Your Name

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Director: Makoto Shinkai
Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Karnishiraishi,
Genre: Animation
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Japan 2016 107 mins.
Released by National Amusements

Your Name is the story of a teenage boy and girl who have never met, but who start to magically swap minds and live each other’s lives. Mitsuha, a teenage girl student, lives in a small mountain town, but longs for the bright lights of Tokyo far away. Then she is astonished to wake one morning in the body of Taki, a teenage Tokyo schoolboy – who in turn wakes up in Mitsuha’s body! Switching back and forth between two lives, locations and genders, Mitsuha and Taki must cope with their fantastic shared situation. At first they are outraged and mortified by what’s happening, but soon they start enjoying their double lives, though they never meet directly. Eventually, though, one of the youngsters will learn the devastating truth behind what’s happening...

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 00:45