Happy early Cinco de Mayo kittens,
|Chozen, Yuji Okumoto|
We wanted to give you something awesome to geek about with us… Do you guys remember the bad-guy Japanese kid from “Karate Kid 2?” He was whooping Daniel-san’s ass and taking the babe for himself in the final scene. Just then, somehow, to an orchestra of denden-daiko’s (hand drums), Daniel-san began to get all pumped-up and all super saiyan-ee (minus the blonde), and he defeated Chozen with a slew of backhands.
Awkward, impractical, totally 80s, and we friggin loved it.
Chozen’s character was played by Yuji Okumoto. A lean, mean, fighting machine. What’s going on with that guy these days??
He’s still acting in movies, and owns a local restaurant in Seattle worth scoping out called ” Kona Kitchen.” He’s also producing/directing. In fact, The Adarna were honored to be chosen (or Chozen?? tee-hee) to have “Smell of Gasoline” be the background music for Yuji’s film, “Out.” How awesome it that!?!
|Yuji Okumoto’s “Out”. Music by The Adarna “Smell of Gasoline”|
|The Adarna with Yuji|