Kimi no suizou wo tabetai – I want to eat your pancreas

I'm already anticipating that if you haven't watched the anime movie Kimi no suizou wo tabetai (which literally means ''I want to eat your pancreas'') you need to see it! And here will be spoilers so I recommend that if you haven't watched it yet, do so as soon as possible.

It's a movie that if you read a summary and article like this, the experience of watching it will be greatly affected, so we don't recommend reading it before watching.

Kimi no suizou wo tabetai is a Japanese film released in September 2018, the main voice actors are Mashiro Takasugi as the protagonist and Lynn as Sakura Yamuchi. Production is by Studio VOLN. The director and screenwriter is Shin'ichirō Ushijima.

When you hear the guy's title, it's hard not to find it strange for a Romance movie, but go for me is not in the literal sense, but in the poetic sense it only makes sense after watching. Let's enter the world of Kimi no suizou wo tabetai now.

from work to film

Kimi no suizou wo tabetai is the original name of the novel by Sumino Yoru. This work was highly acclaimed by the Japanese public and became so popular that it was entitled to an anime film.

In addition to life in cinemas, the work of the publisher Futabasha also had the right to a manga. Published in August 2016 and May 2017, the manga had two volumes and ten chapters.

Sumino Yoru's work began to be published by Futabasha in June 2015, in a single volume. Both this volume and other related books have already sold more than 2 million copies.

In the original story of Kimi no suizou wo tabetai it is possible to have more details that the film failed to convey in an hour and forty-nine minutes long.

The story tells the life of a student who had her diary found by a classmate while they were in the hospital and upon reading it he discovers that she has a terminal disease in the pancreas.

Then she tells him details of her illness and asks for help so that she can achieve all the goals on her list before her death. But they are quite opposites in terms of personality. She is very cheerful, spontaneous and very charismatic. He is closed off, friendless and hides his feelings.

Twelve years later this student who completely changes his personality thanks to a sick colleague, ends up becoming a teacher at the old school and remembers all the moments they spent together.

Kimi no suizou wo tabetai – I want to eat your pancreas

anime movie by Kimi no suizou wo tabetai

The movie Kimi no suizou wo tabetai is very good, even though the title isn’t all that flashy, it’s actually quite curious. But for those who enjoy romance mixed with drama, this is the right path.

The film is narrated by the main character and it seems like those cliché stories with a predictable ending, because from the beginning we already know about Sakura's terminal illness.

The film begins with scenes of a wake and the protagonist narrating that day. And it shows that the last message he sent to Sakura was ''I want to eat your pancreas'', but not knowing if she died before reading this message.

Upon learning of her terminal illness Sakura began to write a diary that would be like a book called ''Living with death'' and when the character found it was because it looked a lot like a book and he loved to read.

Sakura then chooses him to do with her everything she wanted before she died like bowling, eat several types of food, travel and more. He was the only one besides Sakura's family who knew about the disease.

Kimi no suizou wo tabetai – I want to eat your pancreas

Even though they were very different from each other Sakura always encouraged her new friend to make friends, talk and be more friendly with people and over time he improved on that.

Until one day she spends two weeks in the hospital because her test numbers aren't good. And the friend realizes that he likes her more than a friend because he wouldn't have imagined that he would worry so much.

After leaving the hospital he arranges to meet her at one of the first restaurants they went to when they started their journey together. She confirms that she is going and the last message he sends her is ''I want to eat your pancreas''.

This phrase from Kimi no suizou wo tabetai to Sakura says that when researching she discovered a religion that believed that if someone eats you will live inside that person. And the reference to the pancreas is because that would be the disease that would kill her.

Kimi no suizou wo tabetai – I want to eat your pancreas

By saying this, the character showed that he cared a lot about her and that he was willing to be with her until her last day on earth, but that she would remain alive in his heart forever.

But something strange happened... Sakura didn't show up for the date and he went home upset. At night while eating, the TV was on and announced that a seventeen-year-old teenager had been murdered with a stab wound to the chest. It was Sakura!

This part was definitely the most disturbing part of the movie because everyone imagines her dying from the disease, but she died before and doesn't reveal who the killer might have been. I believe it could have been her ex boyfriend, because he wasn't at all happy with his new friend and had even attacked him out of jealousy.

The boy suffers from his loss and receives the ''Living with death'' from her mother. Sakura had already told her mother to do this as soon as she died. And she also left him a letter.

The character's name is only revealed at the end of the film as Haruki which means ''spring treeThe''. He used to say that he didn't like to say the name and didn't even know how to not create bonds with the person.

Kimi no suizou wo tabetai – I want to eat your pancreas

Elements of Japanese culture

Kimi no suizou wo tabetai is a film that brings many aspects of Japanese culture to better understand the importance of names and their meanings. Sakura is ''cherry blossom'' and Hariki ''tree of spring'' and the two names are still related.

It also shows Japanese foods, styles of school uniforms, Japanese restaurants and others. It even shows religious aspects such as the type of funeral (osoushiki) which was made for Sakura, probably following Buddhist traditions.

Even after days have passed, the photo remains in the butsudan for the family to pray for the deceased. when visiting a buddhist family one should do the same, and bow to those who have departed.

This film teaches us in many ways, both in terms of culture and human feelings, to face death with normality and repressed feelings! What did you like or hate most about the movie Kimi no suizou wo tabetai?

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