Charisma met Charisma

What was once just a piece of fiction in a movie (Ito aka Tapestry) has become reality. Through their respective agencies, actor and musician Masaki Suda (Top Coat) and actress and model Nana Komatsu (Stardust Promotion) have announced their marriage.

In a joint communiqué the two young stars said they were grateful to all those who supported them and wished the same people will welcome and care about them as a couple. Stating they are still young (未熟な二人, immature? very young) they both say they are just like when they met and are happy and hopeful making a family and continuing working…

Celebrities, fellow thespians, film directors, mangaka, fashion magazines, movie accounts, cinema magazines and fans around the world congratulate the two for their marriage, here is a non exhaustive list: singer songwriter Aimyon, actors Go Ayano and Takeru Satoh, directors Takahiro Miki and Edmund Yeo, Nana Komatsu’s long time friend and model Emma, editorialists from Elle Japan, Vogue Japan, Frau, Aera, Ginza, Marie Claire Taiwan … as well as Japanese national TVs (NHK, Asahi TV…) and film distributor Gaga Corporation. Actress Fumi Nikaido who worked with Nana Komatsu in two movies (The World of Kanako, Ito/Tapestry) and has close ties with Masaki Suda’s family said: ‘Two people whom I love have become a family. Congratulations!’

Sources: too many to mention as the news topped trending, hot topics and hot searches on Twitter, Yahoo and Google in Japan, Naver in South Korea and was also trending in other Asian countries. A list of several hundred links would be a fastidious piece. So, Oricon News which was one of the first big media outlets to spread the news on Monday and Masaki Suda’s Official Twitter as well as Nana Komatsu’s Official Instagram: Oricon NewsMasaki Suda TwitterNana Komatsu Instagram – Pictures from the ending sequence of Ito/Tapestry (2020).

Sayonara? No, Tadaima (update)

Fan’s Voice silences a fan’s voice

On Friday September 24, Mr Mitsuo Yoshizawa, the editor of Fan’s Voice*, a media outlet based in Japan filed a complaint against me on Twitter for copyright infringements. Actually, they hunted down lots of accounts, including very young fans. (*mind your computer, their site is not even secure: no https)

  1. Use of pictures exclusive to their interview
  2. Link to an ‘unauthorized’ English translation -mine- of the same interview

The pics must have been downloaded and reposted a thousand times and they are all over Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (not mentioning other networks, blogs etc…). As to the interview, chances it might be translated by professional and legit sites are zilch, if not below zero. Nana Komatsu is no doubt famous beyond Japan, they’re not !

I’ve been working on my own, no team, no connexions, and little money, I actually pay a rent to Word Press for what is just a fan thing. No ads, no benefits from any site whatsoever, it is absolutely non profit making and I naively thought that the sources I always mention would be happy to get some extra exposure. Those who have used their pictures on pages paved with Google Ads, porn redirections and god-knows-what ways to make money must feel like it’s Independence Day thanks to the likes of Yoshizawa and Fan’s Voice -sigh- 

No wonder Japanese cinema is lagging behind and that corporate Japan is going down when the zillion laws they have are used not to target true pirates and thieves but rather dedicated fans who are generally harmless and well-intentioned Netizens. They make me think of those police forces who harass law-abiding citizens while true and ruthless criminals parade in the neighbourhood.


Update: After consulting some “competent authorities”

1) it is not certain that my initial publication (Moonlight Shadow Talk) was not -at least partly- in conformity with my web host policy of Fair Use for copyrighted material.

2) anyway, as I have deleted everything, there is no more room for any complaint whatsoever. I have been told that I have nothing to fear and that I can continue my activities as usual.

Comments are open again, let’s move on…

Emma Nana Snapshots

Stardust Promotion talents Emma and Komatsu Nana have been close friends for over seven years. The May issue of Vivi Magazine celebrates this unique friendship with a featured article which includes a Q&A interview and a photoshoot.

Nana Komatsu (25) and Emma (27 on April 1) willingly answer questions about the hows and whys regarding their relationship. While Komatsu insists on Emma being cheerful, warm and considerate, Emma praises her friend for her sense of independence and her sincerity as an actress. English Translation on this Twitter thread (アナ fan account): Emma Nana Talk to.

See more: Vivi clip, pics and a selection of old Emma Nana shots

Happy 25 !

Fans from all over the world, fan communities, film production teams, media outlets and various magazines have celebrated actress and model Komatsu Nana‘s 25th birthday on the internet, especially on Twitter. The production teams of her most recent films (Ito and Sakura) sent greetings and the one in charge of Parasite in love (her forthcoming movie) released a film still for the occasion.

Model Press Chief Editor praised the young woman for her acting skills and ability to play any role she wanted, her beautiful visuals and nice personality. Other media such as Ginza Mag or ID-Japan also sent words of praise. A tweet from the New York Asian Film Festival masterfully offered greetings with a well-shaped summary…The actress posted a pic of herself and seemed particularly happy about her 25

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