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Ratings: 6.8/10 from 81 users
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Kyoto born and raised high school student Takatoyo Akada has feelings for Mikoto, whom he has known since their childhood days. During his ordinary daily life, he has uneasy emotions and grows up slowly. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 8, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 6 min.
  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 81 users)
  • Ranked: #33328
  • Popularity: #6305
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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3 people found this review helpful
Feb 8, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
This short movie was more like a special in how it was filmed, but it didn't have a full bodied plot. The movie was a small snippet of what Akada went through during high school. He had a short friendship, his first fight, acknowledgement from his dad, and the biggest part is that he simply realizes that youth is something that fly's by fast. It's not necessarily filled with exciting fun times, but simple things like walking along a lake at night after falling asleep at school. They are things that he can't experience forever, but only for now. The directing is amazing and unique and has aesthetically pleasing and symbolic things in the short movie.

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1 people found this review helpful
Feb 5, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
This short movie compacts some events in the lead's life in about an hour length. The story is more slice of life, with some elements of fantasy (? I don't know what those drawn cats were, probably day dreaming??). The romance is short, as well as the friendship, that is presented better than the love story. At some point, the time line of the events loses the straight forward pace and got a bit confusing, but it explained things towards the end. The performances, unlike the story, were really good and enjoyable.
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  • Movie: The Time of Backlights
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jul 8, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 6 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 81 users)
  • Ranked: #33328
  • Popularity: #6305
  • Watchers: 342

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