Ryosuke Yamamoto (山本涼介) formerly portrayed Makoto Fukami/Kamen Rider Specter in Kamen Rider Ghost. It was recently announced that he would star alongside Myuto Morita and Kentaro Yasui in NEET・NEET・NEET
The film is based on the award winning novel by Shogo Mitsuba.
Yamamoto portrays Takashi, a businessman who has grown tired of his career. He resigns from his job and meets up with Renchi (Tasui) and Kinobu (Morita), who are involved in a bad situation. They end up meeting a mysterious runaway Tsukiko (played by Atsuki Tomori), who puts the trio in even more trouble.
The film not only showcases the friendship between the three men, but the beauty of Hokkaido.
About his role, Yamamoto stated that he felt that Takashi was trying to balance his career and who he really was. Throughout the story, he slowly begins to “erase” one side of his personality in favor for the other. The director instructed him to change the way he spoke in conversations, so Yamamoto opted to delay his tempo, as if he were carefully thinking before speaking. Since he already knew the script, he was tempted to reply quickly, but held back.
When asked how it felt to perform with two idols, he thought of them as two people instead. Acting with them was comfortable and natural. After filming finished, he supported them by attending their concert and was surprised at how they were “completely different.”
About Hokkaido, he thought the food was particuarly delicious. His co-stars even drank as much as 200ml packs of milk in a single day. After shooting ended for the day, they all enjoyed the local public baths.
Regarding the film, Yamamoto believed it was film and he believes it helped him grow further.
NEET・NEET・NEET is scheduled to be released on November 23, 2018. The theme song “Carry On” is performed by 9mm Parabellum Bullet.
Check out the trailer here: