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just Remember.

Monkeyboy's Farewell.


Hiroaki Muragishi passed away in a swimming mishap in a river in the Kouchi prefecture on 13 August 2006.
He was the actor in "Monkey Love". In this short, he was a sad orange simian on a quest to recover his heart, which had been stolen. We never did find out if he accomplished his mission, as his determined little figure vanished into the vastness of winter. All we know is he has a clue in the form of a lighter. "Just remember," the mountain told him. We have a lighter now, too. Its flame flickers on the screen of our minds and in the darkness of theaters where tired souls have always flocked to seek succor, a yellow bauble of warmth against an endless requiem of white.

Royston: what makes you happy?
Hiroaki: When I go to a river near my university, my brother and I used to play there as when we were young.
Royston: what makes you sad?
Hiroaki: When I knew that my love ones is far away from me.
Royston: i'll see you tomorrow...
Hiroaki: OK, see you...


Monkeyboy's Farewell - Hiroaki Muragishi

♥please send in your condolences thru comments. All condolences will be consolidated, compiled & sent to his family and loved ones. Please include your country of origin. Thank you.♥


Monkeyboy's Tribute - Monkeylove


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  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 02:03  

    as u disappear again in search of your love, i hope this time, you would be warmed by knowing how many have been touched by monkeyboy when we saw it.

    with love and peace
    bt, singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 03:01  

    monkeyboy, the stolen and the light...a quest taken upon himself for the rest of the world; the stolen that had given new meaning to everything. I teared watching monkeyboy vanishing into the vastness of winter; reminding me that I'm still alive.

    with love and peace
    v.choons - London, uk top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 03:36  

    it's strange that just moments ago, i only just watched monkeyboy, days after i got the dvd. and it's strange as you walked away, seemingly found. and now i read this, all devastated...

    my sincere condolences,
    tor, singapore top

  • Blogger Beth - Sao Paulo - Brazil says so:
    15/8/06 03:40  

    Dear Royston Tan

    We are really very sorry to hear that Hiroaki Muragishi passed away so tragically.
    He is a great actor, very sensible and so young.
    We are thinking of putting his photo in the film on the front page of a cultural of an important agenda in São Paulo, Brazil. We´ll announce this to our audience whenever we exhibit Monkeylove.
    PLease express our sincere condolences to his family, and receive our warmth and friendship.
    All the Best

    Anne, Beth, William, Suzy, Zita from Brazil top

  • Blogger supernova says so:
    15/8/06 07:06  

    i am very saddened by the news of this wonderful man's death. my tears are rolling down as i pen this apined note.... Hiroaki has touched my life in the short but wonderful performance and i am soooo glad he's been immortalised forever with this poignant film and will forever be remembered. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 10:15  

    Part of the flame can be found in my heart. A fine actor who made a difference to the film and to a stranger miles away in Singapore.

    Larry Peh, Singapore. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 11:21  

    Not only has Hiroaki Muragishi displayed great love and discovery of self in "Monkeylove" but he also showcased to the world what performance is all about. A true talent that has touched my heart and inspired me in many ways. I hope he is happy at the place where he is now.

    David, Singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 13:08  

    Sincere condolences. And the best and brightest wishes to his next chapter and journey.

    Kevin/Singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 13:36  

    it is not the end but only the beginning.. journey on my friend and we will all meet you there someday..

    fred/singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 13:43  

    Sincere condolences.

    Thomas
    Paris top

  • Anonymous nicholas chee says so:
    15/8/06 13:51  

    some people come into our lives then quietly leaves, some chose to stay in our hearts and become the fuel for our passions. you will always be remembered. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 14:19  

    i cant believe that you're gone. although we have not met, i feel like i know you. i have been touched and forever changed, by Monkeylove but most of all, by your eternally beautiful soul. May you find peace and love wherever you are.

    singapore top

  • Anonymous Shawn Low says so:
    15/8/06 14:23  

    Thank you for sharing your soul and heart, face and spirit to the world. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 15:00  

    Though you have gone before us, now we will remember you for the rest of our lives. Parting is always such sweet sorrow, till we reunite again on the other side.

    love and peace,
    clement
    singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 15:02  

    If cinema serves (at least) one importance purpose, it is that it preserves memories - even of people, places & experiences we've never encountered as an audience.

