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Does “Your Name” live up to the hype? (Discussing Kimi no Na wa) | Ichimon Japan 49

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Does “Your Name” live up to the hype?

Topics Discussed

  • Whether the movie Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) is as good as many people say it is
  • The reception of Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) within Japan and abroad
  • The basic plot of Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)
  • Some potential problems with the plot of Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)
  • The work of Makoto Shinkai
  • Theories about what Mitsuha was going to write on Taki’s hand
  • Possible loopholes and some possible explanations
  • Mitsuha’s name and one possible explanation for its origin
  • The Radwimps music and how Radwimps collaborated with Makoto Shinkai
  • Whether we like Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)
  • And much more!

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Here is a trailer for Your Name (Kimi no Na wa).

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Japanese Vocabulary List

Most episodes feature at least one or two interesting Japanese words or phrases. Here’s some of the ones that came up on this episode. All information is from Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC.

  • Kimi
    • 君 : 君(P); 公 【きみ】 (pn) (1) (male) (fam) (also used colloquially by young females) you; buddy; pal; (n)
  • Na
    • 名 【な】 (n) (1) name; given name
  • Gōkon
    • 合コン 【ごうコン】 (n,vs) (abbr) (See 合同コンパ) joint party (e.g. by students from several colleges); combined party; mixer; two or more groups, esp. female and male students, combining for a party

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Special Thanks

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Ichimon Japan cover art: Produced by Erik R.

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