Donkey's character leaves a strong impression as a child but he only makes a brief appearance as an adult. Brief but crucial because Donkey is the beginning of the mystery and I'm honored to play him. His childhood presence was so distinctive that all his classmates remember him as adults. I played Donkey thinking about his childhood: an innocent, fast runner. The scene in which Donkey gets attacked by FRIEND believers was shot on a rooftop with a safety harness. The attackers Kenichi Endo and ARATA gave realistic performances so the result is pretty scary (laughs)!
Katsuhisa Namase was born in Hyogo, Japan in 1960. After a successful career as a stage actor, he began appearing in movies and on TV as well as on the stage. One of the TV dramas he appeared in was "Trick and Gokusen".
Katsuhisa Namase's other film appearances include, Takashi Miike's "Yatterman" (2009); Shinji Higuchi's "The Last Princess" (2008); Nobuo Mizuta's "Maiko Haaaan!!!" (2007); Koki Mitani's "The U-Choten Hotel / Suite Dreams" (2006); and Yukihiko Tsutsumi's "Trick 2: The Movie" (2006).
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