"The Boy from Ipanema" is a co-production between South Korea and Japan.
A boy, who surfs every day, meets a broken hearted girl on the beach. The girl tries to forget her past while the boy suffers because an old memory of his past love is fading away. As time flows, the two fall in love with each other, but being bound to their past, they are both insecure. The film is a melodrama that shows the pure love of the two as well as the heartbreak of a breakup. The animation, Busan and Sapporo's beautiful scenery brings up memories of the past.
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The boy gradually overcomes his memories from his first love as the focus on the relationship deepens.
This is a simple story without any confliction caused and purely concentrates on the main characters.
Would like to make a note that the animation in this was done creatively and beautifully.
The music was simple, easy-listening and fit perfectly into the movie to create an 'airy' yet beautiful feel.
I gave a low rewatch value due to the reasoning that the story is simple, and therefore it will be boring to watch again.