On May 14th, the cast of ‘Hotaru no Hikari‘ attended an event to announce the completion of filming for their upcoming movie.
Actress Ayase Haruka claimed that she’s a ‘himono onna’ herself as she said, “I’m a himono onna. I tend to find things very bothersome. When I go home, I take off my pants and socks together.” Announcer Hayama Hélène responded, “How efficient.”
‘Hotaru no Hikari’ is based on Hiura Satoru’s popular manga that was serialized in the manga magazine, ‘Kiss‘. It tells a story about Amemiya Hotaru (Ayase), a ‘himono onna’ who abandoned love in her 20s. On her days off, she lounges about at home in her jersey while drinking beer. Unexpectedly, she has to live with her boss Director Takano (Fujiki Naohito).
The comedic drama series first aired in 2007, then returned to the screen in 2010. The upcoming movie version portrays Amemiya and Takano’s honeymoon in Rome. Matsuyuki Yasuko plays the role of Saeki Rio, a ‘himono onna’ in Italy, while NEWS member Tegoshi Yuya plays Rio’s brother Yu.
The cast brought laughter to the crowd during their interview session with announcer Hayama. When actor Fujiki revealed, “To some extent, a himono onna is okay,” Hayama asked, “To what extent? Give us a concrete boundary.” Tegoshi was was the only one that answered “no” to ‘himono onna’. Hayama joked, “I can’t look at Tegoshi-san’s eyes anymore.”
Ayase commented, “When I first played Hotaru, I was 22-years-old. Since then, I had the opportunity to play Hotaru 3 times. I thought it was something that you could watch while being lazy at home drinking beer, but I’m surprised at the movie adaptation.” She continued, “It’s a movie that makes you feel happy after you watch it. Please enjoy it until the very end.”
Matsuyuki, director Yoshino, Itaya Yuka, and Yasuda Ken also attended the ceremony. ‘Hotaru no Hikari’ will open in theaters on June 9th.
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Why am I not surprised by Tegoshi's answer? xD