Nerawareta Gakuen

If Itsuki Koizumi becomes an esper and a time-traveler…

Well, it’s been a year since I’ve download this movie by Sunrise and I was about to watch it until real-life issues sets in for me. Actually, it’s been two years overdue since Nerawareta Gakuen finished its theater run back in 2012. But now, with the Madoka Magica film trilogy already been released plus Gundam Unicorn Ep. 7, it’s time to clear up some backlogs!

With that further ado, it’s time for a short and casual review of this film based on a 1973 novel of the same name. And all I can describe this film as beautifully-made!

You see, even though the story has a sci-fi feel to it such as turning all of the students into espers for the future of Earth and mankind, it’s all about the daily trials of youth.

The most prominent is the belligerent sexual tension (Thank you, TV Tropes!) between Kenji Seki and Natsuki Suzuura, which I blame Kenji for being oblivious to his neighbor’s feelings despite having his psychic powers awakened. But hey, at least he returned to see Natsuki again at the end of the film right after he traveled to the future.

For the production of Nerawareta Gakuen, damn this film is on-par or even surpass the likes of Wolf Children or The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Good thing Sunrise never lose their sparkle on making this film, even though they got their hand full on other shows such as Gundam Unicorn and AGE, Accel World, or even Love Live! back in 2012.

For the cast, I can give a big kudos to Daisuke Ono and Kana Hanazawa for bringing life to this film with their respective roles as Ryouichi Kyougoku and Kahori Harukawa, respectively. And lastly, give Mayu Watanabe a great thanks ’cause Mayuyu can voice her role like a professional should do just like voicing Chieri Sono in AKB0048. Maybe after graduation, she would become a voice actress or something bigger! Then again, I prefer Mayuyu to become a voice actress.

Anyways, that’s it for this short and casual review of Nerawareta Gakuen. Now that my backlog is cleared, I’m going to watch Gundam Unicorn Episode 7 in the future, then Madoka Magica Film Trilogy!

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