Mogura no Uta Sequel Film’s Trailer Previews Kanjani’s Theme Song
The official website for Mogura no Uta: Hong Kong Kyōsōkyoku (Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio), the sequel film to the live-action film adaptation of Noboru Takahashi‘s Mogura no Uta (Mole Song) crime manga, began streaming the film’s full trailer on Friday. The trailer previews KANJANI‘s theme song “NOROSHI.”
The film opens in Japan on December 23, and will adapt the manga’s “Chinese Mafia” arc. Director Takashi Miike (live-action Terraformars, Ace Attorney, Crows Zero, Ichi the Killer), scriptwriter Kankuro Kudo (The Legend of Kamui, Maiko Haaaan!!!, Miike’s Zebraman, Ping-Pong, Go), and lead actor Toma Ikuta (Hana Zakari no Kimi-tachi e, We Were There, Akihabara @ DEEP, Honey and Clover) are reuniting for the sequel.
The film’s additional cast includes (clockwise from upper left in picture above):
- Eita as Shinya Kabuto, an elite police officer chasing Reiji
- Tsubasa Honda as Karen, the daughter of the Sukiyakai leader Shūhō Todoroki
- Nanao as Fu Fong, an assassin of the Chinese mafia
- Arata Furuta as Momoji Sakuraba, an out of control former Yakuza
The first film, Mogura no Uta: Senyū Sōsakan Reiji, opened in February 2014.
The crime action story revolves around Reiji Kikukawa, a police officer who goes undercover to infilitrate a gangster syndicate. Takahashi launched the manga in Shogakukan‘s Weekly Young Sunday magazine in 2005, but he moved the manga to Weekly Big Comic Spirits after Weekly Young Sunday ceased publication in 2008. Shogakukan published the 50th compiled book volume on July 29, and will publish the 51st volume on November 30. The series has more than 6.5 million copies in print.
Takahashi is also drawing a side story, Mogura no Uta Gaiden Papillon Dance, in Shogakukan‘s Monthly Spirits. Shogakukan published the sixth compiled book volume on June 30, and will publish the seventh volume on November 30.