At the opening day stage greeting for the movie Tonde Saitama (directed by Takeuchi Hideki) which was held in Tokyo on the 22nd, singer GACKT-san attended the event along with actor Iseya Yusuke-san and other co-stars. It was mentioned that there is a kiss scene between GACKT-san and Iseya-san in the movie, and director Takeuchi revealed to shrill screams from the audience that, “(The scene) wasn’t originally there, but (it was added) at GACKT-san’s proposal”.
With regards to the scene, GACKT-san revealed, “That’s mixing private considerations with work, but I wanted to kiss Iseya-san no matter what”, and even though Iseya-san said “We’re the same gender. And I like women so……” with an embarrassed smile, he went on to add, “(During the shoot, I) squeezed GACKT-san’s chest with the cane, and his chest was big. I remember kissing him while thinking ‘I can just barely see his nipple’”, drawing laughter from those around him.
Nikaido Fumi-san and Kyomoto Masaki-san also attended the stage greeting. With regards to their kiss scene, Nikaido-san said, “I heard the rumours on site that there was a kiss, but I didn’t expect it to be something so realistically executed, I thought that (they had) amazing showmanship”.
The movie Tonde Saitama is based on a manga by Maya Mineo, known for Patalliro!, which was originally announced in 1982 and then revived in 2015. Set in a world where Saitama citizens are being persecuted by Tokyo citizens, Dannoura Momomi (Nikaido Fumi-san); the son of the governor of Tokyo and the student council president of the most prestigious school in Tokyo, Hakuhoudou; and Asami Rei (GACKT-san); the transfer student from America who has returned to Japan are drawn to each other. However, Rei was born in Saitama and is a member of Saitama Liberation Front which seeks to abolish the waybills for travel between Saitama and Tokyo…
Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team
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