Let’s go to karaoke! Manga Gets a Live-Action Movie in 2023 – News
Kadokawa announced Friday that Yama Wayamait is Let’s go to karaoke! (Karaoke Iko!) manga is inspiring a live-action movie to be released in 2023. Nobuhiro Yamashita (Linda Linda Lindalive action Lemon Cream film) is directing the film, with a script by Akiko Nogi (INU-OH, Library Warslive action I am a hero film).
The staff holds auditions for the role of protagonist Satomi Oka. Boys (with or without work experience) aged 12 to 16 can apply between June 14 and July 15.
Yen Press licensed the manga and released the manga on May 24. Yen Press describes the manga:
Nothing worries Satomi Oka more than the next final choir competition of her middle school career – until he’s accosted by a shadowy stranger who asks, “Let’s go to karaoke!“As a yakuza, Kyouji Narita is not easily scared, but a terrifying prospect prompted him to seek Satomi’s help. The boss organizes a karaoke contest, the loser being forced to get a tattoo to be selected and tortured by the boss himself! Oka has been to many vocal rehearsals over the years, but never one-on-one karaoke sessions with a gangster!!
Wayama released the manga as dojin publication in 2019, and Kadokawa released it in September 2020. The manga came third in the 14th Manga Taisho Awards in 2021. The manga has 500,000 copies in circulation.
Source: comedic Natalie