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Protagonists

    Taki Tachibana 
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Voiced by: Ryunosuke Kamiki (JP), Michael Sinterniklaas (EN), Rubén Felis (EU-ES)

The male protagonist of the movie. A 17-year old boy living in Tokyo who works part time at a restaurant.


  • Alliterative Name: Taki Tachibana.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Taki is shown to be living with his father, but his Missing Mom is never depicted or even mentioned. There is all of one vague reference in supplementary material of him having to learn to get used to staying with the father, but what that means and why is never explained.
    • According to Makoto Shinkai on the film’s wiki page, Mr. and Mrs. Tachibana are divorced.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Is unable to tell Miki that he likes her, prompting Mitsuha (while she is in his body) to set up dates between them.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Subverted. During one of the mornings he wakes up as Mitsuha, he abashedly comments to himself that he shouldn't touch her breasts out of respect for her; when Yotsuha rolls that door open, though, she sees that he was unable to resist.
  • Covert Pervert: Each time he wakes up in Mitsuha's body, he gropes her breasts.
  • Cry Cute: Taki (in Mitsuha's body) adorably breaks down like a little kid upon finding that Mitsuha is still alive in his final "leap" into her body, and tries to give Yotsuha a big-tearful "big-sisterly" hug upon being glad to find out that she is also alive. Unfortunately, poor Yotsuha is understandably freaked out by this sudden reaction and shuts the door in time, mumbling "she's lost it, she's finally lost it."
  • Determinator: Taki explores the rural parts of Japan in order to meet Mitsuha in person, with only sketches of her town that he drew from his memory since he doesn't know the name. Even after finding out she is dead for three years, he is still determined to find a way to reconnect with her. 5 years later, even after having lost all memories about her, that determination still stands.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Tsukasa admits he finds Taki cute after he interacts with what is actually Mitsuha in Taki's body.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Keeps his same spiky hair up to adulthood.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Taki can easily lose his cool, as stated by Miki. He has a bandage on his face the first time Mitsuha wakes up in his body, which suggests that he was injured in a fight. He finally puts his excess of assertiveness to good use when it rubs off on Mitsuha and she gains the confidence to stand up to her father.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. Taki can have a little bit of a irritable temper or can be slightly rude near the beginning, but otherwise he can come off as a decent, caring individual.
  • Likes Older Women: He has a crush on Miki, who is a college student at the start of the film. The ending implies that he falls in love with Mitsuha, who is also older than him by the time they finally meet outside of their body-swapping experiences.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: His first act after realizing he is in Mitsuha's body is to feel her boobs. He makes a habit of doing this after every switch.
  • Meaningful Name: The kanji for his given name, 瀧, combines the characters for "water" and "dragon". This serves as another connection between himself and Mitsuha as water is also mentioned in Mitsuha's surname and, as recounted in Another Side: Earthbound, the Miyamizu folklore includes mention of a dragon, which symbolizes the destructive power of Tiamat.
  • Noodle Incident: How did he get that bandage on his right cheek when Mitsuha enters his body for the first time? The most likely answer is that he got into a fight at work.
  • Real Men Cook: Taki is your standard gruffy guy, but Another Side: Earthbound shows that he also picked up some cooking skills from his part-time job.
  • Tears of Joy: Five years after losing his memories of her, Taki sheds these after he is finally reunited with Mitsuha.

    Mitsuha Miyamizu 
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Voiced by: Mone Kamishiraishi (JP), Stephanie Sheh (EN), Graciela Molina (EU-ES)

The female protagonist of the movie. A 17-year old girl living in the rural town of Itomori who also serves as a priestess in her family shrine.


