Saturday, January 28, 2017

Japan premiere of new movie "Guko Roku"

The Japan premiere of new movie "Guko Roku" was held at Shinjuku Picadilly on 22 January which was attended by the director Ishikawa Kei and cast members Tsumabuki Satoshi, Mitsushima Hikari, Koide Keisuke, Usuda Asami, Matsumoto Wakana, Nakamura Tomoya, Mashima Hidekazu, Hamada Mari and Hirata Mitsuru. The movie which is based on the same-titled novel by Nukui Tokuro, features Tsumabuki as the lead character Tanaka who tries to find out the truth behind the massacre of a family and discovers frightening facts about those related to the case.

Tsumabuki and Mitsushima who worked together several times before, had developed such a deep mutual understanding of each other's acting style to the extent that Tsumabuki said that he didn't need to talk too much to her beforehand about how he was going to play his character. Meanwhile, Mitsushima who plays Tanaka's younger sister Mitsuko arrested for child neglect, revealed how she was feeling uneasy because she couldn't tell initially what kind of movie the director was trying to make so she didn't know how to play her character. However, her fears were put to rest when she emailed Tsumabuki and he replied with an assuring message that it will be an interesting movie in the end and even said "I love you" to her (in a brotherly manner). Upon seeing the message, Mitsushima replied with a "I love you" message too which shows how close the two actors are in real life. She also revealed that she was reprimanded once in the past by Tsumabuki when she showed up at a movie's meet-the-fans event looking grumpy which made him remark that she should behave more like an adult at such events.

"Guko Roku" will be screened in cinemas from 18 February.


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