Your Name October 1, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Your Name, Makoto Shinkai’s fantasy about two teenagers drawn together by gender-swapping dreams, has been seen by more than 8 million people since its release in August, beating the hugely popular Godzilla Resurgence to become the highest-grossing film in Japan this year, and the ninth highest of all time.
Comparisons are being made with the films of Hayoa Miyazaki, high praise indeed. And this I love:
Shinkai’s painstaking recreations of everyday Tokyo scenes have prompted hordes of fans to descend on locations from the film, forcing production staff to plead with them not to disturb local residents following complaints about their behaviour.
I’ve mentioned before anime I’ve liked. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (not by Miyazaki) is perhaps my all time favourite – and of course Miyazaki’s films are remarkable. And part of the attraction is the representation of reality and the accentuation or distortion of it, so the idea of actual locations being featured makes perfect sense.