For those who find it worthwhile to work, the following feelings are not surprising. "Once I start running, I can't stop it anymore." In general, that's what work is all about. because it's fun? No. Not only at such times. Even if it is sometimes painful, I am prepared to do it while clenching my teeth. There are people who laugh at their efforts.
Many adults are running around society with a sense of responsibility. Even if you get tired from time to time, you can't stop running. In the tense air, it's like carrying a heavy load. Your body may scream and suffer before you know it. At that time, if there is something small, warm and fluffy by your side, wouldn't it be healed? I feel like it's okay to stop for a moment and mess around. With its supple body fluttering and shaking its long tail ... it will snuggle up to your feet. You will surely love the smooth coat of the creature, which is capricious, free and has exceptionally beautiful eyes.
The movie "Gu Gu the Cat" is a smiley depiction of the mysterious healing powers of such familiar cats. The dear days that manga artist Yumiko Oshima spent with her cats. The simple essay comic was made into a movie. The main character is Asako Kojima, modeled after Yumiko Oshima. Kyoko Koizumi plays with a heartwarming expression. She looks at the cat with a gentle look, and an innocent cat that bounces around. The more you notice it, the more cute and casual the scenery of love is there.
The stage is Kichijoji. I feel nostalgic for the beautiful green Inokashira Park and the scenery of the town. Asako has lived her daily life and worked for her in this town. If you notice it, it is called a genius manga, and the stress that you carry on your back without knowing it. It was her first domestic cat, "Mackerel," who was always there to heal her. Mackerel means "how are you?" In French. Mackerel also loved Asako. Still, I know when Asako is busy working. That was also the case when her own life was about to end.
Saba stared at Asako, the last breath that was small and almost disappeared. The voice does not reach Asako who is desperately working due to her deadline. By the dawn when the work was finally done, the mackerel was already cold ...
How painful it is to be unaware of the last moments of her beloved family. The sadness is painfully transmitted in this movie. Asako was so shocked that she lost her mackerel that she couldn't draw her manga for a while. She's been running all the time, but it's as if she had a big pitfall. She didn't notice it, Ston, and she fell ... that was the situation. Who will heal and help Asako? I needed someone to come in, gently looking into her face through the deep hole.
The encounter is sudden. Asako finds an adorable American Shorthair kitten at a pet store that has been sucked in. I'm looking at Asako with her slightly moist eyes. The kitten, who knows nothing about her Asako's sadness or her work, just squints at her Asako's fingertips. A dear person who will come to you right away if you reach out to her. Involuntarily, Asako's face broke, and she immediately wanted her kitten. Name her kitten as she thought it would be, and carefully put it in a box and take it home. Its name is "Goo Goo".
How complex and sometimes simple humans are! When you feel brighter, the world changes completely. A bright landscape, as if spring had come, as if flowers had bloomed around Asako. Before I knew it, Asako started running again, chasing her whimsical kitten Goo Goo. As she plays with Goo Goo, takes care of Goo Goo, and takes pictures of her Goo Goo, the cold sorrow of her heart gradually melts away. Asako was able to draw manga again, and even her new love came through her goo goo.
"Gu Gu the Cat" is a work that feels the vitality of a human who lives hard and a cat who lives on an equal footing with him. The beauty of living is overflowing there. People's hearts are fragile and dangerous, and they need something to heal and invigorate themselves. Even so, it's strange because I feel "healed" by the funny behavior of a cat and the sweet cry. When I saw this movie, I even felt that something might change if I walked at the same pace as a cat. Cats are capricious and cannot be guaranteed. There may be a chance that you can think that you can do your best again.