Kimono Girl Mook 2

In October 2011, Kadokawa Publishing released another mook with young model Komatsu Nana on the cover. She was then promoted by 3BJunior, the junior/underage section of Stardust Promotion, had started her modelling career in 2008 with Nico-Petit ニコプチ and made her first cover for a magazine in 2010, the beginning of a long series up until now: Spoon. In 2011, she could be seen in Panasonic commercials and music clips by bands like Plenty or Radwimps

Details: Mook published by Kadokawa on October 31, 2011 – ISBN-10: 4048940937 – ISBN-13: ‎ 978-4048940931 – 63 pages – Photographs by Imajo Jun. This mook is out of print but used copies may be found on Yahoo Auctions or Amazon Japan.

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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 in 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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Haco Spica 2011

Back in 2011, 15-year-old Komatsu Nana was a teen model who often appeared in catalogs for Haco (Haco-Spica). Pics on this post are rather hard to find, small size shots, mostly collected from Weibo, Naver searches and numerous Chinese sites.

In those days, the young model was still at school and spent many week-ends in Tokyo for photosessions. She was backed by 3B Junior, the underage division of Stardust Promotion. More on her debuts in various posts such as The Early Days, First Mag Cover (for Spoon) or Panasonic Commercials

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Wonderland 2011

In 2011, 15-year-old Komatsu Nana had been working as a teen model since she was 12. She often appeared in girl magazines such as Jill, Haco or Spoon. She also shot a couple of music videos for J-pop bands Radwimps and Plenty as well as the short musical film called Shabondama. That year she became a brand model for Samansa Mos (SM2-Can Shop)

Details: ‘Wonderland’ by SM2 – Winter Collection 2011 – 50 pages – Dimensions: 21.5 cm x 15.2 cm – Photograph: Takashi Sagisaka. This small catalog is now a rather hard-to-find item but from time to time used copies surface on Amazon Japan, Mercari or Yahoo Japan ! Auctions

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Okaeri, Tadaima !

The company which produced this short film (Qotori Films) no longer exists and the director’s facebook page disappeared for some time… the good news is that director Daisuke Shimada is back in business on both Instagram and Facebook and it is now possible to purchase the Tadaima DVD again !


TADAIMA on DAISUKE SHIMADA STORES

The DVD is a nice single disc digipack with a booklet, the film on HD and a bonus music clip, an alternate version of Tin Plate/ブリキ by Radwimps, featuring Nana Komatsu. The short film was released in 2013, and it actually was the first real cinema appearance of the actress, before The World of Kanako.

It’s a moving story, a trip on a taxi to the Tohoku region where a teen girl, Sumire, has lost her home and parents because of the terrible tsunami which hit Japan on March 11, 2011. More details about Tadaima on this post which was published in June 2019: Tadaima Short Film.


Director Daisuke Shimada links: Official SiteInstagramFacebook