|Ichikawa Mikako as Kirishima Kayako||Konishi Manami as Endo Masami|
About the actresses, you might remember Mikako as Nacchan in Cutie Honey The Movie and I don’t know what’s about them that is so attractive, but I totally lust over Manami’s eyes! What is it about them? They are so…so…Arg! I don’t even know about I can’t seem to stop staring into them. I don’t remember how many times I had to pause the movie whenever Endo was on-screen just so I could stare into those eyes forever. Just thinking about how they would look during a night of, you know, I just….I CAN’T >.<
Any ways, blue is one of those ‘silent’ movies I love so much from Japan that beg for your complete concentration so much that before you even know it, a two hour long movie is over before you even know it.
I mean, how do they do it? I don’t think I would seat through a western silent movie. Oh the boredom!!!! Yet Japan pulls it off so well that I always find myself re-watching these silent movies from time to time.
Blue is one of the must watch Japanese yuri movies and while I suffered for Lord knows how long, watching this movie from time to time without subs, just last week, there I was, tumblring on youtube as per usual, then BAM! The whole movie with English subs, right there!!!
So really, with the ease of watching this movie, I don’t think I need an essay of summary. SO here is a short copypasta of the plot and then jump to watch it on YT.
Quiet and introspective Kayako routinely has lunch on a rooftop with three of her friends that attend an all girls high school with her in a seaside town. One day she invites Masami Endo to join the group. As her friendship with Masami grows, she loses contact more and more with the others. She is impressed with Endo’s greater knowledge of music and art, and although Endo proclaims that she is insignificant with no aim in life, Kayako says that she wishes that she could be like her new friend. Their feelings deepen beyond friendship and she proclaims her love for Endo on a lonely beach. The two become physically intimate but when summer comes Masami disappears and Kayako learns that she has gone to Tokyo to meet a married man with whom she had an affair the year before. An abortion had led to her being suspended from school. Feeling betrayed when Masami returns and lies about where she has been…
Sounds delish, no?