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  • 2012
  • film
  • Japan

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romanized bokura ga ita: zenpen
english We Were There: First Part (literal)

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based on manga
title bokura ga ita
author Obata Yuuki (小畑友紀)


genres drama, romance, school, youth


language Japanese


country Japan
type real
format film


date 17 Mar, 2012
duration 123 minutes
status released


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bokura ga ita
2006 TV jp
same setting
bokura ga ita: kouhen
2012 film jp


The new school year is starting and every girl in Takahashi's class is talking about Yano. After meeting him on the school rooftop, she falls for him, not knowing that his heart still belongs to someone else he can't have.




Yano Motoharu
Takahashi Nanami
Takeuchi Masafumi
Yamamoto Yuri
Yamamoto Nana
Yano Youko


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19 Apr, 2013
Nana ends up falling in love for Yano - the guy that 2 out of 3 girls in school fall for. But she's different and gets closer to him, so they finally start a relationship. But she soon has to realize, that he isn't fully ready to give his heart away, because it's still with his ex-girlfriend: in her grave.

I was kind of looking forward to it for Ikuta Toma. And even though he plays really well, I think he's too old for this role of a high schooler. But since the 2nd part will play in the future, where he needs to look all grown up, I'll just accept it.

But now to my real problem with Yano - and only with Yano, because Ikuta Toma himself was wonderful.

What did the makers of the movie think, when they cut out the whole perverted-side of Yano? It's rather important, since it will make you understand some of the nearly-bed-scenes in the movie. As well as his whole issue with being all easygoing and telling her to date just because she confessed. There was missing so much of the playboy Yano, and even though I didn't find it bad at first, I really missed it in the end. Also, his feelings came from nowhere. It was just like that, because it was like that in the manga and the anime. Honestly, if I hadn't watched the Anime, I probably wouldn't have understood a lot of the movie...

For the good parts, the rest of the characters are really lovely. I like the friendship between Yano and Takeuchi. I also like Nana and how she deals with him. The scenery of the movie was also very nice and everything was filmed nicely. I felt like I saw a lot of the scenes from the manga again. I also hope that the second part will be better, even though the first part was so slow and at times even boring.

I'll rate it 3*, since I still enjoyed watching it a bit. There were funny parts and I love the storyline with Nana and Takeuchi.
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09 Jul, 2012
Both star Ikuta Touma and are about the protagonist's high school love interest. Both movies follow their love story to see if they live happily ever after (Treating Bokura Ga Ita 1 and 2 as one story).


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ilate 05 Nov, 2012
It was nice to watch it, but I have to admit I wanted something more. Still, good movie for long winter nights. :) Oh, Ikuta Toma - you're forever my number 1 even though I'm not that into Japanese movies/dramas anymore :)
gova 05 Nov, 2012
" I.hate.Yano " my forever first thought to bokura ga ita
from what i see she did her best with this jerk and yet she received nothing ..

though it was well portrayed and and unlike the anime they manage to make me finish it
carolhiis 03 Nov, 2012
Kawaii desu ne <3
greyhippo 02 Nov, 2012
@Random chan
Really? I can't believe I forgot that. Thanks for letting me know :)
Random chan 02 Nov, 2012
It was pretty much that in the animation version as well, so you should equally hate him :P.
greyhippo 28 Oct, 2012
It's been a long time since I saw the anime so maybe I hated him equally or more but a small part of me is pretty sure he was just a jerk in the anime.
I think what I hate the most about him in the movie was how he convinced her to give up her virginity so he can figure out if he truly loves her (I'm pretty sure it didn't happen like that in the anime).
I had been waiting to watch this movie since I first heard it was in the making with this illusion that I loved them being a couple but when I watched it I thought to myself. "What was I thinking? I spent the whole time during the anime praying that she'd kick him." You have no idea how happy I am that I'm not the only one who dislikes him. I am a little mad that I hate him because Ikuta Toma is such an amazing actor.
rosycrystals 27 Oct, 2012
@greyhippo: Lol, for me, I hated him more in the anime and I liked him a tad bit better in this. Lol, but yeah..I remembered, after watching this, all my dislike I felt for Yano when I watched the anime..XD
greyhippo 24 Oct, 2012
I can't believe I forgot how much I hate Yano (maybe I didn't hate him as much in the anime).