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Wasurenai to Chikatta Boku ga Ita ~ review

Hello DramajjangersWasurenai to Chikatta Boku ga Ita

‘Wasurenai to Chikatta Boku ga Ita” or to put it with the simple english title “Forget me not” was definitely one of the most interesting movies I watched lately. I can’t say more before the spoiler section because the plot is different from what you have seen so far and I don’t want to ruin it for you. The story is about a girl Azusa Oribe, that something strange happens in her life, people forget about her, not in a metaphoric way but literally forgetting she even exists. She may talk with somebody and spent time with him/her, but the other day they don’t remember anything. Takashi Hayama the main lead, runs into her but he seems to remember more about her and he puts effort into doing so.

Spoilers alert

I know there is a big fuss about the ending of the movie. That ending was too open for the viewers to handle but I didn’t stand at that. Let’s take one thing at a time.

Things that I liked about the movie. The main characters are pretty realistic despite the story and they are both likable. As the story goes you find yourself rooting for their relationship.
The mystery was very interesting and kept my attention the whole time, like I didn’t want to lose anything so I could sell Azusa’s case.

Although it seems like the typical high school romance it isn’t. If I had to rematch movie I loved, the part of the story where Takashi records their times it is so cute and make you realise how many great moments you spent with people you love, just pass by.

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Well until here everything is well but the movie ends so suddenly leaving everyone with a great amount of questions.
I’ve read many theories like Azusa must be dead or just the theory that she is alive and the story is just fantastic and symbolizes how people forget people and moments of their lives.

About the first theory that everyone in the movie is trying to get over Azusa’s death and they are doing it by forgetting, could make some sense. At some point Takashi’s sister mentions he was in a dark place some time before, but still this is not explained. Plus this theory is not so strong, because Azusa meets many people and talks with all of them.

I think the movie being a symbolic one is closer to the explaining. It could be based on the talk Azusa has with the husband of the old woman with the Alzheimer. It seems like she was dating Takashi before and they spent many times together with his family, but that doesn’t get explained as everything else. She seems very close with the family like they would remember her more than one day which actually happens in the movie. Plus what about her relationship with her father, what happens when he moves out, where does she live?

It would be great if the writer could explain to us what he had in mind. But from the ending of the movie I can tell he wouldn’t really want for us to know. Sometimes I think did he really have something in mind, what if the movie just ends there because they didn’t know what to do anymore.
Well having a sweet film of 1 and a half hour is really easy and cute to watch but I would like it to be longer so I could get some answers.

Anyway apart from that important ending I enjoyed the movie. Murakami Nijiro had a decent performance, I didn’t know him until now and I agree with some comments that say he looks like a japanese young version of Zac Efron. Hayami Akari was interesting as Azusa and because I’ve seen her in “my pretend Boyfriend” before, I think she really portrayed a different high school girl here.

Have you guys watched “Wasurenai to Chikatta Boku ga Ita” ?

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  1. June 13, 2016 at 9:38 pm — Reply

    Hi Hanakimi,
    I haven’t seen it yet, and I’m always looking for jmovies to watch with my friend on our movie watching nights.

    Thanks for the review. I will add it to my list.

    • June 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm — Reply

      Hello Zhaoul ^^ I’m alaways glad to recommend movies. Did you read the spoiler section too 😛 ?

  2. Fernando
    May 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm — Reply

    I just watched the movie last night. I agree it is not a typical high school romance movie.
    Does anybody now who composed the soundtrack? I cant find this info anywhere, and i would love to listen to it again.
    I think it is very beautiful. It compliments the movie very nicely.

    Bye Bye!

    • June 11, 2017 at 6:59 pm — Reply

      It’s nice to hear, you liked this movie. Unfortunately, I know nothing about the soundtrack, because the movies is not very popular. But maybe you could find something at youtube.

  3. Wandy
    March 11, 2018 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    i just watched the movie. And for me, this movie seems like not finished. Same as you, i cant get the answer. A few question like
    1. Why everyone forget about Azusa?
    2. Why Takashi remember her? i mean, why Takashi remember her longer than everyone?
    2. Is it Azusa had been cursed?

    My Assumption
    1. I think she had been cursed, the curse come from the pendant, (Remember when takashi gave her pendant on her birthday?).
    2. Why Takashi remember longer than everyone? Because takashi meet Azusa and hit her accidentally. And the pendant released from Azusa. which mean if my asumption right, the cursed removed too, thats why takashi remember her longer than everyone…. till she put it on her pendant again, and the cursed come again 🙁

  4. Pendant_curse
    May 13, 2018 at 9:14 pm — Reply

    The idea she’s dead are making more senses IMO. It just show how everybody try to move on and accepting the loss. For sure the one hurt the most is Takashi but throughout the movie we can see how he try cope with the loss by staying recluse in his room . I also agreed the ending were left for the people to interpret themselves but yeah the ending was a bitter one.

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