“For me, only Lily is real.”
Brutal and authentic, All About Lily Chou-Chou is a harrowingly relevant take on the worsening state of idol culture and the dependency of it with teenagers. It also taps into other heavy themes such as gang culture, peer pressure and teenage depression, and executed them brilliantly.
The plot follows two boys, Shūsuke and Yūichi, and their deteriorating relationship to the backdrop of the music of fictional musician Lily Chou-Chou.
It’s incredibly interesting to watch,…