    Condolences to Hiroaki Muragishi's family & friends. Royston has ensured we'll never forget him, even from far away places like Australia & by people who've never met him.

    James, Melbourne top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 15:12  

    everything arises, everything falls away.
    rest peacefully in heaven.

    eista, singapore top

  • Blogger pandaobscura says so:
    15/8/06 16:44  

    Although perhaps my engagement with Hiroaki is only superficial - in having enjoyed his performance in your film Monkey Love at MIFF this year, I'd like to express my sincere condolences to yourself and Hiroaki's family.

    Anybody who is able to delve so deeply into their own psyche and portray the depth of human emotion the sincerity shown is a special human being. I'm sure he will be missed and remembered.

    Brad
    Melbourne. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 17:23  

    We have our lives in passing only, from one moment to the next, from this world to – well, wherever…
    An image, a memory, the flickering of a lighter, even these won’t last. I’m not sure what all this is supposed to mean, but transience is at least one thing we share.
    We’re fully aware and completely helpless.

    My heartfelt condolences to Hiroaki’s family and friends.

    “Monkeyboy” didn’t fail to touch us. He will be remembered!

    mo
    Germany top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 17:39  

    Sincere condolences to Hiroaki's family and friends. I only knew him through his performance in Monkey Love, where he exquisitely realised a fragile, hopeful and enduring character. Thank you Royston for the screen life of this actor and performance - I hope his family and friends are in some way comforted by having this precious momento.

    Robyn, Melbourne top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 18:44  

    Although “Monkey Love” was only a short film, rest assured that you have touch many lives all around the world.

    My heartfelt condolences to Hiroaki’s family and friends.

    May you rest peacefully in heaven

    Andrew, Singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 18:49  

    Through you have left physically...You will always be in my heart in spirit!! Rest in Peace!!

    Keith, Melbourne top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 20:02  

    I still remember this magic moment in Sapporo, the butterfly song, the monkeylover I met some time.

    Sincere condolences

    Nicolas - France top

  • Anonymous yan cheng jie says so:
    15/8/06 20:18  

    i never got to know him in person but through his acting, he deeply touched me and my friends. though our acquaintance was through a film screening, you have made an impact to our lives.

    sincere condolences
    cheng jie, singapore top

  • Blogger AUYONG! says so:
    15/8/06 20:28  

    the mountain in my heart will remember you for i have found my heart in your performance.

    jonathan auyong, singapore top

  • Anonymous weiyuan says so:
    15/8/06 20:32  

    Hey we've all watched monkeylove, and I think many of us thought it was extremely moving and that it had touched our lives. Personally I never knew Hiroaki Muragishi, never even knew his full name, but he must have been a great person to know, for so many to remember and miss him. Everyone is unique, and every moment treasured.

    my condolences to both family and friends of Hiroaki Muragishi,
    weiyuan, singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 20:39  

    Monkeylove was one of my favourite shorts that I saw this year, I am sad to see the actor who played the monkey died as he was great in that movie. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 20:47  

    memories. the deepest ones touch us deep in our hearts. and you certainly have. my blessings and condolences to Hiroaki's family and close ones. and of course to the "monkeyboy" himself.

    cK.
    singapore. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 20:53  

    Monkeylove has helped us find our hearts and they all go out to him and his family. It was really inspirational, Monkeylove. We will always remember the mountain scenery...

    joshua, singapore top

  • Anonymous Darkmirage says so:
    15/8/06 21:24  

    ご逝去の報に接し、心からお悔やみ申しあげます。故人のご冥福をお祈りいたします。

    DM
    Singapore top

  • Blogger Zingtan says so:
    15/8/06 22:24  

    monkey boy memories will live on top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 22:50  

    It should not be tragic that we come, neither should it be so when we go, for such is the nature of life. To all his family and loved ones, feel this sadness that is so deep in your hearts, when you remember this man, many others like the insignificant me who was once touched by his work wish to see you through your pain, to feel with you, this loss. Let it not be tragic though, for a man with his amplitude will certainly wish for your acceptance and for you to live on happy where ever he is now... be it in heaven where the lights have guild him or in all our hearts. Live on strong, for this man whom we shall never forget to remember.

    to Hiroaki Muragishi, rest in peace top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 23:15  

    I sit alone in dark, tearing to your gone. Help me be strong and i shall be on my way. top

  • Blogger Whiz kid says so:
    15/8/06 23:18  

    After watching monkey love, I was really very touched. It's real sad to see someone like Hiroaki Muragishi leave us. Allowing us to find our hearts and appreciate things around us, these are one of the many inspirational things that we haf got from him. In our hearts, monkey boy's place will forever be there.

