The movie Let’s Go Karaoke tells a Yaoi story about an office guy and the Yakuza
Kodoani.com – Official website of the live-action film “Let’s Go Karaoke!” of Yama Wayama revealed a new trailer and images on Friday along with information about the opening date of January 12. At the same time, the main song of the film is “Kurenai” (Crimson), a cover version featuring the characteristics of Yama Wayama. X Japan presented by Little Glee Monster.
Actors and voice actors:
Jun Saitō will play Satomi Oka, a middle school student.
Gou Ayano takes on the role of Kyouji Narita, a yakuza member.
Kazuki Kitamura plays Chief Matsuribayashi-gumi.
Kyoko Yoshine takes on the role of Momo Morimoto.
Jun Hashimoto plays Kobayashi.
Kyōsuke Yabe will play Karata.
Shuhei Yoshinaga plays Ginji.
Chance Oshiro plays Ogata.
Hiroki Okabe plays Matsubara.
Yagi Miki plays Nakagawa.
Kiyoto Ushiro plays Wada.
Maki Sakai takes on the role of Yuuko Oka, Satomi’s mother.
Tomu Miyazaki plays Harumi Oka, Satomi’s father.
hiccorohee will play Kazuko, Kyouji’s mother.
Masaya Kato plays Akira Tanaka, Kyouji’s grandfather.
Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita (Linda Linda Linda, live-action movie Cream Lemon).
Script: Akiko Nogi (INU-OH, Library Wars, live-action I am a Hero film).
The film had its world premiere at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan on Wednesday.
The film was previously scheduled to open this year but was delayed until January 2024.
Yen Press licensed the manga and released it on May 24. Yen Press describes the manga as follows:
Nothing makes Satomi Oka more nervous than the upcoming final choir competition of his middle school career—until he is accosted by a stranger from the shadows who demands, “Let’s go sing karaoke Stop!” As a yakuza, Kyouji Narita is not easily scared, but a terrifying vision prompts him to seek Satomi’s help. The boss is holding a karaoke contest, the loser is forced to get a tattoo to be chosen and tortured by the boss himself! Oka has participated in many vocal rehearsals over the years, but has never had a private karaoke session with a gangster!!
Wayama released the manga as a dōjin publication in 2019 and Kadokawa published it in September 2020. The manga came in third place in the 14th Manga Taisho Awards in 2021.
According to: Kodoani.com and live action website, Comic Natalie