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The concept of a film highlighting escapism is unfortunately not accompanied by strong and solid execution. Find out more in review Uchiage Hanabi.

After last year the Japanese film world was shocked by Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa film and became a pop culture phenomenon in instant time, suddenly Japanese animated filmmakers rushed to make similar films with Kimi no Na wa either in terms of art stories, fantasy themes and so forth in the hope of attracting spectators and generating new phenomena.

One of the animated films that seem to want to position itself as Kimi no Na wa this year is Uchiage Hanabi, Shitakara Mieruka? Yokokara Mieruka? or abbreviated Uchiage Hanabi or in his English Fireworks .

The animated film adaptation of a Shunji Iwai titled FTV titled on 26 August 1993 made Shunji Iwai awarded the Best New Director Award by Japanese Director. Uchiage Hanabi was adapted into an animated film by the Shaft studio ( Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Nisekoi ) with a script written by Hitoshi Ohne ( Bakuman Live-Action ) .

The film, which was released in Japan on August 18, 2017, stars two famous Japanese artists Suzu Hirose and Masaki Suda.

The film is encouraged thanks to the theme song "Uchiage Hanabi" sung by Daoko and Kenshi Yonez. The song won 2 weeks on Billboard Japan Hot 100 and 11 consecutive weeks on Billboard Japan Hot Animation.

The song has also received 64 million views on YouTube in just two months after the video clips were released and made this song the fourth Japanese song to get a viewing number of over 35 million within a month after Radwimps with Zenzenzense, Gen Hoshino with Koi , and Pikotaro with PPAP. ​​

"Uchiage Hanabi" also managed to beat the song of Ed Sheeran "Shape of You" for ten days on the Japan Daily Top Tracks chart at Spotify.

Everyone is stunned and touched to hear the song "Uchiage Hanabi" let alone the video clip feels like trailer under the guise of a video clip. Is the film able to touch and make the audience stunned. Let's look at Uchiage Hanabi review version of the year 2017.


The film tells of events in the summer where a group of youths wanted to see fireworks from the lighthouse of the city while asking if the fireworks were circular or flat when viewed from different sides. A girl named Nazuna invites Norimichi who likes Nazuna to run away with her. What fate awaits these two people in the days that keep repeating them and they are trapped in them?

Extraordinary Concept

If further judgment is actually the adaptation of the animated film Uchiage Hanabi has a much different dimension than the original work. Adaptation The new Uchiage Hanabi carries the theme of escapism and rejection that always radiates in Norimichi.

The character of this theme is precisely sung by a Norimichi character who is an innocent child who wants to continue always with Nazuna so that the theme is relevant to the unstable boy's attitude. The theme is also supported by the occurrence of repetition of time or time looping this story which corroborates the theme of escapism.

What's wrong with the anime movie Uchiage Hanabi ? See advanced review Uchiage Hanabi on the next page


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