As compared to the first movie which focused on the shogi battles, Kamiki said that the second part has the theme of love where the characters in the movie have their own personal battles to fight in their lives. He also revealed that he received many favourable reviews about the first movie from his friends and colleagues which made him very happy.
Takahashi who was appearing at a "Sangatsu no Lion" event for the first time, played a trick on the audience who had come for the screening and were surprised by the three actors hiding behind a wall to welcome them. In the movie, he had a lot of eating scenes with Kamiki which he enjoyed because they would start eating for real from the rehearsals. As Takahashi is currently very popular, Kamiki asked him during the event how he can become like Takahashi. In response, Takahashi said that Kamiki can remain the same as he is since he is such a versatile actor and can take on any role. However, Kamiki probed further about how he can exude the same kind of sexiness that Takahashi has which made the latter smile wryly and said that the point is not to be too self-conscious about it. Upon hearing this, the audience cheered and Kamiki expressed his satisfaction with this answer.