Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu

Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu (2012)

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Hibino Tsubaki is a young teenage girl with a talent for styling other people's hair. Yet, Tsubaki suffers from low self-esteem and isn't very comfortable styling her own hair. She also has a tendency to dress old-fashioned. She's teased at high school because of this.
One day, popular male student Tsubaki Kyota targets Tsubaki for teasing. Tsubaki Kyota holds sway over the entire classroom and is quite a playboy. Inexplicably they fall read morein love. Meanwhile, Tsubaki Kyota has commitment issues.

  • Native title:

    今日、恋をはじめます
  • Also Known as:

    Today, I'll Start Our Love ; Love for Beginners

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_hanjae
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Apr 20, 2013
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
A sweet movie about teenage love.
It's basically "Shy teenage girl meets the most popular boy of school" and they fall in love.
The movie is the story of their meeting,their love and the way they will face difficulties and grow up.
Despite being young, I feel that Matsuzaka Tori and Takei Emi did a good job on this movie.
It's not the best romance movie ever but it was nice to watch.
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arastal
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Jan 12, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
My ratings are based on the movie alone.


Story:
I am an avid fan of Kanan Minami sensei books and out of all her series, kyou koi was my favorite followed by honey x honey drops. In terms of storyline, yes i have to agree that this is a typical cliche romance love story. Looking at just the movie without comparing against the manga, I have to say the plot for this read more movie was terrible. It was choppy and stiff. This movie differs slightly from the manga (if not why do you call this a movie) and they only included milestones from the manga.

Acting/Cast:
I watched this movie not knowing that Emi and Tori were partners in Asuko March and I thought their acting was not bad (I mean compare them to itakiss, theirs is not bad) there was somewhat chemistry but Tori's acting is still quite stiff and same goes to Emi. I love Emi's voice though. When I first watched the movie, I thought Tori wasn't good enough for the role. I mean all fans of 2d characters will want the real life actors to look like the characters and don't ask me why but I felt yamapi was best suited for the role. But never mind, after 10 minutes into the show I was totally swooned by Tori. LOOK AT HIS MOLES IT'S SO CUTE (and I think he looks like the "meaty" version of sato takeru).

Music:
I have nothing else to say except amazing songs. From scandal to mika nakajima, how can i say this OST is horrible?! I was enjoying every song played in the movie and after I was done, I told myself I need the OST!

Rewatch Value:
I wouldnt want to rewatch this simply because mostly movie adaption of manga are usually not that good. They tend to remove main parts of the original plot and if u watch the movie alone it tends to get awkward at some parts and the flow is not right.

Overall:
Generally, you need to read the manga to understand the both of them before you watch the movie. You definitely will compare them at the beginning. After realizing it was different from the manga, I watched the movie alone and i enjoyed it. I read many reviews saying that this movie was terrible/ they did not enjoy it. Yes, that is because they don't read the manga. I enjoyed the movie compared to the horrible ONA but i will not recommend it to someone who is not an otaku.
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They are both adapted from shojo manga and about a normal girl who's pursued by the most handsome guy of the school.
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    Aesha 25 days ago

    the movie is a bit boring.

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    NewKDramaAddict Jan 23, 2015

    I liked it but I'm blessedly ignorant because I've never read the manga. But I'm a BIG fan of Emi and this is my first Matsuzaka Tori experience.

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    Dark_Rose Jan 15, 2015

    i really love the manga so i'm kind of not sure if i should watch the movie or not, hate to be disappointed.

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    GoEunChanDaddict Dec 30, 2014

    it's on dramacool: http://www.dramacool.com/love-for-beginners-episode-1.html
    the visuals are okay and the sound too the subs are a little bit off but it's watchable

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    LeejLicious Dec 19, 2014

    This movie was allright :). I wish they would take us deeper in the emotions of the characters but it didn't work out. still liked it tho :)

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    Sheng Her Dec 17, 2014

    Wow, it's been a while since I watched this movie! I watched this movie on my flight to Japan. It was such a generic, cliche storyline with cliche characters. My sister saw me watching it and watched it later during the flight. I was so embarrassed, because it was such a generic story and my sister probably thought I liked it.

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    Nana8 Aug 14, 2014

    Sweet movie, I like it! haha

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    omomochi Jul 27, 2014

    what it the name of the manga?

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    arbutus May 3, 2014

    Years ago I had read parts of the manga and ended up dropping it. When I saw it was made into a movie, I was actually pleasantly surprised and decided to try it out. I actually think this was a very good movie! The actors did a great job and it was very enjoyable to watch! I thought the leads had great chemistry too! Overall, definitely try it!

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    KoriNeko18 Apr 14, 2014

    I dropped the manga twice, before. Should I give the movie a go? ...

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      arbutus May 3, 2014

      I did the same years ago! Although that was the case, I still gave it a try and liked it! Maybe give it a try!

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      KoriNeko18 May 3, 2014

      Ahh, then I'll have to check it out~ Thanks. x3

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    steciLovesDramas Mar 6, 2014
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    arastal Jan 12, 2014

    I strongly suggest you read the manga first to understand the characters then you watch the movie WITHOUT comparing it to the manga. This is the only way to enjoy it.

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      Sheng Her Dec 17, 2014

      What's the point? How do you not make references to a manga that it's supposed to be based off of?!

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    WhiteCloud Nov 10, 2013

    sweet movie really

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    MyOwnJudgement Nov 5, 2013

    I actually found this film very boring and cliche, and having read most of the manga it also felt kind of rushed... Maybe I'm just really sick of these kinds of standard shoujo stories...?

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    christina2699 Oct 1, 2013

    anyone know a good link for this movie. gooddramas links audio is really bad

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  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Dec 8, 2012
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 0 min.

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    7.5 (scored by 2,308 users)
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