Makoto Higa Gallery II

Nana Komatsu is Makoto Higa in Tetsuya Nakashima‘s Kuru. The younger sister of Japan’s most powerful spiritualist (Kotoko) and the girl friend of Nozaki, a freelance journalist who has specialized in the occult. Makoto is a psychic and can communicate with the ‘other world’. Out of some maternal instinct she will try to protect a child from a demonic and powerful force.




Meet Makoto – Short Scene (1’40”)



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The Makoto Higa Gallery

来る Kuru, English working title ‘It Comes !’, will be released on DVD and Bluray on Wednesday July 3 in Japan. Hence the opportunity to display a selection of official pics and a few vidcaps of Nana Komatsu as Makoto Higa.

Four years after director Tetsuya Nakashima launched her acting career with The World of Kanako, he asked her to join a superb ensemble cast (Junichi Okada, Takako Matsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki and Haru Kuroki) for another challenging role.



The actress confessed in various interviews that it took her sometimes up to 4 hours to prepare. She had to dye her hair and her body was covered with tattoos and terrible scars. In spite of her somewhat odd and a bit scary looks Makoto actually is a positive character, a psychic who will confront an invisible yet mighty force to protect a child. Her role ramps up in the last third of the movie.



From the film booklet

The Bluray Deluxe edition comes with a bonus disc featuring making-of, interview with the original author (novel), event footage collection and talk session. There is also a standard edition. Both are available from online stores such as CD Japan or Amazon JapanKuru Official Site.

Film Festivals

Gaga Corporation belongs to a small club of dynamic film companies from Japan that strive to push their films on the international market. Three movies starring Nana Komatsu are currently available from their International Sales Catalogue. Below is some information about those.


Farewell Song: the movie had its Japanese theatrical release on Friday May 31 (nationwide). Taiwan will follow on August 23, a Chinese trailer is now available. Last but not least, Farewell Song will premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival in the Rhapsody section, dedicated to musicals.


It comes: director Tetsuya Nakashima‘s very personal take on horror will be screened at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea on June 29, July 4 and July 7. English page.


Samurai Marathon: European Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 25 and 26. US Premiere in New York at the New York Asian Film Festival on June 28. Nana Komatsu should attend as she was chosen to receive a Rising Star AWard.


Gaga’s booth at “Les marchés du film” in Cannes (May)