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Shibahara Jun is a high school student with high expectations for swimming, but as the team coach's son he is nicknamed 'Taiikukan Baby' (Gymnasium Baby) and no one believes his position is due to his own merits. Jun also must deal with constant rumours that his father got his late mother pregnant—who was one of his students—and never married her, another reason why he is so nicknamed. After being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Jun is forced to quit swimming and loses all reason to exist. Shortly after, Murai Naoki, his replacement in the swimming team, asks Jun to be his coach since he admires him a lot. Jun and Murai start to spend time together, and Murai soon confesses his love for Jun and kisses him, a fact that leaves the latter confused. Jun tells what happened to his best friend, Kato Shoichi, who takes an overprotective attitude towards him and another defensive towards Murai, since he is also in love with Jun. Both boys swear a mutual rivalry that starts a complicated love triangle. (Source: Wikipedia) ~~ Adapted from the novel awarded the first prize at "The First Junon Love Novel Grand Prix". Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 10, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Score: 6.4 (scored by 1,077 users)
  • Ranked: #10264
  • Popularity: #4725
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Ashimmy
6 people found this review helpful
Mar 21, 2013
Completed 1
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Story: The story is pretty simple and straightforward. It is a little depressing at times and it went a little too quick.

Acting/Cast: All of the characters seemed perfectly portrayed by their respective actors. There was no overacting, nor was there any wooden acting. Overall, spot on.

Music: To be honest, nothing too memorable. The end song was cool, and none of it was bad, but that's about it.

Rewatch Value: Super easy. It helps that its a relatively short movie.

Overall, I liked it. I would have honestly preferred a bit more romance at certain points, but other than that I don't have much to criticize. Its definitely worth watching.

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Completed
ajiyee
2 people found this review helpful
Dec 5, 2021
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

Kinda hate the ending

Well at first the story is quite okay, I do understand the flow of the story. The casting is so good and I clearly remember the other boy, he is also the main lead in the movie called jonjou, honestly I enjoy that more than this one but the cast in Taiikukan baby is much better, just my opinion. The ending is not the ending Im expecting, I kinda hate jun's friend, lol such a bother. I just hope that the two swimmer ended up together cause they relly hold a good chemistry. Overall It's still worth it to watch but if old movies isn't your thing, i dont really know if you're going to like this...

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  • Movie: Taiikukan Baby
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: May 10, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.4 (scored by 1,077 users)
  • Ranked: #10264
  • Popularity: #4725
  • Watchers: 2,534

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