From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, something shifts, and they seek each other out wanting something more—a chance to finally meet. But try as they might, something more daunting than distance prevents them. Is the string of fate between Mitsuha and Taki strong enough to bring them together, or will forces outside their control leave them forever separated?
”this vividly realized and emotionally satisfying feature ought to make Shinkai a household name” –Variety
”Makoto Shinkai could be the next big name in anime… a blend of gorgeous, realistic detail and emotionally grounded fantasy” –Japan Times
”Hailing Makoto Shinkai as the new Hayao Miyazaki has been en vogue for a while. It s easy to see why… Only Makoto Shinkai could have made this movie, and his voice is in no need of any comparative labels.” –Anime News Network