Ah I thought this movie was so adorable! Not as adorable as Lovely Complex though ^.^ I had already read the manga and I was a bit skeptical of watching the movie because I didn’t think it would live up to the manga. This is as spoiler free as I could possibly make it.
Character Development: It’s pretty evident that Haruna was mainly focused on in the development area. I didn’t really see much of a change in Yoh, except he smiled more in the second part of the movie. But with Haruna, there is noticeable development. 9/10
Plot: There’s not much I can say about the plot since I read the manga. I mean there were a few deviations which I was fine with, and some parts were left out completely. To me that’s fine since I know that backstory but to new fans it might have confused them why this happened or didn’t happen. I do feel that the movie moved a bit fast though, one minute Asami is cooing over Fumi and the next she’s on his lap and the next they are going out. 9/10
Relationship between Characters: I could not stop gushing with Haruna and Yoh’s friendship turned relationship. I thought it was really cute, especially with Haruna spazzy side juxtaposing with Yoh’s cool side. However with everyone else, I was a bit disappointed. I mean with Mami, she seemed like some random person instead of Haruna’s best friend. Asami and Fumi’s relationship disappointed me as well because I felt that the movie didn’t develop their relationship. And Asaoka…..honestly he seemed so out of place. 8/10
Music: I actually wasn’t feeling this soundtrack. I mean, for some reason the music fell flat to me. I didn’t feel as if any of the music complimented the movie. 6/10
Acting: The acting was alright. It had it’s high and low points. The main cast, Junpei Mizobata and Ito Ono were decent. There were times when Mizobata was just eh to me and he looked like he was blending into the wall but that seemed to be near the beginning of the movie. Ito Ono played Haruna’s part a bit over the top in my opinion because I don’t remember Haruna being that eccentric. I think Masaki Suda shined in the movie, he played his part well. 8/10
Final Verdict: All in all this movie was a cute and enjoyable movie. It’s something to keep you entertained but not anything that’ll be too memorable. 40/50 —> 80%