Mizuki Konno is a high school student. She belongs to the the most powerful group in the class, which is led by Sakura Himezawa, so she can have a peaceful school life. One day, on the way to a school exchange event, a school bus driver becomes unconscious due to overwork. The bus goes off a cliff.
Including Sakura Himezawa, a majority of Konno's classmates die in the accident. Only five students including Mizuki Konno, Chieko Kamiya, Haru Ichinose, Arisa Morishige and Chikage Usui survive the accident but are stranded at the bottom of the cliff and no one come to the rescue. Raw emotions come to the fore in the face of this extreme situation. The five scatter instead of sticking together to survive.
Cast & Credits
The story is really great and realistic. After each episode you learn more about each chara and there relationships with each other. At the same time they need to stay alive after the accident. All charas devleoped with the story and the acting was really great.
I couldn´t predict the ending and was really surprised.
If you expect like me at first a drama with blood and lots of killing of each other, don´t watch it. You will get a quielty on going story, where the main focus is more on the relationships from the charas.
The story's logical. It's not like they were just randomly put into a forest so props to them for making it logical. They do well on focusing on one single plot so that things aren't everywhere. Episodes are spent to establish each character's story / side. They did really good on this. You may think something on one of the episodes and then on the next one we see another other side of the story. Factors like society, hierarchy and responsibility play a part in the narration. I like the whole "seemingly middleschool / highschool setting but actually a glimpse of a small existing corruption in the society" thing that was going on.
The acting's good as they are playing students. There were different types of reactions to the situation they're put in so I guess you could say it satisfies all viewers. Their acting is also all on the same level so no one really sticks out. The 'adults' acting was great. They did well in pissing me off most of the time & seeing how they were supposed to be a stressful factor in the narration, I'd say their acting felt realistic.
It wasn't a memorable soundtrack but it did its part. Felt the jumps when needed. Played the fear card when needed. It was a typical thriller soundtrack; the momentum builds and you're all excited to see the reveal. Never missed a beat so I'd say soundtrack was good.
Only problem is if you watch all the episodes at once you'll kinda skip things cause they either do a long review of the previous episode or drag it out. Each episode tries to establish the same feelings as you got from the previous episode then get on with the current episode's motive, which could get annoying if you're watching all the episodes at once. *I kind of understand this though, cause it was a show that played one episode per week so if you were watching in real time, you may have forgotten what happened last week.
Rewatch value @ 5/10 - cause once you know what happens you can't really rewatch it with the same feelings nor is it a great thriller to be rewatching. Nonetheless it was a good thriller (for the weekends - cause you may just want to relax / you're bored/ just need something to watch in the background).