[PR Event] Kusanagi Tsuyoshi and Takeuchi Yuko Xmas Event

SMAP’s Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (36) and actress Takeuchi Yuko (30) were present at a Christmas event for their movie “Boku to Tsuma no 1778 no Monogatari” (opening 1/15). An all-girls choir of 30 sang a medley of SMAP’s “Arigatou” and “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana” which made it feel a lot like Christmas. Kusanagi and Takeuchi were deeply moved and looked at the young girls’ faces calmly. Kusanagi said, “You all have beautiful voices, you must’ve practiced a great deal.” One of the girls replied, “We only practiced 2 to 3 times.” Shocked at their musical prowess, Kusanagi looked as if he was going to fall from the stage.

Takeuchi also sang along with the choir when they sang “Sekai ni Hitotsu” and copied the choir’s hand movements enjoying herself. “They have such pure voices! The extremely beautiful sounds are better than 5.1 channel surround,” Takeuchi smiled.

The “BokuTsuma” movie is the latest work that’s a part of the 3 part “Boku no Ikiru Michi” drama series that aired on Fuji TV. It’s also the first movie that’s been produced that’s a part of the series. The movie is based off a true story about Sci-fi writer, Mayumura Taku and his wife who passed away in 2002 from cancer. The movie is about Makimura Sakutaro (Kusanagi), who believes a doctor’s words, “A person’s immunity increases with laughter.” A story about love between a married couple and miracles, Sakutaro then continues to write a short story every day for 5 years for his wife (Takeuchi).

It’s been roughly 7 years since 2003’s “Yomigaeri” that Kusanagi and Takeuchi have starred together. Takeuchi had nothing but praise for Kusanagi, “Kusanagi-kun can speak Korean, he can also cook, and he can also tap dance. He’s seriously amazing.” Kusanagi laughed, “That has nothing to do with this movie though…”


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