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Kimi no na wa. (2016)

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

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Taki Tachibana (voice)
Mone Kamishiraishi ...
Ryô Narita ...
Aoi Yûki ...
Sayaka Natori (voice)
Nobunaga Shimazaki ...
Tsukasa Fujii (voice)
Kaito Ishikawa ...
Shinta Takagi (voice)
Kanon Tani ...
Masaki Terasoma ...
Toshiki Miyamizu (voice)
Sayaka Ohara ...
Futaha Miyamizu (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
Taki's Father (voice)
Chafûrin ...
Teshigawara's Father (voice)
Kana Hanazawa ...
Teacher (voice)
Yuka Terasaki ...
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Takashi Onozuka ...
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Yôhei Namekawa ...
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Mitsuha is the daughter of the mayor of a small mountain town. She's a straightforward high school girl who lives with her sister and her grandmother and has no qualms about letting it be known that she's uninterested in Shinto rituals or helping her father's electoral campaign. Instead she dreams of leaving the boring town and trying her luck in Tokyo. Taki is a high school boy in Tokyo who works part-time in an Italian restaurant and aspires to become an architect or an artist. Every night he has a strange dream where he becomes...a high school girl in a small mountain town. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Experience Japan's #1 film of 2016, from visionary director Makoto Shinkai


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Rated PG for thematic elements, suggestive content, brief language, and smoking | See all certifications »

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7 April 2017 (USA)  »

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$1,637,509 (USA) (7 April 2017)

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$5,017,246 (USA)
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The red braided cord that Mitsuha wears represents the invisible red string of fate that is said to connect someone to their fated person, according to Japanese tradition. See more »

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Mitsuha Miyamizu: Musubi?
Hitoha Miyamizu: Musubi is the old way of calling the local guardian god. This word has profound meaning. Typing thread is Musubi. Connecting people is Musubi. The flow of time is Musubi. These are all the god's power. So the braided cords that we make are the god's art and represent the flow of time itself. They converge and take shape. They twist, tangle, sometimes unravel, break, and then connect again. Musubi - knotting. That's time.
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Dream Lantern (English Version)
Music and Lyrics by Youjirou Noda
Arranged and Performed by Radwimps
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could be the greatest love story of all time
2 February 2017 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

In truth, the most competitive area of fiction is not invasions from outer space or talking dogs or impossible missions but rather the most basic narrative of all, the love story.

And this is also the most overcrowded field, and the most difficult to do right.

This film, this story, is extraordinary. It reminds me of MY SASSY GIRL, a love story from Asia that captured the imagination of the world and has almost become a franchise, it's been copied so many times.

It also brings to mind Richard Matheson's classic BID TIME RETURN, another love story for the ages that uses time juxtaposition. (Done as the movie SOMEWHERE IN TIME, 1980).

I already gave this the highest rating on the IMDb.

The animation is stunning and complimentary to this one-of-a-kind tale.

All things considered, I would like to avoid the ongoing arguments about which Japanese animation studio is better, or worse, than the other.

I prefer to simply be grateful that Japanese anime exists at all, because I cannot imagine any other country producing something this moving, this powerful, in graphic form.


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