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Brain Man
20 people found this review helpful
Oct 13, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
Who is right? Who is wrong? OR RATHER (Should I say) What is right? What is wrong?

Centered on the battle of each of the characters’ “Sense of Justice”, the film created a very disturbing aura from which people without very strong stance on “what is right or wrong?” might be drawn to the one of the characters’ beliefs. That is how this film had been so persuasively good in delivering the intent of the story.

The story has a lot of potential to become a series since there are a lot of rooms to be explored. However, that doesn't mean that the movie was incomplete. The film per se successfully established the roots of each of the characters stance. Why and how they become like that. The storyline had been well sequenced including how each twist had been placed and the timing of unraveling the mysteries.

Superb acting from the cast can be expected. The feeling of anger, hate, disgust and pity can be thrown to the characters due to the actors’ outstanding convincing performance in delivering consistently the roles they are portraying.

In the end, the movie will leave you the questions “Who is right or wrong?” OR “What is right or wrong?” – questions that will only be answered depending on your personal “Sense of Justice”.

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Zettai Kareshi
15 people found this review helpful
Oct 7, 2013
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
The title speaks for itself - "Absolute Boyfriend" (the English translation). Idealism was precisely incorporated in having an ideal partner including what people really wants from his/her partner. It also showed the reality that nothing stays the same hundred percent. People tend to change including their wants because of their environment and the situation they are into.

This series had one of the best figurative interpretation on how to love someone selflessly. It came to a point when I felt like how can a robot be more human than me in forsaking oneself due to the love for someone. And then I asked myself, "Can I be like him? Can I love someone selflessly?"

Have your tissues/hankies ready at the last quarter of the series.

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Nobuta Wo Produce
12 people found this review helpful
Oct 7, 2013
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Note: I rarely give 10 or 9. Thus, if it has 10/9 rating in a particular category, then it really overwhelmed my criteria.

Three words: "Simple yet Meaningful"

Overall - The development of the main characters and the main point of the story had been conveyed creatively.

Story - Simple yet the key points had been established. Idealistic scenarios from realistic conventional and unconventional characters had been well plotted.

Acting/Actor - Realistic portrayal of the raw emotions of the students had been displayed. Each of the actors consistently performed their roles effectively to make the story focused on what it intends to say.

Music - Deemed fit for this kind of story. It also enhanced the scenarios to support the emotions of the characters.

Rewatch Value - As for this kind of story which is mild yet meaningful, it had been rewatchable because of the development of the raw emotions and attitude of the characters. These made the unexpected friendship be deeply bonded due to both typical and unusual events where they matured in rendering trust and understanding for each other.

For the fans of friendship genre and anyone who wants to try this, this simple drama will leave you a smile on your face and you might hope to have or have had this kind of bond with your friends.

By the way, my criteria per review and how I rate each category are discussed in my profile.

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Nodame Cantabile
10 people found this review helpful
Oct 7, 2013
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
Note: I rarely give 10 or 9. Thus, if it has 10/9 rating in a particular category, then it really overwhelmed my criteria.

Overall - Well directed as the adaptation from the anime had been profoundly made the story livelier, meaningful and entertaining. Simply amazing!

Story - Each of the characters is very unique which made the story unique. Idealism was conveyed precisely as incorporated in the reality of classical music industry. Hidden meaning and/or figurative interpretation of reality had been flawlessly embedded.

Acting/Actor - The characters were portrayed brilliantly. Character to character connections had been portrayed with convincing and precise emotions.

Music - Awesome choice of classical pieces. Outstanding!

Rewatch Value - Just listening to the classical music had been enough. But what made this more rewatchable is because of the story made out of it with great direction and production and superb acting.

Having said these, for people who love classical music with great story, it's now the time to have it on your "plan to watch" list or should I say "completed" list.

Well for others, you may give it a shot and you'll never know, it might make your day/week.

By the way, my criteria per review and how I rate each category are discussed in my profile.

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I Hear Your Voice
13 people found this review helpful
Oct 7, 2013
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Overall - A great deal of directing clearly pointing out the core of the story by using the law effectively and creatively.

Story - Consistent and amazing interpretation of "I Hear Your Voice" literally and figuratively. The "cause and effect" factors and reasons for the characters' actions, attitude and way of living were well sequenced and delivered. And the "sense of justice" being subjective had been asserted by each role.

Acting/Actor - Superb acting skills can be seen leading to a downpour of different emotions from each character which were effectively, efficiently and persuasively portrayed making the roles realistically connected with each other.

Music - Sound tracks and sound effects were undeniably fit for each of the scenes they were played. Timing was outstanding.

Rewatch Value - For this kind of story that is deliberately trying to make a point, usually tends to be boring. However, this drama, due to the outstanding performance of the casts and the collaborative efforts of the director/s, writer/s and the whole crew made this series a very worth watching or should I say worth "rewatching" one.

