Run time: 109 min
Genres: Horror | Mystery
Director: Takeshi Furusawa
Writers: Yukito Ayatsuji, Sachiko Tanaka
Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ai Hashimoto, Yoshihiko Hakamada
After a chain of deaths at a junior high school, new transfer student Koichi Sakakibara (Kento Yamazaki) turns to a mysterious girl (Ai Hashimoto) who holds the key to the dark mystery. In the spring of 1998, 15-year-old Koichi Sakakibara’s (Kento Yamazaki) father goes abroad and Koichi Sakakibara goes to live with his aunt Reiko Mikami (Ai Kato), who lives in a mountain region. Not long after he moves in with his aunt, he collapses from a pneumothorax attack and becomes hospitalized. One day, at the elevator in the hospital, Koichi meets a pretty girl wearing a uniform and an eye patch. Koichi just stares at her. The pretty girl says something strange and then vanishes in the hospital mortuary. After being discharged from the hospital, Koichi goes to his new school. He finds the pretty girl, Mei Misaki (Ai Hashimoto) is also in his class. Koichi doesn’t feel comfortable, because all of his classmates and even his teacher act like the girl doesn’t exist. Written by anonymous
|Plot Keywords: junior high school, eye patch, schoolgirl uniform, schoolgirl, japanese schoolgirl|
Release Date: 4 August 2012 (Japan)
To those of you who have not seen the anime I'm going to give you a brief description of the story.
A young boy from tokyo moves to a village out in the middle of nowhere. It just so happens that the class he is entering at his new school is cursed.
The curse is such that the students in the class have to follow certain rules or else people in the class and their families have a chanced of being killed.
I would go into more detail but to do so would ruin some surprises this story contains.
For those of you who have seen the anime, you will be happy to know that the movie script stays almost the same as the animation. The major scenes from the anime are duplicated in the film pretty well.
Now i have seen a lot of live action anime films, and despite this one being obviously lower budget, it is still really good!
The actors and actresses even though they look a lot older than middle school kids did a great job acting. I was overall satisfied with the film and would recommend it to others. Some parts are corny but i thought the same for the anime.
I've watch the anime and I really love it, the tone and dark thriller feeling of the anime is really amazing. But its live action movie, urgh I don't know what to say its obviously a low budget movie. They have downsizing every great scene in the anime into this movie, yeah you know the anime have 13 episodes, one episode have 20 minutes duration, 13×20 is 260 minutes mean 4 hour 20 min something which is great if there is some great screenwriter with some big budget production who willingly to make this adaptation true to the manganime without too many compression. By the way its still fun but if this movie is a stand-alone movie without any adaptation,I mean if its an original idea movie, it will be a nearly bad movie for sure. Thanks to the existence of its anime and manga, I will watch the anime again. Forget to mention, all the cast are the cute good-looking Japanese, somehow they manage to save this movie. Better just watch the anime then.