REVIEW: Your Name (Kimi no na wa)

REVIEW: Your Name (Kimi no na wa)

I fist learned of Makoto Shinkai through his short film Voices of a Distant Star, which he animated himself on his personal computer and came out 15 years ago. It’s the story of a young female mech pilot sending text messages to the boy she likes, but as she travels farther and farther from Earth the messages take longer and longer to reach Earth; it is what you would call a “sad story.”