narqissa (narqissa) wrote,
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My thought about Pink and Gray

Many of people who have watched "Pink and Gray", especially Yuto and JUMP's fans, have many mixed feeling with this drama.
From what I see around me, people's reaction are either astounished in all different meanings or have their heart totally crushed by the 'intense' scene X"D

I myself got the chance to watch this movie right in the cinema months ago, and I have been so excited waiting for the DVD to came out.
Aside the 'disturbing' scenes, this movie itself have kinda twisted plot, timeline, and roles, making people probably confused by all different things in a flash of minute. Especially if you didn't understand Japanese and what they're saying.

My Japanese itself isn't that perfect yet, but I feel like I get what the director and the writers wants to convey in this movie, so here I'm going to pour my opinion of the story and their reasons of their actions.

I could be wrong, or misinterpret, this is all my opinion from how I see the movie.
And since I'm talking about the character, the casts didn't have anything to do with it except that they're the one portraying it.


This contains heavy spoiler, and please keep in mind that I didn't read the novel, so this is purely my rough interpretation from the movie.

I would love to hear and discuss if you have different opinion :D


[Gocchi and Riva-chan...]
If we're looking it from the very first timeline, we have the usual triangle love potential friendship between 2 boys and a girl who live in the same neighborhood. With Rengo as the more popular and cooler type, compared to Daiki who portrayed as the tipical shounen with lack of self-confidence in the time he really needed it. Such difference is shown during their high school period scenes, and even more obvious as they started getting in the showbiz world, where Rengo (Gocchi) easily climbing up to the stardom. Leaving Daiki (Riva-chan) still in his spot.

Being together all those years and seeing how Gocchi standing tall in the light, probably making Riva-chan looking up at him in all different meaning, whether it's good or bad. He see Gocchi as the perfect example of a popular man, totally opposite of him in his eye. As they keep getting further in terms of popularity, this drop Riva-chan's confidence even more than before. And inside his heart, even he looked like he hate how Gocchi leave him alone into the popularity, he adore such world and Gocchi who actually able to enter there. many times Gocchi actually tried to take Riva-chan with him since he also believe in Riva-chan's strength, but Riva-chan's lack of self-confidence hinder him, and he is over-conscious over Gocchi's presence.

But the most important part here isn't how Riva-chan sees the showbiz world, but how he sees Gocchi. By time, he feels like he getting separated from Gocchi not just by distance, but by heart too. Like when he saw the song Gocchi sing on TV, he feel like it's not the kind of song "His" Gocchi will sing.


He started to feel like he didn't know about Gocchi anymore.

That's why when they get the chance to meet again and have a talk in the reunion and Riva-chan see how Gocchi still act like how he usually is to him, he feels relieved and happy that he thought he got his old Gocchi back.
Only for it to be crushed the next day, by Gocchi doing suicide when they're supposed to continue their happy moment together.

The reason Gocchi ask Riva-chan to choose his deathwish, was because he think "If it's Riva-chan then he'll surely knows (about me)."

They have this kind of thought where they thought they know about each other the best.

But then, after Riva-chan do what Gocchi ask him to do after his death and 're-act' his life by acting as Gocchi in the movie, plus people's pressure on him as the 'replacement' for Gocchi putting Riva-chan under heavy mind pressure. He who always looked up the place where Gocchi stood, but when he actually stood there he couldn't bear with all the pressure that he 'have to be Gocchi' and not as himself. And by standing in the place where Gocchi have been without him all those time, he get to see and feel many things he didn't know about Gocchi before. Making him thinking "Do I really know what kind of person Gocchi is?"

When you have been declaring each other as your best friend and suddenly given such realization, Riva-chan got some kind of panic attack, and didn't know anymore what is right and what is wrong. his heart is shattered by all the revealation about Gocchi in the showbiz that he never knew. He started to feel he didn't know about Gocchi at all, all this time. Including the reason for his suicide.

After he watch Gocchi's old taken video of his sister and somehow got the hint of what Gocchi has been feeling that he never knew about, he actually tried to do what Gocchi done, doing suicide, in the very same place. In which he failed. He wanted to know, what was Gocchi's feeling.

In the last talk between Riva and Gocchi, Gocchi said, "Riva-chan surely understand the reason." in which Riva-chan desperately deny it with so much regret and dissappointment. The whole point of it, was how Gocchi convincing Riva-chan that it's okay even if they didn't know everything about each other, it's okay that way, because they're different person. Gocchi trying to show Riva-chan that the person who became their living reason is different. For Gocchi it was his sister, while Gocchi trying to show Riva-chan that it was Sally for his case.

What I catch here in the last scene was that Gocchi trying to make Riva-chan realize that he shouldn't live with him (Gocchi) as his aim or anything, but focus on the person he cares about, Sally.

It was such a confusing and bumpy road, but that's how I catch what the movie trying to deliver. About the 2 boys friendship, and how it affected their lifes. But still, the most important line is the relationship between Riva-chan and Gocchi. Many times they do things with thought "Because I know him best" but more than often too they thought "He didn't know anything about me" and get upset with themselves.


But in the end, they realize that it's okay like that. They didn't have to know EVERYTHING there is about each other.
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