Tokyo Boy

Tokyo Boy (2008)

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Minato is a young girl who was traumatized at a young age by being abandoned by her parents and left with her senile grandmother. She frequently corresponds with a pen-pal named Night, a boy about the same age as her that she's never actually seen in person. Although Minato and Night are very different - Minato is upbeat while Night is brooding, they get along anyway and she regularly updates him on read morethe happenings in her daily life. Minato is even willing to confide in Night that she's falling in love with a boy she's recently met named Sho.

  • Native title:

    東京少年
  • Also Known as:

    Tokyo Shonen

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MonjaElisa
8 people found this review helpful
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Mar 28, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Tokyo Boy is a movie in which tells a story in which you can't find in most movies today. This psychological romance movie shows you the life of the young girl Minato, Ever since a young age Minato has managed to find herself a penpal, Little does she know about him except that he is a boy on her age.

In a early age Minato (Horikita Maki) lost her parents to a read more caraccident and as a result from this she had to move in to her senile grandmother as she was the only family she had. Night is not just any usuall boy, He is one that Minato can tell even her darkest secrets to with her trust for him always remaining. Lately she has fallen in love, In the convenience-store she works she met Karasawa Shu by a coincidence, He helps her out in something that usually would cause her salary to be deducted. From this moment on she fell in love with him. Sending Night letters telling him about how she feel, The result will be one not expected from anyone. Who is this Night really?
A romance takes place in where it doesn't seem to belong in Tokyo Boy, The story of a girl with a strange illness yet to be labled with a name.

The music in this movie isn't really that much to brag about, But then again it is not really a music-based movie in the first place. I gave it a six as I am neither especially satesfied nor Too greatly dissapointed by it.

This movie will be recommended to people who enjoy psychological movietypes or dramas. The pace is really slow at first, However the movie will manage to catch up with itself. A great movie, Yet not one of the best. It's worth the watch anyways though.
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AmandaMarta
6 people found this review helpful
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May 2, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
"If you find any mistakes, you may keep them." & "Happiness cannot continue without sacrificing the other." Keep these statements in mind while watching the film. The film is more than what I expected it to be and lets me think 'outside of the box'. We always blame a certain event or person but it's difficult for us to realize the big picture. When watching the film, many questions were being pulled read more up and it amazes me how this plot responds to my questions. Even though, there were some questions left unanswered. I felt it was appropiate to do so.

Warning: This film does start with a slow beginning and needs time to develop slowly. The story advances later on in the film. Half of the film consists of flashbacks with repititiveness. If you're not a fan of flashbacks, I highly recommend not watching the film.

The flashbacks give the film edge with the story in different human's perspectives. This was a major plot development which will interest the viewer quickly and be convinced to finish the rest of the film.

Story: Dark, Suspenseful, Psychological, Thought-provoking, Little Romance, Melodrama (Cried a little in certain parts)
-Slow Plot, Boring at times, Fast-Moving from middle to end

A young girl who works at a convenience store falls in love with a boy. She has a pen pal named Night who comforts, protects, and aids her for the 10 years that she has lived in. She writes to him in order to seek advice, stop loneliness, and express her true feelings and the truth of her past life. Since after, complications occurs when Night prevents the boy from seeing the young girl, memory lost, the boy becoming distant and fearful, and the young girl's feelings being torn apart.

Acting/Cast: Former Japanese actress from Hana Kimi, Maki Horikita's role is excellently portrayed. The boy's acting is normal (nothing too special in my opinion) Maki Horikita outshines her parts in this film and this is what makes the theme in the film out of this world!
The father's role is a typical Asian father role where education and status is the main goals. He did a decent job showing the viewers his character's personality.

Music: Piano Playing mainly. Nothing interests me with the sound effects and the music.

This type of film is rarely portrayed in modern society. It takes on a new approach on how to handle this type of situations.
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    SquidgyDanson Apr 20, 2016

    wth, this is such a weird flick. hahaha.

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    Mar 6, 2015

    Thought I called it in the first 15 minutes, the ending was really great! She's a great actor.

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    Julie nyirashuti Jan 22, 2015

    How do I watch it on this

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    Apple_pear Aug 20, 2014

    I was crying this is so sad

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    Hibiki-Chi Jul 5, 2013
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    Jazteen14 Mar 27, 2013
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    Lepuppy7 Feb 26, 2013

    definitely different and better than i expected o.o

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    hela Apr 2, 2012
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    Rubaxxa Mar 27, 2012

    This was one weird movie, haha.

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Feb 2, 2008
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 35 min.

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  • Score:

    6.7 (scored by 702 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2258
  • Popularity:

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