“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”.  Jun 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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“Orange”-Japanese Anime and Movie

Ok so this story is a hidden gem stone. If you’re into like romantic, tragedy stuff than this will suit you. It’s about a 16 year old girl named Naho Takayima who is a second-year high school student who finds a letter that her 10-year future self wrote to herself. In that letter, 26 year old Naho  writes about her biggest regret she faces and tells Naho to prevent a tragedy from happening. She will meet a transfer student named Kakeru Naruse and her future self writes about events that will happen and what she wants 16 year old Naho what not and what to do. Future Naho wants her 10-year ago self to prevent Kakeru from committing suicide as that was her biggest regret and it is up to Naho and her friends to prevent it from happening.

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