A Taketomi Seika movie? Sign me up! And with that, when I saw a trailer for this movie that teased at something as simple as two girls holding hands (to others it is nothing but not to yours truly) I was already sold on watching this movie!
Simply put, this movie is another death game, school horror type of movie. Third years of a certain school are called back to their school for one last time but what awaits them is not a goodbye party but rather the game of death. The rules? No one can leave the school grounds, whoever does, dies. Every given time they must sacrifice someone or by the end of that time, they all die (As one class found out)! The only other way to survive is to jump into the bottomless pit that suddenly appeared out of no where in the courtyard. Needless to say, chaos ensues until bodies start to drop and then the chaos escalates!
This movie is labelled as 80minute long, well it is not! More like 3x80mins. as in fact it is a three-part movie a la Love Exposure. And just as all great things, the best part part is in the last act where we are hit with a twist that this specific class’s Rep is actually gay. More surprise was the fact that it was actually seen through and that it was real, not fake weak love that is usually shattered in the wake of disaster like one’s life hanging in the balance, which this movie was all about. This Prez was Yumi, played by Yamamoto Hikaru who actually was also in My Rainy Days, which we know too to have yuri in it (though spoiler warning for My Rainy Days : BAD END).
No BAD ENDs for our lesbians this time around, Na ah! But sadly the girl Yumi has a crush on isn’t Seika’s character. A shame if you ask me. So then why am I mentioning her? There is a good reason other than the fact that I simply love her, just because of that doesn’t mean you can get mentioned here so here is the reason…