Memories of Akira Tachibana


Directed by Akira Nagai, Koi Ame aka After the Rain (恋は雨上がりのように) is a live action movie starring Nana Komatsu, Yo Oizumi, Nana Seino, Honoka Matsumoto, Hayato Isomura, Shono Hayama, Maika Yamamoto, Yo Yoshida

Synopsis from Asian Wiki: Akira Tachibana is a 17-year-old high school student. She was once a promising athlete, but an injury has prevented her from taking part in track and field. One day, Akira Tachibana goes to a family restaurant and the manager talks to her in a tender voice. This makes Akira Tachibana begin working part-time at the restaurant. The manager is 45-year-old Masami Kondo (Yo Oizumi) and he is divorced with a child. Akira Tachibana falls in love with him.


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From Cinema Escapist: “While the romance — given the age difference — was never meant to be, seeing someone young and passionate like Akira rekindles Masami’s own forgotten feelings of youthful passion towards literature (…) their romance touched both of them deeply and made them rediscover something both of them had forgotten — how much they loved their own passions (…) After the Rain did a great job of handling Akira and Masami’s relationship in a nuanced, tasteful way”


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From Asian Movie Web: “After the Rain” succeeds in creating more than enough three-dimensionality with its hints. That this isn’t your classic love story can also be made out by the fact that director Akira Nagai doesn’t use interior shots flooded with sunlight as is common in the genre, but captures his pictures with a down to earth style. The relationship between Masami and Akira is difficult and Masami is more than enough of a realist to not just indulge in this love which certainly is flattering to his ego. Yet, he doesn’t attempt to simply reject Akira, but helps her on her way to deal with the situation – and not just with her love for him, but also where she’s at in life at the moment. A movie which accordingly comes across as very mature and still remains a romantic movie in parts. A well-achieved balance.



making of Gallery (official pics)


Special Reports (Japanese)

In the first video, Nana Komatsu and co-star Yo Oizumi revisit some of the places where the shooting took place, in Yokohama. The second video is from the making of.

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Autumn True True True

The latest CM/Short film by Niko and has been released today, September 11 (Japan time). Once again, ‘Niko and’ had Nana Komatsu and Masaki Suda star in a quality short film as ambassadors of the brand. Song: Kotoba by 金色Bitter (kinirobitter)


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Official campaign pics


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Vogue Japan 2017

In August 2017, Nana Komatsu was the ‘Girl of the month‘ for Vogue Japan. On this occasion, she was filmed and shot by famous photographer Akinori Ito who by the way has been working with the actress and model many times (for Shiseido/Integrate CMs for instance). Nana Komatsu was wearing Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Chloé, Gianvito Rossi, Loewe, Stella McCartney …




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The Red Chapter 02

The Red Chapter is the second instalment of Thrill ! The Black Chapter and The Red Chapter, a drama produced by NHK. The four episodes were broadcast in winter 2015 between February 22 and March 15. Detective Togawa (Keisuke Koide) from the Metropolitan Police Department teams up with young Hitomi Nakano (Nana Komatsu) to solve difficult and intriguing murder cases.

Hitomi is not a detective, though she truly wishes to become one. She is a clerk in the general affairs section of the Metropolitan Police and her job is to check the receipts sent by agents while in mission to make sure the taxpayers’ money is properly used. She often ‘borrows’ the small black notebook on which Togawa writes down the details of his investigations. Smart Hitomi thinks fast and she knows all the tricks used by criminals because her own father, who abandoned her when she was a teen, was a mighty conman.  

Below you will get galleries of quality video captures and a low res* subbed version of episode two in which Hitomi puts herself at risk. (*640×480)


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Ruby Paper 2011

A remarkable series of B&W photographs for Ruby Paper Issue 02. In the September 2011 edition of the magazine, one of the featured articles, ‘She’s a Rainbow’, had 15-year-old model Nana Komatsu in a photoshoot with Tokyo based photographer Kazuki Nagayama who has been working with her since then, the latest collaboration being the Phaeton/Leto photobook last April.


Sources: Dadane (Tumblr) – RubyPaper

Award in Yokohama 2017

On February 5, 2017, Nana Komatsu received a Best Newcomer award for her performance in Tetsuya Mariko’s Destruction Babies. The ceremony was held at the Kannai Hall, a few blocks from the city’s harbour. On receiving the award she said the role was both ‘a challenge and an adventure’. (38th Yokohama Film Festival)



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