Spring marks the start of another new school year at a junior high school in Kamakura. A new transfer student, Ryoichi Kyogoku joins the 8th grade. Kyogoku has a very special proficiency in telepathy and has been ordered by his father to use this ability to scan other people's minds and take over the school.
He instantly gains popularity at school from his good looks and charisma and he sets about taking control of the school. As people begin to fall under Kyogoku's spell, he covertly manipulates his followers and pushes aside anyone who gets in his way.
With the school almost completely under the control of Kyogoku, only one boy seems unaffected—Seki. Does Seki have what it takes to save everyone from the clutches of mind control?
(Source: Scotland Loves Animation)
Why You Should Watch This:
Want a cute little school-life/romance movie with eye-candy visuals? This is what you are looking for.
The basic premise of Nerawareta Gakuen is pretty simple. A pretty-boy transfer student with telepathic powers comes is trying to take over the school, and it is up to our clumsy protagonist Seki to save the day!... at least, that's what it seems like based on the Synopsis, but don't expect any action or psychic battles from this movie, as the focus is primarily on school-life aspects. While many of the developments and plot progressions are quite cliche, the movie also tries to explore the teenage struggle of figuring out what it really means to communicate and understand each other. As a long-time school-life/romance fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the character interactions and the characters clicked with me very well. The greatest strength of this movie is definitely the stunning visuals and great sound that do a great job boosting your enjoyment.