I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Japanese: 君の膵臓をたべたい/Kimi no Suizō wo Tabetai), also known as Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, is a novel by the Japanese writer Yoru Sumino.
- Type- Movie
- Titles- I want to eat your pancreas (Kimi no suizo wo tebetai)
- Genres- romance, drama , slice of life
- Rating- PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
A bookworm who is deeply detached from the world he resides in. He has no interest in others and is firmly convinced that nobody has any interest in him either. But one day Haruki comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular classmate, Sakura, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a fatal pancreatic illness.
She then confides in him about the pancreatic disease she is suffering from and that her time left is finite. Only her family knows about her terminal illness; not even her best friends are aware. Despite this revelation, Haruki shows zero sympathy for her. But caught in the waves of Sakura’s persistent buoyancy, he eventually concedes to accompanying her for her remaining days.
Afterwards, Sakura’s friends and classmates grow suspicious of Haruki’s newfound closeness to her. The two begin doing activities from Sakura’s bucket list together, until Sakura is suddenly hospitalized.
During her hospitalization, the two went out to see fireworks together. At that moment Haruki little bit realising his feelings towards sakura.
When Sakura is about to discharged she messages Haruki inviting him to lunch, but she does not show up at their meeting spot. Later that night, Haruki is watching the news with his family, which reveals that Sakura was stabbed on her way to meet him and that she is dead. He breaks down and does not attend her funeral.
Later, he visits her mother and asks for Sakura’s diary. The letter tells him to keep the diary and to make her best friend Kyoko read it, Soon after Haruki reads the letter, he immediately breaks down into tears as he never felt so much sorrow for a single person before.
The movie ends with Haruki and Kyoko visiting Sakura’s grave a year later, the two of them have become friends.
This film hits all the right notes emotionally, telling the story of two high schoolers, one an asocial loner and the other an impulsive girl about to die.
The depth of the characters and plot go beyond a typical plot, with interesting developments and backstories that deviate from stereotypes. I recommend this movie to anyone. Even if you aren’t into anime or romance.