Hikari Tsutsui is a quiet, unassuming high school student who forsakes the company of his classmates to spend his time reading manga, playing video games, and watching anime. Hikari is perfectly content to dwell in his 2D world until one day, he's assigned to clean the school pool with the beautiful Igarashi Iroha, and she confesses her feelings to him. Will Iroha's affection draw Hikari out of his shell? ~~ Adapted from the manga by Nanami Mao. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
- magyar / magyar nyelv
Cast & Credits
Just like any other anime movie adaptations, I'd say this one did not disappoint! The plot line was not rushed, and the story clearly showed where it was headed to, so it wasn't confusing and was easy to watch that even if you haven't read the manga, you could easily follow through the plot line.
Overall, I had fun watching this movie. The actors did well in their roles, the acting was not cringey, and they were good looking too! The leads had great chemistry! and most importantly this movie had a good moral lesson.
I am a hardcore kpop and former anime fan, so I kind of relate to the movie where sometimes even though we have, and love our world of fandoms, we have to step out of this zone, interact with real people and live the reality, because this is how we expose ourselves, form friendships, and meet new people. Long lasting friendships are not only formed based on similar interests but through interaction.
Although the main base of the story remains in line with the anime, the change of some things in the plotline, as well as the rushed/fast-paced storyline, ruins the story. Although the actors were extremely talented, this movie was a waste of said talent. There is a complete lack of character development, overuse of overly exaggerated expressions and reactions, and unnecessary scenes (I'm looking at you nonsense Halloween scene). Aside from that, there is no structure to the story. Something will happen and then it will jump cut into the next scene without any sort of explanation.
Some of the changes that they did make, however, I did like, such as Tsutsun's dad's involvement in his life and I did enjoy that so-called "fight scene", as well as the effects that they made to really incorporate anime into Tsutsun's life (in the anime, this was assumed to be his inner conscious) by having the character Ezomichi literally show up in front of him and having him talk to her, etc. This movie more or less can be described as "loosely based" as opposed to "solely based".
I think it was a bad idea to go into this movie soon after watching the anime. This is definitely one of those "adaptations" that should be watched without any prior knowledge of the storyline of the anime (or the manga). I think if I had seen it without any prior knowledge, it would have been more enjoyable than it should have been. Definitely a comedy instead of the touching romance with tons of character development that it should have been. Laughable at best with absolute zero rewatch value.