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Sachi is a single mother and the owner of a piano bar. One day, she receives a phone call that her son, Takashi, has died from a shark attack in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. His foot was bitten off completely in the attack. Sachi heads to Hawaii. Ten years later, Sachi has visited Hanalei Bay every year on her son's death anniversary date. One day, she meets two Japanese surfers and hears about the mysterious Japanese surffer with only one leg... (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 181 users)
  • Ranked: #57333
  • Popularity: #11010
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Jan 14, 2023
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Overall 2.5
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 1.5
Music 3.0
Rewatch Value 1.5

whole review

okay so honestly i only watched the whole thing because of nijiro but if i hadnt i wouldnt have watxhed the whole thing because honestly it was a little boring.
the mother speaks eng alot and shes not a native english speaker so i think she has a hard time actually delivering the english lines, but when she speaks japanese she does just fine but her tone in eng makes it sound like shes just reading a book out loud. the actual english speakers sound weird also, they also sound like they are just reading a book and when i first started watching it i genuinely thought that i had picked the dub instead of sub because it was so bad. the only good actors are nijiro and his friend in the movie and when the mom speaks japanese.
slow moving and a bit pointless and boring.
i barely remember it
overall- wouldn’t rewatch

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Apr 14, 2023
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Overall 4.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 3.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Not the best

It wasn’t horrible but it was slightly challenging to follow, the acting was okay. my main reason for watching it was Nijiro otherwise i probably would have dropped it half way through. The humor wasn’t too bad. I most likely will never watch it again, when i watched it I was looking for a Japanese dubbed show and thought this sounded good. But it isnt really. Some parts are bad others are really good.

There is literally like no Japanese except when Nijiro, his friend, and the mom are talking to each other. The actual English people speaking English sounded a little like good translate or them reading something off a really boring paper they don't want to read. Overall they sound like they dont want to be there.

The only part that I could say that really got my attention was when the one guy was being really rude to them and later on Nijiro flipped him off and after that it wasn’t too bad. But it pretty much contained the mom getting out of her depression and walking around all the time because of something Nijiro said before never showing up in the movie after that. So if you want a show that mainly focuses on Nijiro then this is not your show.

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  • Movie: Hanalei Bay
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2018
  • Duration: 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 181 users)
  • Ranked: #57333
  • Popularity: #11010
  • Watchers: 575

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