Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: After an initial run into a few fans, on the way, he falls asleep in his car, following which, he wakes up walking on a railway track. Experiencing a series of bizarre events with the locals, he soon realizes that he is in the year 1984. Upon realizing which, he goes to his house but as he's not sure how to face his family & their reaction to him "coming from the future," he runs away even after ringing the door bell. Contemplating what to do now, he meets Shinni (Hassei Takano) in an alley, posting an advertisement about wanting to make a band. He convinces Shinni about his obvious good looks & being born to be a rock star. He also tells him that he could play the guitar & sing in the band. Convinced, Shinni asks for them to go to a recording studio. However, Miyavi advises against it. They leave for Shinni's home, whereupon witnessing Miyavi's remarkable guitar skills, Shinni accepts his proposal & agrees on letting him stay at his house. Eventually, Miyavi meets a young boy (Matsushima Ryouta), who turns out to be his younger self.
More than Miyavi
I first watched this years ago before anyone was thinking of adding subtitles, and I had only been learning Japanese for less than a year. But I got the gist of everything and really enjoyed the movie overall. I’ll admit, yes, I watched it because of Miyavi, but the storyline is actually quite good. It does have a little insight into Miyavi’s life before becoming a musician, but I don’t feel like that’s the main point of the movie. Watching this today, while it shows me how far Miyavi’s come and how much he’s matured, I’m also able to appreciate the dream theme in it. Sometimes your dreams change, sometimes you follow the same one forever, but you need the support of a friend or friends to make it happen, and you need to keep growing. I think Miyavi as a person is a shining example of that.