Promoting Parasite in Love

Two weeks to go before the official release of Parasite in Love on Japanese screens, nationwide. 153 theaters have been selected so far. Several stage greetings events have also been decided (list there) like on Saturday November 13 at the Grand Cinema Sunshine in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, actress Komatsu Nana will attend.

Though TV appearances might occur at some point, a few days before and after the theatrical release, the current promotional campaign focuses on printed and online magazines. Today, Biz Life Style has released a short Kento Hayashi/Nana Komatsu interview, this webzine issue is available as a free pdf file: Biz #155.


Great interview of Parasite in Love Director Kensaku Kakimoto on Creators Station. If you can handle Japanese a bit it’s a very interesting piece, really worth reading as he develops not only on the process that led to the making of his latest film but also on his background. Kakimoto-san has a solid experience as a video maker for many CMs and music clips…

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Artwork 4

Social networks services like Instagram frequently provide drawings, paintings and sketches created by either Nana Komatsu fans or artists who specialise in portraying Japanese celebrities. Instagram is not the only popular place for sharing Nana Komatsu artwork, many pics can also be found on TwitterDeviant Art or Pinterest

Artwork 4 is the fourth post of a series dedicated to such productions from selected designers, amateurs or professionals. The name or account of each and every artist can be found at the bottom of each piece of artwork, with a clickable link. Featured portrait by lemong1nger.


Horio Oekaki

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Hijiri, a Parasite in Love

Three weeks to go before the theatrical release of Parasite in Love all over Japan on November 12. This Kadokawa Pictures film is directed by Kensaku Kakimoto. Theme Song by Awich, 13 other artists contributed to the soundtrack. As the first reviews begin to surface, here is a collection of Hijiri pictures and vidcaps from the teasers and trailers.

Plot (roughly translated from the Official Site): Kengo Kosaka (Kento Hayashi) is a young man who has lived his entire life being unable to get involved with others because of his extreme germ phobia. One day, he receives a weird request from a complete stranger to make friends with Hijiri Sanagi (Nana Komatsu), a high school student who is out of school due to gaze phobia, and take care of her.

Kosaka is annoyed by Sanagi’s devious attitude, but then he begins to sympathize with her as he realizes that she is trying to hide her own weakness. The two lonely people, who wished for the end of the world, eventually fall for each other and fall in love…

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Koi Mushi Promo Campaign

Less than a month to go before the release of Parasite in Love in Japanese theaters on November 12. ‘Koi Mushi‘, a shorter nametag for Koi Suru Kiseichu/恋する寄生虫, stars Komatsu Nana and Kento Hayashi and is directed by Kensaku Kakimoto. On Thursday October 14, there was a women-only preview at the Grand Cinema Sunshine in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The two leads and the director attended…

On this post: the Ikebukuro preview, the OST artists, other related news…


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Plot by AsianWiki : A young man named Kengo Kosaka (Kento Hayashi) 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 (Nana Komatsu) 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 ….

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