Fireworks from the Heart (2010)

Fireworks from the Heart (2010)

Total votes: 194

Screenwriter: Nishida Masafumi

Rank: #4432

Country: Japan

Native Title: おにいちゃんのハナビ

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Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.

Content Rating: G – All Ages

Alternative Titles: Oniichan no Hanabi

Genre: Drama, Family, Romance


On September 9th, the day of the Katakai Fireworks Festival, high school student Hana comes home from the hospital after six months of treatment for leukemia. She then discovers that her older brother Taro has become a hikikomori (social recluse). Taro used to be tender, smart and proud of his younger sister, but now he even turns his back on her and stays in his room. Her parents act like there isnothing wrong with him.
Later that evening, Hana attends the Katakai Fireworks Festival and observes the town’s youth group happily planning for next year’s event. She decides to get Taro involved with the group in an effort to bring him out of his shell. Hana drags Taro out of his room and to the youth group office. Unfortunately, Taro is not accepted as a member. Hana, nevertheless, is determined to get Taro back into society and helps him find a part-time job as a paperboy and into the adult meetings for the Katakai Fireworks Festival.
With Hana’s help, Taro slowly opens up to the world again. Then, with winter approaching, Hana has a relapse with her leukemia. Taro comes to the hospital every day to visit Hana and soon learns that the Katakai Fireworks Festival is a symbol of happiness for Hana. Taro then takes the initiative to make Hana happy and approaches the town’s youth group once more for admittance.

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