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Film REVIEW #SLA: Your Name. (2016) - ★★★★★

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

Director: Makoto Shinkai

Writer: Makoto Shinkai

Stars: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi

Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Themes: Japan, Love, Body Swap

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

The film was critically acclaimed, with praise for the animation, music, visuals, and emotional weight.


Stewart - ★★★★★

"A beautiful animated film following the strangely interlinked lives of two teenagers. The characters are fully rounded, likeable and the audience fully invests in their story. The story is part body swap comedy and part intense end of the world drama. The visuals are absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous film to be swept away into including those beautiful shots of the sky. See this one now if you haven't already - and if you have, watch it again."

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Your Name is playing as part of the Scotland Loves Anime Online 2022 Festival


Like this? Try these!....

  1. A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016) - #7 - ★★★★★

  2. Soul (2020) - #35 - ★★★★★

  3. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) - #224 - ★★★★

  4. The Prince of Egypt (1998) - #492 - ★★★

  5. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) - n/a

  6. Weathering With You (2019) - n/a

  7. Wolf Children (2012) - n/a

  8. Death Note (2006 TV) - n/a

  9. Naruto: Shippuden (2007 TV) - n/a

  10. The Boy and the Beast (2015) - n/a

Released the same year, A Silent Vocie: The Movie is equally as beautiful and well written, though a lot sadder. There's lots of introspective searching in the more mainstream animated movies Soul and The Prince of Egypt. Meanwhile a lot of the team behind this movie also worked on Weathering With You, The Secret World of Arrietty and Wolf Children. Then check out some more excellent anime with The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Boy and the Beast and the series' Death Note and Naruto: Shippuden.

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