Nana Komatsu for Chanel in Sweet Mag, November 2014. Photoshoot by Yuki Takeuchi.
In 2016, actress and model Komatsu Nana starred in Spoiled Innocence, a new clip by popular Taiwanese singer songwriter Yoga Lin. The official music video was released on YouTube by HIM International Music on June 16 then a short making of documentary became available soon after on July 5.
Spoiled Innocence is the short-lived romance between a young woman and the owner of a food stall lost somewhere on a harbour. You can check the lyrics there: In My Melody (Chinese and English)
My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (English title) aka Tomorrow I Will Date With Yesterday’s You (ぼくは明日, 昨日のきみとデートする) hit Japanese theaters on December 17, 2016. Director Takahiro Miki‘s 10th feature film got good reviews and a positive response from audiences well beyond Japan in the months that followed its release.
“Sota Fukushi, Nana Komatsu in surprisingly profound romantic fantasy (…) My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday alludes to much larger themes of time, memory, love and loss, as well as the impermanence of existence and interactions with the world around us and its inhabitants. At its heart, the film also mourns our loss of innocence and the inexplicable heartbreaks that have scarred most people.” from South China Morning Post.
The Bluray and DVD Deluxe Editions offer over two hours of special features: teasers, trailer, TV spots, making of documentary, premiere, various events and reports. DVD Deluxe @ CD Japan. Below is a selection of video excerpts and screencaps.
2014-2016: a newcomer in the world of cinema -her career was launched by director Tetsuya Nakashima with The World of Kanako (June 2014)- Nana Komatsu starred in several romantic comedies during that 2-year period, among those a drama and a movie based on the same manga series: ‘Kurosaki kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai’ (黒崎くんの言いなりになんてならない meaning ‘I won’t do what Kurosaki-kun says’).
The NTV drama ‘Black Devil and White Prince‘ was broadcast on December 22 and 23, 2015, the two episodes (about 45’ each) were a prequel to the movie Kurosaki kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai which hit Japanese theaters a few weeks later, on February 27, 2016.
Both the TV movie and the featured film had about the same cast, with Kento Nakajima (Black Devil) from Sexy Zone and Yudai Chiba (White Prince) as the male leads. Nana Komatsu was Yu Akabane, a pretty yet shy and awkward high school girl who becomes the love interest of two very different guys. The film enjoyed good box office and surely helped the young actress build a solid fanbase in Asia, way beyond Japanese borders.
NB: the blogmaster (that must be me) doesn’t really like the drama and the film, I found the TV drama had better moments though. However, on top of being her usual beauty, Nana Komatsu definitely showed she could handle comedy and she was pretty good at making (tons of) faces, enough to give me a few good laughs.
Below is a series of vidcaps from both films. Enjoy