Cyborg Girl – Japan answer to Titanic

I recently just saw this 2 hour long scifi romantic Japanese movie called Cyborg Girl.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKPCBoCORj8[/youtube]

Sometimes the greatest love stories aren’t the ones that end happily ever after, but the realization that it’s all a matter of the quality moments spent between the lovers.

You can call me a sentimental sap, but Cyborg She does meet every single one of my expectation of what makes a palatable romantic movie, never mind sometimes dwelling on the clich├ęd moments, especially when the leads share great chemistry, and this being a science-fiction piece to boot too! Jiro Kitamura (Keisuke Koide) is a loner who celebrates his birthday with nobody except himself, going to the mall and picking out his own gift, before ending up at the same old restaurant for a plate of spaghetti.

It’s a routine year after year, but in 2007, he chanced upon a girl (Haruka Ayase) whom he witnessed to have shoplifted from the departmental store, and from then they spend the most amazing evening together. Yes, it’s reminiscence of Serendipity, done in the style of Kwak Jae-young, whom we know better as the writer-director of the Korean hit My Sassy Girl.

The rest of the story I won’t spoil the surprise for you as it IS THE BEST!

I’ll admit it, this is a movie which I enjoyed thoroughly, even though as you know with any movie dealing with time travel, that’ll be that bit of a paradox involved, and here it came in large doses.

I’ll advise you to accept the timeline presented for what it is, because that’s the only way, linearly, in order to enjoy any movie that has this element.

Highly recommended stuff since it’s been some time I saw a romantic movie (and a science fiction one!) that just worked.

I’ll stick my neck out to say it’ll likely be featured in my top 10 list of films for this year and I’ll put money aside for the DVD as well.

p.s. Prepare some tissue…no …lot’s of tissue to wipe the tears!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D-I2kX7dgw[/youtube]

  • simontay78

    I <3 THIS MOVIE!! AHHH I wanna cry!

  • Dini Sevenfoldism

    i want to see this film again…….hikz i always cry when see this

  • SAS

    I like this movie very much . It’s very good romantic flim