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Hosoya said with reverence to the role of Yasumoto, Kotaro’s boss played by Ono, “I guess I’m old enough to play a role like this.” Regarding Kotaro, who can’t find his dreams or what he wants to do, he said, “I used to be like that…well, maybe I still am, but I’m a person who has that kind of thing,” and said, “I would like to find an editor-in-chief who can give advice because I understand how he feels. I wanted to act,” he said.
(From left) Keno Horiuchi, Kikuko Inoue, Maaya Uchida, Saori Hayami, Kensho Ono, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yuichi Nakamura, Director Masayuki Yoshihara (C) ORICON NewS inc.
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In reference to the fact that it takes at least three years to make the whiskey that is the subject of this work, when I saved up my “words for myself in 3 years”, I said, “Don’t stop!” He quotes a famous quote from a certain character he played in the work.
Hosoya said, “It’s a message to myself that means ‘Don’t procrastinate’ and ‘Do what you want to do right away. It means say yo,” he added.
In response to this comment, Nakamura approached him and asked, “Aren’t you going to read it out loud?”, and Hosoya said, “I thought you had some nice words, but it’s a different work…”, but at the end he said, “Don’t stop. That’s what I mean,” he said, and the audience erupted in thunderous applause.
This work is the latest in the “Work Series” by PAWORKS, which has drawn characters who struggle every day with the theme of “work”, including “Hanasaku Iroha”, “SHIROBAKO”, “Sakura Quest”, and “White Sand Aquatope”. Set in a Japanese whiskey distillery that is attracting attention around the world, Ryū, a young female president who is struggling to revive the distillery on the brink, and Kotaro, a novice editor with no dreams or motivation, connect family ties through a “phantom whiskey.” A story that aims to revive the “.