“Kokoro ga Sakebitgaatterunda (The Anthem of the Heart)” Japanese Animation Movie Review

[ WARNING: May contain spoilers!!!] This movie was so sad to watch…

So a young girl named Jun Naruse was known to be a “chatterbox” when she was a little girl. She loved fantasies and loved to visit a castle on the top of a mountain. That castle was actually a love hotel, but she didn’t know about it. One day after school, she sees her dad with another woman and runs to tell her mother that her dad was a “prince” and the other woman was a “princess”. As a result, her parents split up and just before her father moves away, he tells Jun that it was “all her fault”. ┬áJun starts crying and meets an egg who tells her he will help her seal away her words and stop her talking as it will lead to future hardships. A couple years later when Jun is in high school, she is known to be a private person and does not speak. Her homeroom teacher picks her and three other students for Charity Committee members. The other three students are: Takumi Sakagami, Natsuki Nito, and Daiki Tasaki. Each of the students have some type of hardship they are facing. Originally, Jun declines the offer, but then decides to join. The members decide to do a muscial as the event for their class. Jun writes the musical herself since she wanted a story to convey her feelings through. The story follows the 4 as they become friends and help each other through hard times.

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