Dir. Makoto Shinkai. Japan, 2016. 1h 46m. Japanese/subs. Starring Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita.
Already one of the most successful Japanese films of all time, this mind-bending, body-swapping fantasy blossoms from concept comedy into a profound story of love.
Makoto Shinkai expertly intertwines stunning animation with a genuinely emotional storyline.
With this dazzling body-swap romance, Makoto Shinkai confirms his reputation as Japan’s new animation king’ ★★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer
‘The only way to understand it is to swim in it for yourself, feel your own heart braid around these two interwoven lives, and gaze up in awe at the silvery arc those falling stars trace across the sky.’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph