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Aoi haru

Toshiaki Toyoda Japan, 2001

Zachary Curl's rating of the film Blue Spring

a very interesting take on the original manga. although i really love the manga, i think the tighter focus on certain moments was a good idea and made for a more compelling film experience. moments told only briefly in the book are examined with a different depth since you can't take your time on each page, and so those serious moments translate beautifully and are all the more heartbreaking. well done, sir.