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Launched internationally in 2016, Your Name is an amazing Japanese production that has revived the anime film scene. Created by Makoto Shinkai, the film tells a fun story about hope, passions and friendship, navigating between light comedy and drama to present moving scenes, as well as mesmerizing visuals and superior technical aspects.

In the film, two young people connect through images in their dreams, and soon realize that they have a deeper relationship than it seems. Physically distant and not even knowing each other, they face routine with an intense sense of familiarity, as they understand their roles in supernatural events and are driven to make important decisions about their lives.

Here are seven reasons why the production is worth seeing:

7. Spectacular animation

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Produced by CoMix Wave Films, Your Name is a visual spectacle that captivates not only for its captivating story, but for the incredible quality of its technical aspects. The film flows realistically with its retouching of shadows, reflections, lighting and more, in addition to having transition effects that stand out among the latest anime works.

In addition, editing features, production design and photography make the details even more whimsical, giving the impression of a living Japan and an unparalleled proximity to the viewer.

6. Super charismatic characters

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There’s no way; Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu have a charisma similar to the protagonists in Hayao Miyazaki’s filmography, with easily identifiable behavioral aspects. Despite the fantasy story, the routine of both stands out for the lack of complexity, absence of exaggerated expressions and for a unique harmony with each other, transmitting delicate and nuanced feelings for each situation faced.

5. First class soundtrack

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A striking aspect of oriental animated films, the soundtrack is, again, a detail worth considering. Your Name it is not a musical, but the background music constantly accompanies the characters and adapts to different moments of the plot, without losing its formation line and its concept behind the dramatic/romantic tenor of the feature film. The songs sung are courtesy of Japanese rock band RADWIMPS.

4. A story to smile and cry

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Your Name stands out for being a film that distances itself from something pretentious. That’s because its story is told in the right measure, with three well-defined acts, without narrative holes and with elements that constantly contribute to the plot, even if they give the impression of being distanced from it. At every moment, the viewer is confronted with heartbreaking scenes, whether due to the protagonists’ decisions or casualties.

In addition, the ambient scenes, supported by the soundtrack, complete a very strong sensitive scenario, allowing different emotions to flow during just over 100 minutes of production.

3. Dedication to all audiences

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Produced for all types of audiences, the feature navigates between cinema genres to ensure a rich and plural experience. And despite having a depth to the novel and a strong appeal to drama à la “Slice of Life”, the film brings a distinct uniqueness, ensuring easy accessibility and understanding, both in terms of what is visible on screen and what the characters do. express through their reactions.

2. Many life lessons

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Without appealing to cheesy or common sense concepts, Your Name knows how to be educational in a surprisingly didactic way, transforming teachings about family, passions, study, personal organization and relationships into something close to the spectator.

It is impossible not to identify with the daily lives of the protagonists and their mechanisms, capable of progressing or regressing according to situations and displaying purely human characteristics.

Everything in the feature film comes out in a genuine way. Friendships as pillars of support, family as a precious asset, the role of technology during communication and expansion of knowledge, and many other ideas permeate a story in which hope is the great heroine, being constantly confronted by difficult times and paths. obscure.

1. Successor to Studio Ghibli

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Director and screenwriter Makoto Shinkai stood out for rebuilding a recovering market for Japanese animation and expanding his project to Western audiences. Its story brought important references from Miyazaki’s productions and drew attention for escaping the comfort zone, presenting a bold plot full of twists, while almost forcing fans to watch until the last minute.

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