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My Impressions of Hinokio

I recently watched a Japanese movie called Hinokio. It's relatively an old movie as it was released in 2005. It has a number of child actors that are now stars in the present. The movie stars Masatoshi Nakamura, Kanata Hongo, Mikako Tabe, Maki Horikita, and Ryoko Kobayashi. Excluding Masatoshi Nakamura, these are one of the first movies for the young actors and it's great to see them in something at the start of their acting career in my opinion. You can see them develop as actors compared to the movies and dramas that they star in now. Overall, I enjoyed it as it is a heartwarming, emotional, funny, cute, and a tearjerker of a movie. 
The story is about loss, friendship, family, youth, and love. From the tagline for the movie is Inter Galactic Love, you can probably assume it has a sci-fi concept of some sort. Contrary to what some movies portraying robots as evil (ex. Terminator franchise), in this movie, robots are design to help with nursing for example. For this particul…

Flash Fiction #39

I saw this writing prompt on a subreddit that is intriguing.

"You awake in a hospital bed with an unfamiliar person referring as your wife telling you were in a bad crash and lost all your previous memory. Unknown to her, you remember everything"

https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3zzdn0/wp_you_awake_in_a_hospital_bed_with_an_unfamiliar/

Hope you enjoy.

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When the surroundings became clearer, confusion and worry were the first emotions that Jackie could think of at the moment. He thought, where am I?

A woman that sat beside him laying in bed stood up filled with excitement. "Doctor! Nurse! He's awake!"

"W-Where am I?"

"You're in St. Michael's Hospital. Thank God that you're waking up." The woman continued to wipe her tears with a tissue, unable to contain the happiness. "I was so worried that you weren't going to wake up after the car accident a month ago."

Jackie's eyes widened at hearing the pie…

My Impressions of Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)

I watched Kimi ni Todoke a couple of years ago, but I recently watched it again. I remember when I watched it the first time, I really enjoyed the film. I read a bit of the manga to get a glimpse of what the characters were like but I never finished it. After rewatching it again, I can say that I still like the movie. It's a very sweet, touching and emotional movie throughout and I really like the main theme that plays at important moments in the film. I think the actors that they chose for the main roles (Miura Haruma and Tabe Mikako) fit the characters well in my opinion. Tabe Mikako played Kuronuma Sawako, the social outcast who is an introvert but has a caring personality despite her gloomy appearance. Miura Haruma played Kazehaya Shota, the popular guy in the classroom who is liked by all. The movie also shows to not judge people by its cover. Everyone misunderstands Sawako's intentions because she doesn't express her thoughts well. I think Tabe Mikako acted well sho…

Flash Fiction #38

I saw this prompt on the website, Wattpad. I missed the deadline to submit for the writing contest, but I still want to write about it. "A deal with the devil."

Hope you enjoy.

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This is what I always wanted to do, but it was never the way I would imagine everything would happen. What was it that made me this way?

Why?

This is what I get for wanting to succeed my dream. What did I end up giving up? My mediocre normal life? My family? My friends?

If I had known everything around me would have change, I wouldn't have made that deal. I would take everything back to return to the person I love the most. Now I can only watch them from afar. I can no longer be a part of their lives anymore. I wanted to see them grow up to watch where their limitless potential takes them in society.

But now, I'm just a monster.

All I wanted to be was a superhero to protect the city and the ones I love dear.