Moonlight Shadow Stage Greetings

Moonlight Shadow, the screen adaptation of Banana Yoshimoto‘s famous novella is set for a nationwide release in Japan on Friday September 10. On Wednesday September 1, at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, there was a press conference.

The two leads, i.e. Nana Komatsu and Hio Miyazawa, and two supporting cast members (Nana Nakahara and Himi Sato) attended in the company of novelist Banana Yoshimoto. Director Edmund Yeo made a surprise screen appearance, live from Malaysia !

Banana Yoshimoto said, among other things, that she was very pleased with the film and praised director Edmund Yeo for the poetry and the visuals as well as Nana Komatsu for her impersonation of Satsuki and heartfelt performance…


“I’m so glad that Banana-san is happy with the film” (Nana Komatsu)


Nana Komatsu said, “Banana-san published ‘Kitchen‘ when she was 24 years old, and I was also 24 when I played the role, so I think it was fate, and I’m really honored and very happy that she led me to this film. During the filming, I lost a lot of weight and ran a lot, but I felt like my heart was getting thinner and thinner, and when Satsuki’s feelings suddenly entered my mind, I felt very emotional and lonely…”

There were times when I felt lonely and alone, but when we were shooting, the sun was shining, the sunrise was beautiful, and even the environment was on my side. I wanted to play this role with all my heart, soaking up all the things like the air and breathing in.”



Moonlight Shadow Stage Greetings Video



MS stage greetings official pics (ensemble)


conference clip vidcaps


Sources: Model PressOricon News 1Oricon News 2Cinema Today 1Cinema Today 2MovicheFuji TV ViewNews MyNaviHochi NewsEncount PressNikkan SportsCrank-inDwangoMovie WalkerMoonlight Shadow TwitterTokyo HeadlineCinema LifeChunichiMusic VoiceMaidigiTVAStageMoonlight Shadow OfficialExcite JapanTheTV JapanNatalie Music Cinema FactoryEiga Joho

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