Last night I watched two movies back to back, blind bought as well.
First off, it was Your Name, it had arrived the day before. I had heard about this one a lot, like it was this great masterpiece, so I took the chance and purchased it. Now, I don't regret it one bit, as visually the movie is astonishing and the soundtrack is brilliant as well, but the story, though... I feel like it had potential to be so much more. I still loved it a lot, but after all the hype, I couldn't help but be just a tiny bit disappointed. I would have liked to see more of the characters as they lived their other lives, and I think that, at about 1h40m, it felt kind of short for the story it was trying to tell.
The second one was A Silent Voice. This one was actually my second viewing, as I had watched it for the first time exactly a week before. This one's case was a bit different than Your Name, as I hadn't ever heard about it, just saw that Anime Limited (my favorite UK company for physical releases) was selling it. I took a look at the synopsis and it sounded really interesting, and the blu-ray edition itself was beautiful. Damn, am I glad I bought this, I absolutely fell in love with the movie. It was funny, it was brutal, it was charming, it was painful, and at 2h10m, I almost wish it had been 3h10m. While visually impressive (Kyoto Animation at its best), it's not as good as Your Name (nor is its soundtrack), but to me, the story blew Your Name's away; I felt invested in the main characters in a way that I just couldn't with Your Name, and given that I didn't know anything at all about the story it's based of (I also ended up getting the manga after I watched it for the fist time, and I think the movie does a great job at cutting some unnecessary stuff, although it could have benefited to add some other things from the book, mainly how the male main character ends up being accepted by the female main character's family, and maybe some more stuff to make a couple of secondary characters more important in the movie - in they books they have fairly biggish roles, in the movie they're relegated to glorified cameos, but I digress), I felt real fear during certain events that happen near the end. Just a beautiful movie that, when all's said and done, I wholeheartedly recommend to just about everybody.
Has anyone here seen these two?