What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

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What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by Wanwo » Sun 08.26.2007 11:25 pm

I enjoy these kind of movies the most so I want to find more of them.

Suggestions please!

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Post by NocturnalOcean » Mon 08.27.2007 12:36 am

I definitly think 世界の中心で愛を叫ぶ(sekai no chuushin de ai wo sakebu) is one of the greatest lovestories.
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RE: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by StarvingMusician » Mon 08.27.2007 3:29 am

Densha Otoko (Train Man) is really good. And I'm a guy. . .so uhmm yeah. It's about an otaku who rescues a girl on the train from some drunken harasser.

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RE: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by caroline » Mon 08.27.2007 4:58 pm

If you're over 18, Nagisa Oshima's "Ai no corrida"... though not that optimistic.

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RE: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by Wanwo » Tue 08.28.2007 6:19 am

I don't need happy endings. Plenty of those on TV.

I recently saw 'Sayonara Midori'. It's a difficult movie to watch in places because of the contempt the with which the main's boyfriend treats her, and her lack of ability to stand up for herself. However the karaoke scene at the end is one of the best scenes I've seen in any Japanese movie.

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Post by katafei » Wed 12.12.2007 5:06 am

This is still one of my favourites:
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Post by nabilahforever » Wed 12.12.2007 6:29 am

My most favourite love story is Taiyou No Uta the movie. Yui acted in the movie. I like the movie.
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RE: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by NocturnalOcean » Wed 12.12.2007 12:39 pm

katafei wrote:
This is still one of my favourites:
be with you


This is a really good movie, and Takeuchi Yuko is wonderful as always.

You should check out some of her other movies too, such as: 天国の本屋(English title: Heaven's Bookstore, and 星に願いを


One of my favourite, though it is not a love story in the same sense, is Love Letter.
Nakayama Miho is just fantastic in this movie.

As mentioned from another poster, 太陽の歌 with Yui is also a good movie, and she plays the role very well.
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Post by katafei » Wed 12.12.2007 7:06 pm

We seem to have the same taste ^_^
I have both 'Heaven's Bookstore' and 'Love letter', and especially the last one I think is beautiful!
As for love stories:
April Story is a sweet movie, though not quite the same kaliber.

Other movies I think are great:
The Professor and His Beloved Equation
sennen tabito
(I kind of like Etsushi Toyokawa ^_^, so 'Sinking of Japan' was enjoyable as well....)
nobody knows is not a love story, but very impressing!!! Very impressing.....
It's late now, so I'm not going to browse through my collection, but if I come across one that is sort of in the same category, I'll let you know.
In the mean time I'm open to any suggestion.

ps: could you finish that last title or give a link? I can't find it...thnx
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RE: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by Kurasho » Wed 01.02.2008 8:46 am

nabilahforever wrote:
My most favourite love story is Taiyou No Uta the movie.

It's a great movie , with a deep plot. I highly recommend it.

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Post by LixHenri » Sun 03.16.2008 1:14 pm

Wanwo wrote:I don't need happy endings. Plenty of those on TV.

I recently saw 'Sayonara Midori'. It's a difficult movie to watch in places because of the contempt the with which the main's boyfriend treats her, and her lack of ability to stand up for herself. However the karaoke scene at the end is one of the best scenes I've seen in any Japanese movie.


Don't like happy endings, "Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru" is for you.
If your over 18 or mature enough for the language, "Renai Shashin".
Two movies with very similar plots and stories but with major differences too.

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Re: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by RiP70R » Sun 03.16.2008 3:41 pm

タイヨウのうた with YUI is one of the best (if not the best) movie I have ever seen. It made me cry and I can't say that from a lot of movies, I really really loved it.

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Re: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by Ken Pro » Sun 03.16.2008 11:27 pm

I second "Love Letter."

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Re: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by djre » Mon 03.31.2008 7:14 am

Crying out love, in the center of the world almost made me cry

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Re: What's your favorite Japanese 'Love Story' movie?

Post by yatrauv » Wed 05.07.2008 1:07 pm

I just watched "PRIDE" starred Kimura Takuya, I though that was good too :lol:

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