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I can nitpick but what's the point? To take away excellence?
This is a very unconventional story. Just like A Taste of Honey. The writing stays true to the character and their motivation. And the tone, pace, and objective seemed to stay true, on course. They would like to surprise you but the ending fits.
The story revolves around the murder of a child 15 years ago. (What's with 15 years - is it because of the debunked law of statue of limitation?). But this is not a detective story but how the 2 families deals with facing each other.
Eita and Hikari are the 2 main leads and they are fantastic. Subtle, effective, do not over act. They are 2 main from either side of the tragedy, both from small town or the country side. And the small touches shows, to the costumes, the behaviour (I'm guessing on this one).
Each episode give chance to different members or combination of members of 2 or 3 families to face each other. Now some are emotional, some may only exists in that culture, and I respect that. Overall, very well thought out, especially in one occasion of the mother of the victim's side, there was 1 long speech of 5-7min. Excellent take.
But it is the moments between the 2 leads, few and far between, that are most memorable. There exists a gentle love story. True, proper, love that fills with anticipation, thoughtfulness, kindness, best wishes for each other and eternal hope.
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