Kimi No Na Wa [Your Name] doesn’t have the most original concept but its storytelling makes this animated film charming, magical and engaging.
It has the right mix and timing when to make you laugh or be sentimental. Scenes before major catastrophes are emotionally orgasmic!
It reminds me a light-hearted banter with a fellow Filipino anime enthusiast — “When I grow up, I want to be a Japanese writer”. LOL!
But kidding aside, many of these Japanese animated movies and series show us glimpses of their high technology; amazing culture; and humanities’ nuances and raw emotion. Including our natural tendency to feel alone.
Kampai! Because when a film can say something about pain and beauty at the same time — it has to be celebrated. And it can linger even after days of seeing it.
[written by: Dima]