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.

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

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Jul 4, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I didn't know this manga was made into a movie. I jus recently started reading the manga also so I decided to watch this.

It's cute. It's your typical popular boy, unpopular student romance. But I still liked it. I think this would've been better as a drama since everything seemed extremely fast. The whole teasing phase then relationship phase all seemed rushed which is uncommon for movies.

I think if you read more haven't read the manga you would probably like it more.

I loved the cast. Matsuzaka is some serious eye candy ~ all the characters were really likable but I feel like some of the supporting cast should've had a bigger role like in the manga. It's kind of like they were just there to be there. I liked the two main leads but I feel like their chemistry didn't develop well enough. They were cute together but I just didn't seem like they really liked each other, it was rather lacking.

The music was pretty good. The audio for the whole movie was a little weird so it was hard to hear the music clearly but they were enjoyable tunes.
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Jul 7, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
First of all I need to point out that I have read the manga and know the details inside out as a fan.

Well, considering I approached this movie very accidentaly and since I really like the manga, I decided to give this a go.

Some parts very unexpected - in a bad and good ways. The story was slightly shifted from the original, but still kept the warmth of their meeting. read more But probably that shift is what made some gaping holes in the storyline, as it felt unfinished, missing something.

The acting was good, there was nothing to complain about just the script that didn't allow to go very deep into the characters to understand their actions (most of it was shuffled, muffled and skiped through very fast).

Overall, it is a good watch, yet I wouldn't rewatch it again as a manga fan.
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The lead actress is the same in both movies. Both characters she plays are very cute, nice natured girls.
Both are sweet romance movies. Both female leads discover themselves along the way.
Plot lines are different, but I think many may like both films.
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Both plot lines are practically identical. I think of you liked
"Kyou, Koi Wo Hajimemasu" (Love For Beginners) you will like this one.
Both feature teenage girls who have low self esteem, are bullied for one reason or another and end up falling in love with the popular guy (in turn he likes her back in both stories which shocks others)
Both are incredibly sweet stories, and no doubt most people will like both if they liked one of the others previously.
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    Twyx Sep 21, 2015

    .. I didn't like it. Just a banal love story. Dropped it at the end ^^"

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    Room707 Aug 8, 2015 - edited

    I might be crazy, but I think Matsuzaka Tori looks like he could be the spawn of Sato Takeru and Daito Shunsuke. Lol.

    Anywaaay... I thought this film was okay. The development of the protagonists and their relationship felt a bit rushed for me, especially in the first half of the film, and their connection felt forced as well (ugh, please stop doing that shoujo writers). The second half was kind of lackluster - I started zoning out a couple of times lol. But, as I said, it was okay. It had its cute moments but this film doesn't really stand out from other films in its genre... still pretty cookie cutter as far as shoujo romance.

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    Megane Aug 8, 2015

    Cute and sweet :)

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    MoonlightMiracle Jul 25, 2015

    That moved far too fast.

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    ybnrmalatall Jul 17, 2015

    What an awful adaption. The beginning is the most important part of the manga and they completely mucked it up. What a waste of time.

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    vanillasalt Jun 23, 2015

    I used to read the manga, but at one point i think he like pushed her or was being really mean to her so I dropped it and never read it again lol. Maybe i'll try the adaption out

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    Martelli Jun 17, 2015

    So both of the main characters are called "Tsubaki"? :D

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    Kalub Yang May 24, 2015

    it was a little bit boring in the beginning but it got better in the middle.

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    mahya Apr 18, 2015

    hooom good

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    Aesha Feb 5, 2015

    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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    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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    Dec 8, 2012
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