Hikaru 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. Hikaru is perfectly content to dwell in his 2D world, until one day he's assigned to clean the school pool with the beautiful Iroha Ikarashi, and she confesses her feelings to him. Will Iroha's affection draw Hikaru out of his shell? Edit Translation
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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.
This movie is WORTH IT. Wonderful effects, spectacular comedy (actors really have their timing down and the editing is superb), and the production team really commits to making the movie a spectacle. There's so much hard work that goes into the art as well (anime plays an important role in the story). The story IS a little lackluster, though, so I think 6/10 is fair for the whole sha-bang.
Well-done. I see your heart, 3D Kanojo.