Prepare for FEELS and make it treble, for my latest purchase that I’m about to discuss is nothing but FEELS!
First of all, in case anyone doesn’t know, H!O is a place you wanna visit both after, or before reading this post. Most probably should do it before reading because that way you won’t be spoiled. But I know I am not the only one who sometimes can’t contain myself and go out looking for trouble (spoilers) so in that case, go to H!O after reading this. Who knows, you might change your mind watching the movies yourself after reading my thoughts on them.
First of all, I am going to talk about Houkago Lost, then Shushinki Gokko will follow! But even as I just said that, I feel like I should say this about Shushinki Gokko right now. Well, I’m not sure how many of you remember me saying that I had a bad feeling about this movie when I posted about that spin off but I did say it. I knew there had to be a catch in getting that goodness of a spin off! I mean come on, how many movies get that kind of spin offs? I just felt that something was wrong. I had glimpsed of it from the trailers and after having watched the movie, well, let me just say that I hate it when my yuri-sense tingles. It is never wrong!
But that is for another day. Today is Houkago Lost day. But even so, no HAPPY END here. Yeah, sorry to dump this on you even before we start on the damn movie but really, after all this time, unless I have really new members in the community, our hearts should be already hardened when it comes to Yuri ENDINGS. In other words, I am pretty sure none of you are already throwing the towel. Just because the ending isn’t what we want, doesn’t mean the journey there isn’t worth enjoying, and by the jolly, is it ever!
As I mentioned during the trailer post, this movie – Houkago Lost, deals with three stories. They are independent of each other as the only thing they have in common is that bridge where Suuchan’s character drew the one-winged Angel! All characters from the three stories have been to this place under the bridge. Other than that, nothing else in common whatsoever.
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The first part titled ‘Little Trip’, stars the lovely Miki Honoka as Yuki, a girl who accidentally falls for her class’s Rep Ayako (played by Gravure Idol Takashima Kaho).
The second part titled ‘Rakugaki Uwagai’, and sadly the less interesting and if I am truthful, didn’t pay a lot of attention to because it is irrelevant (read not yuri!), stars our own Suuchan, Sato Sumire but again as I said, no yuri here. Good thing though is that she…Ah there I go again already jumping ahead of myself. Sumire plays an art student named Satomi and…um…that’s all for now.
The 3rd and final act ‘Harmonic’ is thankfully back to yuri, or more of heavy
subtext but since there is a kiss let’s scratch the subtext off, shall we? This part stars actresses Matsuoka Mayu who plays Rika, a girl that befriends a loner that decided to distance herself from others because she is to transfer out in a week and thus sees no reason to build attachments. Her name is Kuroi and she is played by actress Koizumi Aoi.
It’s the first act |Little Trip| that I am going to talk extensively about but before I proceed let me just shout out one thing –
“JAPAN!!! Y U BEING MEAN TO HONOKA-CHAN!!??”