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Monday, March 12, 2018

First-day-screening event of new movie "Konya, Romance Gekijou de"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Konya, Romance Gekijou de" was held at Shinjuku Picadilly on 10 Feb 2018 which was attended by the director Takeuchi Hideki and cast members Ayase Haruka, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Honda Tsubasa, Kitamura Kazuki, Nakao Akiyoshi and Ishibashi Anna. The fantasy love story features Sakaguchi as a young man named Kenji who dreams of becoming a movie director and Ayase as Miyuki, a "princess" who appears in monochrome movies and is the woman of Kenji's dreams. Although the two of them have no likelihood of meeting, Miyuki suddenly comes out from her monochrome world into the colourful current era i.e. the 1960s and appears in front of Kenji which subsequently leads to them falling in love with each other.

In line with the theme of the movie, the cast members were asked what dream they would like to realise. Ayase wished for a grand dream of world peace so that everyone could live happily and healthily while Sakaguchi said that he just hoped for this movie to do well in the box office. Honda then wished for a magic carpet which would allow her to fly in the air while Ishibashi wanted a door which would allow her to go anywhere overseas easily. As for Nakao, he revealed that whenever he went out with his wife Naka Riisa, people kept asking him to take photos of her with them and totally ignored him. This made him so sad that he wished that the reverse situation would happen one day and he called out to the public to take photos with both parties if they happen to meet a celebrity couple outside rather than leave one person out. Besides, they can always delete his photo even if they don't want to keep it. Upon hearing this, the audience burst out laughing.

As there was another event in Yokohama on the same morning when Ayase received a bouquet of roses from Sakaguchi, she returned the favour by feeding him with chocolate cake during the Tokyo event. Sakaguchi smiled and said that it was more delicious to be fed rather than eat the same thing on his own. Ishibashi and Honda also did the same for Nakao and Kitamura respectively which got different reactions from them as Nakao was clearly happy about it while Kitamura was embarrassed and said that he was too old to be doing something like this.

Sources: Natalie / Eiga.com / Oricon

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