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 !
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.
In 2011, 15-year-old Komatsu Nana was a teen model from 3BJunior, the underage section of Stardust Promotion Agency. In April, she was on the cover of a Kadokawa mook called ‘Curly Collection’ with another young model, Mona. Photoshoot by fashion photographer Norio Kidera.
Details: released on April 20, 2011 – Publisher: Kodakawa. ISBN-10 : 404894083X, ISBN-13 :978-4048940832 – Copies in good condition can still be found on Amazon Japan: Curly Collection Mook.
Information is scarce about this pretty rare series called “May peace prevail on earth” shot at some point in late 2013. You only get bits of info on Chinese and Korean pages (and some of them are gone). HQ or just real quality versions are also difficult to find. Those pics were taken by photographer Motohiko Hasui who worked with Komatsu Nana on several occasions after that session.
In 2010, teen model Komatsu Nana hardly was a household name, yet you could already see her in popular magazines like Spoon, Jille or Haco. In september 2010, the 3BJunior model (Stardust Promotion) was on the cover of a knitting and crochet mook ‘Colorful and Cute Knit small articles’ (カラフル&キュートなニットこもの)
Details: 80 pages – ISBN-10: 4834731049 – ISBN-13: 978-4834731040 – release date: September 6, 2010. This rather rare item may be purchased from online stores like Amazon Japan which sometimes offer used copies in good condition for a very reasonable price.
Back in 2010, 14-year-old Komatsu Nana was a burgeoning model from 3BJunior, the underage section of Stardust Promotion Agency. In June, she appeared on the cover of 今着たいおでかけゆかた (literally ‘the yukata you want to wear when going out’) for its July issue, promoting the Lena Fujii Summer Collection of yukata and kimono. Her name appeared in the credits on page 2…
Details: photos by Kyoto Marubeni Co.Ltd – Mook #880, 30 July 2010 – published by ブティック社 – ISBN978-4-8347-5880-1
The Nana Komatsu Proto Star series, volume 1 to volume 9, were published as eBooks between February and November 2013. They were original and exclusive photoshoots from previous years. Young Nana Komatsu had been working as a teen model since she was 12 for magazines such as Jille, Spoon, Haco or Nico Petit. She also appeared in Panasonic commercials, more ‘prestigious’ mags such as Nylon Japan and was soon to embrace an acting career with The World of Kanako.
Those eBooks are still available from many online stores. Amazon Japan has the complete series on the Kindle format. However you must be a resident in Japan or at least use a credit card issued in Japan to purchase them. Below is a selection from volumes 1 to 3 (volumes 4 to 6 on page 2, 7 to 9 on page 3)