    Once again, to Hiroaki Muragishi, you will never be forgotten. top

  • Anonymous Ching Leong says so:
    15/8/06 23:45  

    In your departure, you left a void in all our hearts. Your screen character in monkey suit will forever be etched in our memory. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 23:45  

    you were a part of my life without even knowing it. thank you for the tears that inspired.

    junfeng
    singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    15/8/06 23:50  

    I'm listening to your music attached with images of sapporo.

    Monkeyboy, there is so much I wanted to say. Above all, Thank you.

    tze
    Singapore top

  • Anonymous sleepyk says so:
    16/8/06 00:13  

    must say goodbye. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 00:15  

    Goodnight, Mister Monkey.

    Jules top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 00:36  

    Please accept my deepest condolences and my condolences to his family.

    SHI T'AI-RI,
    CALIFORNIA top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 00:45  

    It was a beautiful film. Thank you.


    Aaron, Singapore top

  • Anonymous Chua Jun Yang says so:
    16/8/06 00:48  

    i have watched the movie "Monkey Love", and i thought that Mr Hiroaki Muragishi was a good actor. his acting really brought out the essence of that film. i am truly sorry to hear of his demise, and i would like to offer my deepest condolences to his family. top

  • Anonymous chong min says so:
    16/8/06 02:07  

    Please accept my deepest condolences. The movie was great, and it is really sad to hear of his demise.

    Chong Min, Singapore top

  • Anonymous mami says so:
    16/8/06 03:02  

    Dear Monkey,

    I cannot believe this still now. And I cannot see even Toyohira river near passing by me... We live our own life and show you everthing what we will see. Muragishi kun, we miss you and thank you.
    I send to Muragishi kun's family, love one and friends my deepest sympathies in their loss.

    And also I express gatitude to Royston TAM and all for this special messages.

    Bye now, Monkey Boy.

    Mami in S-AIR top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 09:38  

    hi, i love the show, and was sad to the news. my all condolences to his family and i mourn the lost of a great actor. top

  • Anonymous Say says so:
    16/8/06 09:47  

    Never really know him, only thru the movie. Like the monkey, we are always looking for that missing piece, does it exist for a start, or will we ever find it before it ends, heres to another missing piece... R.I.P. Monkey. My condolences to his family. Stay strong and God bless top

  • Anonymous ヤンリン says so:
    16/8/06 09:49  

    ひろあきさんは、みんなの心に、生きる。<<さるの愛>>は見たら、尊敬をうけた。つずけてください。ありがとうございまうす...lonely kimiの天使 top

  • Anonymous yannling says so:
    16/8/06 10:25  

    And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

    Abraham Lincoln top

  • Anonymous Leung Chi Wo says so:
    16/8/06 10:27  

    I first met Muragishi in his live music performance. Then I saw this monkeyboy. I was really moved by his performance. When I learnt about his young age and passion in arts, I found he's really gifted. It's too hard to believe what has happened.

    I have a photo of his room without him, I have his voice recording.... I wish he's at peace now. top

  • Blogger shibata says so:
    16/8/06 14:03  

    このサイトの写真、なんていい顔してんだ。

    お母さんが写真も何も残っていないって。
    だから、みんなで君の写真とか思い出の品とか集めてます。
    久しぶりにサイト内のwhite plastic bagをプレイしてみた。
    ロイストンが「monkey love 」のために作った曲。

    忘れてた。この曲が君のナレーションから始まっていたのを。

    涙が止まらない。 top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 18:52  

    life is not measured in terms of quantity but quality, and our dear actor has impacted the lives of millions of views of his film, in one way or another. no one lives forever, but he is one of the few who have live so well and sensibly. may thee be comforted in God's grace and God bless thee.

