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[Movie Review] The Anthem of the Heart



A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai

Writer: Mari Okada


WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.

The film successfully conveyed to its viewers that words are really powerful and can be a weapon, depends on how will you say it. That not all the time, all words have to be said. In Jun’s case, it’s not entirely her fault that her father left because of his infidelity, considering that Jun was so young at that time she barely know the meaning of what her father did. I was kind of irritated of Jun’s mother because she didn’t a bit at least try to hide her distaste feeling to her daughter. I also liked the character of Takumi, Natsuki and Daiki as they have their own strong points throughout the film and they’re also the ones who helped Jun in building up her confidence to speak again. I loved the play near the end of the film especially when Jung sang. and also the ending where Takumi and Natsuki ended up together and Daiki confessing to Jun that he likes her (though I was shipping Takumi and Jun at first lol). It was also revealed that there was no magic egg at all and Jun was the one who “cursed” herself. At first glance, this film has a really light story line. A magical egg who took Jun’s voice which served as a curse because of Jun being a chatterbox. However, as the film progresses, it has a quite dark and very deep story.

Overall rating: 4.8/5


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