Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita – So finally i got the chance to watch this Anime movie. It was released even before Kimi No Na Wa, So i was really excited to watch this movie. Basically this Movie is pretty straight forward with no complex story.
So i felt that i was watching a “one and half hour special episode” of an anime series rather than watching a movie. Well it was not really a negative thing but because of this straightforwardness the movie was simple to understand with no complex situations and was thoroughly enjoyable.
his is the last time I’m going to practice…
Natsuki Enomoto, a third-year student at Sakuragaoka High School, has feelings of unrequited love for her childhood friend, Yuu Setoguchi.
Unable to be true to her own feelings, Natsuki tells Yuu that she is merely using him as a stand-in to practice confessing her love to.
As Natsuki continues to pretend not having any feelings for Yuu, her classmate Koyuki Ayase asks her out on a date.
Will Natsuki ever be able to stop “practicing” and actually confess her love to Yuu?
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Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita
So as i mentioned earlier this movie has no complex story at all, as it merely shows the struggle of few characters who are unable to confess each other. So basically the story goes like this :-
Natsuki loves Yuu, who is her childhood friend and Yuu loves Natsuki too. One day Natsuki confesses to Yuu, she then lie and tells him that she is merely using as a stand-in to practice. She is not aware of Yuu’s feeling, but Yuu in turn agrees to help her out until she is able to confess properly. Despite the fact that he loves Natsuki, thus unaware of each other’s feeling the are not able to confess each other.
Natsuki’s friends’s helps her to confess Yuu. But trouble comes in when Natsuki and Yuu’s classmate Ayase decides to propose her. In this way the story depicts struggle of each character as they try to confess their feelings to someone they love.
Well this will be one of the shortest reviews i guess. Since there is no story, so not much is there to explain. So i will get straight to my views on this movie. I will be honest – The movie was damn cute! but i felt it was wasted effort, well guys don’t get me wrong but see – “If you’re going to make a movie showing the struggle of characters as they try to confess their love. Then its better to make an Anime series instead of making movie.”
Usually when you watch romantic anime movie there is a pattern that is always present in any romantic anime movie – First they show character’s background, then they show how the two characters meet and then how they fall in love and finally the confession.
Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita is movie entirely based on confession, where every character knows who they are in love with but they can’t confess their feelings. That’s all there was in the movie, In short it was pretty straightforward movie and quite a new experience but the empty feeling and a desire to watch complete story still remains in the heart.
After you have watched the movie you will feel that you want more and on top of that you will feel that “they should have made this as an Anime series.” Anyways for me it was still a new experience to watch this kind of movie which is completely based on the confession. Well i guess the author and the animators were trying to convince that confessing true love to someone is not as easy as you think. And well, they hit the right point!
Art and Animation
The art and animation was excellent, and the movie has an awesome quality. I especially liked the character designs, they were top notch!
The background music tracks, theme song and other original soundtracks were good too! There were some tracks that i liked a lot and i plan to download them so that later i can make them as ringtone.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, i laughed and smiled a lot, since today is 5th October and my birthday, i will take this movie as the cutest birthday gift!! So what are your views about this movie? do you liked it or not? do tell me.