Kentaro Sakaguchi’s Photobook
A photobook was released that tracks Kentaro Sakaguchi’s true face and growth over four seasons for about one year. The title is “25.6,” which was devised by the person himself and is simple as his personality, taken by Men’s Non-no Magazine from the spring of 25 to winter of 26.
In the spring, when he was blonde. In the summer, when there was a surprise birthday party for him. In the fall, when he has grown up in adulthood. And in winter, when he travels with his own destination and schedule. A lot of intimate photos that can only be taken by Men’s Non-no Magazine. This book, which was slowly and carefully created, includes a long interview, of course.
— MEN'S NON-NO (@MENSNONNOJP) February 26, 2018
The photobook was released on March 18th, 2018, by Shueisha. Check out Kentaro Sakaguchi himself with his photobook!
As the title suggests, it took about a year to produce from the age of 25 to 26, making this a unique book. Kentaro Sakaguchi is also satisfied with the results!
Check out a message of joy from himself!
Kentaro Sakaguchi himself talks with the staff, not only for the concept of the photobook, but also for the location and the theme of photography, and this is a very special book that sticks out.
“For the past year, which was a time of change for me, it was great to be able to make a photobook. Please enjoy life-sized Kentaro Sakaguchi!”
Men’s Non-no has been shooting for a year for the photobook. And Kentaro Sakaguchi’s passionate photobook is packed with Oricon’s photobook rankings, ranking first and selling well.
— MEN'S NON-NO (@MENSNONNOJP) March 17, 2018
Congratulations on the photobook, let’s hope Kentaro Sakaguchi will release the second part soon!
Kentaro Sakaguchi and His Friendship with BTS Members
On MBC’s Section TV broadcast on July 9th, 2018, Kentaro Sakaguchi visited Korea to promote his movie Tonight, At the Movies. The interviewer asked the actor about some of the linking ties between him and some Korean actors and brought up his look-alike Seo Kang-joon.
Kentaro Sakaguchi said, “I have heard from the Japanese people about him, and I think about Seo Kang-joon. He’s very stunning.” The interviewer told him Seo Kang-joon had said he wanted to work with the Japanese star previously. Kentaro Sakaguchi responded, “Really? I really would like to work together with Seo Kang-joon.”
Lee Je-hoon and Jung Kyung-ho were the next keywords. Kentaro Sakaguchi played the character of Lee Je-hoon in the Japanese version of Signal, and the character of Jung Kyung-ho in the remake of I’m Sorry, I Love You.
He explained, “Jung Kyung-ho in I’m Sorry, I Love You was a singer and I was a pianist… That’s something else but I still feel like we’re friends.”
BTS was the last keyword. “They sang the theme song “Don’t Leave Me” for the Japanese remake of Signal,” said Kentaro Sakaguchi.
Kentaro Sakaguchi also attended the Japanese fan meeting of BTS in Yokohama and met at the backstage with them. The actor commented, “I met them and I think they’re a really great team. We have become a bit close so I want to collaborate with them.” During his visit to Korea, the actor and the boy group showed their mutual relationship. J-Hope from BTS posted pictures of them enjoying a meal on BTS’ official Twitter account on July 5th, 2018.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) July 5, 2018
Speaking of the moment his face was shown on-screen during the meeting with BTS members, Kentaro Sakaguchi said, “I was really shocked. I always thought they were really cool. Their dance is great, their music is good and their voices are also fantastic when performing.”
What a beautiful friendship they have there!
Kentaro Sakaguchi at the 2019 MAMA
BTS also enlivened the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) which took place at Nagoya Dome on December 4th, 2019. The prestigious music awards event is still held in Japan even though relations between Japan and Korea are still a little heated up.
BTS took home a total of 9 wins including 4 Daesangs or the highest award for Album of the Year, Worldwide Icon of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year. One of the presenters who presented the trophy to BTS was actor Kentaro Sakaguchi who is known for his resemblance to Seo Kang-joon.
Kentaro Sakaguchi awarded BTS with the Best Dance Performance award – Male Group and members rushed to the stage. J-Hope seemed very happy to see Kentaro because they really knew each other closely.
After BTS was awarded the trophy, there was a bit of chaos about who took the trophy and who took the microphone to give the victory speech. In the midst of confusion, Jungkook mistook Kentaro as a BTS member and poked him.
Jungkook mistaken sakaguchi kentaro as members, look at their reaction, THIS IS SO FUNNY PLS
— Sweetiepiee⁷ (@jeonss97) December 4, 2019
When Kentaro turned around, he was just as surprised by Jungkook’s hand poking his shoulder. While the youngest member of BTS looked panicked because of poking the wrong person.
Kentaro immediately shifted Jungkook who was in panic mode to join his group-mates. But Jungkook still looked panicked, making fans exasperated.
“Jungkook would have thought Kentaro was V because their hair was a bit similar, hahaha,” commented fans. “Jungkook immediately panicked when he realized that he was poking the wrong person. He was very cute,” added another fan. “Jungkook’s reaction is very funny, hahaha,” concluded the other.
Check out Kentaro Sakaguchi with Lee Kwang-soo at the MAMA red carpet below!