Wednesday, September 14, 2016

First-day-screening event of new movie "Nigakute Amai"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Nigakute Amai" was held at TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku on 10 September which was attended by the director Kusano Shogo and cast members Kawaguchi Haruna, Hayashi Kento, Fuchikami Yasushi, Sakurada Hiyori, Nakano Hideo and Ishino Mako. The movie which is based on the same-titled manga by Kobayashi Yumio published in WEB comic maagazine "EDEN" since 2009, features Kawaguchi as Eda Maki who has no luck with men and begins to live together with Katayama Nagisa (Hayashi) who is a culinary expert, vegetarian and gay. Despite their lifestyle differences, they gradually grow to understand each other better.

Kawaguchi revealed that there was a scene where Hayashi and Fuchikami had to kiss onscreen and joked that Hayashi didn't seem to mind it at all. She also praised him for having the best of both worlds in him with a masculine side and a gender-neutral type of gentleness in his character. In response, Hayashi recounted that the kiss ended up being more intense than what was described in the script which led Fuchikami to remark jokingly that the kiss tasted good.

In line with the theme of bittersweet, the cast were asked about the things they have to overcome in real life. Kawaguchi said that she didn't eat raw oysters in the past until she went to a tempura shop and was strongly recommended to give it a shot by the staff there. Since then, she has grown to love raw oysters. As for Hayashi, he didn't like umeboshi at all but happened to eat it yesterday in his cold noodles. It turned out to be delicious especially when eaten during summer and it's said that people won't get stung by mosquitoes after eating umeboshi.

The movie will be shown in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan from mid October and will also be participating in the Singapore Japanese Film Festival this month (actually, it's this Saturday and Sunday) and Hawaii International Film Festival. With regard to this, Kawaguchi said that she is very happy about this and hopes that there will be many people overseas who can watch their movie.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Oricon

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