Kimi No Na Wa, a long-loved Japanese animated film, has won the hearts of many Filipinos since its premiere. Our love for this film and its aesthetics is so evident that when Grade 11 student Audi Fidel posted his Kimi No Na Wa – Cavite artwork on Facebook, it quickly went viral.
About Kimi No Na Wa-Cavite artist Audi Fidel
Born and raised in Cavite, Indang, Audi intended to create his artwork to share the beauty of his hometown. “Mr. Makoto Shinkai’s movie, Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name), inspired me to do this,” Audi tells TripZilla Philippines.
“First and foremost, I consider myself a photographer,” Audi continues. His animations are all, in fact, derived from his very own photos of Cavite.
Asked if he will be pursuing digital animation in the future, he answers: “Maybe, if I learn more about digital or visual arts, I might continue.”
For now, Audi enjoys being a Grade 11 student. He’s thankful for everyone who supports his photography and art. He tells us that his friends and family are very supportive, too.
With that, Audi also has a message for every student out there: “For those artists who are just starting out, just continue your passion and trust in yourself.”
Indeed, out of the many things we love about Kimi No Na Wa, its dreamy scenes definitely win us over. They unfailingly highlight the prepossessing landscapes we most often take for granted. And with Audi’s Kimi No Na Wa – Cavite art, we are reminded that the Philippines, too, has its fair share of picturesque sceneries.