Oh my goodness this was amazing.
I didn’t know anything about this other than it was well reviewed, anime, and I’ve got a movie pass subscription so it doesn’t take much for me to take a chance on a movie these days.
I went to the theater yesterday intending to see it and realized that the time I showed up for was a dubbed showing, but that they had subtitled showings later. Since I was already at the theater I opted for T2 Trainspotting yesterday, which I was also on the fence about but ended up really enjoying.
I decided I’d see Your Name. if I got around to it today, and almost skipped it for a nap, but talked myself into it (the subtitled version tonight) and I’m so glad I did.
I know anime can be beautiful—I just rewatched both Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. seasons—but this still caught me up in a longing to live in this world from the very start. Far before that’s actually developed as a theme between the characters in the film. Everything was just so gorgeous.
And as for the story itself, it was beautiful and poignant and funny and why am I crying in the theater at an anime by myself on Easter?
Best movie I’ve seen this year so far, sorry Logan.