This slice-of-life romantic comedy-drama is pretty much everything I needed for a feel-good animation. It’s currently on Netflix. I definitely recommend it! Awkward teenagers, nostalgia and the ever-changing world around them.
I have … two vinyl albums that I got a long time ago when I was looking through a music shop in Atlanta right after I moved there for college. I remember my dad having a record player, but I never really listened to any back them on his stereo. Before he passed, I believe my middle niece was given his collection.
When I visited for Christmas in 2019, one of my dad’s bible study members mentioned throwing away his entire collection when he moved since record players were no longer a thing. It breaks my heart. Especially since record players are starting to come back in style. I don’t know enough about music to be an avid listener in that medium, but there’s something romantic about the idea of using the older vinyl to listen to music.
In the case of the movie, it seems like the old and the new come together for some interesting emotions. Romance doesn’t really change that much through the decades. People fall in love. It’s awkward, adorable, and sweet. It’s also gotten me interested in haiku. The haiku is a Japanese poetic form that consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third. The haiku developed from the hokku, the opening three lines of a longer poem known as a tanka. The haiku became a separate form of poetry in the 17th century.
The title of the movie is a haiku, by the way. Hehe.
uniting worlds across time
neon love poem
These haiku are a big part of the film plotline. I’ve never been good at haiku or poetry in general, but I can’t help but love them. One can appreciate something even if one can’t create it. I’m definitely not a wordsmith. Something as complicated as haiku takes a special level of adaptation.
I hope you’ll check this movie out if you’re interested in a feel-good, slice-of-life romance comedy-drama. Anywho, see you back here tomorrow!