小野小町の恋歌の一節。「思いつつ寝（ぬ）ればや人の見えつらむ 夢としりせばさめざらましを」“Yume to Shiriseba V” – Ono-no-Komachi
I wonder if he appeared in my dream because I fell asleep thinking of him.
I think the basis of Kimi no Na wa is the exploration of adolescence and the bonds we share– whether made organically with friends or spiritually like Taki and Mitsuha. I want to take a different route, and explore the spiritual significance of their bond.
To begin, I want to establish the fact that these events do take place three years after Mitsuha’s death.
By going to the mouth of the god, journeying to the “underworld”, and drinking the kuchikamizake – Taki brought Mitsuha’s timeline back.Continue reading “Rebirth in Kimi no Na wa”