Fifteen-year-old Sei Saotome is the type of person who tends to fail at the most crucial times. After nearly becoming a high school drop-out, she enrolls into a school that is overambitious for her. There she meets the bold and popular Taiyou Udagawa; and the dreamy and stars obsessed, Mizuki Ootaka. After being asked by Mizuki to join the two guys in the Astronomy Club, it turns out high school life isn't as bad as she had expected. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
Cast & Credits
I'll start first with the story. Honestly the whole movie reminded me of Hana Yori Dango in a way, with how the love triangle played out. Usually I find the cold guy in these kind of love triangles to just be a really bad character. However in this case he (Mitsuki) was a really good dude. Taiyo was also a great character and his friendship with Mitsuki was really wonderful, and I found Sei to be an adorable and relateable character. The whole movie actually kept me guessing on who was going to get the girl and to my surprise I got it wrong. My biggest gripes with the story is the bullies were annoying and I found that the movie didn't show Sei's reasoning for the guy she picked as as much as I thought they could.
Now as for acting, really good. Sei's actress is experienced and it comes through. I admit I only watched this movie for Taiyo's actor (Sato Taiki) but I also thought he did a great job. Mitsuki's actor is a newcomer, though I have seen him in 3-nen A-gumi, but he also did excellently and I look forward to seeing more of him in the future.
I honestly didn't notice the soundtrack at all, which means it's good enough to at least no get on my nerves. The cinematography is wonderful with beautiful color, made me miss my old life in the countryside where I could see he stars every night!
All in all, if you want something light and fluffy this movie is a good pick for a warm summer night.
As a shoujo manga adaption, 4-gatsu no Kimi, Spica was really good. The romance was nice and over the top adorable, with sweet moments and a nice love triangle. Even the twist towards the end, though cheesy, it was nice. The friendship of the two boys were really good too. The characters' chemistry was pretty intense too. So, yes, the story is predictable, but it is cute, sweet, enjoyable and entertaining. The performances were really good too from all actors and actresses.
So, overall, eight out of ten for this manga adaption.