Taki and Mitsuha are transported into each other’s bodies in “Your Name.”
BEVERLY HILLS — “Your Name” (Kimi no Na wa), a hit animated movie from Japan, is now playing at Laemmle’s Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are sold out. Remaining showtimes: Monday, Dec. 5, through Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 12, 2:30, 5 and 10 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 8, at 12, 2:30 and 5 p.m.
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 (voiced by Mone Kamishiraishi) and Taki (Ryunosuke Kamiki) 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.