Takemura has no friends and no family. He's a student but he doesn't have any particular ambitions. In other words, he isn't going anywhere fast. Were all this not enough, the sorry sad ... See full summary »
Sensitive and refined drama in which experiences from the puberty of a female teacher and a piano student reflected in the world of the younger generation they have contact with. Ryo is a ... See full summary »
A high school student named Yu has a crush on one of her classmates, Yosuke. The boy spends most of his time sitting outside and playing his guitar, and Yu sits nearby and listens. One day,... See full summary »
mmmm, interesting. saw this & battale royale at a festival, and of the two, this was the more disturbing by far. it doesn't really matter that you don't actually see a student's groinal area getting tenderised with a baseball bat, or another student having a drink can wedged into his mouth before the gang leader stomps on his head - the screaming and the scattered teeth are enough. battale royale's camp qualities & tomato sauce (ketchup for US readers) undercut any identification with real, actual, terrorising highschool-type terror... i gather from this site that battale royale has not been released in the states. where are your priorities, o america fair?
anyway, this is supposedly a rant on blue spring. this girl is very, very glad she's not a student at a japanese highschool, it all seems awfully bleak and graffiti-covered. but fabulous to watch (and the failed baseball player is delicious, for those of you who like school uniforms.) it's occasionally emotive and over-played, but blue spring makes its points about adolescent (and adult) despair with economy and nice lighting. & i particularly liked the way the thrash japanese rock score sometimes plays in the characters' heads & drowns out any attempt at communication...
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