Monday, June 07, 2010
7th June 2010
On the 6th, it was revealed that actor Narimiya Hiroki (27) would be releasing a photobook on July 1st to commemorate his 10th year anniversary debut. The book is at least 3cm thick, with more than 170 pages - about double the number of pages of a normal photobook. It has taken 6 years to put the book together - 'Hiroki Narimiya Anniversary Book "10"' (Kadokawa Group Publishing, 2800 yen) is the end result. It is a collection which reflects on his journey over the past 10 years, hence making it a "very thick" photobook.
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Narimiya reassures that the photobook is luxurious both in quantity and quality. The difference is the thickness of this book. Usually, photobooks have about 80 - 90 pages; this one has 170 pages, about double that of a normal one. Because of the high quality of paper used, the book will be at least 3cm thick. It's quite similar to textbooks used by high school students, so it could be termed the 'Narimiya History Textbook'.
Narimiya's past, present and future are in the book. He has always been involved in the project, it contains insights as well as 'hot' photos. There are more than 100 pages in the photo corner, including semi-nude shots, and over 250 off-shot photos taken by his manager.
The book also includes public interviews and private conversations between Narimiya and 10 key persons, including actor Oguri Shun and Shinagawa Hiroshi, director for the movie 'Drop'. Narimiya is satisfied with the completed book, "10 years as an actor, there's still a lot for me to learn, but I'm happy to have reached this milestone. It has given me many chances to go through different experiences."
Narimiya made his debut 10 years ago on 1st July 2000, in a stageplay at Tokyo's Shibuya Parco Theatre. A handshake event to commemorate the sale of his photobook will be held at the Libro Shibuya Store on 3rd July. Tickets for the event will be distributed at the same store on 11th June from 10am onwards.
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