When Kiyama Shinichiro was little, his family died in a plane accident. Since then, he has not made any friends and he has lived a lonely existence. One day, Kiyama Shinichiro acquires a special ability. His special ability is to see through the body of people who are about to die. Kiyama Shinichiro's life changes because of this. Kiyama Shinichiro meets Kiryu Aoi at a cellphone shop. He becomes attracted to her with her bright personality and Kiryu Aoi is attracted to Kiyama Shinichiro. They enjoy happy days together, but, all of a sudden, Kiyama Shinichiro is able to see through Kiryu Aoi’s body.
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What can I say but wow?Fortuna's eye is the perfect mix between thriller and romance, meshing together to make an incredibly unique and moving movie. The acting was superb, and the script really packed a punch, to the point that'd I'd recommend this to anyone even if they weren't into romance.
A few things stuck to me with this movie that I greatly appreciated. One was how Shinichiro approached his ability, and the struggles he faced with knowing a person's future. The movie does not shy away from the difficulty one would go through if they could see when people were going to die and explores it in quite a bit of detail.
Two, the romance was incredibly well done. I admit that I am not a fan of romance, I find the genre to be full of really unhealthy and/or incredibly unrealistic. However Shinichiro and Aoi's relationship was really well done and added quite a bit to the story. It took an interesting premise and pushes it further, as Shinichiro sees Aoi start to fade.
Third, the ending. Now maybe I haven't watched enough Japanese movies but it caught me by surprise and was really moving. I would have cried my eyes out if I could! (Unfortunately a big earthquake happened during the movie so I was still full of adrenaline when the credits started rolling.)
All of this made for an excellent movie that I highly recommend watching!
The icing on the cake was Jun's acting - while he only plays a side character in the movie, he was absolutely phenomenal and I'm glad to see him get more and more roles.
Acting 10/10 from the main and supporting characters. It was great! Whoever casted the actors knew them well and that they would be amazing as their characters. Shison Jun's surprised me the most because I haven't seen him play this kind of character. And I've always impressed by Arimura Kasumi's and Kamiki Ryunosuke's acting. They were very convincing even if some moments felt rushed.
Music was good too. Im giving it a 9 because it heightened my emotions especially at the end. A lot or all of the lyrics were in English which I found distracting at first but it was so sweet and matched the tone fine.