Spring marks the start of another new school year at a junior high school in Kamakura. A new transfer student, Ryoichi Kyogoku joins the 8th grade. Kyogoku has a very special proficiency in telepathy and has been ordered by his father to use this ability to scan other people's minds and take over the school. He instantly gains popularity at school from his good looks and charisma and he sets about taking control of the school. As people begin to fall under Kyogoku's spell, he covertly manipulates his followers and pushes aside anyone who gets in his way. With the school almost completely under the control of Kyogoku, only one boy seems unaffected – Seki. Does Seki have what it takes to save everyone from the clutches of mind control?
Outstanding animation and art in this one. The use of light and colour is taken quite far, and it works wonders for the moods. Sounds are above average animes, pretty much what you would expect from a movie. The story lacks focus. It was unclear to me at the start who was the main character, and it doesn't delve too deep into the characters throughout. The characters have quite generic personalities, and the... read more
Very minor spoilers ahead!: Story - So this paranormal romantic drama feature is adapted from a science fiction novel that came out in the early seventies, and in trying to condense that content into a two-hour long film, the process is proved to be difficult. This is evidenced by the final portion of the film, which is rather bewildering and hard to follow along, especially in the dialogue between Ryoichi and... read more