The movie “Fly to Saitama” was a big hit with its loving disses and overflowing local love. The unexpected second film, “Fly to Saitama ~From Lake Biwa with Love~” will be released nationwide from November 23rd (Thursday, holiday). This time, we have an interview with GACKT, who plays the main character Asami Rei!

The long-awaited second part of the series has been long-awaited by fans, but when the offer came up, she turned it down at first. “Since I won this work by chance, I said no, let’s not do a second work, let’s keep it in my dreams.” When I asked him, “What did (Nikaido) Fumi-chan say?” , I said, “Let’s not do it.” I thought that after all (lol). So if I don’t win this time, I’ll say, “That’s why I said so!” (lol). The risk starts the moment I say I’m going to do it, so I don’t want to do it. It’s just a risk when you start (lol).”

This time, the scale has expanded to an east-west showdown that takes off from Saitama and involves the Kansai region. An epic battle of diss develops over the toll system that also existed in the Kansai region. “Osaka may be the city that suffers the most in this work.In the previous work, the people of Tokyo were portrayed as either noble or commoners, but Osaka is depicted as just a villain. Well, I think people in Osaka will be angry (lol).”

Asami Rei’s way of overcoming critical situations also has similarities with her own.

“When I was younger, I sometimes got emotional, but every day was a crisis so I didn’t have time to panic, so now I can handle most things calmly. Even if you don’t get angry, the result will not change. It’s not about trying not to prevent something from happening, but rather about doing it, recognizing it, reporting it to the upper management, and showing how to recover from it through subsequent actions. Most of the characters in this movie are screwed up. Even Rei has a great ability to adapt to what he faces. His charm is that he acts with the desire to do something about the problems in front of him.”

“I personally think it’s a silly work, but it involved a great cast, so if you enjoy it, everyone will be rewarded.”


Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team

Translation © GACKT ITALIA