Sunday, December 19, 2004

What The World Needs Now

From the discription of a Japanese anime movie on JBOX.com:
A wonderful story from Japanese novelist Saeko Himuro and Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, this is the painful story of growing up in a rural high school in Kochi Prefecture, on the Japanese island of Shikoku. In the summer of his 17th year, Taku Morisaki is making preparations for college when Rikako Muto transfers into his class. A mysterious and sometimes difficult city girl who has trouble getting along with others in the school, Rikako nevertheless slowly captures the interest of Taku. A beautiful movie based on a Japanese novel that captures a painful and melancholy moment in the lives of two people growing up in modern Japan.
Hmm, an anime about TEEN ANGST! Why, there's hardly any of those, eh?

But truth be told, the teen angst in anime ranges from mildly tolerable to gut wrenching crap. I can well imagine at what end of the spectrum that film resides at.

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