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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sakaguchi Kentaro to appear in the new movie "Narratage"

Sakaguchi Kentaro will be appearing in the new movie "Narratage" starring Matsumoto Jun and Arimura Kasumi which will be shown in cinemas from October this year. The movie which will be directed by Yukisada Isao, is based on the same-titled novel written by Shimamoto Rio in 2005 when she was just 20 which was one of the nominees for the 18th Yamamoto Shugoro Award and sold 350,000 copies to date. Matsumoto plays the role of a senior high school teacher Hayama Takashi while Arimura plays his student Kudo Izumi. Due to their relationship, Izumi had to suppress her feelings for Hayama although she had been holding a torch for him. Years later when Izumi is an university student, she is asked to go back to the acting club of her senior high school to help out and reunites with Hayama which marks the beginning of their forbidden romance. Sakaguchi plays the role of Ono Reiji, an university student who is Izumi's boyfriend and gets jealous over her love for Hayama.

Sakaguchi commented that he accepted the offer after reading the script which describes Ono as a very sensitive guy who has a somewhat twisted way of showing his feelings. As such, he was intrigued by this difficult role and decided to take on the challenge.

Sources: Oricon / Eiga.com

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