On July 24th, actress Ayase Haruka attended a completion ceremony for the upcoming movie "Himitsu no Akko-chan".
The main character Akko-chan, played by Ayase herself, transforms during the movie as a result of a spell cast on her. When asked what she would like to change into, the actress cheerfully answered, "I'd want to be a dinosaur. You can fly, and they've got nice long necks. Aren't they called pteradons? I'll look it up later," causing the press to laugh with her carefree attitude.
Ayase, who appeared at the event along with her co-star Okada Masaki dressed in yukatas, also revealed how she felt when she first received the offer to appear in the movie. "When I first heard that I'd be doing 'Himitsu no Akko-chan', I was like, 'Eh!?' I was surprised because I had this image that she was a young girl, but when I heard that I'd be the adult the ten-year-old girl turns into, I thought, 'Oh, I see.'"
When asked the same question as Ayase, Okada Masaki answered that he would want to transform into Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan. "I love history, so I'd want to be Minamoto no Yoritomo. I bet I could get used to it easily," he confessed, referring to his role in the current taiga drama "Taira no Kiyomori" in which he plays Minamoto no Yoritomo. Following suit, Ayase commented, "I'd want to be Yamamoto Yaeko," a nod to her role in next year's taiga drama "Yae no Sakura".
The movie is based on the popular manga of the same name, which was written by Akatsuka Fujio and is currently celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, with a new modern twist on a timeless tale about girls. The movie debuts in Japanese theaters on September 1st.
Check out photos from the event below!
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Source + Photos: Oricon
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Posted by 0 pt Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Ayase Haruka attends 'Himitsu no Akko-chan' event
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