November Parasite

The production team of ‘Parasite in Love‘ (恋する寄生虫) has just released two teaser trailers about 34s each as well as the official poster for Kensaku Kakimoto‘s new movie which will hit Japanese theaters in November.

The film stars Komatsu Nana (Hijiri) and Kento Hayashi (Kengo), two teenagers who suffer from rare and strange phobiae. Cast includes Ishibashi Ryo who plays Hijiri Sanagi’s grandfather and Iura Arata, a mysterious man…The Official Film Site has been entirely redesigned.

Plot by Asian Wiki: A young man named Kengo Kosaka suffers from extreme mysophobia. Due to his compulsive disorder, he is unable to maintain a relationship with anyone. Kengo Kosaka is also a lonely young man. Meanwhile, high school student Hijiri Sanagi has scopophobia. Because of her fear of being stared at, she refuses to go to school. Both Kengo Kosaka and Hijiri Sanagi do not expect to find love with another person, but they meet and fall in love. They have happy days, but ….the movie is based on Sugaru Miaki‘s novel published in 2016.

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Parasite in love

Nana Komatsu will star in ‘Parasite in love‘ with actor Kento Hayashi, a film directed by Kensaku Kakimoto, mainly known for music clips he made for Miyavi, Boom Boom Satellite or The Radwimps. Set for a release at some point next year, the movie is a sad and twisted romance based on a novel by Sugaru Miaki which you can read in English there: Parasite in love.


Plot by AsianWiki: A young man named Kengo Kosaka suffers from extreme mysophobia. Due to his compulsive disorder, he is unable to maintain a relationship with anyone. Kengo Kosaka is also a lonely young man. Meanwhile, high school student Hijiri Sanagi has scopophobia. Because of her fear of being stared at, she refuses to go to school. Both Kengo Kosaka and Hijiri Sanagi do not expect to find love with another person, but they meet and fall in love. They have happy days, but …



Director Kakimoto commented on his lead actors about what they brought to the film: Kento Hayashi gave it heart and Nana Komatsu gave it life.

Both actors referred to the current world crisis in their comments, here is Nana Komatsu‘s message: “We’re in a precarious situation where we don’t know what’s going to happen now and tomorrow, I sincerely hope that a bright light will shine on the world as soon as possible”.


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