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May. 1st, 2017 08:55 pm
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I loved this anime movie - visually gorgeous, compelling premise (bodyswap! I always love the classic tropes), more tightly written than I was expecting. Some of the best handling I've ever seen in fiction of how dreams feel - or at least how my dreams feel, I sometimes have very vivid or complicated dreams that seem more real than real life when I first wake up, and then I can hardly remember not long after. And I also dream more about people from my adolescence much more than people in my current life. (I assume something got hardwired somewhere in my teen brain development...) So teenagers who are having these dreamlike experiences - spot on! I also just love so much the little details of Japanese life and setting - this movie was so *placed*, so locationally grounded, in the same way that, like, My Neighbor Totoro is. Neat to get a little glimpse of a different world. (It was out in 2016 in Japan, 2017 here, I dunno what year would count for Hugo purposes.)

Date: 2017-05-02 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] aryky
I went to see that movie (I feel like of course I went to see that movie - it's an anime movie about a bodyswap, how could I not?), and afterwards was reading up on the director a bit, and heard about his earlier short called The Garden of Words. I read the premise, was like - I need to see this movie now, and watched it online immediately. If you liked Your Name, I might recommending looking up The Garden of Words online - admittedly, it was alarmingly personally relevant to me right now, and it's not fantasy, but it had me sobbing intensely and I think it would be cool if other people watched and. . . enjoyed isn't quite the right word. . . appreciated it?

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