Baseball Pitch

It is almost a tradition in Japanese professional baseball to have celebs, idols or actresses launch the first pitch at important matches with popular teams. On Sunday June 16, 2016, actress and model Komatsu Nana was in charge at the Chiba Marine Stadium, home of the Chiba Lotte Marines, who were then to play against the mighty Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

The young star who practised a bit at school confessed she felt a bit nervous but enjoyed the moment. Here’s a few pics to celebrate…

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Pictures of Matsuri

Komatsu Nana is Matsuri Takabayashi in The Last Ten Years, a film by director Michihito Fujii (Day and Night, The Journalist, Yakuza and the Family…) based on the novel Yomei 10 Nen by Ruka Kosaka which was published in December 2017. Distributed by Warner Bros Japan, the movie was released in Japanese theaters on March 4, 2022 and became a big box office hit, the success story continues in Thailand and Taiwan where it reached the hearts of many viewers.

Plot (by Asian Wiki): 20-year-old Matsuri Takabayashi learns that she only has 10 years to live due to an incurable disease. She decides to not dwell on her life and not to fall in love, but she meets Kazuto Manabe (Kentaro Sakaguchi) at a school reunion…

The Last Ten Years is not your average tearjerker and it’s not just the sad tale of a young woman hit by a cruel fate, it is also a celebration of courage, friendship, family love, romantic love, a celebration of life.

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Yomei 10 Nen Digital

Since Friday June 24, The Last Ten Years is available in Japan on digital format from Amazon Prime, iTunes, dTV, RakutenTV and the likes. However in order to purchase the movie you must be a resident and possess a credit card issued in Japan. The offer will last until July 22, the set date for the release of the DVD/Bluray which you can pre-order (available for overseas customers) from various online stores: Bluray Premium: Amazon Japan – DVD Premium: CD Japan.

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