Actor Issei Takahasi is the cover model for the latest edition of TVGuide PERSON. The 66th issue overall, the mook hit Japanese store shelves today on Feburary 9th.
Takahasi teamed up with famed Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for the cover. Described as a “two shot gravure”, Takahashi’s shots appear on both the front and back of the mook. The idea behind the shoot was having Takahasi himself as a valentines gift.
In the back cover he’s wearing a grey suit surrounded by ribbons and pink wrapping paper, almost like if he was inside a present. The front of the mook is a slightly suggestive photo of him wearing a bright pink GUCCI sweatshirt, with a tongue-in-cheek misspelling purposely implemented by the designer.
Takahasi does an in-depth interview in the mook where he gets a little deep, talking about why he wants to exist and who he wants to exist for, also commenting that “I feel like a big turning point is coming soon“. He also talks about his film Blank 13, which made it’s debut at the Singapore International Film Festival.
Blank 13 was released in Japan on February 3rd, 2018.