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.
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.
That's Ashida-Pro for you
Didn't she just forget to bring the script?
It only seems to me that she's got memories of her past life
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.
That's because she can’t read.
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.
Hah, but anyone can memorize.
Commend her acting skills.
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.
What kind of superabilities does she have for having a grasp of the entire story without looking at the script at all?
I think it's fine if she doesn't take a look at it, but she should at least bring it with her
It just means that she's memorized the entire script before their actual script reading session, right?
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.
I get the feeling that Ashida-pro will turn into a crooked adult in the future
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.
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.
It looked to me like her smile looked awkward about 2 years ago, probably due to too much work, but now she looks prettier
Is Kamiki-kun a genius?
Kamiki's totally gone off the radar
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.
I find the thought that she'll only be 20 in 10 years time amazing
>> 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
That's Ashida-pro for ya!
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.
Any good Isao Yukisada films?
I really won't be able to understand why they're touting Yukisada as the face of Japanese movies
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.http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200710/01/14/b0074414_11261629.jpg
Yukisada's movie flopped because of Erika-sama and wasn't able to shoot movies for a couple of years, right?
I've seen the making footages of Entaku and she can apparently control the timing of when she wants her tears to come out
I think she's absolutely perfect for the role of Kokko in Entaku
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.
I'm looking forward to Entaku
I heard Entaku's been getting good reviews
I saw her again after such a long time the other day and I LOL'd at how pretty she's become
She kinda looked like an idol when she put glasses on
She was wearing glasses a while back, and they really looked good on her
I get this feeling that she'll eventually be crowned as the "No.1 actress who looks good in glasses" in the near future
"Anone, Ashida Mana dayo!"
She's just a kid, acting badly as an adult. It's just that she's good.
I heard that she was already earning a few hundred million when she was only 7 so her parents sure are lucky.
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
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.
I'm terrified at the thought that the innocent smile she shows on variety shows is also just her acting.
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.
She really has become so cute. I get the feeling that she'll become like Miho Kanno in the future.
She's on her 3rd life after all
I do think she's got talent
I hope she comes back when she's around 18 to do the sequel of Pacific Rim, this time as the main protagonist
Such a terrifying kid
It's a thread where bottom feeders gather to be jealous of a 9-year-old girl
Mana Ashida (Born 2004 -16th year of Heisei- June 23) It's only been 10 years since she was born... so terrifying
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