Kiseki: Sobito of That Day (Japanese Film Review)

Kiseki: Sobito of That Day movie poster

Kiseki: Sobito of That Day (Japanese Film Review)

Genre: Music, Family, Tiny Romance

Cast:

  • Tôri Matsuzaka as Jin
  • Masaki Suda as Hide
  • Ryûsei Yokohama as Navi
  • Ryo Narita as 92
  • Yôsuke Sugino – Soh
  • Kaoru Kobayashi , the dad
  • Yumi Asô, the mom

This is another Tori Matsuzaka‘s film.

It is based on the story of a Japanese pop/rock/hip hop band called GReeeeN (with 4Es 🙂  )  To this day, the four members have remained anonymous.

Jin and Hide are brothers with a very controlling father, who is a doctor.  He wanted his two sons to inherit his profession and become medical doctors themselves.

But it was never going to happen as both sons were into music.

Jin was often beaten by the father to discipline him and to change his ways and leave his metal rock band, Pay Money to My Pain.

But Jin had other ideas and chose instead to leave home.

He became a full time rocker, but after a lukewarm reception to their music, no one really buys record of metal rock sound,  the band decided to break up.

His brother, Hide, on the other hand, did not get  high enough grades despite repeating the year to be able to enter medical school.  He decided to study dentistry instead and he was serious about it, though he still passionate about music.

He has three friends and all studying dentistry, just like him, They are into music and often jam together, They were Navi, 92 and Soh (BTW the actor who played Soh is Natsume of Good Morning Call Season 2).

Hide and his three friends created a rudimentary recording of their song and asked Jin to arrange it.

As Jin had really nothing to do after his band disbanded :), he worked on the song and was quite surprised that it has a charm to it.

To cut a long story short, he became their producer and created the logo of GReeeeN with the 4Es, which made to look like teeth representing the four members of the band.

They also decided that they should remain anonymous because Hide is rather filial and did not want to upset their father any further.  And also they wanted decorum for their profession as budding dentists.

Their record became a big hit.  Kiseki became number 1. It has a feel good message to it which is inspiring everyone, young and old.

The young actors, who played the GReeeeN were kawaii.  And of course Tori is gorgeous with his brooding sex appeal.

There are at least a couple of girls in the film but, to be honest, their roles are really redundant.  They could have been cut out and you would not really miss them.

I recommend this film highly.

Did you know?

A dentist invented the electric chair.  What was going through his mind, I wonder?  🙂 🙂 🙂

 

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