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…
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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October 14 Stage Greetings Pictures
A big Xmas tree was set up for the event, in front of which the actress said: “Is it already Christmas time? I thought this year went by so fast,” (she said with deep emotion, she added🙂 “When I was little, I thought, Santa’s coming! I stayed up late thinking ‘Santa is coming!’ But I fell asleep and couldn’t see it”
Stage Greetings Clip
Parasite in Love which is distributed by Kadokawa Pictures was apparently endowed with a decent budget for CGs and the OST. For the music, director Kensaku Kakimoto‘s connexions in the world of music and music videos surely helped. No less than 13 artists have contributed to the soundtrack: Christian Fennesz, Shun Ishiwaka, Mirrror, Akeboshi, Hideaki Shirato, Meirin (Zombie Chang), Manami Kakudo, Cony Plankton, Black Boboi, Julia Shortreed, Tokyo Shiokoji, Sarah Hemi and Miyu Hosoi. In addition, Okinawan singer songwriter Awich wrote and performed the theme song.
Promo shots and clips
The November issue (#95) of Cinema Cinema has an interview article with the two leads
Promo Message (from September 29)
After the September 29 preview in Shinjuku (Wald 9 Cinema)
stage greetings vidcaps
Sources: Oricon News – Cinema Life – Fuji TV – My Navi – Moviche 1 – Moviche 2 – Eiga Joho – Dwango – Cinema Today – Music Voice – Nikkan Sports – Natalie Music – Movie Walker (Preview event, October 14) – AStage – Movie Walker – Cinema Life (about soundtrack artists) – Cinema Today – Nana Komatsu 小松菜奈 Source (Twitter) – Princess Nana (Twitter) – Satoriito