As Makoto Shinkai’s worldwide phenomenon Your Name. hits North America, we celebrate with a review! There’s been much talk and hype around it – even international releases, such as in France, saw major news outlets give the work attention with news of its record-breaking numbers and dithyrambic reviews. Amid the frenzy, we’ve decided it was an apt to time to give our own take. As anime fans, we haven’t discovered Shinkai with Your Name. – but did we find it worth more buzz than his previous works? Let’s see!