‘Your Name’ Bluray Review

30th December 2017 at 9:23 am

Dear Chibi,

It’s been a long time since an anime film (or rather, any animation film) has left this much impression on me. Shinkai Makoto’s ‘Your Name’ (Kimi no Na wa.) is the highest-grossing anime film of all time and it’s easy to see why. The moment the film starts I’m mesmerized by the stunning art, the gorgeous colours and the compelling animation. Every scene is a work of art. The detailed visuals and audio work harmoniously together to convey a very realistic portrayal of Japan. Yet, in the end… it was the emotionally powerful story that moved me. “Your Name” is pretty perfect to me. Tears were shed :’D

If you’re interested in the film and haven’t seen it yet, I’d highly recommend you go in knowing very little about it. But if you must…. here’s a deceptively simple synopsis:

“Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never been to. 

What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?”

Since its 2016 theatrical release, the film has finally made its way to Australia on DVD and Bluray.

It contains both the original Japanese audio (with English subs) and a English dub. I preferred to watch it in Japanese.

The Bluray and DVD versions both include the following features:

  • Japanese Promos
  • English Trailer
  • Makoto Shinkai Filmography Featurette (Static image with text)
  • TV Special

I would have loved to see more bonus materials included like interviews, galleries or behind the scenes stuff.

The video quality of the Bluray is amazing though and with the 5.1 surround sound, you can now enjoy this in the comfort of your own home.

If you’re interested in checking this out (which I highly recommend) you can get it on DVD (Region 4 NTSC) or Bluray (Region B). 

2 Responses to “‘Your Name’ Bluray Review”

  1. Mark says:

    I like how it starts off as a story of people two people swapping lives, then evolves into something more later

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