November Parasite

The production team of ‘Parasite in Love‘ (恋する寄生虫) has just released two teaser trailers about 34s each as well as the official poster for Kensaku Kakimoto‘s new movie which will hit Japanese theaters in November.

The film stars Komatsu Nana (Hijiri) and Kento Hayashi (Kengo), two teenagers who suffer from rare and strange phobiae. Cast includes Ishibashi Ryo who plays Hijiri Sanagi’s grandfather and Iura Arata, a mysterious man…The Official Film Site has been entirely redesigned.

Plot by Asian Wiki: A young man named Kengo Kosaka suffers from extreme mysophobia. Due to his compulsive disorder, he is unable to maintain a relationship with anyone. Kengo Kosaka is also a lonely young man. Meanwhile, high school student Hijiri Sanagi has scopophobia. Because of her fear of being stared at, she refuses to go to school. Both Kengo Kosaka and Hijiri Sanagi do not expect to find love with another person, but they meet and fall in love. They have happy days, but ….the movie is based on Sugaru Miaki‘s novel published in 2016.

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An An Magazine 2016

Actress and model Komatsu Nana made the cover of the February issue of An An magazine, one of the oldest and most popular women’s magazines in Japan. The article and photoshoot, ‘A week-end in Taiwan‘, was quite appropriate for food-loving Nana Komatsu whose love and interest for Taiwanese cuisine, landscapes and people is no secret.

Issue #1992, February 24, 2016. Photographs by Masanori Akao from WhiteStout. Still available from some online stores: Amazon Japan.

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Moonlight Shadow Teaser

On Friday July 9, the Moonlight Shadow production team released the official poster and a 30″ teaser trailer for the film, bound for a September release in Japan. It has been revealed that actor Hio Miyazawa will play Hitoshi, Satsuki‘s deceased boyfriend.

In his comments, the actor, who grabbed awards and recognition for His, praised director Edmund Yeo for his positive attitude during the shooting (‘always a smile on his face, paying attention to the actors’ needs’) as well as actress Komatsu Nana who plays Satsuki, the main character: ‘Satsuki, is a unique woman with a strong will of her own, so I thought that only Ms. Komatsu, who has a unique atmosphere could play the role’.

Moonlight Shadow is the film adaptation of Banana Yoshimoto‘s famous novel, published in Japan in 1986. It has been translated in many a language and is still a book dear to the heart of the famous novelist.

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