Director Akihiko Shiota and his lead actors were at the Toho Cinema in Shinjuku, Tokyo, for the nationwide theatrical release of Sayonara Kuchibiru, yesterday (Japan time). Nana Komatsu,Mugi Kadowaki and Ryou Narita entertained the audience before the actual screening.
The current promotional campaign for Sayonara Kuchibiru/FarewellSong, the new film by director Akihiko Shiota is pretty intense: official and fan events, stickers, EP/CD, Commercials, teasers and trailers and… the official film book.
It’s a beautiful item and a must-have if you are a fan of any of the three main thespians. The 103 page paperback volume offers a neat balance of quality pictures of Nana Komatsu, Mugi Kadowaki and Ryou Narita. It is cleverly split into chapters: Photo Story I, II & III – Making – Recording and Last Live Tour.
All the shots were taken on the film’s different locations: Osaka, Hamamatsu, Yokkaichi, Niigata, Hirosaki, Sakata and Hakodate. Photographer: Kotori Kawashima. You can buy this collectable book from Amazon Japan or CD Japan, both stores have English pages for non Japanese speakers.