Kaoru was a 16-year-old girl who couldn't attend school. she lived a life opposite the norm, sleeping during the day and singing in the street every night. she suffered from XP (Xeroderma Pigmentosum), an illness and allergy to the sun. being exposed to the sun could very much kill her. for 16 years her parents kept her safe from the sun. one night, she met Koji, a high school student she had been watching from her window everyday. they quickly fell for each other and it wasn't long that Koji learn about Kaoru's illness.
with plenty of singing, the film was highly entertaining especially for those who were familiar with Yui's voice. her sickness made her somewhat fragile yet she managed to keep a neutral attitude towards those she were surrounded with. she looked forward to singing in the street every night. the night her spot was taken and getting to know Koji changed her. she was finally exposed to the sun and since then, the story went from being an uncommon romance to a very sad one. despite the tears and ending, the film was very successful. i found myself accepting the sad ending and perfect romance.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: 小泉徳宏
- released: 2006
- casts: Yui, 塚本高史, 岸谷五朗, 麻木久仁子, ふせえり, 小柳友, 田中聡元, 通山愛里, マギー
- language: English
- genre: Romance