Your Name, also known as Kimi no Na wa is the best anime movie of 2016. The anime movie has received both critical and commercial success. The film has become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan and the second highest-grossing anime film in history. The anime film was praised for it’s animation and emotional impact.
The movie follows two high school students named Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana. Mitsuha is bored of her life in the countryside, and wishes to live in Tokyo. Taki lives a busy life as a high school student in Tokyo while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture. One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.
The fact that this movie broke box office records speaks for itself. It could potentially become the highest grossing anime film of all time. Kimi no Na wa is a supernatural, romance film. I highly recommend you give this movie a try even if you prefer other genres. The plot of the film is simply amazing and was executed perfectly. This anime movie will surely become a classic in the future. It deserves its place among the greats such as Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. Your Name was released theatrically in Japan on August 26, 2016. The film is set to be released in 92 countries. FUNimation has licensed the film, and plans to release it in theatres in the United States in 2017.