Bokura ga ita Zenpen

Bokura ga ita Zenpen (2012)

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"We Were Here" follows the 10 year romance between Yano Motoharu (Ikuta Toma) & Takahashi Nanami (Yoshitaka Yuriko). During their high school days, Yano Motoharu was the most popular boy in school, but can't get over the death of his girlfriend from a car crash. Takahashi Nanami falls in love with Yano Motoharu and must deal with his inability to let go of the past.

"We Were Here" will be released in read moretwo parts with the second release coming to theatres one month after the first part.

  • Native title:

    僕等がいた 前篇
  • Also Known as:

    We Were There: Part 1

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Jan 8, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Bokura Ga Ita has always been a favorite manga of mine. I loved its anime version, too! That's why I was looking forward to watching this movie adaptation, too! (Watching Ikuta Toma is a plus. Hihi.)

Although I would've given the manga's story a 9 while the anime's an 8, I gave this one a 7 because this movie, when watched by those who are not aware of the manga/anime or haven't read more read the manga or watched the anime yet, didn't really manage to make the audience grasp the feelings the scenes should have shown. It's really because of the fast pacing. If the manga and anime have fast pace in this part of the story, the movie's way faster. It felt like I was fast forwarding the scenes myself. (The fast [romance] pace in this part of the story's what I actually dislike in the series.) Regardless, though, I have to say that I didn't get bored while watching this. I actually kinda liked how they showed the past.

Ikuta Toma's acting is good, although like what some people said, his "atmosphere" is different from the actual Yano showed in the manga and anime. Just looking at the movie, though, it's not that much of a problem since his Yano is still good. The girl who acted as Nana-chan is tolerable. I agree with what others said that they don't have much chemistry and I blame that again for the fast pace.

I'm kind of disappointed with the Take here. I actually love that character, but the movie doesn't show much of him. The girl who acted as Yamamoto is good.

I liked the music all throughout the movie.

There's a big possibility that I'll re-watch this, most especially because I really originally love the series.

Overall, for me, this is a good movie. I liked the cinematography. The story's just... really fast. But the scenes after the "ending" of this part is what I'm really looking forward to. This part is good, but the later parts should be better. (And I really hope the part 2 of the movie gives justice to them.) I agree with what others said that this should have been made into a drama instead of a movie with two parts because that way, the feelings and thoughts of the characters could've been given more emphasis.

In any case, people who love BGI should give this a try. Also, those people who like innocent high school romance stories may like this.
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Dec 11, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I didn't see the anime, actually I only knew that the anime exists when I saw the trailer & OST of this movie, I hoped that this would be just a sweet school love story & I was amazed by a very very beautiful & sweet love story.
I loved how this movies felt so light it just make you feel like your feelings just so light, it was simple yet so read more touching, I loved the dark side of Yano and the innocent of Takahashi, the an seeing bond between them.
I've read a lot of commits about how there is no chemistry between the leads, but for me it was so beautiful since they didn't look so much with each other & that's why I fell for them, they were so different yer so sweet.
movie that will diffidently melt your heart, don't miss it !
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    Ruth Aug 3, 2015

    the end of this manga really broke my heart... let's see how i can handle this movie.

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    Ruth Aug 3, 2015

    the end of this manga really broke my heart... let's see how i can handle this movie.

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    Juscha Feb 18, 2015
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    MaryamYumna Jan 28, 2015

    what is the meaning of the title can any1 tell me pls

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      Luly Feb 13, 2015

      I think that "bokura ga ita" means "We were there" but i'm not sure :p

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      MaryamYumna Mar 17, 2015

      Thanks i think i there is a anime called we were there right?

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      Luly Mar 17, 2015

      Yes, this is the live action of the anime, that has the same name, "Bokura ga ita" it is pretty good :)

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    heavenlene Nov 3, 2014

    so hooked and totally loved it :P

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    vanillasalt Oct 31, 2014

    Ahh omg i saw this movie on my flight to Japan last year! I'm so happy i found it again and the second part as well!

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    jonssister Sep 6, 2014

    I know this can be a little hard to find.I found it on . Love this site.

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      Soulnishka Sep 9, 2014

      you found this part on dramafire?? i only saw part 2... could u give me the link please?? thanks

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      jonssister Sep 10, 2014

      Sorry my bad. I can't remember where I found the 1st part. I can tell you soon though. Usually it's not hard to find on google though.

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    kekelly Mar 14, 2014

    I've read the manga for this and watched the anime and I was excited to see the movie. Honestly, I was disappointed. I didn't really like it but it might be because I had really high expectations. I'm not sure why I didn't enjoy it, it was just something about it...

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    TakiyaOomine Feb 7, 2014

    <3<3<3<3<3 ^_^

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    TakiyaOomine Feb 7, 2014

    where can i watch/download this? (not plz)

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    Timalin Jan 27, 2014

    part2 is better than 1

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    onewbaby Jan 25, 2014

    i think they should have chosen someone younger for the male lead ><

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    muusicluvr Nov 13, 2013

    for those that want to watch it go to OtakuStreamers. Personally I liked the anime better becuse it went into more details about things

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    thepinkvoyager Oct 5, 2013

    is this going to be a sad drama? because i really don't like stories where the guy is "stuck in his past." and the manga was really sad, from what i read from the reviews...

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    kimwoobinEunNekkoya Aug 20, 2013

    Meh i shouldve watched this when dramacrazy was still alive :(


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    Mar 17, 2012
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    2 hr. 1 min.


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