The emotional response that I should have had to Your Name (aka Kimi no Na wa) lies in the gap between the knowledge of a Zeitgeist and the lived experience of it.
Your Name is probably Makoto Shinkai’s best film yet. That it’s visually spectacular goes without saying: if you’re going to see Your Name, see it on the big screen. Don’t settle for anything else.
It’s also one of the best scripted pieces Shinkai has put to film. Overall, cinematically in terms of story, sound, characterisation, and the other technical elements that go towards an excellent anime film, Your Name is simply superb.
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