Ikuta recounted that when they were at the film festival, they got positive responses from people of various races about the film. He also revealed that there were strangers he met on the streets there who told him that they had watched the movie so he felt really happy about it. In particular, he was extremely pleased that their movie was voted as the winner for the award unanimously by the judges so he hopes that more people will see the potential of Japanese movies and that they are very interesting. Although it was only a few weeks of filming for them, they had put in their all and was honoured about their film being well-received overseas. During the event, Ikuta held the trophy and walked on stage like a ring girl to show it off to the audience who were tickled by his action.
Ogigami commented that in the US and Europe, there has been a movement to call for real transgender actors to play transgender roles. As such, when she was trying to pick someone to play the lead actor, there were views like this as well. However, she was glad that Ikuta performed beyond their expectations.
As for Kiritani, Berlin was his first appearance at an international film festival so he was really happy when the audience gave a standing ovation for the movie after it ended. Kakihara recounted that she got a nice experience walking on the red carpet in Berlin for the first time in her life.