Kanseitou is a Japanese movie directed by Takahiro Miki. It was inspired by a song of the same name by the rock band Galileo Galilei. In the film, Kento Yamazaki plays a 15-year-old boy named Kakeru in frigid Wakkanai, Hokkaido who’s trying to figure out where he belongs. One day, he meets a transfer student named Mizuho (Ai Hashimoto). He finds an old guitar and starts a band with Mizuho, whom he’s decided reminds him of the character Little My from the Moomin story book and cartoon series. (asiancinematic) Add Synopsis In Portuguese
Cast & Credits
This film is focused on two characters so it is given that they are the ones to carry this movie which is they did. Yamazaki Kento and Hashimoto Ai are now established actors with talent to back them up, they are quite young here but you can already see signs that they will be great actors some day. Music contributes to the atmosphere of the movie with scenes that are accompanied by soft and melancholic music. Songs are catchy but also vital as it conveys what the characters are feeling, their emotion and every word in the lyrics makes sense. Cinematography is awesome too; I love the snowy landscape which will makes such eerie atmosphere.
It is not a romantic movie which might be disappointing for the fact that these two beautiful person shares good chemistry on screen but it's by no means a bad movie because you will get more than any mediocre romantic movies out there. A typical slow thought provoking Japanese film but it's only over an hour which is short compare to other Japanese movies.
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