Pop Trio Perfume Makes Film Debut in Moteki Comedy
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The Japanese electronic pop trio Perfume will make their onscreen film debut in the live-action film adaptation of Mitsurou Kubo's romantic comedy manga Moteki, which will open in Japan on September 23. The manga centers around the urban legend that even poor, aimless, single men in their late 20s have a shot at mote-ki, a once-in-a-lifetime timespan when they are popular with women. Yukiyo Fujimoto (Socrates in Love, 20th Century Boys' Mirai Moriyama) was a temp worker who completely struck out in romance, but who now experiences mote-ki just before he turns 30.
In the live-action series version of Moteki that aired from July to October of last year, Fujimoto danced to the Perfume song "Baby Cruising Love." For the film version, Fujimoto will dance to the same song — but this time with the members of Perfume themselves.
The dance scene was shot at Saitama Super Arena's Keyaki Plaza on May 16. Moriyama became an honorary "member" of Perfume as the four danced together with 50 dancers and female cheerleaders as backup.
Perfume's "Polyrhythm" song played during within Disney and Pixar's American animated feature film Cars 2 earlier this year.
Source: Cinema Today