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One Week Friends: Complete Collection (2014/Sentai Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: B-

Yuki Hase is in love with Kaori Fujimiya, but Fujimiya has a secret, she can only remember friends for one week and then forget them the next. Ever since a certain incident Fujimiya has been avoiding making friends, because making friends and then forgetting them would be too painful for her afterwards. Hase-kun and his friends Shogo and Yamagishi believe otherwise and vow to be Fujimaya's friend no matter what and help her remember the memories they create together in One Week Friends: Complete Collection (2014).

When Hase learns of Fujimiya's condition, every week he asks her if he can be friends with her. Fujimiya in turn keeps a journal of each week and reads about their past week together. They are soon joined by their friends Shogo and Yamagishi help Fujimiya rediscover the value of friendship. Eventually Hase discovers her memories aren't truly gone and learns the trauma of her past and helps her face them.

This was your typical high school drama mixed with girl with amnesia. It seems like the ultimate trauma/drama is about memories or lack there of, because if we forget who we are then who or what are we? Japanese seem to love couples in a bittersweet romance in where one forgets their memories and the other lives to keep those memories alive. (On the plus side if you forget your memories there can be a lot of 'first times').

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image looks great throughout each episode, while the lossless Japanese DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo is clear, warm, well-recorded and has Pro Logic-like surrounds. Extras include Kaori's Journal Shorts, promos, clean opening and closing animations and trailers.

Episodes include...

The Beginning of a Friendship - Hase-kun works up the courage to talk with Fujimiya, and learn her secret why she doesn't like to make friends.

How to Spend Time With Friends - Hase goes out on his first 'date' with Fujimiya.

Friend of a Friend - Fujimiya begins to understand Hase's friend, Shogo.

A Fight With a Friend - Hase gets jealous when Fujimiya and Shogo becoming friends.

A New Friend - Fujimiya, Hase, Shogo becomes friends with Yamagishi, who is almost as forgetful as Fujimiya.

A Friend's Mother - Hase meets Fujimiya's mother.

Friends Who Go "Whew", Friends Who Go "Sigh" - Fujimiya begins to open her heart up to others and learns how to make more friends. Hase plans for the summer.

At the Beach With Friends - Fujimiya, Hase, Shogo and Yamagishi goes to the beach.

The Last Day With a Friend - A transfer student from Fujimiya's past appears and cause Fujimiya to forget everything with Hase-kun.

A Friend and a Friend - Kujo learns of Fujimiya condition and realizes how cruel he is.

A Dear Friend - Hase learns of Fujimiya's traumatic past becomes afraid he might hurt her the way Kujo did.

Can We Please Be Friends? - Can Hase and Fujimiya take their relationship to the next level?

- Ricky Chiang


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