This film review is well overdue as since encountering Radiance early this year I have watched it over 5 times including the times that I have just listened to the audio as I fell asleep. That is how much impact this film made in my life the first time I watched it and I feel that it deserves even more recognition than it did when it was first released.
Inspired by the animated movie: Your name.
If only I was brave enough to whisper it to the air.
To let the vibrations of the atoms send joyful signals to his ears.
But that would only awaken my fears.
I’m a coward.
I’m scared of exposing my feelings for him.
I’m afraid of looking him in the eye
And telling a lie,
A lie that I know that he wants to hear,
<<I don’t love you>>
Those words, not my own
Those words that I know that he secretly holds in his heart
And believes to be what’s in mine. Continue reading “A Nameless Love”
Orange ,which is based off a manga series by Ichigo Takano, is an eye- catching and poignant story of high school students who are given a chance to radically change their future. I have been itching to watch the film ever since it was announced that Kento Yamazaki would play the lead. Yamazaki definitely did not disappoint – he depicted young Kakeru Naruse beautifully along side the other cast.
The plot almost follows the same underline meaning as Ao Haru ride which also depicts a teenage boy who is battered with scars from his past and needs support and care from his friends. However, this is where the similarities of the two mangas stop as they both carry different weights and emotional ties that should be experienced. Continue reading “Orange (movie) review”
Salut mes amis !
Weeks have gone past since I have been able to sit done and indulge without feeling the guilt that comes with procrastination. However, I did manage to complete a whole drama during my procrastination sessions which ,if I may add, is very impressive.
Mr Nietzsche in the convenience store is a Japanese drama that seems to be at the top of the Must see list this Spring. To be honest, I never knew that such brilliance existed until it buzzed into all my social media platforms and ,as you do, I decided to follow the crowd. I am pleased to say that Mr Nietzsche in the convenience store was far better than I expected.Continue reading “Mr Nietzsche in the convenience store (Review)”
Salut mes amis!
This week has been a very productive one. Productive in the way that I got to watch 4 amazing shows that I think have changed my life .
First up is the acclaimed Cheese in the trap…
Happy New Year mes amis!
Long time no blog! Haha – I’m sorry about my attempt at being funny . Well it wasn’t that bad ,was it? Anyway It’s a new year which means a new phase of dedication to you wonderful people who actually spend time reading my/our content. *Yay*
This blog post is long overdue -very ,very overdue may I add. I just Wanna Hug you or Dakishimetai – Shinjitsu No Monogatari is a Japanese film that came out on the 1st of February 2014 which was 2 years ago (gasp!) . Since the day that I saw I just Wanna Hug you it seems as if I just can’t forget it . It’s one of those films that stay in your heart forever. I am not really one to cry over a film as I usually don’t get attached to characters that I have only seen for 107 minutes or for however long the film is. Despite this , I just Wanna Hug you fully attacked my heart to the point that I was bent over my laptop screaming to the heavens “Why!” . The fact that the story is in fact true did not help my broken heart and my damp face .
Salut mes amis !
As you should already know I’m a little Drama obsessed (and by a little I mean a lot ). I have been willing to do this post for a long time but as a common case of procrastination I have left it until now . You taught me all the precious things is a Japanese drama that at first I wasn’t really sure about ;mostly because I was confused about what actually happened between Shoji (played by the handsome Haruma Miura) and Hikari ( played by Emi Takei) . Nevertheless I rather enjoyed the plot twist that I actually wasn’t expecting and no one can deny how adorable Shuji’s and Natsumi’s relationship is . I was mostly disappointed when Natsumi called it quits as it was totally uncalled for ; seriously who would beak up with a guy with a face like this :
Sorry about that back to the review –
Plot “Shuji is a young teacher whose confidence and honesty has made him popular with the students. He is engaged to Natsumi, also a teacher at the same high school. At the morning of the new semester, Shuji wakes up with a hangover and no memory of the night before, and a strange young woman in his bed. He feels terrible about possibility of having cheated on his fiancée, but when it turns out the girl is a student in his class Shuji is wrecked with guilt. Things go from bad to worse when the girl, Hikari, makes it clear that she’s in love with him and wants to break him and Natsumi apart. Shuji’s honest nature makes him want to come clean to everyone about what has happened, but before he has the chance, the secret is out. As his life starts crumbling around him, Shuji still decides to try and save Hikari from herself.” – IMDb
Genre Romance, School
I can’t begin to describe the love that I have for this drama I just wish that they did a season 2 !
Emotions As I have already expressed , I absolutely loved this drama and the plot was quite different to what I was expecting . I believe that anyone would enjoy this emotional drama .
Overall, I would definitely recommend this heart felt drama , so why not start it today 🙂
P.S Any suggestions on Drama’s that I should watch ?
Salut mes amis !
Love in Tokyo. My love. The people that I have told about this great drama have either loved it or loved it. I’ll tell you the truth , Love in Tokyo is not for everyone but for those who like the cheesiest of the cheese and the ridiculous of the ridiculous; then this Drama is for you . I’m not going to try to explain the plot as from the other review we all know that my explanations are not that great . Any-who , here is a brief summary of the brilliance that is … Love in Tokyo :
“When it comes to academics, Kotoko isn’t very bright, but she falls in love at first sight with the handsome, intelligent Naoki at their high school entrance ceremony. As a third-year student, she writes him a love letter, works up the courage to give it to him… and is flat-out rejected by Naoki. But then one day, Kotoko’s newly-constructed house is destroyed by a falling meteor. During the period of reconstruction, she and her father are invited to stay with one of his old friends. However, as it turns out, that old friend is one Mr. Irie, father of Naoki. Despite living together, Naoki is as disdainful as ever. But Kotoko presses on with the battle to win him over. Amid twists and turns in the tale, the day that Kotoko has wished for finally comes to pass!” – dramafever
Genre Romantic Comedy , Comedy , Japanese drama
Yeah , I know what you are thinking : What a typical Japanese drama but no, no no. Love in Tokyo is distinctive as it is a seriously funny comedy . Bare in mind it’s funny in the ” I can’t believe how ridiculous that is “, however it does work. Like I said to my friends as I tried to persuade them to watch Love in Tokyo ; It’s so bad that it’s so good . I really mean that in a positive way and I cannot wait for season 2 to be available in the UK ! Seriously , I check Crunchyroll everyday .
Emotions If you are not convinced yet , think about the affect it has had on me . I’M ADDICTED . There are some really beautiful and cute scenes in the Drama that made my heart melt with joy and adoration. I cried many times and I rather enjoyed it .
^^^^ Seriously look at how cute this scene is , a little bit creepy but cute . If you have watched Love in Tokyo you would know what I mean . Comment bellow some of your favourite scenes 🙂 .
Thank you for reading and I hope that you venture into the world of Love in Tokyo !
P.S In the comments tell me one drama/anime that I should watch !