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Tomoya Nagase’s role as the optimistic “never mind” office boss

17:50 JST September 24, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

TOKIO’s Tomoya Nagase (31) and actress Maki Horikita (21) talked about working on their commercial for LOTTE’s new chocolates “Charlotte i” at an event in Tokyo today, reports Mainichi Shinbum Digital.

Maki Horikita at LOTTE

Horikita plays a company worker whose big mistake gets brushed aside by her “まあいいか (never mind)” boss, played by Nagase.

The commercial has been turned into a mini-drama, comically showing how the chocolate product had been developed. A hard-working product developer Horikita comes running into the room apologising to her boss for making a mistake with the chocolate’s wrapping paper.

As Nagase sees the wrapping paper covering only half of each chocolate stick, he shrugs it off saying, “never mind. We can still eat it! Let’s just sell it like this!”

Horikita reacts with a confused “eh?”

At today’s event, Nagase had said he liked his character’s free-spirited qualities.

“I think it’s important for people today to have some sort of ‘never mind that’ attitude.

“Personally, I like people like that and I think I act like that a lot too,” he said.

However, the singer said that playing a boss was not so easy.

“I was worried that I’d make a worthless boss,” he said.

His co-star Horikita cheered him up saying that, “I’d look forward to coming to work every day if my office boss was as good-looking as him (Nagase)”.

In another part of the event, the two stars were asked to make a declaration.

“I promise not to leave any rice grains lying in my rice bowl,” said Horikita, to which Nagase said, “kawaii”.

“I promise not to experience any bad consequences with my ‘never mind’ decisions.

“Even if things do turn out bad, I want to take it as a good lesson,” Nagase said, to which Horikita said, “I just found another reason to respect my boss”.

Tomoya Nagase

Charlotte i is a chocolate stick with sauce on the inside, and comes in three sauce flavours: caramel, strawberry, and cream. The chocolates are set to be released in the Kanto region of Japan, as well as Shizuoka prefecture.

The commercial will go on air from September 27.

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  1. joan
    23:38 JST September 25, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    sorry if this comment is out of topic but i can’t find a place where i can send you a message.
    anoo. can i ask a favor? 🙂
    can you translate this please?
    http://www.johnnys-net.jp/j/artists/news/disco/_popup/pop_fightingman.html

    it’s the track for NEWS newest album ‘fighting man’
    i really want to share the things that are written there but sad to say i can’t translate some of the letters. :3
    i’m really hoping that you could help me 🙂

    • 11:15 JST September 26, 2010 at 11:15 AM

      @joan:

      Hi 🙂 Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been getting over a silly cold :p

      ————————————
      Fighting Man
      2010.11.03 Release

      Limited edition: JECN-0245
      1000-yen (tax in)
      includes:
      – 12-page booklet
      – Limited edition only recordings
      * “Wake Up”, sequel to the hit song “FLY AGAIN”
      * “Fighting Man” only containing the harmony lines so you can “sing with NEWS”.

      Regular edition: JECN-0246
      1000-yen (tax in)
      – 3-sided, 6-page booklet
      – Regular edition only recordings
      * “Winter Moon”
      * “Ai wa Simple na Curry rice”

      ————————————
      Limited Edition recordings
      01 Fighting Man
      Lyrics: zopp, Kozato** Manabe
      Music: R.O.N
      Arrangement: Masaya Suzuki
      ** I’ve never come across a “小里” before so not 100% confident I have the name right (>w<) either Kozato or Ori.

      02 ガムシャラ (Gamushara) Cha Cha Cha
      Lyrics: Jun Tatsutano
      Music & Arrangement: Dr Hardcastle/Andrez Wrethov

      03 Wake Up
      Lyrics: Hacchin’ Maya
      Music: her0ism
      Arrangement:Naoki-T

      04 Fighting Man (karaoke version with NEWS)

      ————————————
      Regular Edition recordings
      01 Fighting Man
      Lyrics: zopp, Kozato** Manabe
      Music: R.O.N
      Arrangement: Masaya Suzuki
      ** I’ve never come across a “小里” before so not 100% confident I have the name right (>w<) either Kozato or Ori.

      02 ガムシャラ (Gamushara) Cha Cha Cha
      Lyrics: Jun Tatsutano
      Music & Arrangement: Dr Hardcastle/Andrez Wrethov

      03 Winter Moon
      Lyrics: miho sumita
      Music: Miki Fujisue
      Arrangement: Ryusuke Nakanishi

      04 Ai wa Simple na Curry Rice
      Lyrics: Hacchin' Maya
      Music: Magnus Funemyr/Arvid Nordstrom
      Arrangement: Ryusuke Nakanishi

  2. hchaengbok
    17:16 JST September 26, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    why this news hasn’t Nagase san pics?
    wait to see this CM
    thx for your translation ^^

    • 18:01 JST September 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM

      @hchaengbok:
      Because Johnny’s still forbids the press from uploading pics of their talents on the internet :s …at least I think so.
      Sorrie! (>w<)

      thanks for coming by again 🙂

      Momo xoxo

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