Your Name. ★★★★½

Oh lord. Don't you just love it when you see a film that knocks you out of the ball park?

"Your Name" (or Kimi no Na wa) begins as a basic body-swap light-hearted drama. Two older high-schoolers - one male, one female - wake up one morning to discover they've swapped bodies. Both are convinced they're dreaming, and sure enough, they've swapped back the following day. But it happens again, and again, and - as they have no idea whom each of them is - they begin to leave each other notes on their phones, and messages on their hands.

But then it stops. And the male half of the duo decides to find out why ...

I won't reveal any more, except to say this evolves into a film packed with beauty and emotion. The comic elements are dealt with early on (the boy stuggles each morning when he wakes up as the girl not to have a good feel of her boobs, and the girl reacts in horror when she realises she needs to use the toilet) to leave room for a touching, heart-felt drama. It packs more of a punch as once the swaps cease, both of them forgets each other's name (hence the title of the film).

I am a huge fan of Japanese animation and this is right up there with the films of Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro) and Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Summer Wars).

I cannot recommened you see this film highly enough.