Contemporary Anime Auteurs
Kimi no Na wa
Teenagers Mitsuha and Taki haven’t met but find their lives intertwined after the arrival of a comet.
With the voices of
Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita
Japan 2016. 106min
A couple of teenagers are changed forever when the first visible comet for a thousand years approaches Japan. Despite having never met, they both begin to dream about each other, imagining that somehow they’ve exchanged bodies. With this part body-swap comedy, part emotionally charged sci-fi, Shinkai proves himself to be a master of precise, beautifully observed animation.