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A special interview! for new movie “Watashi wo Kuitomete” (Hold Me Back) starring NON! and Ai Hashimoto

A special interview! for new movie “Watashi wo Kuitomete” (Hold Me Back) starring NON! and Ai Hashimoto.

This is the first time in a while that NON and Ai Hashimoto are co-starring. They had a relaxing conversation along with some exciting moments. The movie comes out next week!

NON: “If I am going to be a singleton, I’d like to try glassblowing. I’ve been very interested in glassblowing ever since seeing footage of it on TV as a kid. So I’d like to learn more about it and try it somewhere. Ryukyu glass seems nice. I’d like to make a glass and drink cold green tea that I’ve brewed out of it.”

The charming duo that mesmerized the whole country from the morning TV drama is here at LOCARI

Film “Watashi wo Kuitomete” (Keep Me) produced in 2020
Distribution: Nikkatsu Corporation
Release Date: December 18, 2020
Staff Director and Screenplay: Akiko Ohku
Original Work: Risa Wataya
Cast NON, Kento Hayashi, Ai Hashimoto

The film is a live-action movie adaptation of a novel of the same name by Akutagawa Prize-winning author Risa Wataya. Director Akiko Ohku of Katte ni Furuetero (Tremble All You Want) also wrote the film’s screenplay.

This is the first time that NON and Kento Hayashi have co-starred. The film tells the story of a clumsy love relationship that develops between a woman who enjoys her single life and a younger man.

Mitsuko Kuroda, who is 31 years old and hasn’t had a lover for years, has grown used to living alone. But there is a reason why she has been able to live in happiness and peace.

Inside Mistuko’s brain is another self, her self-advisor, “A.” Whenever she is uncertain about relationships or how to act, her advisor will give her the correct answer.

One day, Mitsuko falls in love with a young salesman named Tada, who works for one of her business partners. Despite hesitation over past failures and her lack of courage, she decides to take a step forward…

Ai Hashimoto appears in the role of Mitsuko’s good friend Satsuki. This is the first time the duo has co-starred since the NHK Japanese television drama Amachan.