Interaction between Body-swapping and Time-travel in the Movie "Your Name"

Authors

  • Hui Feng

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54691/bcpssh.v14i.273

Keywords:

Your Name; Japanese Culture; Gender; Identity.

Abstract

In this work, I examined different perspectives on the film Your Name, accompanying these notions by the theme of gender opposition and its relation to the ideas of body swap and time travel. The main conclusions are drawn as follows: The concept of ‘body swap’ in Your Name give ‘time travel’ a new definition. It helps the two characters to have recognition to their identities. Gender stereotypes in Japanese lead to the protagonists being questioned because of body exchange, which promotes the growth of the role. Hence, in Your Name, the idea of body swap does not only refer to gender and identities or time swap. It is the exchange from environments to characters’ mental state to traditions, Shinkai motivates the audiences to have a transpositional consideration.

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Weit, Dinette van der. (2018) "The Expression of Linguistic Stereotypes on Gender: A Comparison Between the Japanese Animated Movie “Kimi no Na Wa” and the English Dubbed-Translated Movie “Your Name”." Master's thesis, Available from Leiden University thesis database.

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Published

2021-12-17

How to Cite

Feng, H. (2021). Interaction between Body-swapping and Time-travel in the Movie "Your Name". BCP Social Sciences & Humanities, 14, 317-321. https://doi.org/10.54691/bcpssh.v14i.273