WATCH: Cebuana actress Natileigh Sitoy stars in Japanese film based on manga

/ 04:42 PM August 19, 2018
natileigh sitoy

Natileigh Sitoy and Ken Yasuda. Image:

Natileigh Sitoy co-stars in the Japanese film “I Love Irene” which is based on the manga “Itoshi No Irene (Irene of Love)”.

Sitoy, a Cebuana actress, stars opposite Ken Yasuda in the film about a man, Iwao Shishido, who is in his 40s and has never known love. One day, he suddenly leaves his poor mountain village to look for a bride. He returns home weeks later during his father’s funeral with a Filipino woman, shocking his small village.


Director and writer Keisuke Yoshida held auditions in the Philippines where Sitoy was eventually cast, reported Anime News Network last June.

Sitoy has starred in the award-winning 2016 film “Lily” and the comedy “Pinay Beauty (She’s No White)” which is showing in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.   

The series was first published from 1995 to 1996 in manga magazine Big Comic Spirits. The film premieres Sept. 14 in Japan. JB


LGBT tales triumph at Cinema One fest

‘Pinay Beauty’ showcases beauty beyond skin deep

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 Features Quality Genre Films Nationwide

Read Next
Follow @NGunoINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: I Love Irene, Japan, Ken Yasuda, manga, Natileigh Sitoy
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Abolition of Manila Tricycle Regulatory Office  eyed

September 23, 2019 09:29 AM


Rude awakening for sleeping on-duty Las Piñas cops

September 23, 2019 09:02 AM


Another Kabacan, Cotabato barangay chairman shot dead

September 23, 2019 08:47 AM


Pagasa: Cloudy skies with scattetred rains on Monday

September 23, 2019 08:32 AM


Holy anniversary! Displays of bat signal fete Batman at 80

September 23, 2019 07:56 AM

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.