With the release of the first Movie in the latest series of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, this movie review is still packed with juicy information. The movie's success lies on the character, which this movie presents and the movie characters that are introduced in the movie.
The movie is pretty much a parody of the actual genre that it mimics. However, despite its general irreverent comedy, this movie retains a balance between its humor and the tragic core. I love when movies do this kind of thing.
In fact, this movie is really well written. It is what I call a movie that has a good cast, good writing and great production values. I just loved the way this movie was made and how it was directed.
This movie, as the title implies, tells the story of an average guy (Yuka Iguchi) who gets to see beyond his everyday circumstances by being thrown into a different realm. A single girl, Ayase (I Kayano), starts him down this journey that changes both of their lives forever. However, the journey doesn't end until he must face his girlfriend (Ikue Ohtani).
In this movie, the perfect example is the relationship between Ayase and her sister. Both of them were initially manipulated by their parents to do certain things that they didn't want to do in the first place. However, Ayase soon realizes what her sister is planning and she decides to do what's right for her.
This is truly what's perfect about the movie - perfect characterization of its main character. In other words, this is the kind of story that lets the character's personality shine through, making the movie a lovable comedy rather than just another tragedy.
The movie also uses interesting character traits that the writers have successfully placed in the characters' heads. This is to draw the viewer's attention away from the fact that the main character (Izumi) is an idiot. It's one of the many "waifu" traits that I think are an important part of the role of a lovable hero in a lovable love story.
I have to say that the movie has a very cute scene where Ayase tries to tell Izumi to stop stealing her hair. This little scene also gives me hope that the lovable main character will grow and mature later on in the story.