Kimi no na wa. (2016)
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Man, it's going to be hard for any other 2016 movie to beat this. While the core concept isn't super original in Japanese anime and Manga, it's played so fresh and exciting in this film. As with all of Makoto Shinkai's films it's incredibly beautiful in themes and visually stunning. Also like his other films, it deals with long distance relationships, memories, and love and connection that can't be stopped by great distances. A really incredible film.
I'll be the first to say that this is one of the best animated movies I've ever seen. *MINOR SPOILER ALERT!* The first half starts off by appearing to be just your basic cute, funny drama/slice of life anime with the 2 main characters inexplicably switching bodies with each other. (A pretty overdone, basic concept.) But, then there's a twist halfway through the film that makes you go "Oh! So, that's why this has been happening!" And, from then on you are shown more and more of how brilliant this movie is. I honestly didn't want this movie to end. I wanted it to keep going. I highly recommend this film.
Not bad, but I expected more for a top 3 animation movie... so I actually got dissapointed..
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