Your Name.
Rating: Year:2016
Cast:Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita Length:1h 46m
Director:Makoto Shinkai Country:Japan
Writers:Makoto Shinkai Genre:Drama, Fantasy
Synopsis: Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Rating:
Cast:Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita
Director:Makoto Shinkai
Writers:Makoto Shinkai
Year:2016
Length:1h 46m
Country:Japan
Genre:Drama, Fantasy
Synopsis: Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

This was the first Anime shown at Film Club. Perhaps another might have been a better choice as an introduction to the field as this was a gigantic disappointment.

The artwork was okay, it did not really seem breathtaking, or even beautiful. Occasionally there were some inspired visions, but mostly it simply looked amateurish, maybe that's intentional or inherent. It seems obvious when researching that this style of drawing people is standard in anime as if we got stuck in Rocket Boy and will forever depict humans this way. We also do not understand the need to include over-emoting by the characters on the screen. It was so frequent that we decided it must be expected or standard within this artform. Upon asking others, afterwards, who are familiar with Anime, they confirmed these suspicion and were able, without prompting, to recreate these well enough to establish that they are an expected inclusion in the form. For us, every time it happened it simply reminded us that we were watching a cartoon, it totally broke us out of the story.

The story itself was fairly simple - it was The Lake House which was based on the Korean film Il Mare - and for the most part predictable. The characters were juvenile and did not really interest any of us. It was possible that the ending was going to throw us a twist, and we were teased with that, but it did not happen.

Overall, this was a big disappointment, less than two hours and it seemed to drag on forever, and the music was mostly intrusive and annoying.