In 2014, Nana Komatsu starred in Tetsuya Nakashima’s The World of Kanako, a very dark role in a dark and nihilistic tale. As Kanako she delivered a noticeable performance which launched her acting career. The same year the public could see her impersonate a totally different character in Close Range Love, a romantic comedy.
The script was rather linear, the theme a little ‘cliché’ and everything was quite predictable in this gentle romance. Newcomer Nana Komatsu was Yuni, a brilliant student, totally immersed in her studies, shy, reserved, almost unable to express her emotions therefore odd enough to be bullied a bit and basically very lonely. No wonder some high school girls in the public could relate. The movie was successful in Japan and other Asian countries and is often a favorite among the youngest members of her fandom. Here’s a collection of screencaps (1920×804)…
As one of the nominees for the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category, Komatsu Nana attended the ceremony of the 43th Japanese Academy Awards which was held at the Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa in Tokyo. Much to her fans disappointment she did not win the Top Prize but her nomination is one more step towards full recognition by the Japanese movie industry. Her time will come with another role, another year.
In 2019 the young actress starred in three films: Samurai Marathon, Farewell Song and Closed Ward, three very different roles which demonstrate how versatile she is. Those perfs resulted in 5 nominations plus 3 wins, 3 noms plus 1 win this year: Wikipedia (full list of nominations and awards). On March 6, Komatsu Nana was her usual self: charming and humble yet glamorous and beautiful.
As Niko and… is about to release ‘Evolution’ (進化) a new CM-Short Film featuring brand’s ambassadors Suda Masaki and Komatsu Nana, let’s go back to the very first CM released by the lifestyle company on March 9 2018: 君とノートとコーヒーと. Directed by Yuichi Fukuda – Runtime: 10’34”.
Plot: in a small house coffee shop, a young woman pens down a note on a free-writing notebook, when she comes back to the place a stranger has left a reply. And there’s Momiji, the cat.
The production has released a full trailer (1’30”) for Ito, Takahisa Zeze‘s next movie starring Masaki Suda and Nana Komatsu. The movie will hit Japanese theaters on April 24.
Plot byAsian Wiki: Ren Takahashi (Masaki Suda) and Aoi Sonoda (Nana Komatsu) were both born in 1989. They met for the first time at the age of 13 and became each other’s first love, but they separated. At the age of 21, they met again. They were unable to undo their past. Now, they are 31-years-old.