Kento Nakajima starred in his latest feature film entitled Love Like the Falling Petals. He co-starred with Honoka Matsumoto in the film.
In the film that aired on Netflix Meanwhile, Kento plays the male Haruto Asakura, while Honoka plays Misaki Ariake.
The following is a synopsis of Love Like the Falling Petals.
Haruto Asakura (Kento Nakajima) is a budding photographer who meets a hairdresser, Misaki Ariake (Honoka Matsumoto). Misaki revealed to Haruto that she was his first customer at the salon and really appreciated the moment.
Immediately Haruto fell in love with Misaki. Haruto tried to get to know each other while Misaki cut her hair.
Haruto tried to get up the courage to ask the girl out. However, just as he was about to ask, an incident occurred.
Haruto’s ear was accidentally cut off by Misaki. Haruto fainted.
After getting treatment at the hospital, Misaki tries to apologize to Haruto. He said he was willing to do anything to atone for his mistakes.
Haruto used the opportunity to ask Misaki to be his girlfriend. Misaki is powerless to reject Haruto and finally accepts Haruto as her lover.
The two of them went on several dates until Haruto admitted that he was not a professional photographer, but was just starting his career. Misaki is outraged by this reality and encourages Haruto to pursue his dream.
However, their relationship is not always as beautiful as the cherry blossoms in bloom.
Gradually Misaki started to get sick and finally saw a doctor. He was diagnosed with fast-forward syndrome, which makes him old faster than normal humans.
To hide her illness, she ends her relationship with Haruto. The man tries to move on from Misaki because he often doesn’t get an answer from his lover.
The film Love Like the Falling Petals was adapted from the novel by Keisuke Uyama, with the original title Sakura no Youna Boku no Koibito. The book itself has sold more than 700 thousand copies.
For the big screen version, the film is directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa. He has handled the films Kamisama no Karute (2011), Itsu Mata, Kimi to Hori Jun Zairai (2017), to Sora no Restaurant (2019).
Besides Nakajima and Matsumoto, Love Like the Falling Petals also stars Kento Nagayama, Yuki Sakurai, and Mitsuhiro Oikawa. As for the band Mr. Children provided the main soundtrack for the film, entitled Eien.
Love Like the Falling Petals can be watched on Netflix.