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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.

Director:

Daihachi Yoshida

Writers:

Ryo Asai (based on the novel by), Kôhei Kiyasu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Ryoya Maeda
Ai Hashimoto Ai Hashimoto ... Kasumi Higashihara
Suzuka Ohgo ... Aya Sawashima
Masahiro Higashide ... Hiroki Kikuchi
Kurumi Shimizu Kurumi Shimizu ... Mika Miyabe
Mizuki Yamamoto ... Risa
Mayu Matsuoka ... Sana
Motoki Ochiai Motoki Ochiai ... Ryuta
Kôdai Asaka Kôdai Asaka ... Tomohiro
Tomoya Maeno Tomoya Maeno ... Takefumi
Nobuyuki Suzuki Nobuyuki Suzuki ... Kubo
Takemi Fujii Takemi Fujii ... Shiori
Taiga ... Fuusuke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isao Enomoto Isao Enomoto ... Hino
Hideto Iwai Hideto Iwai ... Katayama
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 August 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Kirishima-ügy See more »

Filming Locations:

Shikoku, Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A character study employing multi facet point of views
15 September 2013 | by maximkongSee all my reviews

I believe the primary purpose of this movie is to, demonstrate how relationships and conflicts are so diverse across individuals, that their perception on a similar matter can never be the same. For that, high marks are awarded.

Kirishima is supposed to be the popular student but never present in the movie physically speaking. His unintentional absence instead is to provide a pivot...and eventually proved to the audience that one's absence could trigger unwanted effects on the togetherness/friendship/reliance on another individual. And the effects can be compounded. The movie repeatedly play the same scenes several times, but at different camera angles and different 'main characters' to illustrate the aforementioned views.

The final scene was a letdown to me as the gathering on the rooftop it was rather unrealistic. but overall, not many movies are able to illustrate well the effect when the plot only happened in such a short span of time.


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