- Japanese actor Joe Nakamura performed the OPM song “Maging Sino Ka Man”‘
- Japanese actors Joe and Kondo Yohdi came to the Philippines for the media launch of their movie “Athlete”
- He was guided by “Athlete” OST singer Maria Theresa Gow, who taught him the song
Japanese actor Joe Nakamura performed the OPM (Original Pilipino Music) song “Maging Sino Ka Man” when he came to the Philippines recently for the media launch of his movie “Athlete”.
During the media launch, Joe sang the hit Tagalog song with “Athlete”, OST singer Maria Theresa Gow; the Filipino-Japanese actress who taught him the song and also served as the interpreter during the launch.
“Ito ang message namin, maging sino ka man, mamahalin kita. Kaya ito ang itinuro ko sa kanya,” Gow shared. [This is our message, I will love you no matter who you are. That’s why I chose this.]
Also present in the media launch is Joe’s onscreen partner, young Japanese singer-actor Yohdi Kondo.
“Athlete” follows the story of Kohei (Joe), a former competitive swimmer who lives a simple life with his wife and high school daughter. One day, his wife suddenly asked for a divorce. While dealing with this, he met a handsome boy named Yutaka (Yohdi); an online chat boy who dreams of becoming an animator, and stru
ggling to tell his father that he is g ay.
The two were both confused at first, but eventually fell in love with each other. As their love and affection grow deeper and deeper each day, they are also having a hard time to make their relationship work because they fear that their respective families might get m
ad because of their unc0nventional setup.
“Athlete” will be shown exclusively in Robinsons Movieworld cinemas this September 25.
Watch the Japanese actor Joe Nakamura sing Rey Valera’s hit song “Maging Sino Ka Man”:
Meanwhile, here’s the trailer for their movie: