Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru) in Hokkaido, Japan. Her father Kemimichi (Arata) once planted a dogwood tree in their garden after he found out he had a terminal disease and could not watch Sae grow up. She hopes to enter a university in Tokyo. She then meets Kouhei (Toma Ikuta), who attends a specialized high school teaching fishery. He hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a fisherman. These two young people meet and have a long distance relationship. Although their love is strong it does not last. 10 years later these two people have a miracle ...
Loved the Story!
The storyline didn’t go as I thought it would: it was even better! I liked how the movie took place over a long time. This was important to the development of the two main characters. Both leads were able to accomplish the dreams they wanted to pursue when they were young. After their dreams were realized, the story continued to develop and this made the second half of the film just as enjoyable as the first half. Director Doi Nobuhiro (Be With You, Nada So So, and Beautiful Life) succeeded in drawing lots of emotions from his characters. Aragaki Yui & Ikuta Toma, as the two leads, had good chemistry between them. They took me on a satisfying journey as their relationship developed and matured. I enjoyed how they went from pure, innocent love to deep, undying love. The cast all did a very good job, especially Kimura Yuichi (who’s a joy to watch in whatever he does). The movie was bittersweet, but definitely worth watching..