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Sunday, April 30, 2017

First-day-screening event of new movie "Teiichi no Kuni"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Teiichi no Kuni" was held at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills on 29 April which was attended by the director Nagai Akira and cast members Suda Masaki, Nomura Shuhei, Takeuchi Ryoma, Mamiya Shotaro, Shison Jun, Chiba Yuudai, Nagano Mei and Yoshida Kotaro. The movie which is based on the same-titled manga by Furuya Usamaru that has been serialised in "JUMP SQ" from 2010, is set at Kaitei Senior High School which is the No.1 high school in Japan. Suda plays the role of Akaba Teiichi who dreams of becoming the Prime Minister and wants to create his own country. As such, when he enters Kaitei, he aims to become the student council chairman and takes part in an intense election in order to achieve his goal. Yoshida plays Teiichi's father Akaba Jousuke who is a government official at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry while Nagano plays Teiichi's girlfriend Shiratori Mimiko. Nomura, Takeuchi and Shison all play Year 1 students i.e. Tougou Kikuma, Ootaka Dan and Sakakibara Koumei respectively while Mamiya and Chiba play Year 2 students Himuro Roland and Morizono Okuto who are all vying for the coveted chairman position.

Suda commented that although he was very happy for the movie which they worked very hard on to be released, he was also filled with a tinge of sadness. Nomura who plays Suda's arch rival in the movie, revealed jokingly that they have been working hard in their respective careers since their teens so their relationship in real life is somewhat similar because they will be mindful of each other's career achievements for at least the next 20 or 30 years. Although it has been a while since they last acted together, Nomura said that he realised how easy it is to work with his buddy through this movie and hopes that they can collaborate again in future.

Yoshida had nothing for praise for Suda especially his great acting skills despite being only 24.but also expressed his worry if there might be a day when he stops growing and encounters a slump. In response to this, Suda expressed his joy and embarrassment at being praised by Yoshida.

When asked if anyone had something to say to Suda, Mamiya volunteered to share this episode on the last day of filming for everyone except Suda. While everyone was waiting for Suda to show up, he then went on to kiss everyone on their lips one by one so Mamiya wanted to ask why he did that. Suda explained that the first person he saw when he entered the room was Nomura who he kissed so it became natural that he would want to do the same to the others as a gesture of thanks. Nomura then chipped in to say that he was the only one who got a deep kiss while Chiba praised Suda for having very soft lips.

Sources: Eiga.com / Oricon

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