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In 2016, Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) wowed audiences with its unique story, youthful vibe and jaw-droppingly beautiful animation and direction.  

That last bit struck a chord with people who had been to some of the film's settings in real life. Sequences that stand out include the pedestrian bridge at Shinanomachi Station in Tokyo, and the final scene by the stairs near Suga Shrine. If you come across actual photos of these places online, you'll understand why.

And if you've ever wondered what some of Manila's locales would look like in the same art style, apparently you're not alone. Facebook user Ralph Justin Ulep reimagined EDSA with this in mind, and shared his work on social media. The results are impressive, to say the least. If you look closely, he even parodied some of the prominent brands and billboards along the busy thoroughfare.

Frankly, we think it could use a little more traffic for realism, but that doesn't detract from how well done the art is. You can check out more of his work below.

We really hope Ralph can come up with more of this stuff. Maybe do one of Taft Avenue, España Boulevard or Roxas Boulevard. Do you think Manila would make a great setting for a Your Name-style anime or manga? Let us know in the comments.

 

Drei Laurel
Staff Writer
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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