2014-2016: a newcomer in the world of cinema -her career was launched by director Tetsuya Nakashima with The World of Kanako (June 2014)- Nana Komatsu starred in several romantic comedies during that 2-year period, among those a drama and a movie based on the same manga series: ‘Kurosaki kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai’ (黒崎くんの言いなりになんてならない meaning ‘I won’t do what Kurosaki-kun says’).
The NTV drama ‘Black Devil and White Prince‘ was broadcast on December 22 and 23, 2015, the two episodes (about 45’ each) were a prequel to the movie Kurosaki kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai which hit Japanese theaters a few weeks later, on February 27, 2016.
Both the TV movie and the featured film had about the same cast, with Kento Nakajima (Black Devil) from Sexy Zone and Yudai Chiba (White Prince) as the male leads. Nana Komatsu was Yu Akabane, a pretty yet shy and awkward high school girl who becomes the love interest of two very different guys. The film enjoyed good box office and surely helped the young actress build a solid fanbase in Asia, way beyond Japanese borders.
NB: the blogmaster (that must be me) doesn’t really like the drama and the film, I found the TV drama had better moments though. However, on top of being her usual beauty, Nana Komatsu definitely showed she could handle comedy and she was pretty good at making (tons of) faces, enough to give me a few good laughs.
Below is a series of vidcaps from both films. Enjoy
from the drama (2015)
from the movie (2016)
Sources: Vidcaps from the original DVDs + Dubu Fan Sub