Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mana Ashida doesn't look at the script at rehearsals; Director Isao Yukisada: "An actress who possesses wonderful talent"

1: れいおφ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:04:25.04 ID:???
Director Isao Yukisada, creator of many hit movies such as Sekai no Chushin de, Ai wo Sakebu and Kita no Zeronen, analyzed the appeal of Mana Ashida, with whom he worked for the first time in the movie Entaku: Kokko, Hitonatsu no Imagine

The movie is about an eccentric 3rd grader, Kokko, who lives with her huge family in Osaka, and how her character develops throughout the summer break.

(Partial Translation)

Director Yukisada commented on Mana Ashida: "She's an actress who possesses wonderful talent". "She's got a rich variety of expressions, and the thing that surprised me the most is her passion for acting. During our first script reading session, she came without her script. She's supposed to have the most number of lines compared to anyone, but she never looked at the script. That left such a huge impression". He also noted how Ashida acted as a leader to the other child actors in the cast.

Director Yukisada also takes credit for helping Ryunosuke Kamiki realize his potential in the movie Tooku no Sora ni Kieta. "I can sense this aura of a genius in Ashida which I also sensed when I worked with Kamiki-kun. And the thing that Mana-chan and Kamiki-kun have in common is that both of them love to act".
One cannot help but feel how bright Ashida's future is when seeing her running innocently on screen under Yukisada's guidance.

3 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:05:03.01
That's Ashida-Pro for you
6 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:05:49.71
Didn't she just forget to bring the script?
7 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:06:04.85
It only seems to me that she's got memories of her past life
37 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:18:26.52

Kids at this age have tremendously good memory.
Everyone was made to memorize our Japanese subject textbooks, and everyone was able to do it properly.
40 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:18:46.26 ID:0vYLPE/
That's because she can’t read.
52 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:26:05.72


I see a lot of people comparing her to video games, like how you start the game again strongly after completing it the first time around. But seriously, can you be this good at only your second run-through?

It's like she's been doing this cycle 100x already. She's mastered it.
56 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:29:05.71

Hah, but anyone can memorize.
Commend her acting skills.
68 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:38:03.47

Mana-chan's got a cute face, she's got a nice personality, and her acting is just flat-out amazing.
Seriously, her acting is sooooo good.
70 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:40:02.01
What kind of superabilities does she have for having a grasp of the entire story without looking at the script at all?
71 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:40:17.34
I think it's fine if she doesn't take a look at it, but she should at least bring it with her
75 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:41:40.63
It just means that she's memorized the entire script before their actual script reading session, right?
10 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:06:31.11
明日ママのやさぐれた役が終わった後すぐ、NHKの時代劇で天真爛漫な役やってて驚いた。 しかも可愛い。
I was surprised at how she suddenly shifted to doing that naive and carefree role in the NHK period drama immediately after seeing her all sulky in Ashita Mama. And to top it off, she's cute.
14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:07:42.09
I get the feeling that Ashida-pro will turn into a crooked adult in the future
16 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:09:50.71
When you consider how lame the girl who was once called a genius Yumi Adachi is now, you'd come to realize that child actors only get to enjoy success while they're still kids.
24 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:11:23.72
I always feel sorry for actresses in their 20s~30s who can't even recite their lines properly when they're in the frame together with this little rascal.
26 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:12:52.06
It looked to me like her smile looked awkward about 2 years ago, probably due to too much work, but now she looks prettier
29 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:14:26.76
Is Kamiki-kun a genius?
143 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 20:02:28.17
Kamiki's totally gone off the radar

157 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 20:15:59.42
神木は一線で頑張ってるだろ SPECなんかよかったぞ
Nah, Kamiki's still in the frontlines. His SPEC was good.
215 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 21:15:03.47
I can't believe how you're saying that someone of Kamiki's level has disappeared
218 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 21:16:39.70
神木と井上真央が子役出身の勝ち組だろな 芦田愛菜はそれに続く
Kamiki and Mao Inoue are the winners to emerge from the label "former child actors". Mana Ashida will follow in their footsteps.

207 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 21:07:58.86

I think the problem now is if she'll get to reach 158cm or not. I guess. Too bad that Kamiki remained a squirt, and no one had demands for Adachi because she's just too short.
31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:14:58.77
I find the thought that she'll only be 20 in 10 years time amazing
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:15:58.96


>> how Ashida acted as a leader to the other child actors in the cast

Because she'll make sure that kids who oppose her or don't obey her will get eradicated from show business

74 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:41:28.74
I don't think Ashida-pro's influence in the biz is that huge compared to the likes of Fuku-kun

34 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:16:51.18
That's Ashida-pro for ya!
100 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:11:51.47 ID:GCfgkx/
行定の作品て近年パッとしない作品が多かったけどこれは面白そうだな 大作じゃないところがいい
Yukisada's movies haven't been making waves recently, but this one looks good. I like how it's not one of those large-scale movies.
136 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:52:56.04 ID:0sSYVF/
Any good Isao Yukisada films?

