Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda — B+

kokoro_ga_sakebitagatterunda_review_1

A girl can’t speak and comes out of her shell.

Pretty great movie. I expected some carefree happy high school romance movie, and that is what I ended up getting, but not at all in the way I expected. I especially liked the first few minutes of the movie, which were extremely dark, and succeeded wildly at drawing me in.

kokoro_ga_sakebitagatterunda_review_2

The other thing that didn’t go as expected was the romance in this show. Not what I was expecting at all (I won’t spoil). And I loved it. I can normally guess from the first few minutes of two people meeting how things are going to turn out. This time, I could not.

Aside from the relationship drama… the other aspects just weren’t all that interesting. All the fighting over doing the play, I just couldn’t bring myself to care about. Same with baseball guy’s story. I’ve seen this all before.

Still, the central relationships make this worth watching.

  • Storytelling – B – Liked how things go in unexpected directions.
  • Voice – A – She finds her voice. (sorry, had to do it)
  • Characters – A – Great characters, especially liked the two girls.
  • Attention Grab – B – Kept my interest throughout.
  • Production – B – Looks fine.
  • Overall – B+

Recommendations – Whisper of the Heart, Ano Hana…

3 thoughts on “Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda — B+

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.