[Movie and Stage Drama] Maku ga Agaru
  • November 2015
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    From what I've read this is a prestigious award with a long history.
    That means that is given out by people who understand what movies are about.
    And can justify their choices. Not merely because they liked the movie but WHY they liked it
    Otherwise an award like that would have little merit.
     
  • RevanRevan
     
    November 2015
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    ^Agreed
    but Next Time (god forbid, cause i want them to focus more on music than act) they made another movie, please atleast not kanako again .....Tenshi is kanako ..... most of the music solo lines goes to kanako ....not that i don't like kanako or kanako act it's just i have more fun watching her make some funny skit lol, i want to see what happen if the main one of the other four
     
  • honkey5honkey5
     
    November 2015
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    For a "star vehicle" film, this is certainly one of the more thought-out projects; heads and shoulders above what they did before and most films that star idols in general (budget horror films usually).



    Yeah. I didnt mean "Star vehicle" as a despective term. "A hard day´s night" was a Star Vehicle for The Beatles and yet is one of the best movies music-related ever made. But there is not denial that that was what it was since the script was tailored to feature the 5 members and the film was marketed as "the MCZ movie" as opposed to "a movie featuring members of Momoiro Clover".. Im not sure if i am making sense tough. Lol
     
  • November 2015
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    Personally, while Kanako being the main character was probably an obvious reference to her being the leader of MCZ, I think her complete opposite personality in the film was actually suitable for her. Her internal monologues I thought gave her character a lot of depth and showed she isn't psychologically strong, and that she wasn't flat. Her thoughts gave her character a human feeling and evoked sympathy to the audience (at least to me lol). I genuinely felt bad that she was so troubled on the inside and had so much doubt about her abilities. Even though that's not really how Kanako is, at least on the surface from what we know, acting is acting. Kanako pulling off a role like that just shows she has some potential as an actress.
    In the end, I liked her character. I pretty much liked everyone. Though I think Reni's character was made to be a bit too eccentric, but it might just have been her overacting.
     
  • honkey5honkey5
     
    November 2015
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    Thats another thing i use as argument as the movie being fitted to the girls personalities... it would have been more challenging if, lets say, Ariyasu had played Garuru and Tamai had played Akimichan ( i can imagine Tamai as akimichan being too clingy to Saori lol).. the characters were too likeable mainly because they were fictionalized versions of their real life personas.
    I think Leader did a decent job. There was a scene (the bad news scene) i wasnt happy they way her character reacted, but it wasnt her falut but the script that had her acting like that. As for Renichan´s Garuru, i felt a bit dissapointed that her character had a sadder background that wasnt showcased properly because Jimusho ni Osaretai
     
  • November 2015
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    If Momoka was Garuru... oh man it's kinda funny and adorable if you imagine it
     
  • honkey5honkey5
     
    November 2015
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    Can you imagine serious Momokachan doing Kancho to Guchi sensei? That would have been a riot!
     
  • alancsl
     
    December 2015
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  • all9all9
     
    December 2015
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  • February 2016
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    For whatever reason I thought the above movie had been uploaded at HO last year.
    But I can't find it on the tracker...
    Anyhow ici_jp was kind enough to upload the TV premiere (WOWOW Cinema 20160211)
    of this theatrical release. So here's my mp4 encode

    http://www.hello-online.org/index.php?app=xbt&CODE=details&torrent=97055

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    As a reminder: It's a 2015 documentary about the making of Momoclo's debut movie drama
    Maku ga Agaru, Sonomae ni. Kanojotachi no Hitonatsu no Chosen (幕が上がる、その前に。彼女たちのひと夏の挑戦)
    From first workshops to rehearsal to the shooting

    http://www.wowow.co.jp/pg_info/detail/107730/
    http://www.makuga-agaru.jp/sonomaeni/
    http://eiga.com/movie/81920/

    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/BSZS-7846
    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/DSZS-7846
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00W6RPOQA
     
  • alancsl
     
    March 2016
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    The 39th Japan Academy Prize Popularity Award (Actor Category) - MOMOIRO CLOVER Z (Maku ga Agaru)


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  • MM305
     
    August 2016
    285 Reputation
    Just saw the film myself (Note: Never read or heard of the book, so I'm jut talking as someone who knows MCZ, and is seeing MCZ doing there own movie)!!

    Among everything about this film, I REALLY LOVE how they plot (Most) of the traits of MCZ's personalities and story into this film:

    - Kanako: Leader of the club, stressing from the prerssure of trying to lead her group into the big leagues!
    - Reni: Goofy yet delightful character who loves to have fun with her group and has her "silly" moments (Again, I have never read the book, so I'm not sure how Garuru is supposed to act. I'm just talking from as someone who knows Reni very well and seeing her play a character in a film)
    - Shiori: A princess-like character who can make the world seem brighter with her presence!
    - Momoka: A talented yet isolated actress who was the last of her group to be recruited because of her abilities, and is so independent (because of her bad pronounciation) that she doesn't get engaged with the silliness/funnes of her group as much as her companions do.
    - Ayaka: THE MOST DIFFERENT AMONG ALL OF THE MEMBERS IN RESEMBLING THEIR OWN PERSONALITIES! Despite her being the youngest /lowest grade among her companions and has a very high focus in trying to put in her best effort as much as possible, she plays rather a quiet, serious, and MOST SURPRISINGLY, a non-flamboyant character (unlike how she is in real life).

    Overall, you can point out the faults in their acting abilities and how well the script of the film follows the book, but I VERY MUCH enjoyed this film!!


     
  • Bri
     
    August 2016
    31 Reputation
    Maybe this question has already been answered, and if so sorry, but what scene is Takoyaki Rainbow in? I have heard they make an appearance in the movie, but I can't seem to spot them.
     
  • alancsl
     
    August 2016
    102 Reputation
    Bri said:

    Maybe this question has already been answered, and if so sorry, but what scene is Takoyaki Rainbow in? I have heard they make an appearance in the movie, but I can't seem to spot them.



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  • Bri
     
    August 2016
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    No kidding. Never even noticed. Thanks!
     
  • August 2016
    429 Reputation
    『Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season III』 in Chicago.
    The screening of movie "Maku ga Agaru" was decided
    http://www.asianpopupcinema.org/season-iii-ecatalog/
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    Tomai Shiori?

    http://www.asianpopupcinema.org/when-the-curtain-rises
     
  • August 2016
    137 Reputation
    The misspelling of Shiori's name aside, this is actually pretty cool :)
     
  • honkey5honkey5
     
    August 2016
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    I wonder if its a screening from the actual print or if they are using a digital copy from a Blu-Ray

    Not that it makes a difference, but an actual print would mean screenings on other cities later on
     
  • August 2016
    800 Reputation
    Gomen nasai => You'll do fine
    Just being nitpicky here but I'm glad that there's actually going to be a screening overseas *-*
     
  • alancsl
     
    January 1
    102 Reputation
    Stage:Maku ga Agaru DVD&Blu-ray will be released late March, 2017
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