    With all kindness and well wishes,

    L , Singapore top

  • Anonymous Loreta Visic says so:
    16/8/06 19:04  

    Dear Hiroaki,

    The river took you jacket and your soul had to leave us. As people say you are at the good place now and one day we want to join you.
    I live in Antwerp Belgium far far away from Japan and we meet in Sapporo, how special. The movie Monkeylove touched me. You were looking for the most important thing in life, your heart.
    Thank you for knowing you, I will never forget you and see you at the other side!

    My deepest condolences to his family and friends

    Loreta Visic (Antwerp Belgium) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 21:02  

    in memory of the so short time passed with you. In memory of little moment of dayly grace.
    In memory of monkeylove shooting.
    sincere condolences.
    thibault
    france top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 21:43  

    I do not know you, but I saw you in monkeylove. It spoke out an unspeakable resonance, and you really touched me. It will give me a deep memory. May you always find your longing wherever you go. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 22:17  

    hi. condolences to Muragishi. may you your heart always be with you. Rest in peace.

    singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/06 23:20  

    Dear Royston Tan,
    We are incredibily sorry that you can't make it to the festival as it would have been a real honour to have you here.

    Above all we send our condolences and are sad and sorry for the death
    of Hiroaki Muragishi whose performance did indeed really move us.

    steph
    Milan top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 00:12  

    My most heartfelt condolence to the family of Hiroaki Muragishi. Though i've not met him before, his sincere performance in monkey love has managed to moved me.


    sapienz.
    singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 01:52  

    You spoke out to me in Monkeylove. I've never met you in person, but film does wonders. It brought you closer to me, and for that few minutes on the screen, you were my most trusted friend.
    Thank you, and Good night.
    I hope you've found your Love. top

  • Anonymous Denie Pentecost and Rooth Higgins says so:
    17/8/06 07:47  

    monkeyboy
    just remember,
    that a mountain is the stillness that allows the clouds to dance;
    that a flame's wink is the heat that lets the snow be cold;
    that a heart must be lost before a self can be found;
    that winter is the tomb of summer and the womb of spring;
    just remember
    that, lost again, forever, you are found.

    Royston, we met at MIFF, deepest condolences. Denie (and Rooth) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 10:34  

    We couldn't share todays, cause we believed tomorrow, and you became a yesterday before noticing it.
    I hope you are smiling with your father now, like that mountain in winter, like that river in summer. I looked forward to visit your 3rd exhibition, like we promise. Today, farewell ceremony of you. Look up the sky. It's bright blue and white. It's remind me...

    Hey, Royston, and all clues of "monkeylove". all we knew we touched his deep inside. let us keep it as a treasure of our life until we find him. Fortunately we have that lighter.

    Hey, young lovely Monkey.
    I miss radiance of your smile.
    you were there, and you will.

    masago, sapporo top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 13:11  

    The shot of you in the snow warmth me. Thank you monkeyboy.

    Yong, Malaysia top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 13:20  

    Hi Monkey,

    We are still here searching for that love, but I know you have found yours in that far away land. You'll be remembered dearly.

    You have touched me deeply in monkey love. Thank you. top

  • Anonymous pamm says so:
    17/8/06 14:17  

    dear hiroaki muragishi & family,

    thank you for your monkey love on film. all monkeys go to heaven and the special ones appear in our dreams as the best movies :]

    pamm, singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 15:02  

    another life has been touched... thank you monkeyboy

    singapore top

  • Anonymous Part of Raffles says so:
    17/8/06 16:15  

    sincerest condolences. "Monkey Love" was a great film with a great actor. May you all find strength and peace in these testing times.

    Singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 17:08  

    We were very sorry to hear the terrible news. Monkey boy was on our screen during last Black Movie festival and his gentle charisma, his smile and sensitive face enchanted many viewers. We never met him however sweet images of him are in our minds forever.

    "L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux, on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur" St Exupery in Le petit prince.

    Kate Reidy
    Black Movie Festival
    Geneva, Switzerland top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 20:13  

    My sincerest condolences Royston.

    Alexis,
    Philippines top

  • Anonymous Annthony Luensman says so:
    17/8/06 20:56  

    I remember Hiroaki very well - both in life and in Monkeyboy. We met at an artist
    party at Akebono School in Sapporo. Hiroaki was so eager to meet new people, so
    eager to show his enthusiasm for art and music and life. He had a radiance and charm
    that easily won him new friends.

