Yamada and the 7 Witches
Your Name (movie)
It is time for a bit of magic this summer. Our latest picks feature 3 wonderful and beautiful anime. To start off we have the Makoto Shinkai masterpiece, Kimi no na wa (Your Name). This movie has romance and supernatural elements mixed together with some of the greatest animation in the world. (Both movies put Disney and Pixar to shame) Your name follows Mitsuha, a girl who lives in a rural town that longs for a life in the city. One day, her wish is granted, allowing her to switch bodies with a boy in Tokyo who looks for a simpler life. Complications arise when the two decide to meet up in person.
Next up we have another gorgeously animated movie, Uchiage Hanabi Shita Kara Miru ka? Yo Kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See It From The Side Or The Bottom?). The style and animation is top notch and very reminiscent of Shinkai's work. The story follows Nazuna, who's mother is looking to remarry and move Nazuna away from her friends and school. Norimichi and Yusuke both like her but only one is willing to do what it takes to show his feelings. With a bit of magic Norimichi is able to correct his mistakes to find a life with Nazuna.
Finally, we have the anime Yamada and the 7 Witches. Yamada is the school bad boy with a history of violent encounters with other students. His world is turned upside down when he discovers that the school harbors 7 witches, each with a magical ability.
All 3 featured anime shows us that hope is real and that there just may be a bit of magic left in the world, waiting to be discovered. The two movies have the best animation we have seen, surpassing anything put out by Disney or Pixar. Yamada and th 7 Witches follows the similar story involving magic and some romance with a heavy dose of comedy. We hope everyone is staying safe, having a wonderful summer and enjoying our reviews and anime. We may add more anime to the lineup over the weekend so please, check back to see what surprises are shown on our video page.
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