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Shady (2012)

Kashikoi inu wa hoezuni warau (original title)
Because of her last name "Kumada" (bear + rice paddy) and her appearance, Misa's high school classmates call her "Pooh" disparagingly. She obviously has no friends and can only let down her... See full summary »

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Ryôhei Watanabe
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Credited cast:
Hiroki Horikawa Hiroki Horikawa
Gôta Ishida Gôta Ishida
Jûzô Kakei Jûzô Kakei
Mimpib Mimpib ... Misa Kumada
Moriko Moriko
Isao Nakazawa Isao Nakazawa
Ayumi Nigo Ayumi Nigo
Izumi Okamura Izumi Okamura ... Izumi Kiyose
Nagi Sakamoto Nagi Sakamoto
Masataka Sanada Masataka Sanada
Ikuma Sato Ikuma Sato
Ayumi Seko Ayumi Seko
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Because of her last name "Kumada" (bear + rice paddy) and her appearance, Misa's high school classmates call her "Pooh" disparagingly. She obviously has no friends and can only let down her guard around her pet parrot and the goldfish in the science room at school. But then she finds herself quickly becoming best friends with Izumi, a cute and popular classmate. Although somewhat puzzled by Izumi's interest in her, Misa is excited about having a friend for the first time ever. But Izumi's initial angelic demeanor gradually transforms into a demonic one. Written by anonymous

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Impressive friendship drama with a few horror elements
30 May 2014 | by ebossertSee all my reviews

Shady (2012) (Japanese Drama/Horror).

Two lonely, bullied highschool girls become friends, but their future may be darker than they expect. This film does a great job at developing the friendship in a realistic, endearing manner. It reminded me in some ways of the South Korean film "Memento Mori" (1999). These realistic teen dramas are a strong point in the Asian film industries, and "Shady" is yet another example of it. The film then slowly shows cracks in the foundation of the friendship while at the same time creating suspicion about the one girl's mental stability. A sense of unease is expertly established. Performances by the young cast are impressive. This film reminded me of the anime "When They Cry", only executed much better here.


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