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Kimi no na wa [Movie]

Plot Summary

High school girl Mitsuha lives in the town of Itomori in Japan’s mountainous Hida region. Bored, she wishes to be a handsome boy in her next life. She begins switching bodies intermittently with Taki, a high school boy in Tokyo, when they wake up. They communicate by leaving notes in Mitsuha’s notebook and memos on Taki’s phone, and sometimes by writing on each other’s skin. Mitsuha causes Taki to develop a relationship with his coworker Miki, while Taki causes Mitsuha to become popular in school.

Taki, as Mitsuha, accompanies her grandmother and sister to leave the ritual alcohol kuchikamizake, made by Mitsuha, as an offering at the shrine on a mountaintop outside the town. The shrine is believed to represent the body of the village guardian god who rules human experiences and connections. Mitsuha’s latest note tells Taki about a comet expected to pass Earth on the day of her town festival.

One day, Taki wakes up in his body. After an unsuccessful date with Miki, he tries to call Mitsuha, but cannot reach her, and the body switching ends. He decides to visit Itomori, but does not know its name, his memories of it are fading, and Mitsuha’s messages have disappeared. A restaurant owner in Hida finally recognizes Itomori from Taki’s sketch and tells him it was destroyed by a fragment of the comet. Taki finds Mitsuha’s name in the records of fatalities and discovers the date of the disaster. He realizes their timelines were separated by three years.

Taki goes to the shrine to drink Mitsuha’s kuchikamizake, hoping to reconnect with her body and warn her of the comet strike. Through a vision, Taki discovers that Mitsuha, having fallen in love with him, met his past self while trying to meet him personally. He wakes in her body on the morning of the town festival; Mitsuha’s grandmother deduces his identity, and tells him the body switching is part of the Miyamizu family history as caretakers of the shrine. He convinces Mitsuha’s friends Tessie and Sayaka to help e

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