Sayonara Kuchibiru (“Goodbye Lips”) is an upcoming Japanese film starring co-leads Nana Komatsu and Mugi Kadowaki along with Ryo Narita. The musical movie is set to hit Japanese theatres on May 31, 2019.
The film is directed and written by Akihiko Shiota (Harmful Insect, Dororo) whose career has made his name known at several film festivals overseas.
The film features big names in the music industry including Japanese singer-songwriter Motohiro Hata who produced the film’s main theme Sayonara Kuchibiru and Aimyon who composed and wrote the lyrics for the insert song Tachimachi Arashi.
See the new trailer below.
Reo (Nana Komatsu) and Haru (Mugi Kadowaki) form the popular guitar duo HaruReo. In the trailer, we the musicians suddenly decide they want to break up, and confide in their attendant Shima once more. During their nationwide tour, a love triangle begins to form, as Reo has feelings for Shima, but Shima has feelings for Haru.
The trailer also reveals a kiss scene between the two singers. A single cut showcasing the moment before the kiss was released officially.
The actresses themselves both sing and perform HaruReo’s songs. This is the first time that Nana Komatsu has had to sing in her career. She and Kadowaki underwent months of training to sing and play the guitar as well as film the emotional live scene we see in the trailer.
Sayonara Kuchibiru is set to tackle the bonds we have between people and the importance of looking ahead. Don’t miss the film coming this spring.
Release Date: May 31, 2019
Screening: TOHO Cinemas Hibiya and elsewhere across Japan
Official Website: https://gaga.ne.jp/kuchibiru/
© 2019 “Sayonara Kuchibiru” Production Committee
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