‘Spring is coming soon’ was the third short film commercial Nana Komatsu and Masaki Suda starred in for the Japanese brand Niko and. (あ、ハル) was directed by Chie Morimoto and released on March 8, 2019. The theme song was ‘Kotoba’ by J-pop duet Ukasuka-G.
Synopsis: when they were little kids, a boy and a girl had a secret base where they used to play games only them could understand. Now that they’ve grown up, they’ve completely forgotten about this childhood hideaway. However, one day they’re kind of summoned and go back to that secret place on a hill. There they find a huge Space Time Capsule and subsequently strive to open it to discover things from the past and new clothes and objects they’ve never seen before…
Winter Book is the title of the new CM by Niko and for their winter campaign, which will last until December 25th. The film was shot on the first floor of the Niko and…Tokyo Store and directed by photographer Toyotaro Shimerogi.
Actor and singer Suda Masaki with actress and model Komatsu Nana, both ambassadors of the Japanese brand since 2018, star in this short film, browsing the pages of a giant winter book, exploring snowy landscapes with a sense of nostalgia.
New movie and making of video for the fall campaign of Niko and featuring the brand’s ambassadors: Komatsu Nana and Suda Masaki. The short film, ‘You and… Autumn and…’ (あなたand。。。秋and。。。) was shot at the brand’s store in Harajuku, Tokyo. Making of, full movie and short versions are all available from Niko and’s YouTube Channel.
On Saturday 29 August, co-stars Suda Masaki and Komatsu Nana had a 30′ minute online chat with about a hundred fans from the 47 prefectures of Japan. It was their last appearance as a pair to promote Ito. They both thanked the fans for their support and comments as many said they were deeply moved by the film. Then the two thespians answered a few questions from the MC.
Nana Komatsu said she had never talked that much about a role before a release. Director Takahisa Zeze could not attend but a letter he sent was read, he praised his two leads for their human qualities and their involvement in and for the film.
Talking about her co-star, Nana Komatsu said he was both receptive and responsive. The whole event should be available on Toho’s YouTube Chanel from August 31 onwards, in the meantime you can get the original Japanese script from Screen Online.
On Friday 21, Komatsu Nana and Suda Masaki went on stage for a special Ito premiere at the Toho Cinema in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. Separated by plexiglass panes they entertained the chosen few with co-stars Nana Eikura and Takumi Saito.
[Updated] A live promo event was held today (Tuesday 11) in Tokyo at the Ebisu Garden Hall (south of the Shibuya area). Separated by panes of plexiglass, Director Takahisa Zeze and his two leads talked about Ito bound for a nationwide theatrical release on August 21, Japan.
Director Zeze said he observed Komatsu Nana and Masaki Suda interact and found they got along well in between takes but when it came to playing the scenes they got into something new and he was very pleased they were able to bring that. He added that no special request came from singer songwriter Miyuki Nakajima yet she asked him not to make a sad ending. 🙂
Nana Komatsu helped a lot on the set, trying to get food for the extras especially on one cold day in Hokkaido. Masaki Suda said he and Komatsu had been working together several times and was glad they could work together again. Watching Masaki Suda play and interact with the kid actors, she said he would be a good father.
Referring to the period of emergency and restraint Nana Komatsu said she missed the connection between people, the communication, adding that though things aren’t back to normal she’s happy to open up again.
The two added that things they did on screen in the past were rather intense (spitting, choking each other…) whereas Ito was more like a classic love story.