Shogakukan Short Film

A very special CM, a true short film actually, was released on Monday August 8 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Shogakukan, a company with headquarters in Chiyoda (Tokyo) which is a world famous publisher much known for producing and distributing magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational and reference books in Japan, the USA and Europe.

The movie is 17 minutes long and was directed by Takahiro Miki whom we briefly see at the end of the story. Though voice actor Koichi Yamadera appears in the film the main cast is actress and model Komatsu Nana. This quality CM offers remarkable animated sequences in a unique voyage through time and publications.

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Shogakukan Publisher CM Teaser

In order to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Shogakukan Inc. will release a special CM/movie on August 8. The company, which has its headquarters in Chiyoda (Tokyo), is a world famous publisher known for producing and distributing magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational and reference books not only in Japan but also in the USA and Europe…

Directed by Takahiro Miki the short film has actress and model Komatsu Nana as the main cast. He has often worked with the actress for CMs, music clips and two feature films (My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday and Kids on the Slope). Voice actor Koichi Yamadera also appears in the film, mangaka Inio Asano is involved in the project for the animation.

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Yomei 10 Nen Documentary

Among the numerous features (about 4 hours of footage) included in the Premium bluray edition of The Last Ten Years, the making of documentary stands out. The Diary of The Last Ten Years is a 59′ long report which presents the filming of key scenes as well as short interviews. The focus is on Komatsu Nana, Sakaguchi Kentaro and director Michihito Fujii, yet you have sequences with all the members of the remarkable supporting cast: Yuki Yamada, Nao, Haru Kuroki, Tetsushi Tanaka, Hideko Hara, Yutaka Matsushige, Lily Franky

Bluray Premium: Amazon Japan – DVD Premium: CD Japan. Official Film DVD&Bluray page (Japanese): Yomei Ten Nen.

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Yomei 10 Nen DVD Promo Event

On Wednesday 20, Director Michihito Fujii and the two co-stars of The Last Ten YearsKentaro Sakaguchi and Nana Komatsu – were at the Space FS Shiodome Cinema in Shinbashi (Tokyo) for a special promo event to celebrate the digital release of the movie (June 24) and the imminent distribution of the DVD/Bluray on Friday 22 July.

DVD or Bluray standard and premium editions are available from various online stores: Bluray Premium: Amazon Japan – DVD Premium: CD Japan. Official Film DVD&Bluray page (Japanese): Yomei Ten Nen.

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Kimono Girl Mook

Then a burgeoning model, Komatsu Nana was 15 years old when she made the cover of Kimono Girl (キモノガール62483-82) a Kadokawa mook issued on April 2011. Promoted by 3BJunior, the junior/underage section of Stardust Promotion, she started her modelling career in 2008 with Nico-Petit ニコプチ.

Details: Mook published by Kadokawa Group Publishing on April 22, 2011 – ISBN-10: 4048940813 – ISBN-13: ‎978-4048940818 – 79 pages – Photographs and design by Ayumi Shikata. This mook is out of print but used copies may be found on Yahoo Auctions or Amazon Japan.

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