Harada who starred in the director's debut work "Jump" 13 years ago, commented that everyone from the staff and cast and those who chipped in one way or another had put in their all to make this movie which contains various messages about family and love. As such, he hoped that the audience would be able to feel these after watching the movie. The director also said that it had been a long journey since the movie was planned until it was finally released so it felt like they had been running through a long night before the dawn finally came.
Nagatsuka raised his "doubt" over why Harada was so popular among the women in this movie and cited this as something interesting in this movie which the audience should pay attention to. Harada himself echoed the view and looked at his "current girlfriend" (Konishi) and "ex-wife" (Yamamoto) which he said that it was a nerve-wracking time to be standing between them now.
In order to play the role of a long distance bus driver, Harada also had to take the exam to earn the driving licence for such large vehicles. Although he was scared at first when driving the bus, he became used to it after multiple takes and could pass off as a pro. He also called out to everyone that he will be ready to take on more bus driver roles with this licence and stressed that he can even drive trucks now.