On February 3, the screening of the movie “BUDDHA 2” was held at Shinjuku Culture Center.
Ryuzaburo Otomo (as Yatala), Sumi Shimamoto (as the mother of Prince Crystal) and Toshiaki Komura (Director) appeared on the stage on the day. Also Yu-yu sang “Namonaki Hana no youni” the image song of the movie in front of the audience.
Toshiaki Komura (Director), Ryuzaburo Otomo, Sumi Shimamoto (from the left)
Mr. Otomo was a senior of Ms. Shimamoto at the theatrical group they had belonged to before. Shimamoto told that it was a rare chance for her to perform a motherly role beloved by a man whom Otomo acted. On the other hand, Otomo told with good humor that he was scared she might get anger if he called her Mom”.
Director Komura told Ms. Shimamura performed the role very naturally though her role was pretty difficult with a lot of long lines. He also told that Mr. Otomo performed Yatala exactly as he requested.
Yu-yu who sang the image song of the movie commented that she sang the song both in Japanese and English hoping a lot of people will see the movie based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga beloved by people everywhere in the world.
Before the screening, the drawings for BUDDHA 2 special goods were held on the stage.
The movie “BUDDHA 2” is released on February 8! Visit the theater and enjoy!