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In a world where people are discriminated based on their birthplace, Saitama Prefecture is particularly criticized by the people in Tokyo. One day, a mysterious male student named Rei Asami transfers to Hakuhodo Academy, a prestigious high school in Tokyo, from America. However, Rei is revealed to have been born in Saitama Prefecture. He leaves Hakuhodo and returns to Saitama, and forms a revolutionary movement to acquire respect and rights for Saitama citizens. Following him is Momomi Hakuhodo, the male president of the school's student council and the grandson of the school principal.
The name on IMDB is crazy. It's not the same as the manga and makes no grammatical sense.
Anyway, Fly, Saitama is terrible. The acting is over the top, the universe it creates in inconsistent, the directing is flat... and I LOVE IT!!
Not despite, because of these flaws, the film is so enjoyable as everybody is in on the ridiculousness of it all. The only real problem I can see is that the jokes are very location specific. Some of the jokes are just one word and that's a place in Saitama. If you don't know that place, or you don't know the people from Saiatama, the jokes may just fall flat.
That (and IMDB's stupid naming) aside, I can still recommend that you give it a try. You may just have a lot of fun!
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