Continuing with Acerk’s picks~
Synopsis: A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, “Nana,” triggers a series of events and relationships.
Director: Kentaro Otani
Main Cast: Aoi Miyazaki, Mika Nakashima, Hiroki Narimiya, Kenichi Matsuyama
Replacing Actress: Aoi Miyazaki
Role: Nana Komatsu
For me, Yu and Aoi Miyazaki are very similar. Besides being the same age, both are cute, innocent/young looking, and have great dramatic and comedic talents. Itâ€™s no wonder I can visualize Yu in most of Miyazakiâ€™s roles and vice versa. The reason I picked â€œNanaâ€ is because it was such a huge box-office success in Japan and it would be great for Yuâ€™s career if she starred in this film instead of Miyazaki. I donâ€™t want to take anything away from Miyazakiâ€¦.her portrayal of the Manga character is praised by many. I would just like to see Yu take a stab at it, thatâ€™s all.
If Yu would have landed â€œNanaâ€, then she wouldâ€™ve had two box-office hits under her beltâ€¦the other being Hula Girls. And when your movies make a lot of cash, then the good scripts start coming your way!