Fukushi plays Minamiyama Takahisa, a 20-year-old student at an arts university in Kyoto, who meets Fukuju Emi (Komatsu) who's of the same age while on a train to school. They fall in love and begin dating but Minamiya is later told about a big secret which his girlfriend is hiding.
Fukushi commented that when he read the novel, he was so sad that he couldn't help crying and he was glad that he was at home when that happened. He praised his co-star for being a perfect fit for the role of Emi and having a strong screen presence. On the other hand, Komatsu commented that although she initially found the story a bit complicated, she also cried while reading the story and hopes to produce a good movie by joining forces with Fukushi. Fukushi also revealed that he had received a handwritten letter from the director asking him to help in making this movie one which viewers can still feel the happiness when they return home. As such, he hopes to be able to repay this expectation with more love and make the film a success.
Miki who is known as an expert in making romance movies, calls this new film as the No.1 movie in 2016 which will make people cry. He commented that everyone would have experienced the moment of falling in love and that feeling changing over time so they would be able to understand and feel for the couple who experiences love in an unique way.
Filming begins in the middle of this month in Kyoto.
Source: Oricon / Sanspo