Treasure the experience. Dreams fade away after you wake up.
Welcome to the alluring anime that has captured the heart of every otaku, Kimi No Na Wa or Your Name. This 1 hour and 30-minute film take you on an emotional ride filled with history, comedy and romance, making you wish you had a love story as cool as this. So how did you guys first meet? lol Any answer apart from switching bodies due to a passing comet will totally become bland after watching this anime.
We start off with your typical high school students Taki and Mitsuha. Taki is your average Tokyo student while Mitsuha is from a mountain town called Itomori. One peculiar day, the two wake up realizing that they’ve been switched into a body of the opposite gender. Taki being the curious adolescence who is now in the body of Mitsuna commits his first offence. OPPAIIIIIIIII.
Mitsuha who is now in Taki’s body believes that this is a very realistic dream so she tries to live out the day as normally as she could. The country girl gets lost the way to school which was a fantastic start lol. Not only that she forgets her lunch as well. The only good thing was that she was able to hook our boy Taki us with his co-worker. Saying “Take off your skirt” seems to be pretty effective when you have cornered your prey haha. Taki who is now in Mitsuha’s body wrecks up a storm at her school. You can pretty much say that he acted like a delinquent, hit on a few girls kicked a couple of desks over no biggie lol.
Somewhere along the line, they both discover that this wasn’t just a strange dream. THEY REALIZE THAT THEY HAVE ACTUALLY SWITCHED BODIES!!! Having discovered this, they are now able to lay some groundwork for what they are allowed to do. Mitsuha pretty much wastes a lot of money on sweets while Taki pretty much plays with Oppai’s all day long lol.
The visuals are absolutely amazing and you’ll be immersed in the beautiful scenery as the couple takes you on their adventure. The music seems to fit right in making it truly an anime masterpiece of 2016. The plot is somewhat easy to follow but if you’re a fool like me who didn’t watch it properly, be prepared to watch it twice haha.
After a while, they discover that they were no longer switching bodies. Taki gets paranoid and goes on a wild goose chase after his crush. He goes to Itomori to find out that it has been hit by a comet 3 years ago and that nobody survived……… so what’s going on you may ask and how the hell are they switching bodies then? This goes back to the foreshadow mentioned at the start of the anime!
At the start, we learn about the word Katawaredoki which means twilight. We instantly know that Twilight is an important factor in this movie. If you look into this further, the correct dialect form would be Kawataredoki roughly translates to “who are you at this hour?” This hints that the two lovers will meet the twilight due to a supernatural phenomenon.
Another symbol used was the red thread representing the Shinto God Musubi. This anime convincingly incorporated the red thread of fate into their relationship to symbolize their fated matchmaking and eventually love. Mitsuha being the tiger as we know, gave her braided hair tie to Taki which ultimately connects the two from that moment. You see at the end as Taki went up to search for Mitsuha in the mountains, even though they couldn’t see each other, they were connected by the thread of fate 😉
This anime teaches us an important lesson. One, get yo self a red thread and hook it to your crush lol. Two, love knows no boundaries. Love is capable of transcending distance, time and hardships. We can all learn a lesson from this anime and that’s true love is worth waiting/fighting for. Love takes time and patient to build into something solid and lasting. For all of you single souls out there, don’t give up on love, it is definitely worth the wait 🙂 #SinglePringles
Mitsuha Waifu, definitely the cutest in this anime ❤