Yoshioka Futaba is a spunky, rather tomboyish (at least inning accordance with her) teen girl who has actually quit on love in order to pursue relationships with a gaggle of snobs at her high school. Unexpectedly she runs into a ludicrously disrespectful man who chastises her and calls her names and so on– and she is in love! This man– Ko Mabuchi– is an old crush from junior high. They had a mutual attraction at the time, and their relationship had actually advanced to the point of looking at each other a lot. Regrettably, when middle school Ko in fact proposes a date to the summer season festival, he continues to stand her up and unexpectedly transfers to Nagasaki with no description. And now her crush is back and is a big jerk, however Yoshioka is still wild for the guy. Because of his mockery and insults, she dumps all her present good friends and finds a brand-new bestie– Yuri, who likewise succumbs to wintry, frowning Ko.

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— drama!– Ko accidentally kisses Yoshioka in some way. (I don’t really get it– someone bumped him or he tripped on a pebble or there was a breeze or something, and he falls under a remaining kiss and … what the heck, that is not exactly what would take place! They would bang their heads and get a swelling or something!) Then he kisses her * for genuine *!!!!! Gosh, he actually enjoys Yoshioka regardless of insulting her all the time! But then– awful! Because he got caught up in the moment,– he informs her he simply kissed her. No real love stuff going on. Unhappiness! Oh, however then he desires to “offset standing her up” at the summer festival numerous years back, and they make a brand-new plan to fulfill again at the festival and– shoowee, love is in the air, folks!

Then Ko stands her up once again! Since he had to zip off to Nagasaki again! And he does not discuss jack to her again! Yoshioka is head over heels for the blithering non-communicative creepface, due to the fact that gosh what a hottie or something. Then, oh no! Another competitor appears! Another former schoolmate of Ko’s is very crazy in-love with Ko and will do anything to be with him! And Ko is completely investing all his time with Yui because they both share a tragic past and it’s completely deep feels! Will Yoshioka ever catch Ko’s love, since that’s actually the only thing that matters duration?

Can I simply ruin the ending? Would that be fine? I’m just going to spoil it. Ko was in love with Yoshioka the whole time.

The entire time.

Yoshioka, he says, is the only woman he has ever enjoyed. In reality, he had been mooning over her ever given that he left for Nagasaki when his moms and dads separated, and he liked her a lot he like totally sculpted the date and time of their prepared rendezvous at the summer season celebration into his middle school desk in Nagasaki. He was mooning over that missed out on date for several years. When he lastly fulfilled her once again, he insulted her, informed her he didn’t like her, kissed her, informed her it wasn’t for real, then, when he got the opportunity to do things over again, HE STOOD HER UP AGAIN because he had to go to Nagasaki RIGHT NOW when his previous schoolmate’s daddy up and passes away. I mean, Ko cannot wait ONE NIGHT to spend with Yoshioka or discuss ANY OF THIS to the lady he “enjoys.”.

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Instead, when Yoshioka admits her love to him, he declines her because he feels sorry for Yui and he wishes to invest loads of time with Yui because Yui is so unfortunate. Since the finest way to make a woman feel better is to pretend that you like her for a couple of weeks, then dispose her for the woman you in fact are in love with but have actually been treating like trash the whole motion picture. This man has the communicative competence of a chimpanzee that lobs its poo at everybody it loves. “Hey, I like you! Here’s some poop in the eye!”.

Okay. Breathe deeply here, Nick. It’s the jet lag that’s making you so irritated.

Nope. On 2nd idea, it’s certainly this movie’s utterly asinine plot!

Thing is, there is a lot in the movie that’s not too bad. The acting is fairly strong. Design and actress Tsubasa Honda produces a pleasant lead as Yoshioka. Masahiro Higashide is unemotional and properly wood as Ko– I indicate, he does wood as naturally as a tree. There are actually an entire bevy of other, somewhat better and more enjoyable characters in the movie also, such as Aya Kominato– Ko’s friend and silly dork with an unrequited crush on a high charm. Or Kikuchi, who also falls in love with Yoshioka however has the decency not to insult her and lie to her all the time.

But we need to focus on the thunderously stupid love for the whole motion picture instead of the other people.

Male, the more I think about this motion picture, the more I dislike it. However hey, it has some great piano tunes to get the heart and distract the audience from the utterly unromantic crap plot. There in fact are some really touching minutes sprayed in, too. The film aims to be profound, dealing with sorrow and loss and “being true to yourself”( all right, that’s not deep), and sometimes by some minor miracle things come together and, pop, the vision of the movie crystalizes and the audience perhaps even sobs a bit.

But at the end, we’re actually weeping due to the fact that gosh darn that was a lousy romance. My advice to Yoshioka is: Stay away from Mabuchi– he has an avoidant, uncommunicative attachment design that will own you insane for the rest of your life. And my advice to you, kind reader, is keep away from this film (which you probably cannot find in America anyhow), because it will own you insane for 2 hours.

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