News culture “An unnamed sadness” This film on Netflix will make you burst into tears!
Published on 01/20/2023 at 15:17
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I don’t have the easy “tear”, although that tends to change as I get older. However, there are works that touch me in the depths of my being, and trigger in me a torrent of tears. A Japanese animated film thus had the effect of a sentimental bomb on me when it arrived on Netflix, and still remains today one of the most moving cinematic experiences I have ever had in front of a work by fiction.
HeartbreakingThe other adaptations of “I want to eat your pancreas”
A shocking heartbreak
It is necessary to understand the nature of the themes addressed in the animated work that will follow as it can quickly become heartbreaking. “I want to eat your pancreas” (Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai from its original title) is an anime film based on the novel of the same name written by Japanese author Yoru Sumino in 2014 which subtly deals with mourning, the desire to live and letting go. In 2018, Studio VOLN (Garo, Idol Incidents) adapted for the big screen and in animated format one of the most touching relationships between two high school students ever put down on paper, then “printed” on film.
Also known as “I want to eat your pancreas” across the Atlantic, the feature film appears in Japanese cinemas on September 1, 2018 after a Tokyo premiere on July 24. The feature film directed and scripted by Shinichiro Ushijima (Death Parade, UniteUp!) won critical and popular acclaim upon its release for its story, universal message, animation and writing. Its arrival on Netflix (March 1, 2021 in France) allows this work that has become cult among Japanese animation fans to reach a new audience, and to make a name for itself internationally. Here is the official synopsis for “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”:
When he learns that the friend he is in love with has an incurable illness, an introverted high school student decides to make her enjoy his last days to the fullest. -Netflix
We just looked at @NetflixFR anime “I want to eat your pancreas”. Don’t be fooled by the title.. This film has a beauty, a cuteness and an equally unnamed sadness.. it was magnificent. We ended in tears. (We have 36a) What emotion… We bought the novel! pic.twitter.com/olE8f1dCFc
— Wicked Specialist The Ocho (@HeyYoNWO) December 30, 2022
The other adaptations of “I want to eat your pancreas”
As stated above, “I want to eat your pancreas” was originally a pre-published novel in serial format as early as 2014, then published in book format by Futabasha a year later. Between July 2016 and May 2017, the literary work is adapted into sleeves by Izumi Kirihara (I Had That Same Dream Again) and enriches the publications of the Monthly Action magazine of this same publishing house. This adaptation of the adventures of Haruki Shiga and Sakura Yamauchi finally ends after the sale of the second bound volume. Finally, another version of this story sees the light of day in cinemas in July 2017. This time it is the live action film “I want to eat your pancreas” with in the main roles Takumi Kitamura (Tokyo Revengers) as well as Minami Hamabe (The Promised Neverland), and behind the camera Shō Tsukikawa.