Saturday, February 08, 2014

First-day screening of movie "Nishino Yukihiko no Koi to Bouken"

The first-day screening of movie "Nishino Yukihiko no Koi to Bouken" was held at TOHO Cinemas in Roppongi Hills on 8 February which was attended by the cast members Takenouchi Yutaka, Ono Machiko, Narumi Riko, Kimura Fumino, Honda Tsubasa and Agawa Sawako as well as the director Igumi Nami. Despite the heavy snow hitting Tokyo, about 700 guests gathered for the screening.

Takenouchi expressed gratitude that he was glad to see the movie being finally completed and ready to be viewed by everyone and praised this movie for being worthy of a gold medal if there is an Olympics for movies. When the topic switched to the Winter Olympics, Ono and Narumi were full of praise for male figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru to which Takenouchi "bragged" that he can also do turns since he has flexible hip joints. Upon hearing this, the fans egged him on to do a turn on the spot which was met with loud applause from the audience.

As it is nearing Valentine's Day, the female cast and the director gave Takenouchi a surprise present which was a 70cm-wide heart-shaped chocolate with his face as Nishino Yukihiko printed on it.

Last but not least, Nanao Tavito, the singer for the movie's theme song "TELE POTION" also made a surprise appearance at the screening where he sang the acoustic version of the song. Takenouchi said that this was the first time he heard the song live and praised it for helping him getting into the mood when playing the character.


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