Your Name: Kimi no Na Wa short story
|A strange, random phenomenon occurs between a teen boy living in Tokyo and a teen girl living in the country. They switch bodies for a day at a time on occasion and then have no recollection of what happened while they were switched. When the boy finally sets out to find the girl, he discovers that the situation is even stranger than he imagined.|
Who is Mitsuha Miyamizu?
Kimi no Na wa’s female protagonist is Mitsuha Miyamizu. She is a 17-year-old high-school student from Itomori, a small rural town in Japan, and a Miyamizu family member who serves as a priestess in her family shrine. Mitsuha, on the other hand, is dissatisfied with her small-town life, and she wishes to live as a handsome boy in Tokyo because of her strained relationship with her stern father and the criticism she receives when performing as a shrine maiden. In her dreams, she began swapping bodies with a high-school student named Taki Tachibana, and her wish was partially granted.
Voice Actor of Mitsuha Miyamizu
The Japanese voice actor, Mone Kamishiraishi contributed her voice to Mitsuha Miyamizu whereas Stephanie Sheh has voiced for the English version of this character.
Mitsuha Miyamizu was born on December 1, 1996, to Toshiki and Futaba Miyamizu. Mitsuha was taught about the Miyamizu family and the shrines, traditions, and rituals associated with it from an early age as a Miyamizu. Yotsuha Miyamizu, Mitsuha’s younger sister, was born when she was eight years old. Up until Futaba’s death when Mitsuha was about 11 years old, the four of them lived a very happy and peaceful life. Her father was heartbroken after she died because he was powerless to save his wife. He then abandoned the Miyamizu shrine and its traditions in order to pursue a political career, admitting that he only cared about Futaba and not the Miyamizu shrine. Toshiki attempted to take Mitsuha and Yotsuha with him, but the girls preferred to stay with Hitoha Miyamizu, their grandmother.
Even without her father and mother, Mitsuha had a normal and relatively happy childhood, though she continued to have a strained relationship with her father, especially after he became the mayor of Itomori and she had to put up with his strict actions. When she performed Miyamizu traditions, she also disliked the criticism and comments she received.
Mitsuha started attending Itomori High School in 2010 or 2011, where she spent a lot of time with her best friends Sayaka Natori and Katsuhiko Teshigawara. Because Tessie’s father’s contractor is Mitsuha’s father’s contractor, they were often teased by their classmates.
Mitsuha is a sweet, caring, well-organized, and supportive young lady who is also determined and, at times, persistent, frank, and daring. She is tired of her close-knit lifestyle in Itomori, and as a result, she is flaky and uninterested in her family’s traditions, and she wishes to travel outside of her hometown. This is why, when she switches bodies with Taki, she values every detail of his life and strives to make the most of it. She falls in love with Tokyo as well.
Mitsuha is always happy and grateful when she is in Taki’s body, because Taki’s life is exactly what Mitsuha has wished for. She cherishes every moment, and when she goes out to cafes with Taki’s friends, she spends a lot of money and takes pictures of everything, including “ordinary” desserts and Tokyo scenery. Mitsuha, on the other hand, believes Taki’s part-time jobs are exhausting and stressful because she has spent her entire life in the peaceful Itomori. When they switch bodies, she is dignified and proper, telling Taki that he must be careful with skirts, not look, and not take any showers. When Mitsuha takes over Taki’s body, he appears “girlish,” feminine, and speaks in a “odd” dialect, but she manages to keep her cool.
Mitsuha had become a little self-conscious about performing her family traditions because of her classmates’ mockery. Her stern and strict father also makes her feel insecure. This is evident because, unlike Taki, Mitsuha takes the insults from her father and classmates without retaliating even with a whisper. When Taki embodies her, he lashes her with verbal (and, in some cases, physical) lashings. Mitsuha, on the other hand, is later inspired by Taki to take bold action, and as a result, she gains the confidence to force her father to flee Itomori. Mitsuha is also straightforward, and she will not give up until a task is completed, as she was the one who ultimately saved the Itomori residents from the comet.
Taki’s crush at the time, Miki Okudera, admired him because of her nice and ‘feminine’ personality as Taki. She assists Taki in getting closer to Okudera when she is in his body. Mitsuha, on the other hand, has already fallen in love with him. When it comes to love and Taki, she gets a little nervous, especially when he’s around, but she’s overjoyed when she sees him for the first time in person. She also seemed to give good love advice, as she had given some to Taki previously, though Taki pointed out that she was only mocking him.
