Yomei in Mainland China

The success story continues for The Last Ten Years aka Yomei Ten Nen (余命10年), Michihito Fujii‘s movie starring Komatsu Nana and Sakaguchi Kentaro. The film was a major box-office hit in Japan and Taiwan in 2022 and it has now reached Mainland China where it was released on Saturday May 20.

The movie got a nationwide release in more than 35,000 screens and had a very decent box office debut with about 2 million US dollars (15,3 million yuan) on the first day. ‘The Last Ten Years‘ seems to be actively promoted there with lots of film posters, ads and gifts for viewers.

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The Last Ten Years Photobook

A big box-office hit in Japan last year and comparatively even more successful in Taiwan (1 million+ viewers for a population of 21M), The Last Ten Years will soon hit theaters in South Korea (May 24). The two leads, Komatsu Nana and Sakaguchi Kentaro, who both enjoy a solid fanbase in this country, are expected to participate in PR events on June 4. To celebrate here’s another post with a few selected scans from the photobook.

The Yomei 10 Nen photobook was published on March 2, 2022. 96 pages, quality paper, over 200 pics, this nice collectable item is available from several online stores for 2200 yens (about $18): Amazon Japan.

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Hiroshima Film Festival 2022

Actress Komatsu Nana, co-star Sakaguchi Kentaro and director Michihito Fujii were in Hiroshima on Friday November 18 for a special screening of The Last Ten Years at the NTT Cred Hall. The film had been selected to open the festival, the trio went on stage for a brief chat and presentation during which the director said he would like to work again with the two young stars.

Prior to the festival opening, director Michihito Fujii and his two leads went to the Peace Memorial Park for a moment of recollection (wreath of flowers, minute of silence)

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Yomei 10 Nen Documentary

Among the numerous features (about 4 hours of footage) included in the Premium bluray edition of The Last Ten Years, the making of documentary stands out. The Diary of The Last Ten Years is a 59′ long report which presents the filming of key scenes as well as short interviews. The focus is on Komatsu Nana, Sakaguchi Kentaro and director Michihito Fujii, yet you have sequences with all the members of the remarkable supporting cast: Yuki Yamada, Nao, Haru Kuroki, Tetsushi Tanaka, Hideko Hara, Yutaka Matsushige, Lily Franky

Bluray Premium: Amazon Japan – DVD Premium: CD Japan. Official Film DVD&Bluray page (Japanese): Yomei Ten Nen.

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