Rainbow Song

Rainbow Song (2006)

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Rainbow Song is a beautiful, yet tragic love story about a romance that never happened. Two young film students, Tomoya and Aoi, become fast friends after being put on a project together. Quickly, Tomoya becomes enamoured with the young girl but is too afraid to tell her his true feelings. After graduation, Tomoya continues living in Japan working on a film set and Aoi leaves to work in America. The movie takes read morea turn as Tomoya finds out that Aoi never made it to her destination because of a plane crash. He then starts to become consumed with his thoughts, day-dreaming about the love affair that never was nor can be.

  • Native title:

    虹の女神
  • Also Known as:

    Niji no megami

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both include stories about starcrossed lovers. In the beginning we find out one of characters died and then go on a trip down memory lane. In Love Letter it's more of a side story while in Rainbow Song it's the main focus. Shunji Iwai was involved in the making of both films.
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    kenzo_jurippe Jul 8, 2017

    Good

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    Fumichan Feb 10, 2017

    Juri Ueno is the only good thing that happened in this film. Still, worth a watch.

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    tropka Jan 23, 2016

    after watching this, the summary here seems ... wrong. There's a more accurate summary on wiki "Tomoya Kishida (Hayato Ichihara) is working as a staffer in a television studio when he hears about the death of his close friend, Aoi Sato (Juri Ueno). This sparks his recollection of the events in life they shared from meeting at a record store, shooting a short film as part of their university film club, to saying their last goodbyes. Though in love with each other, neither had the courage to confess their feelings before it was too late."

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    nielyngrace Oct 13, 2015

    it's beautiful. i can't blame Aoi why she fell in love with Tomoya. stupid tomoya

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    alexandrish Dec 5, 2014

    I think I expected too much from this movie. I didn't feel the feelings that the actors were supposed to give me. The tragic part would have been a lot more tragic if the actors had shown that they were sad but they didn't show it until at the end of the movie.

    In the description they said that he can't stop daydreaming about her and that they were in love but he didn't even show a sign of love for her until the end of the movie. I'm not even sure if he was sad because he was he in love with her or if he was sad because she loved him.

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    hallyumentality Dec 22, 2013

    Depending on your tastes, this may not be all that "tragic". It may not be anything special. But it connects the story nicely, sort of. This is my first Japanese live-action movie, so I can't say a lot about the acting - but I thought the male lead was adorable :) Rainbow Song is a sweet little movie, in the end, so I did enjoy the experience.

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    Dara_lovely May 3, 2013
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  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Oct 28, 2006
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 58 min.

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