Tozaki is a young freelance writer who meets by chance his first high school crush, Kurata, while working on an assignment. Passion soon arises between them and they begin a relationship that will be affected by numerous ups and downs, mainly due to Kurata's jealousy towards Tozaki's senpai, Miyata. Kurata not only discovers that Miyata is Tozaki's boss, but also his ex-boyfriend and suspects he might still be in love with him. ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Junjou" (純情) by Fujiyama Hyouta (富士山ひょうた). Edit Translation
Cast & Credits
The storyline was very cheesy I must admit, however there are parts where you're at the edge of your seat biting your nails because you're so anxious of what's going to happen next, or the parts where you just melt because the cuteness of the two main characters. A plot like that is definitely one of the best.
Acting was sort of an okay for me, nothing too special, but not horrible either. I watched it mainly for Tochihara and wasn't disappointed with what acting I saw from him. Tochihara and Takahashi's acting lead me to believe that they really were a couple, which is outstanding nonetheless. You could feel the chemistry from both actors.
The soundtrack was beautiful especially the ending song, junjou by aotsuki. Overall, I'd recommend this movie to anyone who loves a nice love story. It was highly enjoyable and I've said it about 100 times already but extremely cute.
sweet and fluffy with a touch of angst and a happy ending - pretty dang good, actuallyLet's start with the plot, such as it is.
That was a little too sarcastic, really, because this plot has some differences and I rather enjoyed them. First of all, unusually for BL, this drama starts at a beach instead of ending up at one (or going to one for the honeymoon period) and we see how this plays out over several flashbacks.
Flashbacks themselves are an overused plot device, but they work here because they're inserted at just the right moment, don't go on long enough to become annoying, and connect with the ending. So, no complaints from me about those.
So, Tozaki is sitting on the railing at the top of a set of steps that lead down to a beach, where he's not-so-subtly ogling his first love, another student named Kurata.
In the present day Tozaki, now a freelance writer, meets Kurata whilst working on a job and they begin a relationship.
They begin by having sex, and then Kurata leaves and Tozaki thinks it's just a one night stand. Until Kurata comes back and Tozaki begins to fall in love with him all over again, this time with a clear picture of who he is.
Kurata obviously feels the same, but doesn't say anything. Neither does Tozaki and things just start to unravel slightly from there, with each thinking the other is only in the relationship for the sex and each trying to show, not tell, the other how they feel.
Tozaki's ex, who is also his boss, still has feelings for Tozaki, which throws another spanner into the works.
I enjoyed watching this, and it was quite well done. The production values were better than I expected and the acting was fairly good by the three leads, especially Tochihara Rakuto. There was one particular scene where the range of emotions that he showed on his face in the space of about a minute was impressive.
My one gripe with this was with whomever it was that did the costuming. Everyone was fine, except for poor Takahashi Yuta. For scenes where he was wearing a suit (and there were a few) he looked like a child dressed up in his Dad's clothes. I don't know that happened, because I could see the clothes fitted him, but somehow the proportions were all wrong and it was so odd it was distracting. I found it hard to take him seriously as an adult.
Would I rewatch this? Yes, I think so. It wasn't exactly a chore and it was a lovely little movie.
Oh, and one more thing: if you're reading this and thinking I've ripped it off from the other person with my user name and photo who wrote this review - i haven't. MDL decided my original account wasn't going to work anymore, and I had to make a new one. Which means I had to go and repost all the reviews I'd already written under my original account.
I did try to contact MDL about this problem, but got no answer.