TV Japan has just published an interview of actress Komatsu Nana, they asked her about her role and the filming of Ito, the forthcoming movie from director Takahisa Zeze (nationwide preview on August 13 and theatrical release on August 21)
Below is a summary in English of the interview highlights (original article and interview in Japanese: The tv.jp)
She says she has a connection with nearly all the actors/actresses in the movie, especially with Mizuki Yamamoto whom she worked with in Close Range Love but also with Masaki Suda as they’ve been working together in three movies.
Filming in Singapore was a lot of fun and together with Mizuki Yamamoto and Mahiro Takasugi they went to a lot of food stalls. 🙂
She has good memories of Okinawa too where she was with Takumi Saito whom she describes as a nice and calm person.
Crying over her plate of food was quite a scene and Miyuki Nakajima‘s song in the background helped her out.
She remembers her debut in The World of Kanako and how Director Nakashima -whom she saw then as a scary person- helped her out when she didn’t know what to do. She found fun in acting, adding that life is all about turning points.
TV appearances, promo messages from the two leads, sponsoring from Niko and, as the production team continues feeding Twitter with stills from the ‘making of’ and some other new pics, the campaign has entered a new phase with the announcement of a pre-screening special day: viewers will get a chance to watch Ito before its national theatrical on 21/08. (Oricon News)
According to Filmarks recent survey, Ito is the most anticipated movie in August.
This page is bound to be regularly updated throughout August so stay tuned !
Because of the covid-19 pandemic the Japanese film industry underwent a great number of cancellations and postponements. Though Ito should normally hit theaters on August 21, the 4 months delay (initial date was April 24) made it necessary to launch another promo campaign with new material and events.
Consequently and 6 weeks from its new nationwide theatrical release the production provided a new clip, a music video with footage from the film and the making of. The track is a (long) cover version of Miyuki Nakajima’s song performed by Masaki Suda and Huwie Ishizaki.
The movie was initially scheduled for a nationwide release on April 24 but the pandemic and the ensuing state of emergency led the production to postpone everything.
News from the Official Film Site: people who previously bought tickets are informed they will be valid for the August release. Also, Suda Masaki and Komatsu Nana both commented on the crisis and the changes it brought to everyone, hoping the release of the movie would help people to connect and find a way to normal life. Here is a collection of HQ stills from the film and the ‘making of’ to celebrate.
The production has released a full trailer (1’30”) for Ito, Takahisa Zeze‘s next movie starring Masaki Suda and Nana Komatsu. The movie will hit Japanese theaters on April 24.
Plot byAsian Wiki: Ren Takahashi (Masaki Suda) and Aoi Sonoda (Nana Komatsu) were both born in 1989. They met for the first time at the age of 13 and became each other’s first love, but they separated. At the age of 21, they met again. They were unable to undo their past. Now, they are 31-years-old.