Nothing triggers a reunion faster than a debilitating illness, and once crowded around a fading loved one’s death bed, what better to do than indulge in nostalgic flashbacks to simpler times? In Sunny, Scoop! director Hitoshi One’s J-pop-packed remake of Kang Hyeong-Cheol’s 2011 melodrama, that time is the height of the 90s “gyaru” boom, when – as one character remarks – “Japan was in love with teenage girls”. The girls in question are The Sunny Gang, a sextet of inseparable high school friends who wore thick long socks, baggy cardigans and screeched hysterically all day long.
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