Monday, January 15, 2007

Japanese Movie Review: Lovely Complex

Teppei Koike: Atsushi Ohtani
Ema Fujisawa:
Risa Koizumi
Nami Tamaki: Nobuko Ishihara

Risa Kudou: Chiharu Tanaka

KAWAAIIIIIIII!!!!!!!! ::SQWEEEEE:: Ok. I've regained my composure. Let me lay down the story background for you. A tall girl gets crushed in love by her short crush. Short boy gets equal treatment from a taller girl. Said boy and girl meet, get along, but refuse to see each other as a possibility because of their height. Get it? Got it? Sugoi. Now, if you are at all familiar with Japanese pop culture you know who Teppei Koike and Nami Tamaki are. Nami Tamaki is a solo artist, and Teppei Koike is 1/2 of the pop duo WaT. Besides being short and little, he sure has a lot of character for a little guy. The charisma between him and Ema Fujisawa is notable and believable. The movie itself is based on a Japanese manga, so keep in mind that they keep a lot of the same gags and jokes from the original. Lots of bright colors, pop music, and a little bit of over-acting. But, if you are out for a good time and a good laugh, check out this new movie from Japan.

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