‘Something just like this’, a song collaboration between American duo The Chainsmokers and British band Cold Play, was a worldwide hit that went #1 in 70 countries including Japan. The official video for the track was basically a lyrics clip with few visuals. Director, writer and producer Genki Kawamura decided to make a special one for Japan.
Kawamura set up a dream team: dance artist Kento Mori was in charge of the choreography, Chuya Koyama (widely known for Space Brothers) designed the characters, renowned cinematographer Keisuke Imamura was behind the camera helped by Yuki Nakamura for the lighting. Shingo Abe dealt with the CG effects under the direction of Yasuhiro Aoki as the clip was a mix of live action and animation sequences.
Story: a young boy who dreams of becoming a super hero like Superman or Batman but has no real ability meets a woman, falls for her and eventually learns from her to grow up as a ‘hero’ who will inspire others. The video music clip starring actress Komatsu Nana and the then fifth-grader Koki Kirimoto was released on May 25, 2017.
On March 23, 2017, Avex released the clip for Hana Chérie (花cherie) a new song by AAA singer Takahiro Nishijima aka Nissy. The following day a web movie based on the same song and themes became available. Both videos (3’45 and 10’30 for the longer version) featured actress Komatsu Nana and were directed by Takahiro Miki.
Story: a young magician falls for a beautiful girl he casually meets in a hospital ward. She’s handicapped and stuck to a wheelchair. With his magic she regains the use of her legs. They dance and have fun but miracles, like love, don’t last. Short-lived happiness, the lifespan of a flower…
Singer songwriter Uru has just released a music clip for her single 今 逢いに行く (I’ll see you now) directed by Takuya Uchiyuma (first film: Vanitas) and starring actress and model Komatsu Nana. (Natalie Music)
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)