Thoughts on Kimi no Na wa.

Vantage

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  1. Anony says:

    Sorry, but I’m not reading this til I see it in theaters. Once I see it, I’ll read this review. Til then, here’s hoping for a late 2016 release.

    • Vantage says:

      Hahaha, fair! Do mention it once you have (I’m not sure if the comments for this post will still be open by then), it’d be good to hear your thoughts. Where are you based? It’s actually weird that places like the UK, Australia or East Asia have gotten it before places you’d expect like the USA, I was platinum mad when lots of states got (and are still getting) Kizumonogatari and meanwhile in the UK it’s as if it doesn’t exist.

      • Anony says:

        I’m based in the US. For a movie like this, being #3 in japan’s box office, I would rather avoid spoilers (even if it’s established that its kind of sad) and see it in theaters or buy the dvd. I spoiled other films and I regret it, so I’m hoping to savor this moment, though I kind of got the premise from the trailers. Aside from the first two Pokemon films, this might be my first anime film that I see in theaters

        • Vantage says:

          I think some US states are getting it soon! Definitely understandable that you’d want to avoid spoilers, I went in almost blind apart from having seen the trailer (and the experience is definitely more than just the trailer). I don’t often go to see anime films either, although it’s not often that they’re on offer in the UK to begin with. And when they have been, it’s always Ghibli (Arrietty, The Wind Rises, Kaguya). Shinkai is becoming increasingly mainstream though, and clearly his stuff sells so maybe he’ll be the exception to that in years to come.

          Enjoy the experience! I don’t worship it as much as the general consensus seems to do, but it’s still a very good film.

  2. Same. I was so hyped for this movie bc everyone was talking about it.. but idk I didn´t cry at all and I´m actually a really emotional person so idk it was weird for me. But I do think that the anime is good. I really like the plot but idk why I´m so weird :/ It didnt really satisfy me

    • Vantage says:

      I might have been more emotional if I hadn’t gone with a friend, or if i’d watched it in private at home. Or if it was in Japanese. But yeah, I’ve cried in most other Shinkai films (including The Garden of Feet) which might have ironically increased my expectations that’d I’d react the same way this time.

      That said, I ended up drinking a lot while thinking about the film the evening after I watched it, so even though I didn’t cry I guess it did have an impact on me. I just didn’t end up worshipping it like it’s a living god like everyone else seems to be doing. Now, Kaguya on the other hand…

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