Instead of being reminded of Shinkai's other FAR more melancholic/sappy offerings, watching Your Name reminded me very much of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in tone and direction.
They begin as something akin to 'supernatural sit-coms' where a supernatural element is inserted into the daily lives of high school kids and fun silliness ensues. They do later switch their emphasis to drama but there's never an overwhelming sense of despair.
There's also a spoilerific aspect that links Your Name with TGWLTT... but, yeah: SPOILERS.
Characters make the most of strange phenomenon to prevent tragedy, funny interactions and heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. ensue, all to backdrops of beautifully animated scenery.
Both movies have plot developments that are similar to each other in its sci-fi/mystical elements, to which I will not say more about in fear of spoiling the story. Due to the nature of short length of the movie, both works chose to focus more on the atmosphere and characters rather than making a seamless story.
Kimi no Na wa and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo are both beautifully animated films, with lovable characters, interesting and fun stories, and both are thoroughly enjoyable. Both deal with themes of time and have sci-fi undertones, but are heavily centered around day-to-day life, youth, and of course, romance. Tears will be shed, laughter will be heard, and smiles will be seen during the course of watching both of these films, so please, if you have a spare couple of hours, I definitely recommend you to watch both of these films.
Won't say much in fear of spoiling either story so all you need to know is that they are quite similar, sweet yet funny romantic films that will tug on your heart strings and leave you contemplating life for months after you watch them.
Enjoy watching them for you'll never be able to watch them for the first time again.
Time Travel is thing that change past and future. To exchange the bodies will change their destinies.
The former begins to want when someone want to restart someone's life. The latter happens when someone felt something.
Really interesting if these elements are fused though, I wonder if actually possible?
Both are very pure movies I've ever seen. That is wonderful romance.
There is stellar story in TokiKake. This movie resonate with someone. It is thought-provoking about love.
Kimi no Na wa. has ultra-amazing beautiful art and animation literally. RADWIMPS music also superb. Anyways, these two points are good.
Makoto Konno and Mitsuha Miyamizu are attractive characters. Of course, Taki Tachibana, too.
Characters gain supernatural powers and struggle to use it's capabilities to achieve a greater good. The structure and pacing of both stories are very similar, but The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is not a romance, it is a coming of age story.
Both movies have an amazing plot; there's romance yet it's not ''too much''. You can easily get attached to the characters and you'll feel their emotions while they're going through certain incredible situations. They also both have an amazing art style.
Very similiar themes and romantic stories. Both movies evoke similiar feelings and have similiar characters. While watching Your Name I felt like watching a sequel to A Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Has a similar feeling of at first having a comedic, slice of life type tone with a wacky supernatural power changing the lives of our protagonists as they make use of it and adjust, but then later develops a sadder and more desperate tone. There is a beautiful but bittersweet romance, and a similar twist that occur in the later part of both movie. The directing style feels a bit similar too.
Both films feature protagonists who must deal with a supernatural phenomenon occurring in their lives, and ultimately discover who they love. Character design, visuals, and setting are very similar.
Slice Of Life. Really gives you the feels
There are some time travels in both movies, but also there are funny interactions and heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. Both movies evoke similiar feelings and have similiar characters.
Both are about time paradox/time leap (going back in time)
Both movies have similar characters, and both mc deal with supernatural events.
The power of beyond. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Your Name both follow regular students having their lives changed forever with this new ability that had suddenly fallen upon them.
TokiKake has Makoto gain time travel powers, Your Name follows Mitsuha and Taki's odd connection via body switches.
Both are great movies with a colourful atmosphere being shown off, also sharing the same genre of romance too.