Mizore was one of my favorite side characters in the Sound Euphonium series. I feel she is one of the most objective yet heartfelt portrayal of growing up with social anxiety as middle-upper class teen (especially as an Asian-American I can relate with the pressure of having to have established a career plan while battling isolation and depression). There is this this natural attraction to art and
I had not read any of the source material or seen any of the other films in the series, which affected my understanding of the interpersonal dynamics at play. I didn't mind being stuck on the surface level, as I went along with somebody else who knew the background and who really wanted to see the film. My expectation for films that fall into that category (companion viewings?) are certainly lowered, but it was OK.
For anybody who doesn't know, this movie is a part of Sound! Euphonium, so I recommend watching that first to understand these characters more and well cause it's great too, but eitherway while I didn't love this movie as a movie, I probably really liked it or loved it as a part of Sound!, it's unique and shows more of 2 interesting characters and hopefully adds some new ones for when Sound! comes back. I recommend