Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Let Me Eat Your Pancreas

Synopsis: Sakura Yamauchi (Minami Hamabe) and “I” (Takumi KItamura) were former high school classmates. Inspired by Sakura’s words, “I” (Shun Oguri) has now become a teacher at the school they both attended. While talking to his students, he is reminded of the many days he spent with Sakura. Sakura, who was suffering from a disease of the pancreas, kept a diary of her struggle against her illness and how she tried to live with it. After he discovers the diary by chance one day, “I” and Sakura gradually start to spend more time together. Sakura is determined to live out her days brilliantly, but finally, the end draws near. Twelve years after her death, her best friend Kyoko (Karen Otomo/Keiko Kitagawa), who is soon to marry, also begins to remember the time she spent with Sakura, just as “I” does. Then, because of something that happens, the two realize what Sakura really wanted to convey over the distance of those 12 years. [Source: Golden Village]

Frankly, it was the title that caught my attention initially, thinking that this must be a horror flick, but it proved me wrong. This is a sad story about a high school girl who is suffering from a terminal disease struggling to live brilliantly out of her remaining life. While it might brought buckets of tears to some, it unfortunately did not have the same effect on me. What might be the message Sakura is trying to convey through time to her best friends? Watch to find out.

Rate: 7/10

Saturday, September 09, 2017

The Irregular At Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Summons The Stars

Synopsis: Seasons have passed, and their second spring is almost upon them… The “irregular” elder brother and his younger sister, who is an academic star. Their first year at Magic High School is about to draw to a close. Tatsuya, Miyuki and the others have decided to spend their spring break at a certain private villa on Ogasawara Island. They are making the most of their brief vacation. That is until a young girl named Kokoa appears before them. She has escaped from the naval base, and tells Tatsuya her one wish…[Source: Golden Village]

A continuation of where the anime left off, finishing a side story into a short film. Not a bad choice as we follow the main character as he was vacationing with his classmates on an island when disaster struck. Nothing new was revealed in the film, except from the sneak peak at the end where highly probably a new season of anime will be coming as the characters starts their Year 2. highly recommended to watch if you are a fan!

Rate: 7/10