Drowning Love aka Oboreru Knife (溺れるナイフ) was the second feature film of young female director Yamato Yuki. The movie hit Japanese theaters on November 5 in 2016 and over the years it has become a favourite amongst Komatsu Nana and Suda Masaki fans, partly because of its inner qualities (cinematography, plot, soundtrack) but also because of the growing popularity of its two leads.
Komatsu and Suda were co-stars again (first collaboration was for Destruction Babies) and Yamato‘s film gave them the proper environment to display remarkable onscreen chemistry. After that the two thespians met again in different projects like short films for Niko and and the 2020 hit that was Tapestry/Ito. What first united them on an artistic level reached another dimension when the two young stars announced their marriage in November 2021.
Interviews, stage greetings, premiere and special screenings, Komatsu Nana and Masaki Suda were pretty busy promoting the film back in Autumn 2016, here is a non exhaustive selection and compilation of pics (some HQ at the bottom of this post)
Main sources: Model Press (November 11) – Model Press Interview (November 1) – The Qoo – Model Press (November 3)