The girl is Hiro, and the boy is Shu. They lived in Hokkaido. Hiro always liked Shu, the basketball sweetheart of her school. But Shu never took notice on her, or at least, she thought so, until one day he overheard her babbling over how she liked him a lot (when she was laying on the school hospital bed after an anaemic attack). To Hiro’s surprise, Shu asked her out the next day. After a moment of hesitation (and a very cute bike accident), they began to date.
That’s it. That was the whole story. Simple, yet beautiful. And real as well. Who said that high-school broken hearts are not real? Almost all of us have experienced it. Who said that leaving our high-school sweetheart behind as we pursue higher education is not hard? And why should movies deal with complicated storylines to make them interesting? They don’t have to. Halfway proved it.
Pic 6: Hiro took Shu to the train station, from Ninobaby