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Anyone ever heard of or seen this? I randomly stumbled upon it and I'm so glad I did. The movie seems not well known at all as I can barely find reviews or discussions about it. I just finished it about a half an hour ago and am blown away at just how touching and emotional it made me. If your not into anime that will make you cry then I highly suggest not watching this. It's a little over an hour, it was well worth it.

Here is the description about it-

"Momoko, who attends a special school, is both mentally and physically disabled. Every morning she becomes peevish because she can't go to the ordinary school with her twin brother Riki. Her family soothes Momoko by singing her favorite song "The Song of Frogs."

One day, Momoko shouts encouragement to Riki who's playing dodgeball at an open classroom day and Riki's team wins the game. Ryuji, whose team lost the game, is not impressed and demands that Riki stop bringing his 'idiot sister' to school. Riki totally loses control and hits Ryuji with all his might.

The following year, an experiment in integrated education is implemented and Momoko begins to attend Riki's school. Unfortunately, her physical condition takes a turn for the worse and she's sent to a hospital. Riki and all her classmates want to cheer her up and they set a goal of winning a relay race so that they would be able to tell Momoko the good news. Meanwhile, the fastest sprinter, Ryuichi, insists that he won't be taking part in the race."


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Many thanks for the recommendation - I'll take a look as it sounds really interesting.
Posted 3/30/16
Touching. And before you hype on me with my siscon fetish, I prefer women without intellectual disabilities, you know, consent and all that? They even made a point in Chobits.
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Many thanks for the recommendation - I'll take a look as it sounds really interesting.


Yeah if you ever got an hour to kill it's absolutely worth it. The only criticism I have is the animation as it has an older feel to it but after 10 minutes it didn't bother me. It's one of those anime that after it's over you just sit there for a few minutes like shit...that hurt.


It's a shame that it's so unknown as the message in it is very good. Definitely not an anime for everyone though.
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We watched it. I can't say the ending surprised me / was the best, but the journey getting there was sweet.

Moist eyes on occasion
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zenithtb wrote:

We watched it. I can't say the ending surprised me / was the best, but the journey getting there was sweet.

Moist eyes on occasion


Yeah the ending was no surprise I'm sure we all saw that coming a mile away, I've never came across an anime that really delved in mental/physical disabilities like that before I thought it was pretty touching .

I found another movie by the same creator that is apparently better/sadder called Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki (time when life shines)

The synopsis is- After being abused by her mother physically and mentally Asuka gets taken in by her grandparents. Slowly she learns her own worth as a human being and overcomes many obstacles.

Plan on watching tonight so I will edit or comment back and share my thoughts on it.
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zenithtb wrote:

We watched it. I can't say the ending surprised me / was the best, but the journey getting there was sweet.

Moist eyes on occasion


Yeah the ending was no surprise I'm sure we all saw that coming a mile away, I've never came across an anime that really delved in mental/physical disabilities like that before I thought it was pretty touching .

I found another movie by the same creator that is apparently better/sadder called Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki (time when life shines)

The synopsis is- After being abused by her mother physically and mentally Asuka gets taken in by her grandparents. Slowly she learns her own worth as a human being and overcomes many obstacles.

Plan on watching tonight so I will edit or comment back and share my thoughts on it.


Noted and incoming. Will also update here

OK. Watched it. Well, they covered a lot of topics in this film.

No spoilers in case you have not seen it yet, but be prepared to be attacked from all sides :PPP
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zenithtb wrote:


Strungout wrote:


zenithtb wrote:

We watched it. I can't say the ending surprised me / was the best, but the journey getting there was sweet.

Moist eyes on occasion


Yeah the ending was no surprise I'm sure we all saw that coming a mile away, I've never came across an anime that really delved in mental/physical disabilities like that before I thought it was pretty touching .

I found another movie by the same creator that is apparently better/sadder called Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki (time when life shines)

The synopsis is- After being abused by her mother physically and mentally Asuka gets taken in by her grandparents. Slowly she learns her own worth as a human being and overcomes many obstacles.

Plan on watching tonight so I will edit or comment back and share my thoughts on it.


Noted and incoming. Will also update here

OK. Watched it. Well, they covered a lot of topics in this film.

No spoilers in case you have not seen it yet, but be prepared to be attacked from all sides :PPP


That was very sweet, I just finished it. Both of these movies had bitter sweet endings while my sister Momoko was more on the bitter side and happy birthday was more so on the sweet side in my opinion. Definitely had some misty eyed moments that's for sure. These two movies have some good life lessons in them, although i'm somewhat surprised learning there essentially kids movies

I got a soft spot for these kinds of anime/movies. I just peeked your myanimelist page another movie worth watching sometime is grave of the fireflies, unless you have seen it already.
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Strungout wrote:


zenithtb wrote:


Strungout wrote:


zenithtb wrote:

We watched it. I can't say the ending surprised me / was the best, but the journey getting there was sweet.

Moist eyes on occasion


Yeah the ending was no surprise I'm sure we all saw that coming a mile away, I've never came across an anime that really delved in mental/physical disabilities like that before I thought it was pretty touching .

I found another movie by the same creator that is apparently better/sadder called Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki (time when life shines)

The synopsis is- After being abused by her mother physically and mentally Asuka gets taken in by her grandparents. Slowly she learns her own worth as a human being and overcomes many obstacles.

Plan on watching tonight so I will edit or comment back and share my thoughts on it.


Noted and incoming. Will also update here

OK. Watched it. Well, they covered a lot of topics in this film.

No spoilers in case you have not seen it yet, but be prepared to be attacked from all sides :PPP


That was very sweet, I just finished it. Both of these movies had bitter sweet endings while my sister Momoko was more on the bitter side and happy birthday was more so on the sweet side in my opinion. Definitely had some misty eyed moments that's for sure. These two movies have some good life lessons in them, although i'm somewhat surprised learning there essentially kids movies

I got a soft spot for these kinds of anime/movies. I just peeked your myanimelist page another movie worth watching sometime is grave of the fireflies, unless you have seen it already.



GotF is not on my list as I watched it before I started using Taiga (meaning that MAL was never updated :P). There are a few series like that, and when I come across them again I add them to MAL.

However, for the most part, my MAL is mostly up-to-date, so if any omissions scream out at you, let me know :))
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