Bluray Deluxe edition: purple slipcase, 3 postcards, film on Bluray, bonus DVD with a making of documentary (39′) and stage greetings reports (press conference on September 1, premiere on September 11, 2021). It is available from several online stores such as CD Japan or Amazon Japan.
A very special CM, a true short film actually, was released on Monday August 8 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Shogakukan, a company with headquarters in Chiyoda (Tokyo) which is a world famous publisher much known for producing and distributing magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational and reference books in Japan, the USA and Europe.
The movie is 17 minutes long and was directed by Takahiro Miki whom we briefly see at the end of the story. Though voice actor Koichi Yamadera appears in the film the main cast is actress and model Komatsu Nana. This quality CM offers remarkable animated sequences in a unique voyage through time and publications.
On Wednesday 20, Director Michihito Fujii and the two co-stars of The Last Ten Years – Kentaro Sakaguchi and Nana Komatsu – were at the Space FS Shiodome Cinema in Shinbashi (Tokyo) for a special promo event to celebrate the digital release of the movie (June 24) and the imminent distribution of the DVD/Bluray on Friday 22 July.
DVD or Bluray standard and premium editions are available from various online stores: Bluray Premium: Amazon Japan – DVD Premium: CD Japan. Official Film DVD&Bluray page (Japanese): Yomei Ten Nen.
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.