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


  • Hui Feng



Your Name; Japanese Culture; Gender; Identity.


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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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.