Officer, I wish to report a crime!!
Frag-time is an upcoming animated movie based on a two-volume manga about a girl who can stop time for 3 minutes. Little does she know that there is another girl, one of her classmates, that is not affected by the abnormality.
I am so interested in this movie and its concept and I can’t wait for it to hit shelves. Sadly, that is a long wait away as it hasn’t even come out in cinemas yet! But what I am not going to do is read the manga before I watch the movie. I’ve learned my lesson quite a lot in that aspect. I have come to understand that it is better to get to adaptations first before going into the source material, unless of course there is no choice and you have already been acquainted with the source long before the adaptation.
The concept first of all, is intriguing in and of itself. A girl that stops time and there is another that is unaffected! Both having a crush on each other! Basically, they are spending those three minutes in a world of their own with no one else in it! And better yet, they are spending it wisely (read, looking under other girls’ skirts and all such), going on dates and basically doing whatever they would never do in front of other people!
I’m really intrigued!
And I haven’t read the manga like I said but this promises to be an actual to goodness pure yuri movie! I haven’t gotten that from Japan in a long while! Least of all one that might end on a happy note (if you have read the manga, don’t you dare!!)
Anyway, watch the trailer and more caps after the jump.
Female Directors are feeding us good with these take me back to the old days of French cinema pieces! I tell you all, it is great to see that art is not dying, well, not in other countries, America though…
Any who, here be two trailers that caught my eye of upcoming French movies, well, one is already out and about on the interwebs (not officially though) so I will be covering that when I watch it. The other one, being the one that is most relevant (but of course, since when are things easy?) we will have to wait for until November and even then it will be only in cinemas. Oh well, I can wait for anything that’s relevant and Portrait of a Lady on Fire is 1000% relevant, well, from what I’ve seen so far.
Interestingly, both movies star the same main Actress (Noemie) and while Portrait of a Lady is looking to be super gay, Curiosa lives up to its name and this is just curiosity here but hey, this is French cine so of course I am going to watch it!
I am also not going to touch upon how these two movies remind me of Fingersmith because it seems every movie now reminds me of Maud and Sue’s story in some way. Eh, it can’t be helped, Fingersmith and The Handmaiden are the gold standards of Lesbian Stories.
As for the Portrait movie, another thing to note is the other co-star, Adele. You all with good memory might remember her from one old gem Water Lilies where she played girl in the closet Floriane. Yes, she is that girl. Oh how time goes by!
But enough bore, jump over for the trailers and some images…
Must we talk about Frozen II?
If you are asking that question – Hi, you must be new!
Moritani Misuzu (short light hair) is, is a girl who can stop time but for three minutes. Murakami Haruka is Misuzu’s very popular classmate and the only one that is unaffected when Misuzu stops time.
Misuzu learns of Haruka’s special case when she tries to stop time while wearing Haruka’s skirt (I don’t know how), and she finds that she can’t. In the midst of being intrigued by this phenomena, Misuzu will find herself drawn to Haruka and eventually fall for her.
Meanwhile Haruka will use Misuzu’s ability to her advantage by making some weird requests of her ability to stop time. Some of which will hopefully include the trailer line of ‘Let me do whatever I want with you for three minutes’.
Sadly, we have to wait for a while for this movie as it doesn’t release in theatres until November and then add six months on that for the physical and yeah, almost a year before we get to enjoy this.
Oh well, at least it’s coming. I don’t remember the last time we had a yuri anime movie so this is great!
And since this is an adaptation, there is a manga that we can still enjoy. First time I’ve heard of it though so I might buy it just in case I can’t wait. I have learned my lesson to never read or watch the original before the adaptation if I can help it. I will try to wait after the movie to buy the manga, like I did for the movie TELL IT TO THE BEES.
So, it turns out it was a marketing decision after all, that the first trailer was from Sue’s POV (if you read my first trailer post). As we can see here, this trailer is from Belle’s POV and it is about Sue where as the first trailer was from Sue’s POV and it was about Belle!
And while we are still on the first trailer subject, I got something wrong then and that is that there was no boy issues here and while I don’t think they are fighting over him, there is still one and it looks like there will be a fight in that department too. The question is, does Belle know?
This might be a marketing ploy but it makes me intrigued by how exactly the movie is structed! Maybe it won’t have any POVs at all and this is just for marketing purposes! Or maybe it will be a three POV story like Fingersmith? In that we will have a part from Sue’s (Jennis) POV, then off to Belle’s POV and finally the third POV? Either way I will take it!
The way the trailers are cut is really very refreshing and interesting too. It is interesting to see the two sides of the coin! Like, 99% of stories you always get one side of the story so I pray that this movie subverts and gives us two different perspectives! Just from the trailers alone it was really enjoyable to see how different the two think of each other!
Like, Sue is like, Belle is my best friend but everyone thinks us a couple, but Belle on the other hand is like, Me and Sue are more than friends! Yeah, Belle definitely has it bad!
And that means this is going to be brutal and painful, that is if executed truthfully because these trailers are promising one heck of a rollercoaster! What are the actual feelings between them? I mean their actions are kind of questionable but while Belle seems to think there is something more between them, Sue on the other hand only thinks them best of friends and seems to have something going on with a guy!
Yeah, this is going to be painful and I can’t wait for it to appear on physical!
Anyway, jump over for the trailer and some pics…
First ever BNK48 post?
That it is! But as someone once upon a time said – Better Late Than Never, am I right? Especially since the other 48 sisters aren’t doing anything for me as of late unless Yukirin is involved. I am sure you have noticed the lack of posts about them, surely!