Dou kyu sei – Classmates (2016)
Rihito Sajo, an honor student with a perfect score on the entrance exam and Hikaru Kusakabe, in a band and popular among girls, would have never crossed paths. Until one day they started talking at the practice for their school’s upcoming chorus festival. After school, the two meet regularly, as Hikaru helps Rihito to improve his singing skills. While they listen to each other’s voice and harmonize, their hearts start to beat together.
A film with more than the usual spoiler issues. Talking about it in any detail feels akin to handing you a gift-wrapped present and saying, "I hope you like it -- It's a thriller about a diabolical secret experiment."
The joyful confection is coated in a sparkly gloss, bright enough to gleam from the darkest, most cynical corners.
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
This film is so real. It treats its characters with so much care and sensitivity.
When I watched it the first time I cried the last 10 minutes because it was reaching its ending and I hadn't had enough of this beautiful relationship. It's "a slow, serious love" - like the author says, and I couldn't be happier about it. This is not necessarily for teen girls or gay males, it portrays a pure love, even though it has boys' point of view, you could change either character for a female and the feeling would still be the same. I love everything about this, except for how short it is, but I just finished all the manga related to the story in 3 days because I couldn't live without more. Perhaps I'm raising the expectations too high, but this deserves my first review since I can't stop thinking about it and had to say something. I hope you like it as much as I did, and watch it as many times as I have. I know the author won't read this, but I want to thank her anyways for bringing all of this joy to my life. <3
It's a short, 1 hour experience that takes you through two boys' relationship over a year or two. It's really sweet, the characters are simple but relatable and It's really satisfying to watch.For being only an hour, It got it's point across. It's a sweet, simple slice of life. I think the writers really did a great job with this one.The art style is also something very different from what we normally see nowadays. It's simpler and fits the tone.Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This is one of the best Shounen Ai movie I have ever watched (and probably my first ever review on IMDb). I am a Living Fujoshi and I have watched/Read many ShounenAi/BL/YAOI Anime and Manga. But this one stands out the most. This is a story of how two high school boys innocently fall in love with each other. The movie covers only the first volume of the series, but it is enough to appease my fujoshi heart (left 3 chapters that are irrelevant, anyway). This Movie got me grinning from ear to ear the whole time. I encourage you to read the manga as well. There is Part/Volume 1 up to Chapter 9 and Part/Volume 2 up to chapter 12.
Characters that exist beyond their relationship and don't need desperately to get laid nor someone to complete themselves, very interesting design and transitions between chapters, with well placed metaphors. This are, for me, the great technical features of the anime - even though the story isn't that unique, it doesn't make the experience of watching it less better.