Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film delivered by CoMix Wave Films and delivered by Toho. It portrays a secondary school kid in Tokyo and a secondary school young lady in the Japanese wide open who unexpectedly and mysteriously start to trade bodies.
The movie was authorized in 2014, composed and coordinated by Makoto Shinkai. It features the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi, with animation by Masashi Ando, character plan by Masayoshi Tanaka, and its instrumental score and soundtrack created by Radwimps. A light novel of a similar name, additionally composed by Shinkai, was distributed a month earlier the film’s debut.
Your Name debuted at the 2016 Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 3, 2016, and was dramatically delivered in Japan on August 26, 2016, and in the United States on April 7, 2017. It got commonly positive surveys, with acclaim for the liveliness, music, and enthusiastic weight. The film netted over ¥41.44 billion (US$380.15 million) around the world.
The film won Best Animated Feature Film at 49th Sitges Film Festival, the 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and the 71st Mainichi Film Awards, and was designated for Best Animation of the Year at the 40th Japan Academy Prize. A true to life change set in the United States is at present being developed by Paramount Pictures.
Your Name Comets
All of a sudden, Your Name opens with a cryptic, ambiguous scene—a trend that is meant to remain here. Despite its charm, success, and visceral power, Your Name has a very confusing and mysterious story that’s difficult to comprehend, that has left many thinking if it’s a mess of a movie that doesn’t work.
There are a HUGE amount of things that need explanation in this convoluted story of this movie. But before we dive deep into the explanation of the plot of Your Name, let’s remember that opening quote from Mitsuha and Taki and what it represents. As it is only the understanding of the movie’s intentions that will help shape how we make sense of its complicated parts.
What is Your Name/Kimi No Na Wa About?
Your Name has a narrative that is meant to wrap you up in its mind-trapping elements. Originally, you want to pick apart every story development and plot hole to check the rigidity of the story’s foundation. If a moment goes out of the movie’s logical structure? It strikes something into your brain. You concentrate on plot details, like how the Red String of Fate functions, or how Mitsuha’s and Taki’s realities could possibly collide when they live three years apart, or how drinking kuchikamizake connects the two teenagers.
Ultimately, you could become so enraptured with what all those elements represent on a rational level that we forget the emotional core.
And the main insight into what Your Name is related to? That quote from the beginning of the movie. Right off the bat, we’re introduced to two people who feel connected to a third person…but don’t know who that person is. There’s an emptiness both Taki and Mitsuha feel. They know something is missing, they don’t feel complete. They are, in that quote, reciting their wish to find their better half.
To Find Love
Mitsuha and Taki’s comments on what they feel when those comets fall through the sky isn’t specific, or logical, or definite—it’s ambiguous, and cryptic, and enigmatic. Love isn’t something meant to be explained, but a feeling. And Your Name treats that feeling as an ethereal one. Love is not enforced by space or time, but instead by the individuals who are inextricably together no matter where they are.
We believe this is an important mindset to hold moving further into a plot explanation of the movie. Because while all of the confusing plot elements of Your Name can be explained, we think they seem more powerful and gain more meaning when we can relate those explanations to Mitsuha and Taki’s desire to find love—a feeling we can all empathize with.
A Short Summary of Your Name/Kimi No Na Wa
A lot of confusion people have with Your Name is because of its structure. As Mitsuha exists three years behind Taki, and because the movie ambiguously jumps between those time periods, the story doesn’t move in chronological order. Many times it can feel like Your Name is leaving out information on purpose to trip you up.
But we assure you, all of the details are there. And the movie’s plot can be much better understood if we lay out all of its main components sequentially.
The rest of the article will go into much more detail on each part of the timeline.
Your Name Movie Timeline
1. The First Comet Strikes
Hundreds of years ago, a comet collided with Earth and formed the lake that Itomori now rests upon.
2. Mitsuha’s Mother Dies
After the demise of Mitsuha and Yotsuha’s mother, their father becomes detached from them and engrossed with politics. Their grandmother parents and nurtures them.
3. Mitsuha Performs the Kuchikamizake Ritual
Mitsuha and Yotsuha perform a ritual and make kuchikamizake, which they offer to their god at a shrine. She wants to be a handsome Tokyo boy.
4. Mitsuha’s Body Switch
Mitsuha randomly wakes up as Taki, who lives three years ahead of time. This switch continues on random days for a number of weeks.
5. Mitsuha Finds Taki
Mitsuha tracks Taki’s location in Tokyo. Before being pushed out of the train, she manages to throw her red yarn bracelet to him.
6. The Comet Strikes Again
A part of another passing comet meets Itomori. Taki watches from afar, while Mitsuha is killed.
7. Taki’s Body Switch
Taki now randomly wakes up in Mitsuha’s body in another timeline three years before she dies.
