“Ninagawa’s representation of the final years of Dazai’s life is an enjoyable experience.”
“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.”
“An emotionally rich experience of what it means to experience the period or a flaring sexual drive.”
“We duly recommend this high-school boys-love romance adventure to any Japanese cinema lover.”
“A rather ambitious project that succeeds in evoking the complexity of adolescence in a crude, unflattering and straightforward way.”