There are lots of dramas and motion pictures that are based upon manga. Say “I Love You” is another manga became a live action that was launched in 2014. Unfortunately, this is a manga that I have read and rather delighted in. I have not finished the series, but I’ve read to the arc where Megu (more on her later) was becoming a big stumbling block for our couple. I’ve likewise seen the anime (to about the very same point in the story). So … I entered this movie with some hope that it would ready. Regrettably that hope was not fulfilled. Was this the worst motion picture I’ve ever seen? Not by any means, however it still ended up being a huge frustration. This might in part be that they are packing a whole manga series and numerous stories into one short movie. It simply didn’t work.
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Okay, so before entering the heart of the review, first things initially. Say “I Love You” was penned by Hazuki Kanae and was serialized in Dessert starting in April of 2008. The manga revolves around a group of high school pals. Tachibana Mei had a distressing experience in grade school which turned her into an individual who depended entirely on herself and no one else. She keeps to herself till ill of being teased by Nakanishi Kenji, she goes to kick him and kicks the most popular young boy in school, Kurosawa Yamato, rather … for which she didn’t apologize. This brought her to Kurosawa’s attention and he quickly is stating his sensations and dating Mei. Their little world opens and Mei lastly starts making friends with others as well. Love rivals, jealousy, and more pop up to get in our couple’s method, naturally.
Say “I Love You” Volume 1 coverIt’s a fairly common story in the grand scheme of things. In the manga, Kurosawa was like an enigma to me. He had this cool quality and air and even though he was well liked and great, always had a slight, practically standoffish aura sometimes. I wasn’t specific Kurosawa’s intentions were all that pure at initially, however you might see his character progress and see his real sensations for Mei as the manga went on. Mei was a timeless stoic heroine, however when she did begin revealing emotions you might link and comprehend the rawness and confusion. There sufficed carrying the characters and stories that made the manga, and anime, rather pleasurable.
As for Kawaguchi Haruna, often I felt she actually was spot on with Mei’s character and other times the representation felt a little off. This could also be the lack of chemistry with Fukushi shining through. I think she had a good start at the beginning with some decent times spattered throughout and after that those times where the character just really disappointed expectations. … total … I do believe her portrayal was still a bit better than Fukushi’s own performing.
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The issue is with the rapid succession is that none of these problems are basically all that much of a problem as in a couple of minutes there is a resolution to all of the problems. I think they would have been much better off selecting one or 2 particular story arcs versus cramming them all in since by doing that they truly reduced the validity of relationships and scenarios. Megu was a much larger problem in the real manga and anime than what she was in the movie. Like … Oikawa and Muto who were both apparently in love with Kurosawa rapidly end up being Mei’s pals after the disputes pass and regrettably that woman friendship seems less credible due to the amount of time it was really provided. Remarkably enough, it actually appeared that Kawaguchi and Ichikawa had much better chemistry as Mei and Kai than Kawaguchi had with her prominent guy. You might in fact buy their relationship and if they had actually ended up being more than buddies, it would have been a lot more credible.