Your Name

The movie Your Name features a body-swapping fantasy of the two Japanese adolescents, Taki and Mitsuha. Taki is from a highly developed city, Tokyo, and Mitsuha is from a traditional household in Itomori. Tired of her life centered around family tradition, Mitsuha wishes to be a “handsome Tokyo guy” which turns into a reality. The film then illustrates daily routines of Taki and Mitsuha as they switch with each other randomly.  I find the themes of division and violation to be interesting in this film. Continue reading