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[ODEX] Suki ni Naru Shunkan wo: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai

Suki ni Naru Shunkan wo "I wait for the moment that you love me" is a sequel to Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita "I've always liked you". Both are produced from songs by Honeyworks and have a manga adaptation. Suki ni Naru Shunkai wo (I shall shorten it to Suki) features Setoguchi Hina and her love troubles.
Skip the next 2 paragraphs if you do not wish to read any spoilers.

In Suki, she falls in love with her senpai, Ayase Koyuki, who is later shown to be in love with Enomoto Natsuki. Natsuki is like an elder sister to Hina as the two families are neighbors and thus, also childhood friends. Natsuki's younger brother, Kotarou, is seen to harbor feelings for Hina. After Koyuki graduates from middle school, Hina is intent to enroll in the same high school as her love.
But soon after she gets in, she realizes that he has fallen in love with Natsuki and changed his outward appearance -- after which, he gets constantly swarmed by girls due to his looks. Hina finally finds the courage to confess to Koyuki but on the exact same day she intends to pass him her love letter, Natsuki and Yuu (Hina's elder brother) got together and the shock of it results in  Koyuki simply brushing away Hina's feelings for him. The movie then skips Koyuki's graduation entirely and ends rather abruptly with Hina finally considering Kotarou.
The pacing for the movie was rather horrible. There were many scene changes that were awkwardly placed. However, I expected this to happen judging by how other shows that were adapted from songs turned out (Kagerou Project/Mekakucity actors and Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku) so it isn't really something to mark this movie that badly down for. 
Complicated relationships!
This is especially so due to all the complicated relationships that were featured in the songs and how it isn't realistic to expect to summarize them down to a movie that's less than 2 hours long.

OST and song inserts were done beautifully. As a movie based on songs, the choices were obviously superb. The lyrics complement the show and gave a very good insight into what the characters were feeling and thinking at that moment. Some examples of the songs that were featured were: Ima suki ni Naru -triangle story-, Daikirai na Hazu datta, Senpai, etc.

Personally, I felt that "Senpai" is the most touching song of the three which shows Hina finally giving up on Koyuki and thus, will soon be able to consider Kotarou. However, as the song was only used as an opening theme, the later half of the song wasn't used at all. We didn't get the picture that Hina and Koyuki took during his graduation ceremony from high school (only the middle school one where Hina was bawling). 
This scene was the main reason why I decided to watch this movie and having it absent was really very demoralizing and disappointing.

As for the movie goods itself, it comes with an A4 clear file of Koyuki and a signature postcard of Hina. Unfortunately, neither me nor my friend would like to keep Koyuki's file so if you are interested, do drop me a comment about this. I am a fan of Hina though, so I'll definitely be keeping the signature postcard of her.
There are several other goods that can be collected from the stage before Usagi's Live Performance, if you are the first 100 queuing for it. According to ODEX Facebook page's details, these include:
Hina's A4 Clear File (24 Feb, 6pm)
Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita Signature Postcard (25 Feb, 12pm)
Kotarou's A4 Clear File (25 Feb, 7:35pm)
Suki ni Naru A2 Poster (26 Feb, 1:35pm)
Koyuki's A4 Clear File (26 Feb, 7:10pm)
I have not queued up for anything so I have no idea what the queues will be like. If you happen to have the Hina's file, you can always drop me a comment and I will be more than willing to get it from you (depending on price), coughs. Hina fans, unite!

There's still another day to head down to City Square Mall to queue and get free items~ From what I know, you don't have to buy the movie tickets before getting the items. You just need speed and dedication to be the first 100 in line!
Also, there is still one more screening for this movie tomorrow. If you are catching the movie tomorrow, do note that there is an additional part after the credits so don't leave during the ending credits!

~ Reina-rin


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