    The tragic news of Hiroaki's death took on even greater poignancy for me because i
    am now writing from Taipei (I live in the U.S.). Being, at the moment, so close to
    Japan, my mind often travels there and my thoughts happily revist the wonderful
    people i met during my stay at the Sapporo Artist-in-Residence program. And so I
    wondered about Hiroaki and how great it would be to see him again.

    Now I shall never. Sapporo joy suddenly full of tears.

    Love aloft,

    Anthony (United States) top

  • Anonymous Bryan says so:
    17/8/06 21:17  

    Dear monkey,
    U did a good job in Royston's film.
    Rest in peace.


    Bryan,
    Singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    17/8/06 23:33  

    My one and only monkeyboy,

    A stranger whom you have never met, Cockroach Boy, found Rabbitboy by chance in Australia, He found your heart and will be on his way to Niseko, the travelling by walking will take a year or longer to arrive to sapporo...

    to continue your journey, to give chance a second chance, he will walk pass the mountian, and echo, 'its beautiful" on your behalf.

    Till I see you in your rest place, i shall keep all my sentiments. As for now, Thanks you.. Hiroaki,

    I knew that night you came to say goodbye.


    Royston
    Singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    18/8/06 00:34  

    so shocked to hear this news.. beautiful film, beautiful acting... though it brings a layer of sadness now. Audiences will remember you when the film is shown in Hong Kong Asian FF.
    deepest condolences, monkeyboy.


    Gary, Hong Kong top

  • Anonymous Don Goh says so:
    18/8/06 15:24  

    We will always remember you. top

  • Anonymous horii says so:
    18/8/06 21:17  

    I'm a Japanese,stay in Singapre little while and get a chance to see royston's work.Away from home,and meet one Japanese guy Mr Hiroaki Muragishi in the film.His honest acting move my heart deeply.
    It was with sadness and loneliness that I learned of his passing.I will never forget this memory.

    horii
    singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    18/8/06 22:54  

    muragishi kun,
    i remenber well the first time i met you in sapporo. i found pure soul in you. i dont know if you remenber me, but it's enough that i remenber you.

    akiko, france top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    19/8/06 00:36  

    You will stay in our minds and in our hearts - sincerest condolences...

    Thorsten, Germany top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    19/8/06 06:54  

    I'll keep in mind the crepes we ate together in sapporo, hope you enjoyed them! Your accent was very good in french! Very few guys use their intelligence as you did, not to make money, but to make great things, for people, for arts and for poetry... I hope some people in japan (and any where) will understand that, stop their job and start doing great things for the world as you did. We get lot of pow from you!!
    jer
    france
    kiss to royston too top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    19/8/06 16:48  

    The distance between a teardrop and a snowflake was what you crossed in your incredible performance in the film.

    Royston has brought you to us, and you will be remembered even by those you never knew.

    Alfian Sa'at
    Singapore top

  • Blogger Zuco says so:
    19/8/06 20:41  

    Hiroaki, your teardrop that froze in the cold of winter, froze you in our memories forever. Rest easy.

    Zuco
    (Singapore) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    19/8/06 20:55  

    Monkeylove was a nice film...
    I will always remember you monkeyboy...

    Rest well...

    Katie
    Singapore top

  • Anonymous emma says so:
    20/8/06 09:53  

    To Hiroaki Muragishi and family, I am sorry for your loss. I viewed Monkey Love at MIFF a few weeks ago and I was touched by Hiroaki's performance, he was gorgeous and inspiring. Even though Monkey was searching for his love, all I felt emanated through the film was love. Your life remains, untouched in Monkey Love. I'm sorry.

    Emma
    Australia top

  • Anonymous Jeanine says so:
    20/8/06 15:09  

    Good bye, Mr Muragishi. There is comfort to be sought in the knowledge that you have been immortalised on film, and your memory will be preserved in the years and years to come.

    Jeanine
    Singapore top

  • Blogger AnDreW says so:
    20/8/06 19:40  

    Mr Muragishi,
    you may not know me ... maybe you know... i am liyuan from 4:30...you will remain in the hearts of many people from many parts of the world....
    regards,
    liyuan top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    21/8/06 00:55  

    Sayonara, Monkeyboy!

    You went ahead, but here will be a time, when will be joining again - and there I will tell you the very much joy you gave me while watching your lonely way through the snow in Royston's movie...