Mitsuha is a beautiful adolescent girl with an average build and height who is said to be the spitting image of her late mother, Futaba. Her black hair is straight and she wears it in a unique hairstyle with two braids on each side tied into a small ponytail with a red, blue, and yellow-orange braided cord and brown eyes.
She gives her braided cord to Taki and cuts her hair to chin length with two strands framing her face after traveling to Tokyo to find him. When she gets the braided cord back from Taki during Kataware-doki, she starts wearing it again. Mitsuha, who is twenty years old, wears her hair in a bobbed style with the braided cord styled as a hairband in a promotional video. Mitsuha’s hair grows out to upper-back length in adulthood, and she wears it down with a small section of it braided at the back with the braided cord.
Mitsuha’s school uniform consisted of a short-sleeved white shirt with a pocket and a red ribbon on the collar, which she wore frequently as a student. She is wearing a gray-colored skirt with the shirt tucked in. Brown loafers and black stockings are her footwear choices. In the winter, she would layer an orange (later blue) sweater over her shirt.
Mitsuha is seen wearing a blue yukata with white flowers, a red obi, and light-brown sandals on the day the comet struck.
When time travels back to 2016, Mitsuha is dressed in a white dress with stars and a yellow cardigan, as well as a pair of heels.
Mitsuha usually wears a light-orange colored shirt with a light pink cardigan on top when she is an adult. She’s dressed in a pair of peach-colored jeans with a brown belt and yellow-colored heels that reach down to her shin bone. She is frequently seen wearing a necklace and carrying a brown bag.
Incident of Itomori (2013)
When Mitsuha arrives at school one day, she is taken aback to discover that everyone is wary of her and that she has strange notes in her notebook that she did not write or draw. When her teacher calls on her and Mitsuha responds, everyone asks if she knows her name today, leaving Mitsuha completely befuddled. Mitsuha’s friends later tell her that the reason everyone acted strangely towards her the day before was because she was acting like a different person the day before, even though she is normal today. Mitsuha claims to be fine, but she says she had the impression she was dreaming about someone else’s dream. She walks around town with her friends after school and expresses her concerns about living in Itomori, a small country town, and her desire to live in Tokyo once she graduates.
Several days later, Mitsuha and Yotsuha perform a public Miyamizu tradition by making kuchikamizake, an ancient traditional method of making sake that involves chewing rice to intake yeast for fermentation, and the sakes become “half” of the sisters. Her classmates, on the other hand, were watching and mocking her during the ritual. This appears to be the final straw for Mitsuha’s bottled emotions, as she exclaims to the Gods after the ritual that she dislikes her life and her boring hometown, and that in her next life she wishes to live as a handsome Tokyo boy.
Her wish is partially fulfilled the next day, when she awakens in the body of Taki Tachibana, a teenage boy from Tokyo. Soon after, she realizes that they are switching bodies in their dreams, though Mitsuha has no idea that she is switching bodies with Taki three years in the future, and that the Taki in her timeline has no idea who she is because he hasn’t experienced the switching. Mitsuha begins to enjoy her life as Taki, savoring every moment. Despite the fact that Taki’s part-time job at an Italian restaurant can be stressful at times, she enjoys herself and manages to get closer to Miki Okudera, Taki’s crush. They make rules to protect each other’s lifestyles and make promises to each other to leave reports as they communicate via paper or phone. They experience annoyance and bickering, often leaving insults on each other’s skin, despite being grateful to each other at times for assisting them in their respective lives.
Mitsuha arranges a date for Taki and Okudera one day. She is happy for him, but the prospect of them becoming a couple makes her cry because she had already fallen for him. She then decides to travel to Tokyo in order to track down Taki and meet him face to face. She is thinking about how he would react if he saw her while driving there. When she tries to call him, however, she is unsuccessful, leading Mitsuha to despair and declare that they “could never meet.” Mitsuha, on the other hand, is convinced that if they saw each other, they would recognize each other right away and spent the entire day looking for him.
Mitsuha is waiting for her train in the evening after an unsuccessful attempt to locate Taki. However, something immediately catches her eye, so she boards the train and makes her way through the crowd to Taki. She nervously looks up at him, expecting a response, only to be surprised when he doesn’t even notice her. Mitsuha approaches him and inquires if he recalls her, but Taki simply asks who she is. Mitsuha is saddened by his response, and while she doesn’t pursue her questions any further, she is certain it was Taki with whom she swapped bodies. Mitsuha walks away from her station without saying anything, only to be stopped by Taki who asks for her name. She tells him her name and the braided cord she’s wearing, which Taki will wear as a good-luck charm later.
