|Naruse has moe down pat.|
Kokosake (The Anthem of the Heart -- 心が叫びたがってるんだ。) is a coming of age story following four high schoolers; Sakagami Takumi (VA: Uchiyama Kouki), Naruse Jun (VA: Minase Inori), Tasaki Daiki (VA: Hosoya Yoshimasa), and Nitou Natsuki (VA: Amamiya Sora). The story begins with Naruse Jun, and how she is made to believe that because of her cheerful talkativeness, she breaks apart her family and is literally the worst thing ever. This changes the poor girl, making her a mute for all intents and purposes.
We then move to the present day, where a music teacher (voiced by the amazing Fujiwara Keiji) at the local high school assigns the four to be the executive producers for their class' annual community outreach show. I won't get into the minutiae of the story -- essentially the film explores how they each come out of their collective shells as well as open up to one another and the world around them.
|Crazy Egg Fairy musketeer ruins all QT grilles in anime.|
|Naruse spoke to her friends via text message for a good portion of the film. I found this way of communication rather neato.|
|Probably one of the best scenes in the film.|
It's a little late coming, but I've started putting up content at Pecuniary Ruminations. I'm due to write a short State of My Securities post tomorrow, while I watch my money light on fire. Check it out! Also expect another anime film review in the coming days -- it was by request that I did this one, and I have another one to do as well.