Your Name: Everyone Needs A Mitsuha In Their Life

“There’s no way we could meet. But one thing is certain. If we see each other, we’ll know. That you were the one who was inside me. That I was the one who was inside you.” – Mitsuha Miyamizu

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Your name or Kimi no Na Wa is a film revolving around the themes of romance, fate, and the supernatural.

The 2016 award-winning film for its beautiful animation and visuals has got everyone's heart and eyes filled to the brim with emotions.

The relationship that Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu share in this film is one of the healthiest bonds between romantic partners.

For those who have not found their Mitsuha yet, here are a few reasons why you need one.

Making the long-distance feel short

men checking a slip meeting each other in a train

Of course, this point had to be added as the film explicitly hones in on the factor of their relationship being long-distance.

However, that never stopped this power couple from ever feeling that the other is out of reach.

Find that person who will always feel like they are right beside you no matter what.

As humans tend to be social animals, closeness is a crucial factor to be played when it comes to being intimate with a loved one.  

Setting up your life (Calendar markings included)

a young girl looking at her notebook

Within the film, we can see the two making notes and events for each other as they try to make the other open more to the people that surround them.

Mitsuha even goes as far as to set him up with a play date with one of Taki's co-workers in an attempt to improve his social skills.  

A good romantic partner would strive to make your life more organized and structured in an attempt to provide you with specific times in the day when it would only be you and them as a way of finding the right time at the right place for maximum comfort for both parties involved.

Intelligent and aware of circumstances

a young girl crying while looking at the mirror

Mitsuha Miyamizu is a very self-aware individual throughout the course of the film.

Her dream of running away to Tokyo is to make a name for herself rather than being stuck in her small town making rice wine or better known as Kuchikamizake as a way out of escaping the life of the daughter of a mayor.

The perfect Mitsuha to have in your life is one who is aware of her social standings and the limitations society has covered us with.

There is nothing better than a partner who understands what can and cannot be at a specific time or location.

Realistic ambitions and goals

a young women paying attention to her customer

A healthy relationship heavily relies on both parties having their own ambitions and goals that make them their own person.

Realistic goals and ambitions are the best kind of expectations one should have and should be ones that can be achieved.

Within the film, Mitsuha has the goal of meeting up with Taki and travels all the way from her town to Tokyo and achieves it with ease.

One might argue that the goal of evacuating an entire small town within a matter of a few hours can be seen as extremely unrealistic, however, she made it happen after coming up with the most suitable plan at the moment.

Pushes the limits you never knew you had

classmates shouting at each other

It is the duty of you and your loved one to push each other's limits to better yourselves as you grow old together.

Whether it be as simple as organizing a playdate with a coworker or creating Kuchikamizake.

It is the struggles that you share with your partner that make the bond between the two of you that much stronger.

Find that Mitsuha in your life that will push you only to see you grow better as a person.

Makes you feel their absence (in a good way)

classmates making notes for each other

It makes you feel their absence (in a good way). What is feeling anxious feel like? Is it fair to be in love and make your loved one feel anxious about your absence or it’s a part of the long journey of staying together and through everything?

The most corrupted word is probably anxiety when it comes to love stories, yes it could be anxious when you know down the line that your partner is not the one and you force yourself into the relationship but a small difference could be found if it’s worth the anxiety.

The absence of physical presence is possibly justifiable when it comes to Tachibana and Miyamizu, it’s easy to give up on the idea that someone existed and it feels empty without them but at the same time the happiness of getting back together.