Before he made a name for himself spinning tales of mass destruction with his updated version of Gamera, Shusuke Kaneko directed this loopy comic fantasy. Yasuo Miki (Yuji Oda) is the dweeb of all dweebs. Though he has dreams of becoming a pop star, he has all of the confidence and elan of a spastic duckling; he finds kissing girls nerve-wracking and he spends an inordinate about of time apologizing to one and all for his dweeby existence. After four years at a mediocre college where he was a thoroughly mediocre student, but just before assuming his role of corporate cog in a massive corporation, Yasuo takes a vacation to the idyllic Southeast Asia nation of Chitowan. There he learns, to his great surprise, that the place is simply mad about Japanese oldies -- Pink Lady, Hideki Saijo, and every stripe and color of enka (Japanese blues music). He also develops an ugly case of diarrhea. While hunkered down on a foul local john, he encounters a strange Japanese guy dispensing toilet paper from a roll attached to his belt. He is, of course, a music promoter named Momoyama (Takeshi Kaga), who's looking for new talent. He asks Yasuo if he wants to try a new career. Dubbed Ippatsu Taro (One-Hit Taro), Yasuo makes his debut and to everyone's surprise it is a massive hit, even though he can barely carry a tune. Soon a wealthy rubber magnate is offering him his nubile daughter as a prospective wife. At the same time, his ex-girlfriend, Reiko (Mayu Tsuruta), and his parents all visit Chitowan, hoping to get Yasuo to return to Japan and his waiting corporate job. Will Yasuo choose a life of quiet desperation or one of sun-drenched decadence?
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