“Your Name” is a Japanese anime movie that tells the story of two high school students, Taki and Mitsuha, who inexplicably swap bodies with each other. As they try to navigate each other’s lives and figure out what is happening to them, they form a strong connection despite never meeting in person. However, their bond is put to the test when a disaster threatens to separate them forever. The movie explores themes of fate, love, and the importance of human connection, and is known for its stunning animation and emotional storytelling.
A Silent Voice
“A Silent Voice” is a Japanese anime movie that follows the story of a former bully named Shoya Ishida who seeks redemption for his past actions. He was once a cruel elementary school student who used to bully a deaf classmate named Shoko Nishimiya. Years later, haunted by his guilt, Shoya sets out to make amends and befriends Shoko. However, his efforts are met with resistance from some of their former classmates who still hold grudges against him. The movie explores themes of bullying, forgiveness, and the power of human connection, and is praised for its sensitive portrayal of disability and mental health issues.
5 Centimeters Per Second
“5 Centimeters Per Second” is a Japanese anime movie that tells the story of two childhood friends, Takaki and Akari, who are separated when Akari moves away to a distant city. Despite their distance, they continue to exchange letters and maintain their friendship, but gradually drift apart as they grow up and pursue different paths in life. The movie is divided into three parts, each focusing on a different phase in their lives and the impact that their separation has on them. The movie explores themes of distance, time, and the bittersweet nature of first love, and is known for its stunning visuals and melancholic atmosphere.
The Garden of Words
“The Garden of Words” is a Japanese anime movie that follows the story of a high school boy named Takao, who dreams of becoming a shoemaker, and a mysterious woman named Yukari, who he meets in a garden on a rainy day. Despite their age difference, they strike up an unlikely friendship and begin to meet each other in the garden on rainy mornings. As they spend more time together, they start to develop deeper feelings for each other, but their relationship is complicated by their circumstances. The movie explores themes of loneliness, connection, and the power of human relationships, and is known for its breathtaking animation and vivid depiction of the natural world.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
“The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” is a Japanese anime movie that tells the story of a high school girl named Makoto Konno, who gains the ability to time-travel after falling through a time portal. At first, Makoto uses her newfound power for trivial purposes, such as avoiding embarrassing situations and improving her grades. However, as she becomes more skilled at time-traveling, she realizes the consequences of her actions and tries to use her power to help her friends and loved ones. The movie explores themes of friendship, love, and the fleeting nature of time, and is known for its charming characters and playful tone.