Two Japanese teenagers – Mitsuha from the province and Taki from the capital – wake up one morning in unfamiliar rooms. They quickly understand that what they have before their eyes is the life of a completely different person. They discover that for some reason they begin to haunt each other in their dreams and that they are connected by an extremely strong thread of destiny. The truth, however, turns out to be much more complicated than either of them could have imagined.
Makoto Shinkai, a Japanese filmmaker who needs no introduction to animation fans, made his feature film Kimi no Na wa in 2016. It instantly stole the hearts in all parts of the globe – in Japan it dominated the blockbuster lists, the Americans dreamed of their Hollywood remake. Shinkai is also the author of a book based on the film’s plot, which will be a treat to both those who have seen the film and have its beautiful, detailed frames in front of their eyes, as well as those who encounter Taki and Mitsuha’s story for the first time.