  • Alliterative Name: Mitsuha Miyamizu.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Early on, she wishes to be reborn as a handsome boy living in Tokyo. Cue the next day when she's in Taki's body (aka a handsome Tokyo boy) and struggles to go about his life.
  • Dead All Along: Is revealed to have been killed by the comet that struck Itomori, meaning she was already dead for three years when Taki first started swapping bodies with her past self.
  • Even the Girls Want Her:
    • As a result of Taki's actions while in her body, several girls become attracted to her, with one confessing to her in the form of a love letter.
    • Also applies to Mitsuha herself, as it's made clear that Miki is much more attracted to Mitsuha as Taki than she is to the actual Taki.
  • Extreme Doormat: In contrast to Taki, Mitsuha takes the belittlement of her character from her father and her classmates without so much as a whisper in retaliation. Then Taki ends up in her body, and delivers the verbal (and in some cases, physical) lashings they deserve. This rubs off on Mitsuha when they finally meet, and she gains the confidence to force her father to evacuate Itomori.
  • First Girl After All: Late in the story, it turns out that she met Taki in person three years before the body-swapping began for him, and presumably before he met Okudera, since he probably wasn't working in a restaurant at 14. He doesn't remember this, until he realizes she gave him the bracelet he wears throughout the movie in that brief encounter.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Mitsuha, unlike her younger sister, is more flaky and uninterested in her family's traditions, wishing to explore outside of her hometown.
  • Heavy Sleeper: In Yotsuha's section of Another Side: Earthbound, we learn that when Mitsuha sleeps, it's very hard to rouse her.
  • Important Haircut: She gets her hair cut into a bob after a younger Taki fails to recognize her when she tries finding him in Tokyo.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Played For Laughs. She is not at all amused to find out that Taki has been going around making girls fall in love with her.
  • The Insomniac: In Yotsuha's section of Another Side: Earthbound, we also learn that Mitsuha has frequent bouts of sleeplessness.
  • Matchmaker Crush: When she is in Taki's body, she helps him to get closer with his crush, Miki. By then however, she has fallen in love with him.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname Miyamizu (jp: 宮水) means "shrine water", reflecting the family's role as priestesses.
  • Miko: Her family is a clerical family based around the Miyamizu shrine, so she has to perform traditional (and somewhat embarrassing) rituals along with her sister Yotsuha.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Her name literally means "three-leaf", following the trend set by her grandmother and mother.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Downplayed. Her mother died, but her father is still alive but after his wife's death, he immersed entirely in his political career. As a result, she and her sister are primarily raised by their grandmother.
  • Second Love: Taki begins to fall in love with her, and as a result, loses his crush on Miki.
  • Shipper on Deck: In the novelization, as she's leaving Sayaka and Tessie at the "cafe", she thinks to herself that the two should get together.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks a lot like her late mother, especially by the time she is an adult. Played for Drama as the novelization makes it clear that the resemblance didn't do her grieving father any favors in the days following the loss, while Another Side: Earthbound mentions at the end that, on seeing her entering his office to retry getting him to evacuate Itomori, Toshiki is reminded of Futaba's last words that her death was not farewell.
  • Sweet Tooth: In Taki's body, she is frequently shown eating large sugary and creamy desserts.
  • Tears of Joy: She does this after meeting Taki in person for the first time near her family shrine. She also cries eight years later after she is reunited with him.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: As she and Taki undergo one last Body Swap, she sees her town in the ruined state that the comet left behind and comes to the horrible realization that she's dead in the time period she started switching with Taki.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Taki in Mitsuha's body tends to wear her hair in a simple ponytail. Fitting as from an outside perspective (Taki as) Mitsuha does come off as a tomboy.
  • Tsundere: She's more of a doormat before development than she is particularly sweet, but she is much more open and abrasive with Taki than she is with others. This might at least partially be him rubbing off on her.

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Tokyo Residents

    Miki Okudera 
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Voiced by: Masami Nagasawa (JP), Laura Post (EN), Eva Bau (EU-ES)

A university student working part time in the same restaurant as Taki. She is Taki's initial love interest.


  • Cool Big Sis: She takes a liking to Taki and looks out for him. In the epilogue, she wishes Taki good luck and hopes he will find happiness one day.
  • Dude Magnet: Most of her male co-workers have a crush on her.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Mitsuha obsesses over how nice and pretty Miki is when she first meets her in Taki's body, and shows a lot if interest in her throughout the body-swapping experience while trying to set her and Taki up.
  • First Love: Taki has a crush on her, before falling in love with Mitsuha.
  • Nice Girl: She's very helpful towards Taki at work, and patiently accompanies him on his quest to find Mitsuha.
  • Off the Wagon: When Tsukasa sees her smoking, she remarks that she had tried to quit recently.
  • Relationship Upgrade: She and Tsukasa start off friends when they first meet but are engaged to each other by the ending, as Word of God confirmed.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Her smoking only adds to her already established attractiveness, making her seem mature compared to Taki and his friends.
  • True Companions: She helps Taki look for Mitsuha after he stops switching bodies with her.

    Tsukasa Fujii 
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Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (JP), Ben Pronsky (EN), Sergio Mesa (EU-ES)

One of Taki's friends from high school.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Admits he finds Taki cute after seeing Mitsuha's behavior in Taki's body. Word of God confirmed that he and Miki are engaged.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm Blue friend to Shinta's more loud and expressive Red.
  • Relationship Upgrade: He and Miki start off friends when they first meet but are engaged to each other by the ending, as Word of God confirmed.
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: While Mitsuha is in control of Taki's body, despite her best attempt at acting the part of a boy, Tsukasa still can't help but find Taki strangely cute.
  • True Companions: He helps Taki look for Mitsuha after he stops switching bodies with her.

