Live-Action Gaki Rock Film's Trailer Streamed

posted on 2014-05-31 10:00 EDT
Yūji Nakamae's adaptation of Daiju Yanauchi's manga to open on June 28

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Daiju Yanauchi's (Gang King) Gaki Rock manga began streaming a trailer on Wednesday. The film will open in theaters in Japan on June 28.

The cast includes:

Taikō Kato'ono as Gen Shimura

Kōki Maeda as Makoto

Yōsuke Kawamura as Jimmy

Ryōji Nakamura as Mattsun

Yūji Nakamae (ROOKIES) is directing the film from scripts by Kōki Yamamoto (Samurai Dash).

The film's story revolves around Asakusa-born-and-raised Gen, who helps out at his family's strip club. With his friends Makoto, Jimmy, and Mattsun, the four get into fights together, as well as help out with watching out for Gen's family. One night, Gen is told by his father to pick up a woman at the train station. There, he finds the beautiful Chōcho (lit. butterfly), and falls in love with her at first sight. However, he finds out that she is the #1 strip girl in Osaka, and Gen gets eccentric when he finds out that she'll be living in "England Theater," the strip club his father runs.

One night, Gen sees Chōcho crying. When he asks the reason, she tells him that she is envious of the love of Gen's family, though she was welcomed with open arms. The next day, Gen is chased by the yakuza and saves Kanta, a man who was being beaten. Gen finds out that Kanta is a Kansai yazuka member, but due to a certain incident, he is being chased. He lost all his money at gambling, but it turns out the only one he can rely on in this situation is his younger sister: Chōcho. Gen's friends help him to grasp Chōcho's heart, and make her happy.

Daitosha originally published the one-volume manga in 2003, and then again in 2005. Shonengahosha then reprinted the series in 2010. The publisher released a new reprinting to commemorate the film adaptation on May 26. This year's 10th issue of Young King magazine also published a special one-shot manga chapter on April 28.

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