"The manga is more depressing, because it was written in a more peaceful time. Now we’re not living in a peaceful time; we’re not secure enough to show these depressing things." (Sion Siono). Ah yes, dudes need the right dose of delusions to stay living. This isn't so bad at all (the last scene is pretty moving). But as an adaptation, fuck i don't know, got disappointed by dishonest script.
The Sono films I watched always had tragic endings in that protagonists end up giving up and there seems to exist no possibility of human sanity and goodness. Somehow I don't manage to find any of his films funny.They are all serious. At the end of Himizu, I was fearfully expecting the same but here I see Sono's bright view on youth and life. May Japan thrive!