Koi Mushi Special Screening

Saturday November 13, Grand Cinema Sunshine in Shinjuku (Baltic 9 Complex): special screening followed by a Q&A session for director Kensaku Kakimoto‘s new film, Parasite in Love. Nana Komatsu, Kento Hayashi (the two leads), Arata Iura, Ryo Ishibashi (main supporting cast) attended with Kakimoto-san. Official Film Site.

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D-Day for Parasites

There we are: Parasite in Love hits Japanese theaters as of today, over 150 of them all over the country. A special screening with stage greetings has been set for tomorrow at the Grand Cinema Sunshine in the Shinjuku Baltic 9 Complex, Tokyo. Co-stars Kento Hayashi and Nana Komatsu will attend in the company of director Kensaku Kakimoto.

Below you will find some info regarding last minute promo activities…(stay tuned for updates)

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Parasites on Friday

The latest promotional activities for Parasite in Love, the new movie from director Kensaku Kakimoto: new extended trailer, special interview article on Cinra.net, film stills (outtakes), other interviews, TV appearances etc… Now it’s just 2 days to go before the nationwide theatrical release on Friday 12.

The Cinra.net interview with director Kakimoto and his two leads, i.e. Nana Komatsu and Kento Hayashi, is quite remarkable. It’s a long one but really worth reading, an in-depth take on their thoughts about solitude, the anxieties the covid crisis brought about, the status of minorities, the way the actors faced challenging roles… you will find below a translation of short selected excerpts.

I made ‘Parasite in Love’, which is not a common love story, but a film about two people who can’t lead a normal social life. (Kensaku Kakimoto)

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Promoting Parasite in Love

Two weeks to go before the official release of Parasite in Love on Japanese screens, nationwide. 153 theaters have been selected so far. Several stage greetings events have also been decided (list there) like on Saturday November 13 at the Grand Cinema Sunshine in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, actress Komatsu Nana will attend.

Though TV appearances might occur at some point, a few days before and after the theatrical release, the current promotional campaign focuses on printed and online magazines. Today, Biz Life Style has released a short Kento Hayashi/Nana Komatsu interview, this webzine issue is available as a free pdf file: Biz #155.

Great interview of Parasite in Love Director Kensaku Kakimoto on Creators Station. If you can handle Japanese a bit it’s a very interesting piece, really worth reading as he develops not only on the process that led to the making of his latest film but also on his background. Kakimoto-san has a solid experience as a video maker for many CMs and music clips…

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Hijiri, a Parasite in Love

Three weeks to go before the theatrical release of Parasite in Love all over Japan on November 12. This Kadokawa Pictures film is directed by Kensaku Kakimoto. Theme Song by Awich, 13 other artists contributed to the soundtrack. As the first reviews begin to surface, here is a collection of Hijiri pictures and vidcaps from the teasers and trailers.

Plot (roughly translated from the Official Site): Kengo Kosaka (Kento Hayashi) is a young man who has lived his entire life being unable to get involved with others because of his extreme germ phobia. One day, he receives a weird request from a complete stranger to make friends with Hijiri Sanagi (Nana Komatsu), a high school student who is out of school due to gaze phobia, and take care of her.

Kosaka is annoyed by Sanagi’s devious attitude, but then he begins to sympathize with her as he realizes that she is trying to hide her own weakness. The two lonely people, who wished for the end of the world, eventually fall for each other and fall in love…

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