Tojima Asahi is a first-grade high school student. She is small and weak physically. Asahi decides to change herself. She enrolls in the naginata (Japanese blade) club at her school. She works hard with the other club members and targets the national competition. Add Synopsis In Spanish
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The story revolves around a girl who is very shy and wants to improve. Thus, she joins the club. It's a fresh story about friendship and the struggles they faced while playing Naginata. Although I think they should've added more scenes? There are inspiring scenes that made me plant my own seed and nourished them. The actresses are from an idol group, Nogizaka46. And I think they did a pretty good job.
I might re-watch this on my spare time! This is really a good watch. The cinematography is well-done, I liked it. I suggest you to watch this if you loved Chihayafuru! Though it may not pass the standards of the said movie, this is still good.
I'll be honest, I picked this show because of the cute lead - Nishino Nanase. Which is good and all, a cute lead playing the role of a rookie getting strong, finding out more about her own strengths and weaknesses. However, this was shown very superficially, and her overall character development was weak, let alone the other characters. As for their acting skills, only the other lead, Shiraishi Mai, and coach, Eguchi Noriko, did well in playing their roles.
The motivation for most of the scenes are lacking and the cohesion between them are not as smooth as most other successful high school sports shows like Chihayafuru or March comes in like a Lion. I believe that if this were spread out over a few movies, there might be the chance that it could've been at the very least decent to watch. Attempting to cram a story about personal and team growth within 2 hours is never going to work. Period.
It is a waste, in my opinion. These girls are idols and this is a platform for them to step into the movie business, but they were given such a bad script to follow. Oh how we have lost such a good chance for cute girls to shine. Oh woe is us.
(Out of all the bad things this movie has, there was just 1 good thing I gained out of it - Ito Marika is cute. God damn cute.)