A sentimental, dramatic anime that teaches viewers to live each day as if it were their last. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but ‘I want to eat your pancreas’ is about the relationship between two teens, how their personalities contrast, how they met, and how they fell in love. They both have illness, and they both struggle with the same issues that teenagers do. You will experience sadness at the conclusion of this work of pure art. You might get “The Fault in Our Stars” movie feelings from it. The difference between them is that while they share the same personality but in different gender, the male is like Hazel and the girl is like Gus. You will love this movie if you like anime.
Haruki Shiga finds an unknown Journal and reads it. Sakura Yamauchi was looking for her Journal and found it in Haruki’s hand. Sakura asked him to not tell her illness to anyone; she doesn’t want anyone to fret for her. Haruki promised that he wouldn’t tell anyone. Sakura was shocked, as Haruki’s reaction was very unexpected for her as he doesn’t show any emotion toward her. She again asked a favour of him—to roam with her until she dies from the disease—and Haruki agreed with her.
Sakura feels comfortable with him. Haruki doesn’t have any friends to talk to or hang out with. Sakura tells him that as of now, she will be his friend and they will hang out together. Sakura’s friends don’t want her to hang out with Haruki, as Haruki spends most of their time reading books and doesn’t like communicating with others. Sakura hasn’t told anyone about her illness; only Haruki knows about it. She feels afraid that if everyone knows, they will treat her differently and always be worried about her, and she doesn’t want, she wants to live her last days full of joy and mirth.
They went on a one-day trip together; they got a single room in the hotel and shared it. They conversed all night and started to get to know each other. Kyouko, Sakura’s friend, threatens Haruki to stay away from Sakura, but Haruki neglects her, and Sakura’s ex-boyfriend beats Haruki. After that incident, Haruki starts questioning his decision of spending time with Sakura and trying to meet new people, which he never liked doing, but Sakura teaches him that human life is all about the connections that they made in their life span and that every relationship lasts forever, even after death.
One day Haruki was dining with his family when he heard the news about Sakura: her body was found unconscious on the road after she reached the hospitable doctor announcing her death. He went to her funeral and asked for Sakura’s diary, which her mother gave him, and told Haruki that Sakura had left this diary for him. After that, we see a different point of view that we hadn’t seen yet, and the last part of the movie is the best part of the movie, which I don’t want to spoil for you.
The animation quality of this movie is top-notch; some scenes make it feel like a real-life action movie. If you want to watch a good movie and want to cry, this can be a good option for you. A pretty simple, nothing extraordinary, yet powerful story that makes you feel and connect with the characters and the hardships they go through. I recommend you watch this anime. So, this is the review of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas by PXGMovies. If you have seen this anime, you can share your favourite moment from the anime in the comment section.
Directed by: Shin’ichiro Ushijima
Written by: Yoru Sumino, Shin’ichiro Ushijima and Erica Mendez
Main Voice Over cast: Lynn gives her voice to Sakura Yamuchi, Mahiro Takasugi gives his voice to Haruki Shiga, Yukiyo Fujii gives her voice to kyouko Takimoto, Jun Fukushima gives his voice to Issei Miyata, Emi Wakui gives her voice to other Yamauchi, and Yuuma Uchida gives his voice to Takahiro