A great narrative that does not only touches upon the beauty of one’s first love (…), but also on the selfishness that drives the wishes of human subjects.
A very pleasant narrative that vividly underlines the importance of social bonds for the integration of a subject within the social field as well as the fundamental role the O/other plays in the process of becoming a desiring subject.
Nishimura succeeds in delivering a visually pleasing and crazy love-letter to the culinary art of ramen.
While Not Quite Dead Yet is about the importance of communication and about assuming a desire as subject, Hamasaki’s narrative delivers its message in manner that is, when all is said and done, not alive enough.
Fukada offers plenty of comical moments, a myriad of pleasing musical sequences, and endearing romantic segments but fails to deliver the emotional powerful moment the narrative needed.
“One of the most pleasing musical experiences of recent years and one fine encouragement to people to find and do what they love.3