Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nagano Mei to star in new movie "Hirunaka no Ryuusei" along with Miura Shohei & Shirahama Alan

Nagano Mei will be starring in the new movie "Hirunaka no Ryuusei" which will be shown in cinemas fom 24 March 2017. The movie is based on the same-titled manga by Yamamori Mika which was serialised in "Magaret" from 2011 and 2014 and had sold more than 2 million copies to date.

The film features Nagano as the lead character Yosano Suzume,  a senior high school student who transfers from the suburbs to a school in Tokyo because her parents are working overseas and she moves to stay with her uncle. Although Suzume has never fallen in love with anyone, she experiences her first love when she gets caught in a love triangle with her form teacher Shishio Satsuki played by Miura Shohei and her classmate Mamura Daiki played by GENERATIONS' Shirahama Alan.

Filming began at Inokashira Park on 7 October which happened to be near Kichijoji where Nagano was scouted so she felt that it was such a coincidence for the filming to begin here. As for taking on her first leading role in a movie, she commented that she does feel worried but is confident that things will go well with Miura and Shirahama around. Miura who is playing a teacher involved in a forbidden romantic relationship with his student commented that he will try to preserve the feel from the manga and do his best to play this character. As for Shirahama, he lost 5kg for the filming and hopes to be able to convey the importance of love through his performance.

Sources: Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi


Anonymous said...

Nagano Mei has already landed a lead role in Ore Monogatari though..

Chiaki said...

Nagano Mei may be the lead actress in this movie but the official lead is Suzuki Ryohei. Note that in Japan, there is usually just one 主演 i.e. leading actor or actress in any drama or movie so if there is more than one actor sharing the lead title, it's called double leads ダブル主演. In "Ore no Monogatari", Suzuki is the sole lead so that's why Nagano only secured her first leading role in "Hirunaka no Ryuusei". Hope that this clarifies.