• Movie: Love for Beginners
  • Country: Japan
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 4,642 users)
  • Ranked: #1648
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Love for Beginners (2012)

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Hibino Tsubaki is a young teenage girl with a talent for styling other people's hair. Yet, Tsubaki suffers from low self-esteem and isn't very comfortable styling her own hair. She also has a tendency to dress old-fashioned. She's teased at high school because of this.
One day, popular male student Tsubaki Kyota targets Tsubaki for teasing. Tsubaki Kyota holds sway over the entire classroom and is quite a playboy. Inexplicably they fallin love. Meanwhile, Tsubaki Kyota has commitment issues.

  • Native title: 今日、恋をはじめます
  • Also Known as: Today, I'll Start Our Love; Today, We'll Start Our Love; Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu;
  • Screenwriters: Taeko Asano
  • Genres: Romance, School, Youth, Manga
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 8, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 4,642 users)
  • Ranked: #1648
  • Popularity: #284
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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16 people found this review helpful
Jul 4, 2013
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I didn't know this manga was made into a movie. I jus recently started reading the manga also so I decided to watch this.

It's cute. It's your typical popular boy, unpopular student romance. But I still liked it. I think this would've been better as a drama since everything seemed extremely fast. The whole teasing phase then relationship phase all seemed rushed which is uncommon for movies.

I think if you haven't read the manga you would probably like it more.

I loved the cast. Matsuzaka is some serious eye candy ~ all the characters were really likable but I feel like some of the supporting cast should've had a bigger role like in the manga. It's kind of like they were just there to be there. I liked the two main leads but I feel like their chemistry didn't develop well enough. They were cute together but I just didn't seem like they really liked each other, it was rather lacking.

The music was pretty good. The audio for the whole movie was a little weird so it was hard to hear the music clearly but they were enjoyable tunes.

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13 people found this review helpful
Jul 7, 2013
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
First of all I need to point out that I have read the manga and know the details inside out as a fan.

Well, considering I approached this movie very accidentaly and since I really like the manga, I decided to give this a go.

Some parts very unexpected - in a bad and good ways. The story was slightly shifted from the original, but still kept the warmth of their meeting. But probably that shift is what made some gaping holes in the storyline, as it felt unfinished, missing something.

The acting was good, there was nothing to complain about just the script that didn't allow to go very deep into the characters to understand their actions (most of it was shuffled, muffled and skiped through very fast).

Overall, it is a good watch, yet I wouldn't rewatch it again as a manga fan.

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