While this is a movie that tries its best to base its supernatural elements on Shintoism, you probably shouldn’t spend too much time about whether the mechanics of the supernatural make sense in this movie. Also, instead, how about you just enjoy the view!
Kimi no Na wa. : Look, destiny can be a real bitch sometimes, you know? There’s a person out there who you’re meant to be with! ‘Great!’, you might say, ‘Spares me the hassle of dating!’. But here’s the catch: This person lives hundreds of miles away. And destiny can’t just, like, write on your bedroom-wall “Hey, dumdum, your true love is over there!”. No, gotta make it complicated!
Enter Mitsuha and Taki. The former lives in the countryside and the latter lives in Tokyo. Occasionally, they bodyswap. Well, I guess, everybody needs a hobby. Anyway, they’re meant for each other.
I mean, it’s better than the plot to Serendipity (the movie from 2001 that turns the concept of ‘meet-cute’ into a whole movie for whatever reason), right?