The Blue Sky is the first Asian digit-3D student film featuring individual tragedy between the Chinese pilot Zhengliang, Xu and the young Japanese pilot Ryuta, Watanabe in The Second Sino-Japanese War, 'brutality of war' as its theme.
Morton H. Halperin was a former member of NSA, State Department and Pentagon under several U.S. regimes since 1960s. And his lecture about the Okinawa reversion was shot at the House of Councillors on September 19, 2014 in Japan.
Whereas the first movie was very faithful to the Manga series, the plot in this part is quite different. This is not a bad thing per se, but I was a bit disappointed that Manjome and dream navigator Tagasuki were represented as 1-dimensional characters who are aware of all of friend's plans. Also, there a scene where Maniome basically says what is going to happen next that totally spoils the movie's climax. I believe a lot of people who are not familiar with the Manga series will either not fully understand what is going on or find the movie boring.
My friends and I agree that three movies are simply not enough to retell the complex story of the Manga series. A TV show would probably have been a better approach.
Overall, I still give this movie 5 stars, because it is entertaining and the few more exciting scenes are well executed.
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