The Last Ten Years is still doing very well at the box office on the second week: #1 in terms of access/popularity, #2 for tickets sold with a daily average of 45000 movie-goers. Promo activities continue with interviews, TV appearances and the release on Saturday 12 of a new music video by Radwimps, Ms Phenomenal/うるうびと from the movie soundtrack.
The Last Ten Years aka Yomei10Nen/余命10年, director Michihito Fujii‘s new film, was released on Friday 4 March and it topped the box office right away. With a glorious cast, a much appraised director and screenings in more than 350 theaters all over Japan, the movie is expected to become quite a hit.
The following day, Komatsu Nana, co-star Kentaro Sakaguchi, supporting thespians Nao and Yuki Yamada were in the company of the director at the Marunouchi Picadilly Cinema (Tokyo) for stage greetings. They entertained the audience and things went quite emotional when the MC read a letter from Ruka Kosaka‘s family*.
*Ruka Kosaka, whose heroine Matsuri led a life similar to hers, passed away in 2017 before her novel was publishedsee and watch more: pics, clips, links
Just one week to go before the theatrical release of The Last Ten Years aka Yomei Ten Nen on Friday March 4, all over Japan. The promotional campaign continues with the release of film stills, TV appearances and various announcements (Soundtrack CD, Official Photobook…)
Official Film PhotoBook: 96 pages, lots of pictures chosen by Komatsu Nana, with letters from the two leads, available from March 2 onwards. Pre-order from Amazon Japan.
The director confessed that he was at first kind of reluctant with the idea of making a film about someone hit by an illness that reduces life expectancy but after reading Ruka Kosaka‘s book he felt compelled and determined as he was impressed with her strong feelings and the life force behind her words. Komatsu Nana, who said she sees the film as a “treasure”, and her co-star Sakaguchi Kentaro both expressed their total commitment…
On Monday January 24, a special preview premiere for Michihito Fujii‘s Yomei 10 nen a.k.a. The Last Ten Years was held at the Marunouchi Picadilly Cinema in Tokyo. Director Michihito went on stage with his two leads, Komatsu Nana and Sakaguchi Kentaro, in the company of several cast members: Yuki Yamada, Nao, Haru Kuroki, Hideko Hara and Yutaka Matsushige.
Overwhelmed by emotion at some point, Komatsu Nana said she felt kind of burnt-out at the end of the shooting (she lost a lot of weight to play the role) but confessed she was very happy to be on the stage to present a film that means a lot to her. She thanked the cast and crew for their hard work.