Matcha To Bon Odori (Green Tea and the Spirit Dance)

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Stumbled upon this edit and I love It!
Bonus that I got to watch it right away on the video tab, and its only 15 minutes but it is excellent, elegant and simple. Even had me getting emotional at one point.

Love this creative approach to a movie that I already loved, and again TM2YC displays why he is such a legend in this game. Great fun.
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What an unexpected surprise!
Call me a Philistine, but I always thought "Karate Kid" was fluff, and "Karate Kid II," more of the same.
TM2YC has worked wonders, crafting a marvelous short of intersecting love stories.
Romance between Daniel and Kumiko, Miyagi and Yukie, and both males love for dead or dying fathers.
The black n white lends a timeless feel and disguises the 80s setting.
There is no martial conflict in this, and this really fits into the Love Consecution theme.
With TM2YC involved, all editing is first rate.

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TM2YC really kicked ass with this Consecution. I totally forgot how fricking great "Karate Kid Part II" was. And instead of just condensing the story down, the editor made it a unique experience with the black & white and reframing and making it feel like Japanese cinema. Bravo!
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I've always loved The Karate Kid Parts I and II, especially how the second film is so different from the first. While the first is an 80s 'you can do it!' rah rah kid against the bullies romp the second was more of a master and apprentice adventure to another culture, and exploring Mr. Miyagi's past was always the best part of the movie.

So to see this unexpected experimental short come together of editing together of just 15 minutes of spread out parts was really a wonderful surprise. It's not just about taking great parts of The Karate Kid Part II and making a short film, but rather something truly reflective on love and loss in the Japanese culture. I was moved and intrigued the whole way through, and I give MAJOR props to TM2YC for the effort made here-- and turning out something awesome in the process.

If I had anything I'd gripe about it would be that I wished somehow the ice breaking scene (or some parts of it) made it into the short. Sure, it has basically nothing to do with the overall theme of the short but that scene was BY FAR my favorite in the original movie, about believing in yourself and finding the focus to accomplish the impossible. No big deal though :)

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Life, death, age, youth, and more are juxtaposed in this fantastic short - and love ties it all together. Aesthetically beautiful - nails that 50's Japanese look. Reframing seems perfectly natural. Excising the Karate from Karate Kid works better than it has any right to. I have a soft spot for the concept of TM2YC's other contribution, Birthday Presents - but the exceptional execution of this short wins me over to declare it my personal favorite short of this Consecution.
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