    Shinta Takagi 
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Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (JP), Ray Chase (EN), Jorge Tejedor (EU-ES)

One of Taki's friends from high school.


  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Shinta is the more expressive Red friend to Tsukasa's more calm Blue.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Takes a potshot at Taki's suit near the end despite wearing a borderline identical one himself.
  • True Companions: When Taki leaves Tokyo to look for Mitsuha, Shinta helps to cover for him at work and at home.

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Itomori Residents

    Hitoha Miyamizu 
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Voiced by: Etsuko Ichihara (JP), Glynis Ellis (EN), Mabel Jiménez (EU-ES)

Mitsuha's maternal grandmother, the town priestess and the matriarch of the Miyamizu family.


  • Good Old Ways: She's shown to be very traditional and takes her family's practices very seriously, passing them down to her granddaughters. As we learn in Toshiki's section of Another Side: Earthbound, she also objected to Futaba marrying an outsider.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: Always shown clad in a kimono to emphasise her traditional views.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname Miyamizu (jp: 宮水) means "shrine water", reflecting the family's role as priestesses.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Her name literally means "one-leaf"; the naming trend is followed by her daughter and grandchildren.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Futaba died before she did. For better or worse, the story never explores Hitoha's opinion on this.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: She initially objected to Futaba and Toshiki's marriage, but Futaba refused to give in.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Her fate following Itomori's evacuation is unknown. The only thing known is that she wasn't killed by the meteor. The manga vaguely implies Yotsuha is looking after her by how Mitsuha asks the sister about her, but also doesn't go into detail.

    Yotsuha Miyamizu 
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Voiced by: Kanon Tani (JP), Catie Harvey (EN), Nina Romero (EU-ES)

Mitsuha's grade-schooler younger sister.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Her routine of waking her sister in the morning is always done with a rude flavor.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Yotsuha, unlike her older sister, is more dedicated and interested in her family's traditions, and has the responsibility of making sure Mitsuha wakes up in the morning. She's generally shown to be more down to earth and mature than her older sister.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her main hairstyle, which she carries on in high school.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: She keeps her same Girlish Pigtails hairstyle up to her teenage years.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname Miyamizu (jp: 宮水) means "shrine water", reflecting the family's role as priestesses.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Her name literally means "four-leaf", following the trend set by her grandmother, mother and older sister.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Downplayed. Her mother died, but her father is still alive but after his wife's death, he immersed entirely in his political career. As a result, she and her sister are primarily raised by their grandmother.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Yotsuha comes off as more levelheaded than her older sister.

    Toshiki Miyamizu 
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Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (JP), Scott Williams (EN), Rafael Ordóñez Arrieta (EU-ES)

Mitsuha and Yotsuha's estranged father, who is also the town mayor. Originally a folklorist from outside Itomori, specifically from the Mizoguchi clan of Nara but based at Kyoto University, who visited the town, he fell in love with Futaba, the daughter of the town priestess, and fathered Mitsuha and Yotsuha with her. Following his wife's tragic passing, he became estranged from his family.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: He interrupts his political rally to lecture Mitsuha for her posture while she's passing by on her way to school, embarrassing her in front of the town's citizens.
  • Corrupt Politician: Discussed In-Universe. A number of characters around town cynically wonder if he takes kick backs and bribes from various businesses. Katsuhiko in particular feels that his own father is in business with Toshiki. The film never outright confirms any of these rumors and even Toshiki's meeting with Katsuhiko's dad and Another Side: Earthbound's discussion of the 2 years immediately following Futaba's death he spent gathering support and laying the groundwork for his first term were kept in ambiguous enough terms to mean anything from illegal dealings to the man simply sponsoring his campaign.
  • Disappeared Dad: After being overcome by grief from his wife's death by illness, he abandoned his priestly duties, which led to Mitsuha's grandmother telling him to get lost, and so he did. The novelization clarifies that it was not a unilateral decision of his but the culmination of a mutual breakdown in the relationship between father and grandmother after the wife's death. Another Side: Earthbound further adds that he tried to get Mitsuha and Yotsuha to go with him, but they rejected him in favor of the grandmother.
  • Faith–Heel Turn: He blamed the gods for his wife's death and this started him down to how he is at the start of the film proper.
  • I Have No Son!: Got disowned by his family for pursuing a relationship with Futaba instead of the woman they had in mind for him.
  • No Name Given: Downplayed. His first name is given a grand total of once in the movie, the first time he appears onscreen, and only as hiragana on a background banner. It is never said aloud in the movie proper.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Is shown in an In-Universe document after Itomori's evacuation, but not in the flesh, leaving his final fate or whether he eventually reconciled with his family unknown. Even his section of Another Side: Earthbound cuts out at the scene where Mitsuha enters his office to retry convincing him to order Itomori's evacuation.

