Nishikigoi Hasegawa’s desire to play the role of Shiraishi in ‘Golden Kamuy’ didn’t come true. Talking about ‘similar (laughs)’ and a character that seems to be in the work’ during the cosplay show

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It has been announced that actor Yuma Yamoto will appear in the live-action movie (to be released on January 19, 2024) of the popular manga “Golden Kamuy.” He will play the role of Yoshitake Shiraishi. He will co-star with Kento Yamazaki (*Tatsusaki), who will play the main character Saichi Sugimoto, and Anna Yamada, who will play the role of Asirpa. In response, some people on the Internet say, “It wasn’t Nishikigoi’s Mr. Hasegawa (laughs).”

Shiraishi from “Golden Kamuy” is a genius prison escaper known as the “King of Jailbreaks.” When appearing at a preview event for the exhibition “Golden Kamuy Exhibition” in April 2022, Masaki Hasegawa of the comedy duo Nishikigoi appeared in Shiraishi cosplay and the live-action movie “Golden Kamuy” which was just announced at the time. He was willing to say, “I will play the role of Shiraishi!” Seeing such a figure, Takashi Watanabe, his partner, burst out laughing, saying, “It’s (Shiraishi) himself. Jailbreaker.”

At the time, people on the Internet were saying things like, “They look alike (lol)” and “I don’t know his acting skills, but he’s a character that looks like he could be in the movie, so I want him to appear in the movie!” However, this time, the role of Shiraishi was played by Yamoto, and on the Internet, people were saying things like, “I thought Shiraishi was Mr. Hasegawa,” “He was at the Golden Kamuy event, so please let him play a small role in the movie!” “The Golden Kamuy character is. They’re all very strong, but Hasegawa-san isn’t defeated, so I’m looking forward to him appearing in the movie!” Other cast members include Go Atsushi Maeda as Hyakunosuke Ogata, Yuma Yamoto as Yoshitake Shiraishi, Asuka Kudo as Motoki Tsukishima, Shuntaro Yanagi (*Yanagi is a variant character) and Tanigaki as Kohei Nikaido/Yohei.

Ryohei Otani as Genjiro, Katsuya as Tatsuma Ushiyama, Katsumi Kiba as Shinpachi Nagakura, Sako Ogata as Fuchi, Makita Sports as Takechiyo Goto, Debo Akibe as great uncle, Hiroshi Tamaki as Atsushiro Tsurumi. Hiroshi Tachi will play the role of Toshizo Hijikata.

The promotional video, released for the first time, is a dynamic main video that pursues the world view of the work and takes large-scale locations in Hokkaido and across the country. A man in a military cap with a 1930s infantry rifle walking through the snowy mountains, a maker (a short sword used by the Ainu people) in the small hand of a girl, and a man with a mysterious tattoo appears.

Sugimoto (Yamazaki), Asirpa (Yamada), Ogata (Maei), Shiraishi (Yamoto), Tsurumi (Tamaki), Hijikata (Tachi) and other cast members bring the story to life with their realistic expressions and every move. You can also see action scenes that use Yamazaki’s high physical ability in the explosion scene and the deadly battle in the snowy field where bodies collide.

“Golden Kamuy” is set in Hokkaido during the Meiji era and follows Saichi Sugimoto, a former military man who survived the deadly Russo-Japanese War to obtain a large sum of money left behind by an Ainu man, and an Ainu girl named Asirpa. It is a story of working together and dreaming of getting rich quickly.

The original manga was serialized in “Weekly Young Jump” from 2014 to 2022 and became a famous work that won numerous manga awards, such as “The Manga Award 2016”, and the cumulative total of comics exceeded 25 million copies. TV animation (1st term April-June 2018, 2nd term October-December 2020, 3rd term October-December 2020, 4th term October 2022-June 2023) has also been done.

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