Birthday Cake for a Kid on the Slope

In February and March 2018, actress Komatsu Nana was busy promoting Takahiro Miki‘s new film, Kids on the slope, in the company of co-stars Taishi Nakagawa and Yuri Chinen. On February 5, there was a stage greetings event at the EX Roppongi Theater (near Roppongi Hills, Tokyo) during which Yuri Chinen played a little piano. As the actress was to celebrate her 22nd birthday on February 16, the production team had prepared a special birthday cake.

In this charming coming-of-age movie, the actress is Mukae Ritsuko, the daughter of a vinyl records dealer and an active member of the Christian community of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. Ritsuko is arguably Nana Komatsu‘s most gentle and likeable onscreen character.

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Shogakukan Short Film

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.

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Shogakukan Publisher CM Teaser

In order to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Shogakukan Inc. will release a special CM/movie on August 8. The company, which has its headquarters in Chiyoda (Tokyo), is a world famous publisher known for producing and distributing magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational and reference books not only in Japan but also in the USA and Europe…

Directed by Takahiro Miki the short film has actress and model Komatsu Nana as the main cast. He has often worked with the actress for CMs, music clips and two feature films (My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday and Kids on the Slope). Voice actor Koichi Yamadera also appears in the film, mangaka Inio Asano is involved in the project for the animation.

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