Rent Your Name (2016)

3.9 of 5 from 325 ratings
1h 42min
Rent Your Name (aka Kimi no na wa.) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Mitsuha and Taki have never met, but when the frustrated country girl wishes of a life in the big city, they will forge a connection both unexplainable and unforgettable. In their dreams, the two swap lives, cultures and genders as they learn more about, and grow closer to, each other. What was once a shock becomes a joy-filled double life, but what will happen when they discover the red string of fate tying them together?
Directors:
Producers:
Kôichirô Itô, Noritaka Kawaguchi, Genki Kawamura, Katsuhiro Takei
Voiced By:
Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kaito Ishikawa, Kanon Tani, Masaki Terasoma, Sayaka Ohara, Kazuhiko Inoue, Fûrin Cha, Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Terasaki, Takashi Onozuka, Yôhei Namekawa
Writers:
Makoto Shinkai
Aka:
Kimi no na wa.
Studio:
Anime Ltd
Genres:
Anime & Animation
Countries:
Japan, Top 100 Films, Anime & Animation
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/11/2017
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English, Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Promotional TV special (21 minutes)
  • Theme song by RADWIMPS (English ver.)
  • Filmography of Makoto Shinkai (10 minutes)
  • Promotional Videos
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/11/2017
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English, Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Promotional TV special (21 minutes)
  • Theme song by RADWIMPS (English ver.)
  • Filmography of Makoto Shinkai (10 minutes)
  • Promotional videos

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Reviews (5) of Your Name

Beautiful film - Your Name review by LV

Spoiler Alert
28/11/2017

Well anime is definitely improving and this movie proves that. Such a great story and the art is gorgeous. At times I thought I was looking at a painting!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Eye-catcher - Your Name review by JH

Spoiler Alert
16/01/2018

Japanese hand-drawn anime featuring a slightly unusual take on the freaky-friday-esque body swapping trope.

In a continuous string of well-drawn dualities on one hand you have Mitsuha, a girl from a small town engrossed in a traditional Shinto upbringing; on the other you have Taki a boy from ultra-modern Tokyo working part-time as a waiter.

The small town is realised with a soft, dreamy sunshine-streaked palette; Tokyo as near photo-realist and futuristic — in both cases, the visuals are handled with real care & attention and quite noticeable: it's a visual treat.

The plot follows 3 main stages, of the 2 main characters realising their predicament, developing each others lives in some way and eventually Taki's efforts to find Mitsuha in the 'real' world. (they can't remember each other's names, hence the title)

Some unexpected turns are found and it really ramps up the tension for a thriller of a denouement.

The voice work here (dubbed into English) is standard fare, and the sound track super poppy which for whatever reason I found faintly amusing.

Very engaging overall and a nice compact running time, recommended.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Sweet - Your Name review by HM

Spoiler Alert
26/06/2018

Another tremendous Anime. A thoughtful script with strong characters. A joy to sit through. More please.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Your Name (aka Kimi no na wa.) review by Adrijan Arsovski - Cinema Paradiso

Your Name (Kimi no Kawa) is a transcending, surreal, nostalgic, and a heartwarming movie-going experience coming from the mind of none other than genius Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai. In fact, this film can be safely and without precedence put up there with some of the greatest animated Japanese classics such as the emotional and heartbreaking tales that Studio Ghibli often builds. To this extent, Your Name exults a melancholic atmosphere, a fully fleshed-out world, and a deep sense of both visual and emotional wonder that leaves you, well, wonder. A true masterpiece in the whole semantic sense of the word, Your Name is just plain amazing.

Right off the bat, let’s just all agree that Your Name is a visual masterpiece. The animation is chock-full of life, breaming with glorious details, breathtaking backgrounds, and a colour palette that would put Picasso to shame. Honestly, the way Your Name utilises colour, shadows, and shapes is staggering and nothing short of amazing. But enough with the bad parts.

Where Kimi no Kawa excels is definitely its unique story. In full Shinkai style, the film is a slow-paced contemplation on the reality of human existence, what means to be alive and more importantly, to which extent one can go in order to beat the threads of fate (or lack thereof). And so, Shinkai employs metaphorical imagery to invoke a sense of equal measure nostalgia and dread of times past gone, of that which can be never attained, and of raw human emotion in its purest, unadulterated form. Which brings me to my next point.

The film’s main vehicle is its emotionally lost and physically anchored characters. What I mean by this is the characters are dreamers (lousy pun intended) insofar their fates go; they are also bound by the rules of physics, and work towards breaking them in order to learn bigger truths in life. Truths that burst through themselves, float disguised as external means or fatal flaws, and come back around to fulfill these characters’ inner discovery and growth. Eventually, their self-discovery (albeit with the help of some mysticism) liberates them from the chains of everyday life, and guides them towards what they truly wanted the whole time: to be understood.

The technicalities of Your Name are nothing short of amazing, especially the animation (if it wasn’t apparent enough), the quality of sound design, and the editing which pulls everything together into a cohesive whole. And when combined with the jaw-clenching storytelling, Your Name becomes truly a masterpiece of its Zeitgeist and something to be revered and praised upon for years to come.

All things considered, Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name is awesome, and if you haven’t seen it yet – well then shame on you. Seriously, rent this masterpiece and thank me later.

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