Mitsuha asks her grandmother to cut her hair when she returns, owing to her meeting with Taki. She then prepares to attend the autumn festival, where she will be able to see the Comet Tiamat at its brightest. Mitsuha, Sayaka, and Tessie go to a wide open area to get a clear view of the comet. Mitsuha notices how the comet splits in two and, while the larger piece continues to move, the smaller piece crashes into Earth and destroys the town. Mitsuha and the majority of the other Itomori residents are killed in the process.
Relationship: Taki and Mitsuha
Mitsuha met Taki for the first time when they began swapping bodies in their dreams. In the meantime, they agreed to help each other out by laying down rules to protect each other’s contrasting lifestyles while they looked for an answer to the strange phenomenon. They have a complicated relationship at first: Taki is grateful to Mitsuha at times, but he is irritated by her for various reasons at other times. Mitsuha, on the other hand, is upset with Taki and the actions he takes in her body. This leads to squabbles, arguments, and both of them hurling insults such as “idiot” at each other. Despite this, they form a strong bond, come to understand each other on a deeper level, and Taki develops a deep affection for her. Taki also learns a great deal about Mitsuha’s life, traditions, family, and friends. Taki sympathizes with and admires Mitsuha because she is a female shrine maiden who has endured societal criticism as well as pressure from her father and broken family. Taki, on the other hand, is at ease confiding in her. Mitsuha is a significant figure in Taki’s life who has influenced him, according to Okudera.
Taki begins to develop romantic feelings for Mitsuha as time passes. When it’s brought up, Taki blushes and embarrassingly denies it, despite his obvious feelings for Mitsuha. When he no longer switches bodies with Mitsuha, he is determined to meet her in person because contacting her is impossible. Taki, on the other hand, is devastated when he discovers the truth about her and is left feeling hopeless and confused. Taki’s strong desire to save Mitsuha never fades, which is why he goes to such lengths to do so, including visiting the Miyamizu shrine and drinking her kuchikamizake in the hopes of reversing time and saving her. Taki is so overjoyed when his plan succeeds and he wakes up in Mitsuha’s body that he begins to cry. Taki tries to devise a plan in the hopes of preventing the disaster and ensuring Mitsuha and the other residents’ survival, but he is unable to do so. Taki believes Mitsuha will be able to do it, which means Taki has complete faith in Mitsuha and her abilities.
When Taki learns that Mitsuha went to Tokyo to find him, he is overjoyed and moved by her actions, as she came to meet him even though he didn’t know her at the time. He also recalls Mitsuha giving him her braided cord (which binds them together by the red thread of fate), and he realizes he had kept it as a good-luck charm for three years.
When Taki and Mitsuha finally meet in person at Kataware-doki, they are overjoyed and nervous at the same time. Because their romantic feelings are mutual at this time. They appear to be at ease with each other, as they were during the body-switching, but they are also nervous, as they blush on occasion. Taki confesses to Mitsuha by writing “I love you” on her hand instead of his own name before they are separated due to their different timelines. Taki reportedly did this due to the high likelihood of them forgetting everything about one another. However, because no one could erase his feelings, he would still be able to express his love for Mitsuha, and Mitsuha would know that someone loved her. When they became separated, Taki stated that he would go find her no matter where she was in the world. He is devastated, however, when he begins to forget about Mitsuha, who has become so precious and dear to him. Despite this, Taki seems to have completely forgotten about Mitsuha.
For the next few years, he feels as if he has forgotten someone important to him and is constantly looking for them. He occasionally glances at his palm, where Mitsuha had scribbled her incomplete message, and despite the fact that he has no recollection of it, he knows it contains some deep feelings. Taki looks at Okudera’s hand when he says he’ll be happy someday, implying that the feeling behind the message is Taki’s source of happiness. When Taki and Mitsuha see each other, they instantly recognize each other without saying anything, and they also realize that they have been looking for each other for a long time. When they finally reunite, despite having no memories of each other, they are both confident that they recognize each other, and the relief of finally finding that special someone after so many years makes them cry with joy.
Taki and Mitsuha are fated lovers who were destined to meet regardless of time, circumstance, or location because of their connection with the red string of fate. As a result, it’s safe to assume that they’ll eventually get together. Taki and Mitsuha are married by 2024, according to the Tenki no Ko light novel.
- “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.”
- “Once in a while when I wake up. I find myself crying.”
- “What should I do? Would I annoy him? Would it be awkward? Or maybe he’d be a bit glad to see me?”
- “That time 3 years ago, you came to see me!”
- “I can’t stand this small town anymore. It’s too small and close-knit. I want to graduate and go to Tokyo!”