    Futaba Miyamizu 
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Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN), Silvia Cabrera (EU-ES)

Mitsuha and Yotsuha's deceased mother. The intended heiress to the Miyamizu lineage.


  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Her father is never mentioned at all in Earthbound, leaving the reason for his absence a mystery.
  • Death Seeker​: Discussed; she was reluctant to be hospitalized for her illness until it deteriorated to the point that she had no choice, which led Toshiki to wonder if she was seeking death.
  • The Lost Lenore: Her death by illness is the main reason for how Toshiki currently is, losing all interest in his mother-in-law's traditions and becoming estranged from his daughters.
  • Love at First Sight: When she first met Toshiki, she said that she had the feeling he was the one she would marry.
  • Missing Mom: Due to the whole being dead thing.
  • No Hero to His Valet: Toshiki was the only one, in life or death, who refused to see her as anything other than an ordinary person.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Her name literally means "two-leaf", following the trend set by her mother and passed on to her daughters.
  • Posthumous Character: Died 6 years before the start of the story of an unknown illness, but continues to cast a shadow over her family.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: After her death, some of the townspeople started saying this of her In-Universe, saying the gods took her away from the mortal realm early because she was such a good person.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She had not hit 25 when she married Toshiki, yet even before that the townspeople were going to her for uncannily sage advice.

    Sayaka Natori 
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Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki (JP), Cassandra Lee (EN), Caridad Monrós (EU-ES)

A friend of Mitsuha and a member of her school's broadcast club. According to the novelization, her sister is the one who normally makes the daily broadcast on the town wireless, and it has been a family tradition.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Mitsuha and Tessie affectionately call her Saya-chin.
  • Anime Hair: Her twin braids are not this trope. What is this trope is their persistent refusal to obey gravity.
  • Beta Couple: Katsuhiko and Sayaka get along very well in the present and are revealed to have gotten engaged during the Time Skip after evacuating Itomori and surviving the meteorite impact.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her being a member of the broadcast club allows her to impersonate the town hall and have the city evacuated.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Tessie and Sayaka are close but often bicker, not unlike an old married couple.
  • Official Couple: She and Tessie are engaged in the epilogue.
  • True Companions: Even though she is clearly worried and frightened about getting caught, she still helps Mitsuha to save their town by getting on the hijacked wireless.
  • Tsundere: An usually sweet girl but also prone to being snarky towards Tessie.

    Katsuhiko "Tessie" Teshigawara 
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Voiced by: Ryo Narita (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN), Carles Teruel (EU-ES)

A friend of Mitsuha who is often referred to as Tessie. He works part-time as a construction worker for his father.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Both Sayaka and Mitsuha call him Tesshi (officially translated as "Tessie").
  • Bald of Awesome: He isn't exactly bald, but his hair is cropped very close, and he does know how to handle explosives and superimpose radio frequencies, in addition to his driving skills.
  • Beta Couple: Katsuhiko and Sayaka get along very well in the present and are revealed to have gotten engaged during the Time Skip after evacuating Itomori and surviving the meteorite impact.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Tessie has the thickest eyebrows of his friends.
  • Chekhov's Skill: His knowledge of and access to explosives from helping his father later comes into play when he detonates dynamite to force Itomori's residents to evacuate.
  • Crush Blush: While he's close friends with both Mitsuha and Sayaka, he is still a boy and blushes and gets awkward when either of them get too close to him.
  • Official Couple: He and Sayaka are engaged in the epilogue.
  • True Companions: He goes to great lengths to help Mitsuha, even stealing explosives from his father.

    Yukari Yukino 
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Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (JP), Katy Vaughn (EN), Maria Rosa Guillén (EU-ES)

Mitsuha's Japanese literature teacher and the female protagonist of The Garden of Words.


  • Alliterative Name: Yukari Yukino.
  • The Cameo: She gets one speaking scene and is seen without lines near the end escorting a captured Sayaka away from the broadcast club, but that's otherwise it.
  • Chekhov's Classroom: The lesson she teaches onscreen about tasokare, also rendered among others as kataware doki, plays a vital role in the climax.
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