Earlier this month I watched "Kimi no na wa" because of all the fuss that was going on around it. There are no really big spoilers in this post.
I don't typically watch anime series anymore, but I will occasionally watch a Japanese animated movie, as I love Miyazaki films (of course) as well as a few others. (for example, Hotarubi no Mori e, Paprika... etc.)
I didn't really like this movie plot as much as my other favorites, and am not so sure what the hype was all about, other than the love story (which was sub-par in my opinion). It was sporadic and not completely original, which is okay. I've seen stories where a boy and a girl "switch bodies", for example, in the Korean drama Secret Garden, and the result of the switch is pretty similar to what the movie portrayed. I think that the idea is interesting, as it has a lot of potential, but what actually was shown just didn't really resonate with me in this movie, nor in Secret Garden.
On the other hand, it did have some aspects which I really appreciated, such as the explanation from the grandmother about the word 結び, as well as the art of the film. I love the idea of visiting rural areas of Japan and going on hikes through dense nature, like what was shown in the film. I did enjoy snippets of this, it was very beautiful.
Anyways, if you're curious, I recommend you watch it, but be prepared for some pretty nonsensical events (not that it's bad to have a good imagination sometimes). But... I doubt I would watch it again. I'd definitely recommend a movie like "Hotarubi no Mori e" over this, but that's probably because I love stories with youkai in them. (I've seen that one 3 times already).
(Edits from typos and adding secondary thoughts)
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