Your Name.


A critically acclaimed Japanese animated film about two teenagers who intermittently swap bodies and must navigate love, fate, and a tragic event to reunite and save each other

“Your Name” is a critically acclaimed Japanese animated film directed by Makoto Shinkai, released in 2016. The film follows the story of two teenagers, Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana, who mysteriously and intermittently swap bodies while they sleep.

Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town called Itomori, dreams of escaping her small-town life and experiencing the excitement of Tokyo. Meanwhile, Taki, a high school boy residing in Tokyo, aspires to become an architect and is grappling with the challenges of urban life. As the two protagonists switch bodies, they struggle to adapt to each other’s lives, leaving messages and notes for one another to communicate their experiences.

However, the body-swapping encounters abruptly cease, leaving Taki desperate to find Mitsuha and reconnect with her. Determined to meet her again, he embarks on a journey to Itomori, only to discover that the town was destroyed three years ago by a comet fragment. Through a series of revelations and time-traveling elements, Taki and Mitsuha learn that they are connected not only by their extraordinary body-swapping experiences but also by a tragic fate that awaits them.

Driven by love, destiny, and a desire to save Mitsuha and the town of Itomori, Taki and Mitsuha make desperate efforts to alter the course of events and prevent the disaster from occurring. Their connection transcends time and space, and they eventually find a way to meet and communicate with each other, defying the constraints of reality.

“Your Name” beautifully explores themes of love, fate, and the profound impact individuals can have on each other’s lives. With stunning animation, a captivating storyline, and a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack by Radwimps, the film resonates with audiences as it weaves together elements of romance, fantasy, and drama.

The film garnered widespread acclaim for its emotional depth, visual artistry, and thought-provoking narrative. It became a commercial success in Japan and achieved global recognition, earning numerous awards and nominations. “Your Name” stands as a testament to the power of human connection and the enduring bonds that can transcend time and space.