Yesterday* in Tokyo, at the T-Joy Prince Cinema (Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Takanawa), there was a promo event for Closed Ward aka Family of Strangers, Hideyuki Harama‘s new film due for release in Japan on November 1. Co-stars Nana Komatsu and Tsurube Shofukutei attended as well as supporting actresses Reiko Kataoka, Satomi Kobayashi and director Harayama. Veteran actor Shofukutei was delighted when the actresses offered him gifts, among them a knitted hat from his young co-star Nana Komatsu.*(Japanese time)
Nana Komatsu graces the cover of the December 2019 edition of Mina Magazine (pic at the end of the article). Over a year and a half ago she surprised the public and her fans when she appeared with a short hair brand new look while promoting her new film –Kids on the Slope– in February 2018. In the following months she made the cover of several magazines, here is the photoshoot for Mina, July issue.
The forthcoming release of Madame Figaro Japan with Nana Komatsu and Ayami Nakajo on the cover (December issue) is a good opportunity to be reminded of a previous collaboration for Vogue Japan in 2016: photoshoot and clip by German photographer and director Ellen von Unwerth.
Late 2000s, early 2010s, a new street fashion style emerged in places like Harajuku in Tokyo, the Mori Girl: The idea of the mori girl is to look like she’s just come from living in the woods. A mori girl starts her wardrobe with the colors of the earth like white, cream, brown, and gray. Other added colors tend to be dusty and gentle. Light layers and loose silhouettes are a must, and then come the accessories. Long necklaces, low heeled shoes, natural makeup and hair, and plenty of lace complete the look (Lindsay Erin)
The Red Chapter is the second instalment of Thrill ! The Black Chapter and The Red Chapter, an NHK drama. The four episodes were broadcast between February 22 and March 15, 2017. Detective Togawa (Keisuke Koide) from the Metropolitan Police Department teams up with young Hitomi Nakano (Nana Komatsu) to solve intriguing murder cases.
In fact, Hitomi is not a detective but an accountant whose job is to check the receipts sent by police officers to the administration in order to make sure the taxpayers’ money is properly used. Smart and Inquiring to the point of being nosy, she often ‘borrows’ the small black notebook on which Togawa writes down the details of his investigations. Hitomi knows all the tricks of the trade because her own father (who abandoned her when she was a teen) was a conman.
Funny situations and dialogues, making faces, wacky attitudes, Hitomi is definitely not your average ‘detective’ and it’s as if Nana Komatsu was given the green light to use her sense of humour and playful side to the max in order to impersonate a truly offbeat character.
Episode 3 surely is the most intriguing chapter of the series. The pair has to investigate missing persons cases in a hotel which is just as mysterious. Eerie!
Below is a series of screencaps plus the full episode (SD version – 640×480)
Nana Komatsu has graced the cover of Rudi Magazine several times. In the Vol.2 issue (November 2015) she was promoting clothes sold by Kastane stores in Japan. The magazine, now out of print, may be found on eBay or Yahoo Auctions Japan, second hand copies surface from time to time on Amazon Japan.