Gouda Takeo is a big guy with a heart just as big. Unfortunately, the girls are not interested in him and only want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa. Accepting the fact, Takeo is content with his single life. However, one day, after saving a girl named Yamato from a harasser, he unexpectedly turns his life around.
This is the good comedy, the story was originated from comic (in Japanese: Manga) and even with the limited budget the director had a good work in presenting the story and characters very well.
The story is about the clumsiness of teenagers to express their feeling to each other, which were cleverly cooked as this story in the good ways. The Gouda (Takeo) character was created as a good pair to his childhood buddy Sunakawa (Suna/Makoto); where Takeo is a strong, kind & unselfish, and Suna is handsome, cool & attractive and girls at their age are all around after Suna for attention. The complexity of the story began when Yamato (Rinko) came and blended to these two best friend. Where these three characters are be very careful not hurt others, and brings plenty of situational comedy.
The movie itself is nice, its situation, characters are well-set, as per Manga. If they have more budget I bet the movie can be made better. The story is originally made although we may see similar theme in plenty of movies, the way that the author expressing the character's thought and emotion is the key of this film.
I am not so sure about the English translation used since I watched it by listening to the Japanese dialogue, but the way I see it was well explaining the conversation well.
If you want to watch something nice, funny and close to Japanese culture this movie will give some vision. I watched this with friends and family and we all laugh so much. It really makes my day, look forward to watch something like this.
You must see this, specially the latest part after the end-roll :)
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