Mika Ninagawa strikes again!!!
Yes, this is that Director that slapped some sense into the Idol world with AKB48’s Heavy Rotation MV! She then went on to kill it in the movies with Sawajiri Erika’s return hit Helter Skelter, that also starred Mizuhara Kiho, both of whom by the way, are among the cameos that graced this Netflix series – Followers!!!
Given her limited number of projects though, I think I have already pegged her! She is in that same slot as Sion Sono as they have a lot in common in the way they shoot their projects and the subject matters they put forward along with the way they shoot their yuri!!!
Speaking of yuri, our girl Sunny (played by KOM_I) is the fuckin shit!! Total girlfriend material right here! Her character is worlds and beyond fuckin everything!!! She is cool, she is fashionable, she is good hearted, she is 100% gaygod, she is an artist, she is a goddamn ICON!!!
God Damn, I only watched this series yesterday and I already dreamed about her! Like, what the hell even…
Now, as for the real meat of the yuri in this show, and by that I mean Sunny and Natsume (Ikeda Elaiza), this was the most painful love I have seen in a long while! I am kinda pissed off at the ending, like, they did not make it clear where Sunny and Natsume stand!
Yeah, one can guess that she loves Dick and does not return Sunny’s feelings but all we go that shows that she denied her was the (maybe) sorry she gave during the confession scene but one can take is too as her apologising for un-knowingly hurting Sunny!
And Sunny did make it clear that she would be loving Natsume still from now on and forever given the way she swore to stand by Natsume no matter what! Watch the video to see what a great confession scene that was!
And speaking of video, I think I broke the record of longest MV ever!!! Like, almost 9 frikkin minutes people!!! NINE MINUTES!!!!
You thought I pitied those that watch just less than two minutes of an MV in the last post? Heh, poor people will want to go lie down for a week after this one, if they manage to finish it this decade ^^
Seriously though, I am happy with it and I think it needed to be that long to deliver the full feelings of Sunny and show Natsume’s side too. Yeah, it’s the dialogue that makes it that long!
Anyway, back to the love story, Nina left us hungry for the conculsions like she did with Helter Skelter’s Ririko and Kozue during the ending when Kozue went to Ririko’s bar!
That’s kinda of a dick…sorry, vagoo move there Mika!
But even so, all kinds of shippers can construct their own endings. Though it is sad that we never got a private convo between SUnny and Natsume since the confession (that happened in ep7 of 9), Natsume still interacted with Sunny as usual, in fact the very first kiss we see her give Sunny (albeit on the cheek) came after the confession so…And that tender moment during Limi’s final speech, kind of reflecting how Sunny held her face during the confession, is all kinds of mutualism, if you know what I mean…
But, even if one thinks that this is one-sided, it makes no difference! Sunny still made out with two other hot girls, in two of the hottest make out scenes you will ever see on Japanese Television! Nah, you will never see that on Japanese Television! That was ‘The Forest of Love’ levels of hotness!!!
Anyway, jump over for the caps…