Yuya Yagira and Yo Oizumi are cast in Netflix movie “Asakusa Kid.” The film is based on 1988 autobiographical novel “Asakusa Kid” by Takeshi Kitano, as well as his 1986 song “Asakusa Kid.” The movie will be directed by actor Hitori Gekidan. For the film, which is set in 1965, Yuya Yagira will play Takeshi Kitano. He begins to apprentice under entertainer Senzaburo Fukami played by Yo Oizumi.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: In 1965, Takeshi Kitano (Yuya Yagira) drops out of a university and enters the Asakusa France Za, which is a performance theater. He becomes an apprentice to Senzaburo Fukami (Yo Oizumi), who is a legendary entertainer. Senzaburo Fukami demands that Takeshi Kitano keep the mindset of an entertainer, not only on stage, but also in his daily life. Takeshi Kitano cultivates his dream of becoming an entertainer with other apprentices. Due to the popularity of TV, people attend the theater less and less, but Takeshi Kitano spends his youthful days with Senzaburo Fukami and other apprentices who are full of talent and unique personalities.