Two Movies To Add To Your List

Hey, guys!

Yeah, still no fall update… I’m continuing to pray through some of those big decisions.

This week I’d like to share two movies which have totally inspired me to get back to my writing. 🙂

1.) Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)


As a wild youth, elementary school student Shouya Ishida sought to beat boredom in the cruelest ways. When the deaf Shouko Nishimiya transfers into his class, Shouya and the rest of his class thoughtlessly bully her for fun. However, when her mother notifies the school, he is singled out and blamed for everything done to her. With Shouko transferring out of the school, Shouya is left at the mercy of his classmates. He is heartlessly ostracized all throughout elementary and middle school, while teachers turn a blind eye.

Now in his third year of high school, Shouya is still plagued by his wrongdoings as a young boy. Sincerely regretting his past actions, he sets out on a journey of redemption: to meet Shouko once more and make amends.

Koe no Katachi tells the heartwarming tale of Shouya’s reunion with Shouko and his honest attempts to redeem himself, all while being continually haunted by the shadows of his past.

[ Description from My Anime List, Written by MAL Rewrite]


This one was so beautiful! The characters had real flaws, made real mistakes, and experienced real triumphs. It had me in tears, and it ended wonderfully. Watch this one! 🙂


2.) Kimi no Na wa (Your Name)


Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.

One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.

Kimi no Na wa. revolves around Mitsuha and Taki’s actions, which begin to have a dramatic impact on each other’s lives, weaving them into a fabric held together by fate and circumstance.

[ Description from My Anime List, Written by MAL Rewrite]


Your Name was a fantastic mix of humor and drama, also this one had a fantasy aspect which was really cool. And the soundtrack was absolutely amazing! I’m listening to it right now.


I hope you guys give these a try. Let me know what you think. 🙂

What is your go to movie for writing inspiration?

About Britta Valentine

saved by grace, writer of young adult fiction, and drinker of copious amounts of coffee

2 comments on “Two Movies To Add To Your List

  1. Thanks for the recommendations, Brittany! I’ve been wanting to see Kimi no Na wa, but hadn’t heard of the other. Where did you watch these? I’m still trying to figure out if there are good free options for anime or if there’s a streaming service it’s best to pay for.

    • Hey!

      I’m actually not sure where these movies can be streamed. You can buy them on eBay right now for a decent price though.
      I watch some shows on Funimation and some on Crunchyroll, using their free pass.
      Hulu has a pretty wide selection of anime titles right now too.
      Sorry it took me so long to get back with you!

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