I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

Alt title: Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai

Movie (1 ep x 108 min)
4.343 out of 5 from 17,967 votes
Rank #106

An unnamed protagonist happens to find a diary in a hospital one day. The diary belongs to his classmate, a girl named Sakura Yamauchi, who is revealed to be suffering from a terminal illness in her pancreas, and who only has a few months left to live. Sakura explains that the protagonist is the only person apart from her family that knows about her condition. The protagonist promises to keep Sakura's secret. Despite their completely opposite personalities, the protagonist decides to be together with Sakura during her last few months.

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It’s  basically  the cheap thrills equivalent of a heart throb. Yea it does the job, but it doesn’t bring anything new, the writing isn’t particularly inventful, and the execution is good but not masterful. Definitely worth the watch, but no reason to rush to. Story: 2 main protagonists, one has a messed up pancreas, and the other is a dopey useless guy. Wow, what do you think will happen, well yea there’s a few twists but the effect would be the same without them. So you can basically guess the basic plot within the first seven minutes.   There’s nothing really original except for the Pancreas motifs... I think one of the reasons for this may have been the limitations of the runtime, the ideas that were trying to be expressed couldn’t be developed past the surface level without more time, or resorting to too much intermonoluge. Although better pacing may have helped, it did bouge down in sections. Animation: The background art, and character designs are definitely above average, but overall are somewhat generic. The chosen style doesn’t add anything to the story, or the emotional impact of certain scenes. The only negatives about the animation were a few scenes of janky vehicle movement, although I doubt most people would notice.    Sound: The music and voice actors are of adequate quality, they do their job without anything extra, exactly like you’d expect from this type of movie. Weirdly tho some of the diegetic sounds just seemed a bit off. Characters: Sakura is a reasonably developed, and believable character. Her motivations and attitude make sense considering her situation. Although she could of been fleshed out a little more, maybe giving her more back story would of helped with that. On the other hand Haruki is the generic jerky block of wood character. Like it’s not hard to have character development when you start off with zero personality,  notable positive characteristics, or even basic social decency. There also isn’t any real rational given for this either, he’s just like that, which makes him more of a catrature than a person. Also most of the development occurs right at the end which seems a bit cliche.   The other characters are forgettable…. TLDR: add it to your ever growing “want to watch”  list, and watch it at some point whether that be a month or a year.

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