139 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:57:26.18
GO was good, but I didn't like SekaChu

417 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/17(火) 02:40:39.88

I really won't be able to understand why they're touting Yukisada as the face of Japanese movies
420 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/17(火) 02:42:21.36
Since it's a Yukisada film, I'm looking forward to Ashida-pro delivering a punchline that will exceed Erika-sama's "Betsu ni..." during the press meet.
468 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/17(火) 10:09:49.66

Yukisada's movie flopped because of Erika-sama and wasn't able to shoot movies for a couple of years, right?
118 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:37:24.40
I've seen the making footages of Entaku and she can apparently control the timing of when she wants her tears to come out

173 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 20:32:42.77
I think she's absolutely perfect for the role of Kokko in Entaku
225 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 21:22:30.10
西加奈子原作だと向井と宮崎あおいのきいろいゾウがあるが糞つまんなかった記憶がある 円卓は予告見てる分には面白そうなんだよね
Another movie which was adapted from a novel written by Kanako Nishi is Kiiroi Zou starring Mukai and Aoi Miyazaki, but I recall it being really dull. Entaku on the other hand looks interesting based on the trailer.

278 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 22:28:44.07
I'm looking forward to Entaku
575 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 08:19:29.60
I heard Entaku's been getting good reviews
5 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:05:45.03
この前、 久しぶりに見たら 物凄い 美少女になってて ワロタ
I saw her again after such a long time the other day and I LOL'd at how pretty she's become

15 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:08:22.93
It's rare for a child talent to become cuter as she ages
22 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:11:17.74
問題はこれから まいんさんも10歳がピークだったし
The worst is yet to come. Even Main-chan peaked when she was just 10.

36 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:17:51.40
She kinda looked like an idol when she put glasses on

78 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:45:57.95
She was wearing glasses a while back, and they really looked good on her
92 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:59:07.38
I get this feeling that she'll eventually be crowned as the "No.1 actress who looks good in glasses" in the near future

41 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:18:56.10
"Anone, Ashida Mana dayo!"
50 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:25:41.98 ID:FrVf//
子供が下手な大人の演技してるだけ 子供にしちゃうまい程度だからそのうち消えるな
She's just a kid, acting badly as an adult. It's just that she's good.
66 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:37:10.72
I heard that she was already earning a few hundred million when she was only 7 so her parents sure are lucky.

82 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 18:49:47.53
安達祐実でも最高8000万円だぞ 現在はその半分以下
Even Yumi Adachi only earned 80 million tops. Now, it's less than half of that.

95 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:01:46.13
This kid doesn't have the weakness which other child actors have which is the "huge size of the face" so I think she'll still be active even when she becomes an adult
96 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:04:30.23

I saw Pacific Rim on WOWOW last Sunday, and realized just how much she's in a different class compared to other child actresses. I think she's even good enough to be pitted against those other foreign child actors.
97 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:04:52.72
I'm terrified at the thought that the innocent smile she shows on variety shows is also just her acting.
101 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:15:59.31 ID:aLM3u/

She's good at acting-- too much to the point that it feels unnatural. I feel that she'll stand out too much when you cast her in a dark and gloomy movie.
108 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:20:40.28 ID:/3Izr/

She really has become so cute. I get the feeling that she'll become like Miho Kanno in the future.

111 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:22:47.66
Now that you mention it, her mouth does sort of resemble Miho Kanno's.

110 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:21:42.94
She's on her 3rd life after all
114 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:26:43.17
I do think she's got talent
115 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:29:09.98
116 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:29:24.45
I hope she comes back when she's around 18 to do the sequel of Pacific Rim, this time as the main protagonist
123 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:41:28.25
Such a terrifying kid
125 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 19:44:15.29
It's a thread where bottom feeders gather to be jealous of a 9-year-old girl
158 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 20:16:02.49
芦田 愛菜(あしだ まな、2004年(平成16年)6月23日 - ) まだ生まれて10年しか経ってないのかよ恐ろしい・・
Mana Ashida (Born 2004 -16th year of Heisei- June 23) It's only been 10 years since she was born... so terrifying

165 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/16(月) 20:27:21.91
来週誕生日なのか おめでとう
Oh, it's her birthday next week? Happy birthday!

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