NOSH.MEDIA: GACKT’s Shocking Statement Creates Commotion In The Hall “I wanted to kiss Iseya-san”

The opening day stage greeting for the movie Tonde Saitama was held on 22 February and it was attended by Nikaido Fumi-san, GACKT-san, Iseya Yusuke-san, Kyomoto Masaki-san and director Takeuchi Hideki.

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This movie is a live-action film adaptation of Maya Mineo-san’s original story “Kono Manga ga Sugoi! comics Tonde Saitama”, which became a hot topic for it’s thorough dissing of Saitama Prefecture. Nikaido-san plays Dannoura Momomi, the student council president of the prestigious Tokyo school, Hakuhodo Academy, while GACKT-san plays Asami Rei, the transfer student returning from America.

Nikaido-san, who took on her first male role, came dressed in a white hakama. GACKT-san, Iseya-san, and Kyomoto-san, too, were dressed in gorgeous traditional garb.

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Nikaido looked back on the movie, saying, “ The original story’s world view something that is very strong, so in any case, we didn’t want to lose that strength. Also, the story itself is a work that goes beyond anything like gender or age, so we weren’t too particular about those areas, but I did my best to try and have my character be seen as a boy”.

Also, GACKT-san spoke of his numerous TV appearances for the promotions, making a shocking statement, “I decided that I would only appear on TV 5 times in a year but this time I’ve appeared enough times to last 5 years. And so, I’ll be taking a break for the next 5 years”. To that, he got an “Ehー!” from the audience. Upon hearing that, he even turned sulky, saying, “Don’t say that! I keep getting bullied like that with those statements. Enough!”.

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When Kyomoto-san, who plays the legendary Saitama citizen, Saitama Duke, began to say, “I was asked to introduce GACKT-san……”, GACKT-san cued, “Wrap it up”. With a smile, he said, “Somehow it’s become difficult to speak…… This’ll be written as Kyomoto world again!”.

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When Director Takeuchi asked about the character development with the question, “GACKT-kun is in a Western outfit, so we decided to have him in Japanese garb, and eventually gave him a sword with the intention to make it feel like we’re filming a historical drama. Maybe you should re-film it?”, but he coldly responded, “You may go ahead on your own”. And to that, Kyomoto countered, “Why are you cutting off my words!”.

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One of the highlights this time is a kiss scene between GACKT-san and Iseya-san, who plays the role of Akutsu Sho, the leader of Chiba Liberation Front. Even though it didn’t originally exist, it was a scene that was added at GACKT-san’s proposal, and GACKT-san said, “This is mixing private considerations with work. But I wanted to kiss Iseya-san no matter what”.

Iseya-san spoke about the behind-the-scenes of that shoot, saying, “He was grabbed by his chest with my cane, (GACKT’s) chest was big, and while thinking ‘I can just barely see his nipple’. And GACKT-san was left tied up, so after the kiss, he simply waited there without wiping his mouth”. To that, GACKT-san replied with a joke, “Well I haven’t wiped my mouth since then”.

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Also, to commemorate the release of the movie, the title “Datsu Da-Saitama (Escaping Uncool Saitama)”. GACKT-san said with a smile, “Do you really want to accept this title? I think it’s lovely that you get teased, so going forward, I hope that Saitama natives will continue to feel rewarded being teased. I hope that this movie will go on to contribute to the development of Saitama”.

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The movie, Tonde Saitama has been released nationwide today! NOSH also has an exclusive interview article with Kyomoto-san published, so please do check it out.

Source: nosh.media

Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team

Translation © GACKT ITALIA

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