Yup, this comes out before my review for Your Name. I just couldn’t help it! Since I’m talking about moments in Your Name, there’s obviously SPOILERS so please go watch the movie if you haven’t already!! And if you have watched it already, I hope you watched it more than once (lol).
Some of these moments I only realized I liked because I went back for a second watch and they meant more sense to me. Others I thoughts were hilarious, and one I love and hate with a passion. You’ll see why
4. When They Realize They’re Switching
So I liked this part more for the visuals coupled with Zenzenzense. I just liked how it fit together with them living each other’s lives, the city/landscapes, and the feelings. I honestly wish this whole section had been elongated because I could have watched each encounter, no matter the length, and loved it, but having this summarized was also nice
Also, did I mention it was absolutely adorable and hilarious?
3. Mitsuha’s “I” Moment
Aside from loving how I instantly knew this was Miharu in a guy’s body, I also loved how hilarious this switch was. From when she first realizes ‘something’s there’ to her not knowing which “I” (pronoun?) to use, and then her not knowing where Taki works! Like please, just slay me. Every gesture she made, the way she spoke, her love for sweets, etc., definitely made this one of my favorite scenes
I was really sad to see how this translated in the dub
2. Nostalgia Exhibit
When I first watched the movie, I didn’t expect Mitsuha to die so I didn’t really pay attention to this scene. But once I knew and watched it a second time, I felt so heartbroken at how the destruction had been foreshadowed. Like UGH MY KOKORO. This seriously made me tear up when I went for a second and third watch
It also makes me wonder how Taki didn’t make the connection? I mean, when I walk into an exhibit, one of the first things I read is that info at the start to see what it’s about
1. Taki Can’t Remember
Just crush my heart in the palm of your hand, throw it to the ground, kick it, stomp on it, and stab it…repeatedly
I HATE THIS PART SO MUCH because I loved it. I loved it ok?! Taki’s cry of “what’s your name” coupled with Sparkle playing CRUSHED ME. I watched this moment 4 times and no matter how ‘prepared’ I was, I always cried. And by this moment I mean the sub
Yes, Mitsuha forgetting Taki’s name was also sad but this guy went to where Mitsuha died, managed to talk with her, she disappeared without warning, he tried to write her name on his palm and wasn’t able to remember, and just everything! It was really well put together
And those are my top moments in Your Name! I know I had other moments I liked (like Taki crying and groping Mitsuha’s boobs, Taki seeing Miharu’s life) but these just stood out the most to me
What about you guys? What parts made you laugh like crazy? Cry? Feel?