And yet another great surprise! I don’t think I will ever get over the feeling of accidentally stumbling upon content! I watched this without any expectations…it had a very nice surprise for me!
If anyone read my Hiraite post, you know there are a few movies that changed my perspective on Japan recently and I mentioned that I would be talking about them too. This here is of those movies!
I am probably alone on this but I totally support these post High School gay stories and while I am not saying that teen stories aren’t juicy enough, there is just something more about that stage of life within and after college that deserves a whole lot of attention because of the weight it carries!
And thankfully, with the exception of a certain web series that shan’t be named, oh fuck it, I am talking about you YURI DANO KAN DANO! With the exception of that embarrassment, these college stories really hit you in the feels and take things as seriously as real life!
It is, frankly, a breath of fresh air given that from what I have I heard, and don’t quote me on this, in Japan gayness is seen as a phase that people outgrow from and while I can’t vouch for that, it does support all the evidence we see where almost 99% of gay content from there is based on teen characters!
To these some directors get out of that bubble, and hopefully the aspiring artists who were young then can bring change to the current environment, having the need to be represented as adults and not be left behind with the times.
Too bad Yuri-dan fumbled the ball! They really had the chance to make a difference for streaming with that series but they just had to fall all over their feet at the finish line, fuckin sad!
And as such, it is with such respect that I regard movies like the one I am talking about today – ETERNALLY YOUNGER THAN THOSE IDIOTS!