Just Watched: Gintama

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Yup, I saw it on the plane! Twice! So fortunate to see it available while others are still waiting for the subs! I squeed so hard but I could not hug anyone but my pillow! *laughs* Gintama, you were so confusing yet so funny!!!! I do not know how to say this, peeps. Clearly, this movie is intended for the fans. For someone like me who is only familiar with the characters only because of Gintama: Mitsuba hen, I had a hard time following the story. But regardless, I laughed so hard!

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Just Watched: If Cats Disappeared from the World & My Korean Teacher.

If Cats Disappeared from the World

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*coughs* to be honest, I did not watch this movie recently. I completely have forgotten to blog it due to my work travel. But for sure, I saw If Cats Disappeared from the World in one of my long flights. This movie was done well. Another slice of life drama directed and acted so perfectly. If you decide to watch it after reading this post, please get your tissue handy. This movie has a tragic ending. After months of suffering from headaches, Mr. Postman finally went to see a doctor. He was diagnosed with a brain cancer and has little time left. He was shocked by it and do not know what to do. A devil in a form of himself appeared before him. He told Mr. Postman that he could extend his life if only he gives up his precious belongings. The offer was tempting but giving up means losing certain memories with it. For example giving up on his cell phone. By doing so, all his memories with his ex-girlfriend will disappear as well. The story began interesting the minute he gave up his phone, his watch, and so forth. His decision affects everything. His relationships with his ex-girlfriend, his father, his mom, and his friend.

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Just Watched: Your Lie in April 

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It took me forever to finish it. For some reason, I was not keen on watching it in the beginning even though I’m a huge Kento fan. I don’t know. My mood was all over the place with this one. Part of me wants a mature romance Japanese movie and Your Lie is circa high school students. I was expecting cheesy romance.

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Just Watched: Death Note: Light Up the New World

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I have heard of Death Note the series many times. But this is my first time watching it because it has piqued my interest while I was extremely bored on the plane. I mean… why not, I have nothing to lose. I was worried though whether I would be able to pick up the show without having knowledge of the series. Thankfully they made Death Note easily to understand with the narration and slight flashbacks. It was great!

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Just Watched: Midnight Diner 2

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You know what’s funny? I did not finish Midnight Diner, the first movie. I think it is still on my Netflix queue. I found it plain Jane and that’s why I didn’t finish it immediately. No worries, one day I will. But how was I able to finish Diner 2? The answer is simple. I was trapped on the plane and I have no choice but to finish it.

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Just Watched: Your Name

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Mari saw it and urged all of us to see it. My good friend, Maki, told me I should not delay my watch. I was dying to understand what the hell are they talking about. So many people recommended Your Name. Me? Though curious, I did not make it a priority watch. I’m not an anime fan. Be it in dramas or movies. I am just not. Hence I dragged my feet watching this movie. When I started it, I mentally reminded myself whatever happened I should focus on the story. Kinda like how I pep talk myself with Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms and the CGI deal.

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Just Watched: Evergreen Love

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I need a pick-me-up after watching Never Let Me Go the movie. I saw the Japanese drama and got curious how the adapted novel is portrayed in the movie. It turns out the ending was still as bad as I remembered and the movie added further somber to this gloomy day. When I saw Evergreen Love in my Plex library, I can’t help but watch it. The movie poster looks sweet and romance is always my preferred choice.

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In the beginning, I was confused by Sayaka, our lead. She has a typical office worker life. She has a 9-5 job and if she does not have a regular outing with colleagues, she will dine off of convenience store prepared bento, onigiri or ramen. And beers. Beers are a must. One night, she realized she needed more beer so she headed out to stock. On her way home, she heard a thud sound. She looked at the bicycle park garage and saw a handsome man collapsed. In the beginning, she was afraid. Later, she then forced herself to wake the person up. He got up and she got startled.

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The rest is history. He asked for a food, she served her ramen and then the next day she invited him to stay after he prepared breakfast. I guess it was an instantaneous attraction from her. He told her he will stay for 6 months. It was February 16 and he will leave on August 16, right after her birthday. Their relationship blossomed from being a housemate to a couple. Strangely, Sayaka felt that their relationship is strong enough that it will surpass August 16. Sadly, he left. He really did. With no trace.

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But then he showed up a year later. He sent her a book by him with photographed of plants. So why did he disappear? One thing that made it harder for her to search for him was because he never tells his family name. He never told her his address, too. This is why the movie was so interesting. And lovey dovey. Seriously mindless yet addictive. I highly recommend Everlasting Love.

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