Ji-sik and Ye-mean, a bickering couple who have broken up six times already, find a device that allows them to travel through time to their past, where they see key moments of their past together.
Break Ups is a small little Korean OAV that, at 14 minutes, tells a simple story about a young, feuding couple who, through the power of time travel, realize how strong their relationship really is.
One thing I liked about Break Ups is that it doesn't pick sides between the relationship between Ji-sik and Ye-mean. All too often the angle of a relationship it's seen through the girl's eyes in anime, but here Ji-sik and Ye-mean each have their own reasons for breaking up and getting annoyed with each other. The writers do a good job of letting the audience in such a small time frame just how much at times the two at times can't stand each other. But the more they fight, the more they realize they need each other; even after six break-ups, they also end up back together. Still, it's fairly humorous and light through out, including the ending.
Although the character designs are very stock and the animation is only decent at best, Break Ups does look quite nice and is straightforward and to the point, which is what a short should do. If you have about 15 minutes to spare, it's worth a look-see.
A cute little comedy that gets a decent story out of just 14 minutes of runtime. — Tim Jones
Recommended Audience: Aside from drinking in a bar (and a scene of drunkenness as well) and some harsh languages in the subtitles, there's not much objectionable content-wise. Fine for your teens and up, though those in/have been in a relationship might resonate much better with the leads.
Version(s) Viewed: crunchyroll.com stream, Korean with English subtitles
Review Status: Full (1/1)
Break Ups © 2011 Goingdol
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