Mar 15, 2021
Lunn Flies into the wind is quite the story. The concept of a boy falling in love with a girl on a coffee poster is one I've never heard of before, and most likely neither have you. But if you're here then this must mean something about the story interests you (or you're just wasting time looking for something to add to your watchlist because why not).
Story (with some spoilers) - 3/10
Alright, so basically there's this boy (I forgot his name) who hates everything, school, his existence, guys who bully him, make fun of him... and all that other good stuff. One day after
school while going back home, the boy passes through an alley with a bunch of posters on the wall. A certain poster catches his eye, with this beautiful girl on it, when it was basically just meant to be an advertisement for coffee, nothing more. The girl on the poster has the ability to talk, but could not live longer if she stays in that place and on the wall. That alley is very dirty and wet, so the paper will slowly get weaker and weaker until its no more. She also will lose her beauty (color of the picture) and fade away from the water, if she stays there any longer. The boy then takes the poster home and all the way to his bedroom wall to spend more time with girl in the picture. He then announces he has a girlfriend to his father while having lunch. A few days later, he takes the poster to school, and bullies find out about the poster by breaking into his locker. He then safely retrieves the poster from them, and goes back home all beaten up. The boy promises the girl would never get hurt again, but things lead to other things, and he then suddenly wants to commit suicide. The poster thankfully talks him out of it, by explaining that she is just a picture, and therefore she must be a picture of someone, so he should go meet that someone in real life. The boy then retrieves his will to live, and his goal in life was to find that girl and be with her. For over a year he searched for her, and finally manages to find the woman in the picture, but she's just an old woman at that time, married to the artist who created the coffee advertisement poster. The boy then storms back to his room in a fit of rage, realizing he technically just wasted a year of his life, and throws the poster under his bed. Time passes, and he eventually forgets about the girl on the poster - he had moved on with his life, (a smooth one if I may add). One day, he accidentally stumbles across the poster and hangs it up on his bedroom wall like old times. The doorbell suddenly rings and he meets a girl who looks exactly like the girl on the poster. The girl then explains she's the daughter of the woman on the poster, and she mysteriously looks almost identical to her. The boy had invited her to his room by then, and the poster suggests to be hidden because it would be weird if the girl saw her mother on a random boys' wall. The poster then flies into the wind since the boy placed her in a spot were she'd be susceptible to being sucked out. The boy and daughter then appear together on the balcony looking at the poster fly away, and they then basically became a thing from that moment.
My thoughts in short:
Even with a story as intriguing and weird as this, I knew from the moment the boy met the poster, things won't be taking off in a good direction. I thought to myself how could this possibly become any more interesting than that? You just met a talking poster. In the end I was right, the story had lost it's "sparkle" and was all basically downhill from there. The story started to drag, and I by then had lost interest near the end. The main character isn't likeable at all, and the animation was fine I guess. The ending had somewhat of a cozy feeling to it, but honestly I couldn't care less about the boy anymore at that point. This was not emotional at all, and considering it's supposed to at least make us feel some sort of way but failed at doing so, I was disappointed. Would not recommend Lunn wa Kaze no Naka "Lunn Flies into the Wind" to anyone. Don't have high hopes for this. It sadly won't deliver.
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