ‘Your Name.’, even calling it a masterpiece would be a bit of an understatement. The only way I can describe it very well is by claiming that it is the diamond amongst the gold of masterpieces and I’m not even exaggerating here. ‘Your Name.’ is easily one of the most beautiful feature films I have ever seen and the fact that it is available in Blu-ray just makes it even more glorious.
Your Name 2“
Even as an amateur anime viewer, without knowing too many technicalities of animation, one can tell how stunning the whole setup is just by looking at its sheer beauty. Apart from the breathtakingly vibrant cinematography, another aspect of the movie that deserves to be talked about is its editing. The entire sound design just immerses you into the whole atmosphere of the anime and the soulful rock songs by the Radwimps literally send chills down your spine.
When it comes to the plot of the movie, even if I wanted to spoil it for you, I wouldn’t be able to because of all the complications that it holds. It’s pretty much like the movie ‘Inception‘ as it has many different parallel plot points that cannot just be discussed simultaneously. Only once you’re done viewing the whole thing, you truly understand what it is all about. In the past, I have seen enough anime that have had a deep emotional impact on me but the wave of emotions that ‘Your Name.’ took me through cannot be compared with any other anime out there. The entire storyline is full of foreshadowing that suggests the idea of “Iceberg Effect“, which basically means that there is a lot more going on than what is visible on the surface of it.
In conclusion, ‘Your Name.’ is an incredible film that can be enjoyed by anyone in the world. It does not even matter if you’re into anime or not because this film goes way beyond the confinements of any particular genre. I really believe that there was nothing more that could have been done to improve this movie in any way and it is indeed as perfect as a film can ever be. And more than anything else, ‘Your Name.’ is simply a classic example of Makoto Shinkai’s genius.
Will There Be A Kimi No Na Wa Part 2 ?
‘Your Name.’ released on August 26, 2016 and soon after its release, a sequel for the movie was high on demand all over the world, especially now after the Western English speaking audience got a chance to see Makoto’s amazing work. Unfortunately, Shinkai is not known for making sequels of any of his works, so the chances of ‘Your Name. 2’ seem to be a little slim.
Even the manga does not have anything extra to offer because it ended in the year 2017 and does not cover anything more than what the movie offers. So expecting a sequel to the movie would just lead to further disappointment. What we can expect though is a Hollywood live-action remake of the anime film. While Shikai seems to show no interest in getting involved with this version of it, a live-action remake could actually prove to be really good if it is executed well. And if by any chance, the sequel does happen, we will update you about Your Name 2 release date.
‘Your Name.’ centers around a character named Mitsuha, who is a high school student in the small town of Itomori. She is tired and bored with her dull country life and wishes to be a young and handsome Tokyo boy in her next life. Strangely, her wish comes true in this life itself after a weird twist in her fate. She ends up switching bodies with a boy named Taki who lives in Tokyo. But this swap is not consistent and keeps switching sporadically between their normal states. The two have no choice but to accept the reality of what is going on.
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This sudden disturbance initially leads to a lot of hilarious situations where Mitsuha’s superstitious family assumes that she is going through a bout of demonic possession because of her newly developed masculine habits. In Taki’s case, his friends start wondering where he has picked up his new country styled swagger. Both of them deal with the awkwardness of their bodies and also have a tough time understanding their new private parts.
When it comes to communicating with each other, they use the weirdest ways such as writing down on their skins and other freaky methods just to meddle with each other’s lives. Taki gets sick of this lack of communication one day and finally decides to take a train to the countryside to meet Mitsuha. But as soon as he arrives there, he gets to experience a once in a millennium event that further complicates their situation.
If I reveal any further details of the plot, I might end up giving out spoilers. So let’s just say that beyond this, ‘Your Name’ explores ideas that are as basic as the most generic Hollywood body swap movies like ‘It’s a Boy Girl Thing’ and ‘Freaky Friday’.But at the same time, it also dives deep into the most complex science fiction ideas which somewhat reminds you of the TV show ‘Sense8’. It explores a very broad spectrum of the entire genre without really meandering off into foreign territory.
Your Name (kimi No Na Wa) Anime Review
Mitsuha Miyamizu is the main protagonist of the show, who lives in a small fictitious town called Itomori. She is a 17-year-old high school student who lives with her religious family and also serves as a priestess at her family shrine. But often, she despises her life in the small city and also hates the strict rules that are imposed on her by her orthodox parents. This is why