Movie Review: 好きっていいなよ。—Suki tte Iina Yo - Japan Code Supply
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Movie Review: 好きっていいなよ。—Suki tte Iina Yo

Dec 11, 2014

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"Say ‘I love you’" is a Japanese manga by Kanae Hazuki.  It was adapted into a movie starring Haruna Kawaguchi and Sota Fukushi.  It’s ridiculously romantic.  

One line summary: A high school girl who doesn’t trust anyone, starts opening up to people after falling in love with the right guy.  

It’s always a struggle to watch a manga be adapted into a feature, especially because the manga is so much longer.  There’s way more character development that a 2 hour movie couldn’t possibly ever account for- for instance, the main character Mei doesn’t just suddenly become Miss Popular- there’s some struggle for her to make a friend, and find herself, so to speak.  

I’m also a little bit iffed out by stories where characters just kiss all of the time.  There’s a funny segment about how the hero of the story, Yamato, wards off Mei’s stalker by kissing her.  Because clearly, that works better than calling the police, etc. 

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The reviews are generally positive on iTunes, and I’d definitely say that the first review is spot on.  ”Neither good nor bad” 4 stars.  However, it’s uplifting and hopeful, and just peachy.  

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