Your Name. 2016 . USA. Directed by Makoto Shinkai. DCP. In Japanese; English subtitles. 106 min.
Two teenagers, a girl in rural Japan and a boy in urban Tokyo, wake up one morning to find that they have switched bodies. Slapstick gender-bending confusion slowly gives way to an experience of genuine discovery, as they learn about each other and a world entirely foreign to them. Trippy time-travels lead to an attempt to avert an apocalyptic disaster that recalls events of Japan’s past. Makoto Shinkai's whimsical, beautifully rendered sci-fi anime was a record-shattering box office success across Asia. An American live-action remake might be in the works, but it's the original that will certainly stand the test of time. Courtesy of Funimation.