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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sato Takeru, Arimura Kasumi, Nikaidou Fumi, Suda Masaki & Okada Masaki to star in new movie "Nanimono"

Sato Takeru will be taking the leading role in the new movie "Nanimono" (Who are you) based on the 2013 Naoki Award-winning novel by Asai Ryo which will be shown in cinemas from 15 October. At that time, Asai was the youngest male winner of the award. The movie which is directed by Miura Daisuke, features Sato along with four other actors i.e. Arimura Kasumi, Nikaidou Fumi, Suda Masaki and Okada Masaki as five university students who gather together to exchange information via Twitter while searching for jobs prior to their graduation. However, the facade that they put up in front of others where they pretend to encourage one another crumbles gradually as the ill feelings they have for their competitors start to surface especially when someone in the group finally manages to secure a job offer ahead of the others. Yamada Takayuki plays the senior of Sato Takeru's character and jokingly commented that he took on the movie because of the star-studded cast so he wanted to ride on their popularity.

Kawamura Genki, the producer of the film from distributor Toho, described the film's theme as somewhat similar to the acting industry where it's a world where the fittest survives. As such, he thinks that this will be very interesting for viewers as they watch the actors battle it out on screen. In preparation for the filming, the 5 actors who play university students underwent training by Toho's HR department in mid February on how to fill in application forms and take entrance tests for 30 minutes, attend panel interviews lasting for about 30 minutes and had a 50-minute discussion with university students who are in the midst of their job searches.

Filming began from 26 February.

Source: Nikkansports / Sanspo

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