Actress and model Komatsu Nana on the catwalk for designer Ippei Oki who presented his spring-summer 2021 collection for SHOOP in a runway format on October 17, as part of the Rakuten Fashion Week in Tokyo, a series of events which began on Monday October 12. Shoop is a fashion brand based in Tokyo and Madrid (Spain).See more: Chanel Be Free J12, Chanel Cruise…
Sakura, starring Takumi Kitamura, Ryo Yoshizawa, Shinobu Terajima, Masatoshi Nagase and Komatsu Nana will hit Japanese Theaters on November 13. The production released a series of mini-posters on Thursday October 15. The film was screened at the Japannual Festival in Austria, here’s an excerpt from a review by Asian Movie Pulse:
‘Sleepless nights, warmth, and magic spells are the essence of a film that gives space to its three main protagonists (…) the true power of the actors comes across. Ryo Yoshizawa (“River’s Edge” 2018) portrays a roguish Hajime and outplays his somewhat softened-down brother Kaoru, played by Takumi Kitamura (“Tremble All You Want” 2017). His role as the narrator gives him a neutral virtue that is matched by the acting of Nana Komatsu (“Farewell Song” 2019) in the role of Miki. Both show numbness in their behaviour that mirrors the feelings of puberty and sexual awakening. Since they are the younger ones, the movie equips them with uncertainty and doubt.’See and watch more: official pics, trailer
Pics and pages from the April Issue of fashion magazine Souen/装苑 (2017)
Scans from a Yukata mook published on June 20, 2014. This 77-page mag has actress Haruka Ayase on the cover. At the time, Komatsu Nana had already made a name for herself as a model but more was to come with the release of The World of Kanako, her first feature film, the following week.
Details: published by Takarajimasha – ISBN-10 : 4800228255 – ISBN-13 : 978-4800228253. Used copies can easily be found on Yahoo Japan Auctions or even Amazon Japan. Nana Komatsu featured article: ‘A leisurely stroll in Yanaka*’ (ゆくりと谷中をめぐります).
*Yanaka is a worth visiting area in Shitamachi, Tokyo
‘Sota Fukushi, Nana Komatsu in surprisingly profound romantic fantasy (…) As in Shinkai’s worlds My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday alludes to much larger themes of time, memory, love and loss, as well as the impermanence of existence and interactions with the world around us and its inhabitants. At its heart, the film also mourns our loss of innocence and the inexplicable heartbreaks that have scarred most people’. South China Morning Post review.
My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (ぼくは明日, 昨日のきみとデートする) hit Japanese theaters on December 17, 2016. Theatrical releases throughout Asia followed and the film garnered good reviews on top of box office success. Possibly one of the very best Takahiro Miki movies, it is also often mentioned as a favorite amongst Nana Komatsu fans.
Though viewers get to know the truth and understand the hows and whys of Emi’s strange behaviour even before the first half of the narrative -with a major twist- one never gets bored thereafter. This surely is one of the strongest points of the film. Here is a no-spoiler post to celebrate.
Subbed trailer (Chinese and English)See more