Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the “Prosperity Law”. This law dictates 1 in 1000 random citizens ages 18~24 will die for the state in a mandatory lottery.
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The premise of this film is somewhat misleading. What the film really is, is a focus on the final 24 hours of 3 separate people, and it is heart-wrenching to say the least. Every life means something. Highly recommended.
this is my favourite japanese film in the history of all japanese films (even future favourites). i've read the manga and fell in love with it, with a little research, i discovered this adaptation. it was incredibly loyal to the manga in every way. the music and characters resonate with you, forever. watch this, please.