    Be prepared as many adventures are yet to come!!! As this is NOT the end of the road.

    Bastian
    France top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    21/8/06 02:16  

    It's a tragic news for those who loved the role of monkeyboy in the film. Your role touched the heart of mine and many others. A good film like monkeyboy has a great actor like you. Your sadness and loneliness in the film connects with me, and at this point of time, I feel really sad for your death.

    I will always remember you as the great actor who took 'Monkeylove' to great heights. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    22/8/06 06:34  

    hey! I've just watched 'Cut'. Yea, a bit late I know but I think it was superb!!! I spent the last 6 years in Singapore and nothing has come closer to a Great Singapore Story-esq creation. Admitedly, I don't watch too many local productions but I think that's about to change. Cheers mate.


    Sophia top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    22/8/06 13:38  

    Hi Muragishi kun,
    Sorry for the loss..will always remember you in my heart!

    vivian singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    22/8/06 13:43  

    Mr Muragishi will be dearly missed by all. My deepest condolences to all close to him. A real loss indeed, but always in our hearts.

    Michelle
    Singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    22/8/06 19:12  

    I watched Monkey Love at the short festival in Sapporo.
    I saw Mr. Muramoto at the lobby,too...
    I can't believe what happened.
    Destiny is sometimes too cruel.
    However we all remember Mr. Muramoto
    whenever we see beautiful mountains and beautiful snow. Isn't that right Royston?

    Rest in peace.


    Michiko
    Sapporo top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    22/8/06 19:15  

    Muragishi kun I mean.

    Michiko top

  • Anonymous Gillian says so:
    23/8/06 00:45  

    Mr Muragishi,

    i watched your monkeylove many times.
    i heard your weeps.
    i felt your tears.
    and i loved your presence.
    thank you for your performance in monkeylove.

    you haven't gone too far, i believe.
    jus a lil further than the mountains and the rivers.
    stil, in that reachable corner of my heart.
    but where is it?

    - probably missing n stolen once again.

    though a character, you are as equally important as my loved ones in my life.

    祝福你 and your next life。
    take care, family and friends of mr. muragishi.

    Gillian
    Singapore top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    23/8/06 11:04  

    Hiroaki Muragishi's peronal website:
    http://muraguishi.jpn.org

    Maybe the last thing he shared with us. top

  • Anonymous Steven says so:
    23/8/06 15:30  

    To mr.muragishi's familys and friends, Our condolences from ThatPlaySite.com.

    Stevey, Melb top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    23/8/06 21:01  

    Muragishi-san.

    May your search for love inspire many others to do the same.

    Love,
    trisha top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    23/8/06 21:09  

    Muragishi-san.

    May your search for love inspire many others to do the same.

    Love,
    trisha top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    24/8/06 04:01  

    Mr Muragishi, Monkeylove will last in our hearts forever & you in our hearts for a lifetime. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    24/8/06 20:25  

    muragishi-kun
    You bring many happy time to me
    I never forget our brightened days

    Komaki sapporo top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    8/9/06 09:51  

    Dear Monkeyboy,

    May you rest in peace.

    Sin, Hong Kong top

  • Blogger JoE says so:
    27/9/06 17:30  

    may your soul rest in peace. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    28/9/06 15:01  

    you inspire me still top

  • Anonymous V-kira says so:
    19/10/06 01:05  

    i love the song Monkeyboy's Farewell - Hiroaki Muragishi
    beautiful.. really beautiful.. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    7/11/06 22:13  

    Whole white world and love.
    I love beautiful things so I do love this movie.
    When I fall in love with my love one and thinking of him, my heart has a pain but I cannot stop smiling.
    When I'm in love, I feel empty, isolated and cry like a monkeyboy.
    And then, I feel that sweet Alien comes up in my heart. It makes me happy, it's out of control though.

    I guess he loves and is loved.

    I always try to think like this, when my love one left me. They are still here but it's not possible to see, because they did cell division and their size is same as Cherenkov radiation.

    亡くなった人の魂ってね、残した愛する人の所へ来てるんだよ。
    それでね、そんなに泣かないでって、早く死んでごめんねって思ってるんだよ。

    Thank you, Monkeyboy. R.I.P.

    mo, japan top