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Description: The 1964 Tokyo Olympics represented a new start for Japan, out with the old Meiji-era buildings that reminded citizens of bad times, in with innovation that spoke to the future of a newly peaceful and increasingly prosperous country. Umi, a shy teenaged girl, manages a boarding house on the Yokohama seaside. Her father was killed in the war and her mother travels constantly, so in addition to attending high school, Umi must also run the family business. Her classmate Shun, an orphan unsure of his lineage, lives with a few other students in the old high-school clubhouse, a French-style, mansion that's set to be demolished as part of the current modernization project. Shun and his schoolmates refuse to let this happen.
I don’t normally write reviews but in this case, I feel it is my duty as an Anime lover to share the love!
Calling this review Unforgettable is a little early considering it hasn’t even been 2 hours since I watched it but I’m willing to bet that I’ll forever remember this story for as long as my heart beats.
Now on to the review, there was no epic adventure, epic story line, epic characters or any sort of epic description, but saying this, this movie was still incredibly impressive and left my cheeks sore where I had been smiling throughout the duration of the film.
Essentially, the film was at the core, about young love with all the cool twists and surprises of most romance anime/manga that have been memorable to me, but that wasn’t what I found most memorable, I just really loved both main characters in this story.
Matsuzaki, Umi - voiced by Nagasawa, Masami who I haven’t even heard of before until I did a little research into the character Umi, even though Masami hasn’t done any big roles, I feel she did a beautiful job in voicing Umi. Umi is a very lovable character who I believe to be a very realistic character for the past that was given to her, her current state suited the back story she had been given which I really loved.
Kazama, Shun - voiced by Okada, Junichi who again, is a voice actor I personally haven’t heard before, Shun’s character is pretty lovable and I for one, enjoyed all the moments when he was on screen!
I’m not going to recognize the producers/directors in any way because that would be BIASED! but, considering who they were it’s hard to add any negative points, If I was forced the add a negative issue it would have to be lack of supporting roles, only Shun’s friend (his name escapes me) played any sort of memorable role in my opinion, everyone else was below what I believe makes a good supporting character.
This is dragging on so I’ll end with my conclusion, I enjoyed this movie enough to put down Dark Souls and watch the entire thing with a gigantic smile on my face, this story is not only incredibly cute but also incredibly interesting, I might be a nerd for Japanese culture but I was so interested in the detail that was put into the differences between Females and Males behaviours in them times, I recommend this to both women and men simply because it’s so damn interesting!
P.S - Thanks Kamina!