2014 Yukata Mook

Scans from a Yukata mook published on June 20, 2014. This 77-page mag has actress Haruka Ayase on the cover. At the time, Komatsu Nana had already made a name for herself as a model but more was to come with the release of The World of Kanako, her first feature film, the following week.

Details: published by Takarajimasha – ISBN-10 : 4800228255 – ISBN-13 : 978-4800228253. Used copies can easily be found on Yahoo Japan Auctions or even Amazon Japan. Nana Komatsu featured article: ‘A leisurely stroll in Yanaka*’ (ゆくりと谷中をめぐります).

*Yanaka is a worth visiting area in Shitamachi, Tokyo

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Remembering Emi

Sota Fukushi, Nana Komatsu in surprisingly profound romantic fantasy (…) As in Shinkai’s worlds My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday alludes to much larger themes of time, memory, love and loss, as well as the impermanence of existence and interactions with the world around us and its inhabitants. At its heart, the film also mourns our loss of innocence and the inexplicable heartbreaks that have scarred most people’. South China Morning Post review.

My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (ぼくは明日, 昨日のきみとデートする) hit Japanese theaters on December 17, 2016. Theatrical releases throughout Asia followed and the film garnered good reviews on top of box office success. Possibly one of the very best Takahiro Miki movies, it is also often mentioned as a favorite amongst Nana Komatsu fans.

Though viewers get to know the truth and understand the hows and whys of Emi’s strange behaviour even before the first half of the narrative -with a major twist- one never gets bored thereafter. This surely is one of the strongest points of the film. Here is a no-spoiler post to celebrate.

Subbed trailer (Chinese and English)

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