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What I first noticed as a discrepancy and wrongly attributed as an animation mistake turned out to be foreshadowing of the three-year gap: If we were to assume the time in Kimi no Na wa. corresponds to ours in real life, then we can reason that However, the first true hint was given much earlier, in


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The title is 「夢と知りせば」 Yume to shiriseba, which one might translate as "Had I known it was a dream". To appreciate the significance of this title, one should know that this is part of a tanka by Ono no Komachi, a Heian-era poet. In Japanese, the text is: 思ひつつ 寝ればや人の 見えつらむ 夢と知りせば 覚めざらましを There are many scholarly translations of this poem; here is ...


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I don't believe Yuki-chan sensei (that's her name in the credits, ユキちゃん先生) died in the Itomori Accident. In the universe where Mitsuha had foreseen the disaster, she recruited the help of her friends, Teshigawara and Sayaka, to try to obviate casualties. Sayaka broadcasted to the townspeople to evacuate to Itomori High School, but was shortly stopped by the ...


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The specific law that Mitsuha mentions is called the 酒税法【しゅぜいほう】(shuzeihou) in Japanese. The Ministry of Justice does not presently have a translated version of this law (possibly because they haven't made translations as far back as 1953), but if it did, it would be located here. In an article (in Japanese) about this specific scene, a lawyer (NISHIGUCHI ...


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As TheGamer007 mentioned, Kuchikamizake 'is a kind of rice-based alcohol produced by a process involving human saliva as a fermentation starter.' Here, however, is where my answer differs. Why did Mitsuha's face go red when Taki told her that he drank her kuchikamizake in Kimi No Na Wa? This was explained by Makoto Shinkai himself here. To quote from the ...


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There are two aspects we can discuss on this topic. Some directors like Miyazaki prefer to hire film actors. He said anime seiyuu is too optimized for anime and does not sound natural. Seiyuu is good when the target audience is anime fans, but if they want to get a broader audience, actors are the best choice. Another aspect is getting attention by using ...


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I think it was a sweet gesture that showed a little insight into Taki's character. It shows that he is young, in love, and struggling to find a way to share his feelings with Mitsuha. At that moment when an opportunity presented itself for him to confess without having to say it out loud (the horror! :D), he foolishly thought it was more important to tell ...


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Taki woke up as himself again, and saw that Mitsuha arranged a date for him. He dressed up and runs to Onodera senpai. The scene where Okudera Senpai and Taki just met to start the date... on 38:41, you can see taki already wearing the red ribbon on 39:09, you will see mitsuha tying her hair with the ribbon Mitsuha (on the picture above) on the other ...


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Ignoring these things is how most such bussinesses are run. If you called the police, it'd cause a scene that would likely deter customers (and annoy the ones already there). You'd lose more money than you would get from the jerks in the end. That's not to mention the possibility of them deciding to cause havoc and break furniture or even assault the staff, ...


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Losing the associated memories is one of the effects of this mysterious phenomenon that the entire movie is based around, it happened in the scene you are asking about, but it also happened in reference to Mitsu's grandmother. All the supernatural occurrences in the movie are supposed to be caused by the shrine god, comet, the shrine maiden (Mitsu) or some ...


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Actually, during the party at Tessie's place around 14:00 mark, there's a calendar hanging on the closet near Tessie which has its year displayed as "2013" and only appeared for about 10 seconds (and most of the time blocked by Tessie's dad's body). *Pirated version's resolution is way too low to find this even if you strained your eyes to the maximum. So ...


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I believe he is referring to The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima. The novel is loosely based on the burning of the Reliquary (or Golden Pavilion) of Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto by a young Buddhist acolyte in 1950. The pavilion, dating from before 1400, was a national monument that had been spared destruction many times throughout history, and the ...


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Taki knew that all the things which were happening to him from the past few days, like how his soul went into Mitsuha's body and all other things, would not remain like that for a long time. I think he could understand that after the end of the twilight, they would forget each other, like people forget dreams after waking up. It is obvious that he knew ...


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Personally I think the comet's fragment has gone through a full orbit around the Earth, because it is unlikely that it has diverted so much from the original comet trajectory (which is tangential to Earth) to fall almost perpendicularly, since the break was above Japan and the fragment also fell in Japan So it is likely that more than an hour has passed ...


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According to Amazon, Your Name will be releasing on Blu-Ray & DVD in America on November 7, 2017. You can pre-order the DVD + Blu-ray combo pack for $20.


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If you're in Japan, you will be able to purchase the Blu-Ray on July 26, 2017. Amazon seems to be cross-listing this product in their catalog: In NA, the release date appears to be August 4th. In the UK, the release date appears to be October 30th. Depending on where you live, you'll be able to make the purchases when they're available from reputable ...


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Kuchikamizake ("mouth chewed sake") is the sake produced by using saliva for fermentation. We see Mitsuha making it as part of her duties as the Shrine Maiden, during the festival. Her face went red because Taki drank the sake that had her saliva in it. In addition, her own classmates considered it gross when she was making it during the festival, so the ...


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I believe the Liquor Tax Law is more about importations so it may be a bit of topic or maybe a subtitle weakness. However, in Japan and also in many other countries, it is strictly prohibited to make and sell alcohols that exceed a certain degree. Furthermore, the alcohol market is anyway strongly kept into government control. Then, it is possible their ...


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It's never stated. However, judging by the amount of different coloured diary logs in Taki's phone, it's likely to be that they switched for at least 2 months. The section where Zen Zen Zense plays can't be used as reference as it is unlcear as to when each event happened. In terms, I'd say that they took a week of switches to realise the changes, and took ...


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Actually if you read Japanese one of the headlines for the "village didn't die" timeline was "0 killed, 109 injured". So nobody died in the timeline where Mitsuha survived.


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Spoiler alert. If you have seen Garden of Words, in the novel that Makoto wrote after the movie, the two main characters met again after a few years in the same garden. The boy became a pro shoe maker and the teacher came back to Tokyo after a few years teaching, and I can assume that the city she was teaching then is the city in Kiwi no Na wa... So simple ...


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