Friday, 9 March 2018

Your Name

Japanese anime could not come in any more “classic” form than Your Name, a fatalistic tale that’s telling us we can still make our own fate. It does so by pointing us at two characters, a girl from a small rural Japanese town and a similarly aged teenager from Tokyo. For an unexplained reason, the two occasionally wake up in the morning in the other’s body.
At first they come to grips with things like having boobs, but eventually they figure out what’s going on and leave one another messages on their respective phones. Give it an hour or so, and you will also learn of the reason why this substitution is taking place...
Not a bad tale, but neither is Your Name a good one; there are just too many colliding ideas. As I said, typical Japanese.
3 out of 5 crabs.

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