‘A classic that offers an unforgettable experience that is as touchingly lighthearted as is it disturbingly horrifying.’
“An exciting blend of satisfying violence, tensive moments, surges of pleasing lightheartedness, and touching emotional moments.”
“While Makabe’s narrative does not offer anything truly new or groundbreaking, what it does brings to the table is served with excellence.”
“A pleasant narrative – full of lighthearted, romantic, and familial moments – that could have been better.”
“A narrative that will not only please long-time fans of the series, but also convert many newcomers into kakegurui’s enthusiasts.”
“A more satisfying experience than most western super-hero narratives”.
“A moody narrative that beautifully reveals that addictive love, in the end, serves nothing but the egoistic needs of the addicted subject.”
“(The narrative) unearths the struggle that the blossoming of one’s polymorph perverse sexuality can have on one’s process of coming-into-being in a beautiful way.”
“We duly recommend this high-school boys-love romance adventure to any Japanese cinema lover.”
“The narrative’s beginning and finale do not fail to deliver the right ingredients to turn this narrative into a satisfying visual experience.”
“Kan Eguchi succeeds in composing an action-narrative that, by hitting all the necessary beats, ensures the spectator’s enjoyment.”
“A solid groundwork for future installments.”
The very fact that the narrative is able to sensibly evoke, as a result of its various parts, the moving power of literature […] makes Hibiki truly great.
“His most pure celebration of the very positive function cats can have in a subject’s life.”
Despite the obvious romanticism, a sincere and believable account of a first love.