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Narratage (2017)

Naratâju (original title)
Izumi is a sophomore university student when she hears from her former high school teacher and mentor Takashi. They were both involved in the school drama club. She liked him. He liked her.... See full summary »

Director:

Isao Yukisada

Writers:

Rio Shimamoto (based on the novel by), Anne Horiizumi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kasumi Arimura ... Izumi Kudo
Yûtarô Furutachi Yûtarô Furutachi ... Hirofumi Kurokawa
Mikako Ichikawa Mikako Ichikawa ... Miyuki Hayama
Miki Kamioka Miki Kamioka ... Yuzuko Tsukamoto
Daichi Kaneko Daichi Kaneko ... Kei Shindo
Ryusuke Komakine Ryusuke Komakine ... Iori Kaneda
Jun Matsumoto Jun Matsumoto ... Takashi Hayama
Ayaka Ohnishi ... Shio Yamada
Kentarô Sakaguchi ... Reiji Ono
Kôji Seto Kôji Seto ... Keita Miyazawa
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Izumi is a sophomore university student when she hears from her former high school teacher and mentor Takashi. They were both involved in the school drama club. She liked him. He liked her. Takashi asks Izumi to return to the school and assist with a performance. Will the feelings be rekindled? Written by aghaemi

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Narratage See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,097,805
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1.85 : 1
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Slow moving romance that doesn't venture from the typical of Japanese movies.
9 October 2017 | by incurableobsessionSee all my reviews

Narratage was a slow moving movie with some gut-wrenching parts but overall suffers from pacing and sometimes confusing time jumps. The ending is frustrating to anyone who wanted a real conclusion and I found myself wondering why I went to this movie at all because of that.

MatsuJun plays a wishy washy teacher who has issues that aren't completely addressed and in fact you want to want to punch him for his inaction and passiveness. But then again the main character, Izumi, is just as wishy washy as her Sensei. Overall, it's an interesting premise, a somewhat ambiguous conclusion but the characters themselves were lacking in some fundamental way that would make me sympathize with any of them. Instead I found myself sighing at their antics. Or maybe I'm just desensitized to love stories like this. I believe they were going for a slice of life, painful first love sort of thing, but I just rolled my eyes most of the time. But I guess if that's your thing, don't let me stop you from watching this. It has all the cliché love parts that would probably have a more romantically inclined person's heart beating but did nothing to melt the ice cold that mine is made of.

As a side note for those just watching for MatsuJun, he isn't in this as much as I was lead to believe, from the trailers and instead this is being lead mostly by Kasumi and Kentaro.


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