Friday, December 11, 2009
9th December 2009
The preview for movie 'Nodame Cantabile Saishu Gakusho Zenpen' was held on 9th December at Tokyo International Forum. Ueno Juri, Tamaki Hiroshi, Wentz Eiji, Becky, Yamaguchi Sayaka, Yamada Yu, Nadagi Takeshi, Chad Mullane, Fukushi Seiji, Kichise Michiko, Takenaka Naoto and Director Takeuchi Hideki got on stage to greet the audience. 4000 fans gave them a standing ovation they entered the hall dressed as their characters in the movie, complete with wigs, fake noses and special make-up.
"We get to stand here in front of all of you and meet you today because the drama is is now a movie. I'm so touched," said a beaming Ueno. Asked about the highlight of the movie, she was hard-pressed to pick one but said,"The battle scene with Yuko-san (Yamaguchi). The scene took about 8 hours to film." About the filming schedule which took them to 4 countries around Europe, she commented,"At first it was difficult. But by the end, I was eating pizza and pasta with no problems at all every day." Tamaki quipped in his Chiaki character,"Talking about food again?"
What was the highlight for Tamaki then? "Chiaki giving everything to rally the hopeless orchestra," he said. Tamaki had scenes where he conducted in the world-famous Wiener Musikverein. "I felt a responsibility to show how he grew as conductor but as time went by I gradually felt more comfortable," he said, ecstatic that he had experienced performing on the holy ground of classical music. Takeuchi, who had also directed the Nodame drama series addressed the audience,"The movie didn't feel much different than the drama. There's a surprise ending to it though, so please don't tell anyone."
- On Friday, December 11, 2009 7:28:00 AM, wrote...
is juri wearing a wig here? her hair doesn't look like the normal nodame look.
- On Sunday, December 13, 2009 4:15:00 PM, wrote...
Can't wait for the movie! And yeah, Juri chan's wearing a wig there. XD
- On Monday, November 08, 2010 7:09:00 PM, wrote...
Chad Mullane was on some NHK English teaching show too.