Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam

Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam is celebrating soon its 8th anniversary. Actress and Chanel Ambassador Nana Komatsu has been selected to grace one of the 8 different covers of a special edition. The other ones have been released on their Facebook page (Elena Matei, Charlie Puth, Bebe Rexha etc…).

The cover is the first pic released from a photoshoot by New York based photographer Dalong Lucas Yang. Here’s a little message he wrote on his Instagram account:

“My favorite Japanese actress @konichan7 (Nana Komatsu) graces my lens for the 8th Anniversary cover for @bazaarvietnam. I had been wanting to work with Nana since her first movie was out and I’m so grateful to finally work with her for this opportunity!! Even though I can’t speak Japanese but Nana is so sweet that she told my interpreter she had a really great and fun day shooting with us. That means a lot to me!!”

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Yuki Hime

Nana Komatsu is Yuki Hime in Samurai Marathon, she is the rebellious daughter of feudal lord Katsuakira Itakura (Hiroki Hasegawa)

European Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Screenings on June 25 and 26, director Bernard Rose will attend both.

US Premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival on June 28. There will be a Q&A session with Bernard Rose and the actress who will be honoured with a Rising Star Award.

Stills released by director Bernard Rose


Dew Magazine Photoshoot

In November 2018, Indonesian magazine Dew published a remarkable photoshoot of the actress in a special edition celebrating the mag’s 8th anniversary. The 35-page article presented over 30 glamorous and creative shots from photographer Ko-Ta Shouji and editorial notes by Kirana Ardhia, Features Editor. Nana Komatsu was wearing Patrick Owen, the self named label of an Indonesian fashion designer and photographer.

Excerpts from a follow-up article, On Her Rise to Stardom, published on December 5, text by Kirana Ardhia:

Nana Komatsu is not your ordinary 22-year-old. At the time where most girls her age would be glued to their laptop screens, binge-watching series or movies and fawning over celebrities, she is busy being the one behind those screens. Although one may argue that everything looks shinier from outside, the entertainment world is definitely not as glamorous as it is portrayed. Not all rainbows and unicorns, it is a truly hard and rough work. A job that is meant for someone who is strong-willed and has the ‘oomph’ for it, and Nana Komatsu might just be the perfect girl for the role.

Stating that modeling is about the art of expression, as a self-proclaimed introvert, working as a model helps her in learning to express things, and herself, better. Not just a profession though, Nana does fancy fashion. She enjoys experimenting with her outfits, freely wears what she wants, prefers pants than skirts, she doesn’t really follow trends and opts to wear the things that suits her best. Nana admits that acting is a career that she wants to continue pointing her soul at from now on, and it is looking like a bright future ahead of her when glancing at her past achievements (…) she loves movies, the art of making films and the industry scene itself. She likes the heartwarming feeling in the film production, of everyone working on different tasks yet are creating one thing that connects them.

It is possible to view the whole article online from this Issuu link (p. 96 to 131)


Sayonara Arigato

Nana Komatsu and co-star Mugi Kadowaki were at the Toho Cinema in Shinjuku (Tokyo) today for yet another presentation and thanks and greeting party for Sayonara Kuchibiru aka Farewell Song. They were joined by stylist Daisuke Iga who was in charge of their costumes in the movie.

On a side note, the film enjoyed a successful premiere at the Shangai International Film Festival yesterday, tickets reportedly being sold out in less than 6 minutes.

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