Flavors of Youth


Animation / Drama / Romance

IMDb Rating 6.5 10 2,811


Downloaded 72,821 times
April 4, 2019



Crispin Freeman as Campanella
Cristina Valenzuela as Reina Kousaka
Evan Rachel Wood as Old Dolio
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626.57 MB
23.976 fps
74 min
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1.18 GB
23.976 fps
74 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by petervd 7 / 10 / 10

Enjoy it with a cup of tea on a cloudy and sunny day

To be honest this movie is a slow burn, maybe not even a burn. The movie is split up into three stories with the same theme, childhood. I personally liked the first story the most, but the third story is also wotrh watching. Sit down, drink a cup of tea and relax while watching beautiful animantion tell three sweet stories about the memories of childhood :))

Reviewed by dgalvan-73967 5 / 10 / 10

Delightful slice-of-life collection of stories

I really enjoyed this Netflix anime. Something can always be learned from life stories, and this trio of short stories has something for everyone. From the simple pleasures of a hot meal, to family, friendship and planning for the future, these stories are represented variously and concisely. Although some of the character designs feel generic (mainly background characters and minor characters with brief appearances), the backgrounds are detailed and grand like any quality theatrical release. The opening segment took a minute or two to find its footing, but I was rewarded by the quality of the animation, the warmth of the narrator's voice, and the poetry of the description. After that first segment, I was more patient, allowing the rest of the film to wash over me like a warm bowl of San Xian noodles (the art of noodles figuring prominently in that first segment). For a change, the setting is various cities and towns in China, which works for me, adding needed variety compared to seeing the usual City and town backdrops used in many anime depictions of Japan. Be sure to watch past the final credits of the last segment, as there is an end credit scene (of course there is) that bookends with the opening scene at the airport. I thought I would have to work to pay attention (I have ADD), but the brevity of each segment made it easy to follow along. The first segment is so warm and poetic, it brought a joyful tear to my eye. The second segment took a little longer to get into, but the characters slowly developed (just like in real life, it takes time to get to know people), and the payoff was unexpectedly grand. The final segment really could have been developed into its own story, but the brevity added to the drama and could easily be the best of the three stories. I suppose it could have been presented first, but then I would have missed out on that beautiful opening segment that really sets the tone for the rest of the film. I really enjoyed the film. It reminds me of 5 CM Per Second and Only Yesterday, similar films which reward the viewer while relaxing and feeding your soul like a warm bowl of noodles. This review is based on the international version, in Japanese with English subtitles.

Reviewed by anjaemilie 5 / 10 / 10

beautiful but boring

The 5 stars are for how beautiful it is made. but the stories are unbelievably boring.

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