DIRECTOR: MAKOTO SHINKAI
CAST: RYûNOSUKE KAMIKI, MONE KAMISHIRAISHI, RYô NARITA
The highest-grossing anime release of all time, Shinkai’s Your Name follows a romance beset by complications quite unlike any you’ve seen before in a movie. One day high schoolers Mitsuha, a girl, and Taki, a boy, suddenly and inexplicably find themselves switching bodies. As if this weren’t enough of a problem, a tenderness begins to grow between them through the notes and memos that they exchange in anticipation of the next swap—and all this before the comet strike, the first of many plot wrinkles in time. A modern classic, moving and melancholy yet never saccharine, bolstered by peerless character animation and RADWIMPS’ insert songs.
Screening as a part of our Makoto Shinkai series.