“She used to lie very often.” Due to his inferiority complex, Makoto shies away from other people, but Shizuru manages to make him open up to her. Because of their friendship, Shizuru takes interest in photography and they often go to a forest, partially hidden from the public, to take photos. Shizuru wants nothing but to be at Makoto’s side. When Makoto starts liking a college friend Miyuki, Shizuru decides that she too will like Miyuki and becomes her friend. One day, Makoto asks Shizuru what birthday present she would like. With her interest in a photography contest, Shizuru wants a photo of them kissing in the hidden forest. Since that day of the forest kiss Shizuru disappears from Makoto’s life.”
Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru / Heavenly forest (2006)
Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru ~ ♫ LSS mode… Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru means.. Just Loving You. I remember back then in college , my college friend recommended this Japanese Movie while we’re riding a jeep going home. She’s a fan of Japanese anime or live action. She also looks like a live action herself. *laughs* I just agreed to watch but I never watched it by that time because of my academic and duty priorities. I set aside watching jdramas or kdramas. Until, I forgot this film already. Lately, I have read an interview of CNBLUE about their days in Japan.
One of the questions goes like “What’s your favorite japanese movie?”. I only remembered Min hyuk’s (my bias) answer and his answer is “Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru”.(2006) (Heavenly Forest) And I said to myself .. “I think I know that film”. That guy is really a fan of romantic films. We have the same taste in watching dramas and films. And so, I got interested to look and watch this Japanese Movie since I have time to watch right now.
Ok let’s get into the Film itself. The setting is alright. There is the University, the mini house of Makoto and the hidden forest. I forgot.. NEW YORK! ♥ too.. I guess I’m so much in to University love stories.. (honey and clover, heartstrings and heavenly forest) ..all college life! Should I watch Love story in Harvard too? what do you think?*laughs* I find the forbidden forest really enchanting. I was like always excited whenever there is a scene there. The most romantic kissing scene I have ever seen in all the dramas I have watched happened there. Love is all over. All are very appropriate in the story. The actors portrayed their roles very well especially the lead roles…
I hope I should have watch it earlier. It’s really a great movie! Sugoii! ♥ Please do have time to watch it Romance suckers. haha!-lovely, blogger
Shizuru: Hey Makoto, was there at least a tiny bit of love in that kiss? the answer was said 2 years after….
Makoto: There was, It wasn’t even close to a tiny bit. You were, my everything.
Quotable quotes in the movie:
“One sided love is.. in its own way, a complete love”…- (Makoto)
“If you kiss me, i might die from happiness”.. – (Shizuru)
“She used to lie very often… I want to be fooled by her lies for just a while longer. “
“I just want the person I love, to fall in love, with the person he loves.” – (Shizuru)
“Farewell always arrive before the realization of our feelings.” [Shizuru] Good bye, see you again in some other place.. [Shizuru to Makoto]
Rating: 9 out of 10