A high school girl, Mitsuha, is getting tired of her boring days in a small village. One day she dreams of the big city life in Tokyo, but in the dream she is a boy. At the same time, but many miles away in the city of Tokyo, a high school boy named Taki also has a weird dream; he is a high school girl living in the countryside with her younger sister and grandmother. These dreams come back on a few nights, and both Taki and Mitsuha find that there are gaps in their memories. Friends tell them they behaved strangely, and they don’t remember a thing until they figure out that they are swapping bodies.
Your Name was released in Japan during the summer of 2017. ‘Body swap’ stories are a popular genre and this film received very good reviews for both the story and the quality of the animation. This movie introduces viewers to a very popular work of fiction, but through very precise illustration shows what life in Japan is like nowadays. Take a trip to rural and urban areas while you enjoy an all time favorite story.