Recently I learned from a movie critic whose writing I follow that The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) is on Netflix.
The story of American POWs in Burma forced to aid the Japanese war effort, it’s a classic movie that I haven’t seen yet but will, I imagine, watch one day.* I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.
I have to admit, when I saw the words “Bridge on the River Kwai” I couldn’t help but change “Kwai” to “Kawaii.” The words just sounded so similar to me.
Kawaii: (in the context of Japanese popular culture) cute. The quality of being cute, or items that are cute.
In celebration of all things kawaii, here are things that make me go “Aww!”
Anime Cortana (click here to go to where this piece of art comes from):
Yui, the artificial intelligence (AI) from Sword Art Online:
Kiki, from Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989):
Eureka, from Eureka Seven:
Shizuku and Seiji, from Whisper of the Heart (1995):
This meme (from the Facebook page “Catholic Anime”):
BB-8, from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015):
What makes you go “Aww!”?
(Click here to go to where the picture of the teddy bear on the bridge comes from.)
*Thank you to a commenter for letting me know that it wasn’t just American POWs who worked on the bridge. British, Dutch, and Australian POWs worked on the bridge, too.