A poignant story of adolescence gone awry
Mitsuru and Koichi, 17-year-old classmates, couldn’t be more different. While the former is a brilliant student who hardly socializes, the latter is cheerful and popular in class. But they share a strong bond.
However, tragedy strikes when Koichi is hit by a truck right before Mitsuru. Despite having no pulse or heartbeat, Koichi gives his usual smile to Mitsuru, who finds it hard to accept his death and believes that he is still "alive."
This poignant story of adolescence explores the complex interplay between life and death, sex and youth.