Parasite in Love, a film by director Kensaku Kakimoto, was released in Japan on November 12 last year. It is currently available on Netflix (depending on regions) and DVD/Bluray release is set for March 23, it is possible to pre-order it online from sites such as CD Japan.
Parasite in Love director Kensaku Kakimoto has made a name for himself in the world of commercials and music clips. He shot the Google Pixel 5 CM that was released in November 2020 with actress and model Komatsu Nana. His new film, Parasite in Love, starring the actress and Kento Hayashi is set for release in November this year.
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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”.