Meet the Beautiful Japanese Actress. Nana Komatsu
Are you a fan of Japanese movies or dramas? If the answer is yes, you must be familiar with the beautiful actress we’re going to talk about in this article, Nana Komatsu. Some of you have probably heard her name through the rumor of her relationship with BIG BANG’s leader, G-Dragon, back in 2016. Just like another G-Dragon’s Japanese ex-girlfriends, Kiko Mizuhara, Nana also started her career as a model before pursuing a career in acting. It looks like he has a type, huh?
Nana started modelling at 12 before debuting as an actress in the movie The World of Kanako in 2014. She doesn’t just have a beautiful face, she also proved that her acting is brilliant when she snatched the Best New Artists category for her acting debut at the Hochi Film Awards. What a multi-talented girl!
In this article, Byeol Korea will provide you the information about Nana Komatsu’s top 5 movies you should watch if you haven’t already, so stay tuned!
The World of Kanako
The first of our recommendations is none other than Nana Komatsu’s debut movie, The World of Kanako. It is a 2014 Japanese thriller directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, starring Kōji Yakusho and Nana Komatsu. It was released on July 4, 2014.
The World of Kanako tells a story about Showa Fujishima (Koji Yakusho), a former detective who, one day, loses his daughter Kanako (Nana Komatsu), who is a model student. To find his daughter, he has to explore her life more closely.
That’s the premise of The World of Kanako and, as you can see, the movie is pretty dark. In this particular movie, director Nakashima continues his willingness to play in other film genres while at the same time making quality works, which he proved again through this film. Having a similar vibe to his previous film, Confessions, The World of Kanako allows the filmmaker to create a dark thriller about revenge which, if you want to compare, almost matches the level of Japanese filmmakers who are famous for their “sick” films, Takashi Miike, both in terms of content and the tone.
Many people praised this movie, for example:
[jejeje]: 8/10 recommended movie. twisted plot.
[donsan]: This is a mirror to reality folks, not a fairytale. This was not made to bring hope to humanity, it is actually reflecting our current nature.
[blank]: Woah! Such an amazing story. Many of them said it confusing but to me it have amusing plot. The actors really done a great job!
Watch The World of Kanako‘s trailer here if you’re curious.
Bakuman is a Japanese movie directed by Hitoshi One in 2015. It’s the tale of two young manga (comics) artists trying to break into Japan’s manga competitive sphere. Minami Ichikawa created Bakuman and it was written by Hitoshi One. The film stars Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu, Takeru Satoh, Hirofumi Arai, and Lily Franky, with music by the band Sakanaction. It’s based on Tsugumi Ohba’s popular manga of the same name. The film was featured at the Sydney and Melbourne Japanese Film Festival in 2015.
Bakuman tells a story about pursuing dreams and love. Moritaka Mashiro (Takeru Satoh) doesn’t want to follow his uncle’s route, who worked as a manga artist, but died of exhaustion in the end. Moritaka Mashiro says that he is going to graduate from college and work in an office. Things alter, though, when he falls in love with a girl at school. The girl (Nana Komatsu), hoping to become a voice actress, informs Moritaka that they can get married, but only after both of them have achieved their dreams. Moritaka then teams up to publish his first manga with fellow student Akito Takagi (Ryunosuke Kamiki).
Just like the manga, the movie has many reviews too!
[pennyelenabooks]: Bakuman is interesting from the perspective that we get to see how mangaka work. It’s amazing how they manage to actually hand draw all these pages!
[manuelasaez]: The film is wonderful and any fan of Manga and Japan will love everything about it. Fascinating is an understatement
[ebossert]: I definitely recommend Bakuman, and I can’t really think of any big flaws to complain about. This is a solid movie.
Watch the Bakuman trailer here!