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The Kirishima Thing (2012)

Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo (original title)
A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

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Ryûnosuke Kamiki ...
Ryoya Maeda
Ai Hashimoto ...
Kasumi Higashihara
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Aya Sawashima
Masahiro Higashide ...
Hiroki Kikuchi
Kurumi Shimizu ...
Mika Miyabe
Mizuki Yamamoto ...
Risa
Mayu Matsuoka ...
Sana
Motoki Ochiai ...
Ryuta
Kôdai Asaka ...
Tomohiro
Tomoya Maeno ...
Takefumi
Nobuyuki Suzuki ...
Kubo
Takemi Fujii ...
Shiori
Taiga ...
Fuusuke
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Hino
Hideto Iwai ...
Katayama
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A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

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Draggy and Bland
11 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

I had no expectations upon watching this movie and I wasn't disappointed. I understood what the director was trying to do and the plot definitely doesn't take a genius to unravel. But seriously! This movie almost put me to sleep if it wasn't for Ai Hashimoto. The execution of the scenes was predictable and the actors failed to deliver salvation. To be honest, I was surprised that this movie got so many awards. Best editing? Best film? Best director? What the heck LOL! It makes me question the credibility of Japanese award giving bodies. Basically, The Kirishima Thing lacks substance and no matter how complex the characters are, the lousy script, monotonous scenes (i mean seriously! there is another way to portray these scenes without causing a headache) and the shallow plot brought the whole film to its demise.


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