8. Taki Learns About Itomori
Taki decides to search for Mitsuha. He finds out that she was from Itomori, which was ruined by the comet three years earlier.
9. Taki Visits the Shrine
Taki visits the shrine he remembers from his time in Mitsuha’s body. He drinks the kuchikamizake. He then travels back in time and wakes up in Mitsuha’s body on the day the comet is set to strike Itomori.
10. Taki Tries to Save Mitsuha
Taki takes help from Mitsuha’s friends to get everyone out of Itomori before the comet strikes.
11. Taki and Mitsuha Meet
At “tasogare-doki”, a time of day when different worlds blur together, Taki and Mitsuha convert back to their bodies and meet at the shrine. Taki gives Mitsuha her red yarn bracelet back, developing their connection.
12. Mitsuha Saves Itomori
Mitsuha goes back to Itomori and saves almost everybody.
13. Taki and Mitsuha Forget
Because Mitsuha never lost his life, she and Taki now exist in present day. But because Taki gave Mitsuha back her red yarn, they don’t remember one another.
14. Years Pass
As the years pass, both Taki and Mitsuha can’t avoid the feeling that something (or someone) is missing from their lives.
15. Taki and Mitsuha Find Each Other
Taki and Mitsuha strike one another on the train. They feel connected and follow each other. Finally, they meet and introduce themselves.
Kimi No Na Wa / Your Name Ending Explained
Your Name finishing shows a jump of 8 years after the comet strike. Which means, 8 years have passed for Mitsuha since she’s met Taki. 5 years have gone for Taki since he’s last met Mitsuha. Mitsuha has dropped from school and has at last gotten a new line of work in Tokyo. Taki also has graduated and is searching for work. These are the starting scenes of Kimi No Na Wa.
Generally the years, Taki and Mitsuha have this craving that they are searching for a person or thing. Despite the fact that they can’t remember any of their switch minutes, they sense an association. This is appeared by the “I love you” that Taki composes on Mitsuha’s hands. In their last second together, Taki admits his sentiments to Mitsuha and not simply his name. Likewise, Mitsuha wears the string which Taki has saved for a very long time and during their switches.
The presence of the string and their shared inclination for each other leaves them in a condition of a subconscious quest for one another. We see Taki and Mitsuha getting each other through a few minutes in Tokyo. Taki even goes to a cafe where Teshi and Sayaka are eating. Seems like both of them are currently together and live in Tokyo. Taki has obscure recollections of their names yet the two leave the burger joint. Okudera comes to meet Taki. She’s presently hitched. Both of them talk and notice that they don’t have numerous recollections from the day they went to Itomori. She wishes him best of luck and leaves.
Taki and Mitsuha finally find each other from their respective trains. They keep running here and there looking for each other and finally find one another. On the stairs, they continue to walk without speaking. After all, both are finding it odd to randomly talk to a stranger they’ve never been with. The Your Name ending scene sees Taki breaking the ice by asking Mitsuha if they’ve met before. She replies by agreeing to the same thought. Their connection starts again, they shed a tear, they ask for each other’s names – “Kimi no na (namae) wa?” and the film comes to an end.
Do Taki and Mitsuha Appear in Weathering With You?
So, do they appear? Yes, they do. Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu have their roles in Makoto Shinkai’s newest film, ‘ Weathering with You‘ (2020).
If that’s all you are interested in knowing, I suggest you turn away from this post. But, if you want to increase your blocks of knowledge, do read further.
You might be confused as to why they make cameo appearances in this film. When you see them, it is not a span of three seconds of them passing by, in fact, they actually have semi-essential roles to the story.
But your question might be: In what capacity are they in this film?
Teshi and Sayaka make a short appearance, just sufficient for them to make a side comment, and then they wave goodbye to the screen. They are in similar attires to the ones they are wearing at the end of ‘Your Name’ when they are in the coffee shop.
Mitsuha has a job identified with an item that Hodaka gets for Hina. With some guide from Nagi-senpai, he settles on a choice to purchase Hina a ring for her birthday, driving him to a store that Mitsuha is working at. She helps him in the acquisition of the ring, and we will see her name label that says “Miyamizu” quite obvious. The red line arm band that she gave Taki is as yet on her wrist.
Taki has a superior celebrated appearance. At the point when they begin taking work for the new “Daylight young lady business”, one of their customers is Taki’s grandma. They go to the Tachibana family, where we see Taki having a discussion with the fundamental characters. In addition to the fact that he provides some understanding to Hodaka, yet more basically, he is wearing an exceptionally curious shirt.
The neckline of the shirt has the very shade of green that his school uniform has in ‘Your Name’, demonstrating towards the way that Taki may in any case be an understudy when ‘Enduring With You’ happens.
For viewers anxious to watch this film, here’s something that may trigger some dopamine. A message in the movie has confirmed that ‘Weathering With You’ arrives in 2021.