Finally got a chance to watch this. This is my first ever review so take it lightly on me hehe.
Ever since I got back into watching Anime once again after a few years on 31 December 2016, when I first created this account a day after, this was the movie that I was recommended to from many of my friends. Though I got busy at the time, since I was finally free to watch it (with having a good friend of mine as company) these are my thoughts from this movie.
The story is really simple, one day out of nowhere, our main characters, Taki
and Mitsuha, switching bodies constantly. Due to this sort of mystery, they set off to find each other and it really turned into an adventure that is unforgettable for me. The simple story may turn confusing halfway through, but it managed kept its simplicity of the main characters trying to find their purpose in the current situation they were currently in. The work put into the story is not always easy for me to place a 10/10 rating, but due to its simplicity and allowing "lost" people like me to understand the purpose in this movie, I can say that it is a 10/10 rating for me.
This may be a short section I will be writing on. The art of this movie blew my mind when I was watching the movie. It not only focused on just 1 location, but the movie managed to pull it off by bringing along 2 locations and placing both the main characters into each location. The areas shown in the movie made me feel a sense of relation as the locations show the people's way of living in each places. Not only that, but it also shows the culture of each locations which I am always excited to see. I believe the amount of effort put into the Art is what made me happy to say that it can safely land a 10/10 rating.
The sound section is always an interesting aspect for me. Let's get into it. The soundtracks and all has gave me goosebumps throughout the whole movies. That includes the credits. It managed to give a sense of accompaniment with me as it allows me to be able to relate to the character's feelings as such. Because of this, (and also making me emotional during certain parts), I can say it lands a 10/10 rating.
Ah the characters, for Taki and Mitsuha, the way they were played out was outstanding. They managed to make me relate to their actions, feelings and characteristics pretty much. As for the side characters, such as Mitsuha and Taki's friends, Mitsuha's family, I'm surprised that they paid so much attention to these characters by having them interact to the main characters most of the time and has managed to play an important part in the main characters stories. As for the bystanders, such as the crowd in each different locations, I'm happy to see that they were also given roles. What roles? Roles like showing what it is like each day to wake up and go to either work, school and such. They are also an important aspect for me as it allows me to see what it is like to be in that city, what it is like everyday pretty much. For that, it lands a 10/10 rating.
Kinda short, but enjoyment is a safe full 10/10 rating because the movie perfectly executes events at the right moment, at the right time. Important parts managed to keep me on the edge of my seat, confusing parts got me wondering and made me excited and want to try and solve the mysteries before the characters do, and emotional parts had me reaching for the tissue (no my friend did not just like stare at me crying XD) Therefore, it easily lands a 10/10 for me.
After all of this, I can say that Kimi No Na Wa is an amazing movie with a rollercoaster of emotions and excitement. It lives up to its expectations and therefore is why I'm happy to say that this movie earns its 10/10 rating as it managed to win me over and I'm satisfied that I'm finally able to watch this movie. I'd definitely re-watch again when I have the chance.