Calling all people who tend to either plan or make "revenge", better watch this series first. It might help you be enlightened of the "cause and effect" of what you are about to do. And for those people who have had made "revenge", this drama might change your "sense of justice" and redeem yourself from your past and be fearless in facing the music of life with positive outlook.

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The Master's Sun
10 people found this review helpful
Oct 7, 2013
17 of 17 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Note: Don't be deceived by the numbers. It's just that, I rarely give 10/9.

It had been a great allegory of the complexity of being different or having unconventional beliefs from the rest of the world and worst the difficulty of being understood by someone especially your loved ones.

The agonies of dealing the situation and the dilemmas in pursuit of comfort had been interpreted well. Reasons on how the characters were able to tolerate each other's world had also been justified. And the behavior of the people around the protagonists had precisely illustrated the true nature of people where they only believe what they see.

At the end, the story was able to provide a good figurative interpretation on how important it is to know and understand oneself first before trying to know and understand others especially when it comes to settling down in a relationship.

By the way, my criteria per review and how I rate each category are discussed in my profile.

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Boys of Tomorrow
5 people found this review helpful
Oct 12, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
"It is us, people, who will decide for our future."

Boys of Tomorrow is a film which centered in the lives of two teenagers focusing on how they dealt their past, how they face the present and how they see the future. A film that showcased how and why a man at a young age could be that selfless, reliable, responsible and mature and a typical teenager to be that shallow and weak.

A very well directed film that enabled each of the supporting characters create the convincing situation where the main characters are at. It is a film where no scenes had been wasted. Every single scene has a reason to be there and the sequencing is really good. It has a story that has no loose end. Each of the characters ending can be self explanatory based on the well plotted story line.

The actors did well. Each of the roles had been portrayed according to each one's character making the movie a very convincing one. And for the music and sound effects, they were simple and minimal just like the other indie films to make it more realistic.

This is not the typical action "fight for each other" type of friendship movie but rather a "mature" type which seemed to be idealistic in sense but still realistically possible. It is a film that has a serious tone in saying what "a true friend" means in a mature and responsible way.

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Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 24, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
Initially, I was caught by the extremely well-made CGI but it doesn't end there. Some people say that the story is a mediocre one BUT I beg to disagree. The writer/s and director/s had slowly but creatively unraveled the messages of the film.

This movie offers you figuratively that there's no perfect world, no perfect justice system, no perfect human being. Everyone has flaws. Heroes and nobles are not perfect. Everyone has, at some point in their lives, did something that is not accepted morally or justifiably by the society. But nevertheless, we always have the choice to do what we believe is morally correct and just.

This film also distinctly emphasized that we, people, should know the value of balancing. We should never just look at one perspective. There is always the other side of the coin. We should not judge in a whim but rather must see the whole picture before making any statement or action. A reminder for all of us the consequences of being judgmental. A very clear message that is indeed very timely today where most people don't pause for a while and rethink before clicking, rethink before giving a statement, and rethink before judging.

A very exquisitely, well-thought-out, well-directed and well acted, well-made film of the year.

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Say Hello for Me
2 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
"It could have been better."

Despite the great performance of the actors, the story had two major flaws. First, the supposedly center of the story had not been given that much stress. It focused more on the strong connection, friendship and love between the two main leads and not the claimed "invisible connection" among the three main characters. A number of scenes could have been scrapped in order to showcase more the "invisible connection" of the three. It had been such a waste to add the other side stories.

Secondly, the well established storyline for the female lead had been violated at the end specifically her condition. The last scene of the two main leads was not enough to conclude the story and/or be hung creatively intriguing.

Overall, it was fairly made. It could have been better if the core focus had been pulled through up to the end since the casts nailed their characters well.

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A Werewolf Boy
2 people found this review helpful
Oct 7, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
For Song Joong Ki fans, you shouldn't miss this. And for the others, this movie will leave you the question, "When being skeptic, what would you choose: have faith on what you believe in and take the risks of the consequences OR go with the flow and avoid dealing and gambling with the future risks?"

Overall - It was efficiently directed in showing the attitude of people whose doubts were easily controlled by fear.

Story - It is not unique in sense BUT the core point had been delivered greatly. The figurative interpretation on how people deal with other people whom are different from them (e.g. rich vs. poor, straight vs. homosexual) had been well presented through the characters of humans versus a mythical creature.

Acting/Actor - The casts made an outstanding portrayal of the characters. Each of them had been effectively convincing in their roles. The main leads had been able to substantially showcase the adjustments and development between the characters which have different origins, cultures and behavior.

Music - It was the timing, when the music/sound effects were played, made the movie better.

Rewatch Value - In times of dealing with the story's moral issue, it is deemed good to rewatch this movie.

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