Personally, when I watch romantic/melodramatic films, I consider "translation" as one of the defining criteria to determine the uniqueness of a film. Current translation refers to the process of re-expressing universal emotions in the language of film. In other words, it's about how to retell the feelings of universal love in the special language of film. In this sense, <I Want to Eat Your Pancreas> can be said to be a special melodrama film that speaks the universal love language in a unique and irreplaceable language. Despite the title, the phrase “I want to eat your pancreas”, which means more than the word “love”, leaves a very deep impression.
The film's special language is about love, "I want to eat your pancreas."
In general, melodrama is a film that speaks a little heavily about universal feelings of love. Today, in order for a work that speaks of universal emotions to be called a melodramatic film to have lasting vitality and be loved for a long time, universal emotions must be expressed in the film's special, and again, special language. the language of the film is universally applicable to the audience, it must be translated into human language. If you were to talk about him through the movie <I want to eat your pancreas>, that would be the most accurate analogy. The film's title and love line, the confession "I want to eat your pancreas , " are conveyed with different meanings depending on the person speaking and the person's situation.First of all, at the beginning of the story, Sakura says these lines to the narrator, Haruki Shiga.
The acknowledgment "I want to eat your pancreas" is conveyed in various meanings depending on the person saying the word and the person's situation.
To Shiga, who was taken aback by the sudden remark, Sakura added this outrageous and shocking sentence, saying, "Once upon a time, people ate the parts of other animals when they were sick." The meaning of these words to Shiga by Sakura Sakura, who has had a crush on Shiga from the start, admits her desire to be friends with Shiga, who has learned her secret, and at the same time expresses her pure desire to get well. After that, this confession appears two more times in the film. One of them is the confession that Shiga sends to Sakura at the end of the film, “I want to eat your pancreas”, but this confession has a different meaning. Shiga who has grown a sense of love and longing for Sakura during his life with Sakura, finally dared to convey words that contained a desire to cure Sakura's illness by eliminating the root cause of her illness by eating Sakura's pancreas. Pure love wants to keep Sakura inside of him. And the subsequent acknowledgment of Sakura's answer, "I want to eat your pancreas," goes beyond the meaning of wanting to be close and wanting to heal that Sakura first gave to Shiga, it means that she wants to remain a precious person in you for a long time.
The title of the film and the love phrase, “I want to eat your pancreas,” are conveyed with different meanings depending on the person saying the words and the person's situation.
The film's words, "I want to eat your pancreas," are literary , translating the universal emotion of love into a new language suited to the situations and settings of the characters. And those words reach the audience completely translated into the universal language of love. The lines that embroider the film <I Want to Eat Your Pancreas> are definitely special, and have the literary power to express ordinary everyday language and emotions in a special language. Just because of the sound and weight of those words, I tend to appreciate the value of this film.
Characters with exaggerated character traits to make them special
Although this is a very literary film , the biggest weakness of this film lies in the characters that make up the drama . Because the characters in the film have exaggerated character traits that show a gap from reality, even if you watch the film well, you stop in the middle. First of all, Sakura is a character who might appear in a typical Japanese pure love melodrama, armed with an exaggerated bright image.. The kind-hearted Sakura seems to be trying to show her good side so that her loved ones don't worry about her. Sakura's character is quite understandable, but I can't shake the feeling that this on-screen character is somehow exaggerated. And on the other hand, this character is at once a flat figure .
On the other hand, Shiga , the male protagonist, is also a lonely person who lives in a world alone with his back from the world, but he is a three-dimensional character who changes after meeting Sakura. However, there is no reason for the cynicism of the poem, not even the slightest interpretation. Shiga is a person who misses Sakura, who gets along well with his friends, but he can't understand the reason for his longing , and even though he misses her, he is a lonely person and separated from his friends. Therefore, the audience's understanding of the character of the cigar is bound to drop significantly. That doesn't mean you have to go into detail. If only a few clues to understand the characters are left in the film, then this particular character is understandable. However, the film fails to do so, and as a result only creates over-characterized characters. In most movies the movie hype characters go to extremes to get a special cigar and Sakura is the right person *in animation it seems.
*I don't mean to belittle animation, but it does mean that the characters of this film could be put to better use due to the nature of animation which often uses dynamic composition and action.
Shiga and Sakura, the characters in this film, are exaggerated to the extreme to be special, perhaps the right people for the anime.
Spring is over, but let's see the flowers together.
If it weren't for the exaggerated characters, the film <I Want to Eat Your Pancreas>, which would be judged as a masterpiece, would have had a different meaning. That is, we all live at the end of life where we cannot know tomorrow. And that's why the real meaning of this film is that you have to respect the emotions of the moment.For example, the regret story of the first love that Shiga liked but ended up being taken by another boy, Sakura wrote a list of things she wanted to do before death, and Sakura did the things she wanted to do, and Hokkaido, where cherry blossoms doesn't fall even after this spring ends with that last bucket list The promise of the two of them to go cherry blossom viewing is read as an attempt to be true to the emotions of the present rather than worrying about the endless passing of time and an unknown tomorrow. However, this film is exposed to direct repeating themes that must appreciate the current sentiment in the naeteum enough to express the subject through metaphors and symbols, how the film screen continues to ignore the subject is not a very sophisticated way eotgie it's a shame.
The film's sudden reversal, which takes place before the trip to Hokkaido, is understandable, albeit vague, because the reversal that occurs while following the double track and at the same time expresses an awareness of the film's theme. <I Want to Eat Your Pancreas> is a melodrama film that begins with a young romance between a boy and a girl, and the way the story is told is rather unsophisticated. Should I call it a cartoon? Setting a very strange and exaggerated characters that make you stop at various places in the film, but if you follow the movie this to the end, you can get a fairly deep impression. To be honest, at the end of the movie, Shiga said "I want to eat your pancreas" to Sakura,