Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is on my short list of all-time favorite Tarantino movies, and Gogo Yubari is one of my favorite characters. (Based on my track record, she’s exactly the sort of woman I’d be likely to wind up dating. Briefly.) At any rate, it’s nice to report that Gog recovered from that nasty head-puncture wound and is pursuing a musical career in her native Japan. Gogo — or Chiaki Kuriyama, if you insist on living in the real world — just released the single “Ryusei no Namida,” which will be the theme for the PlayStation anime adaptation of Harutoshi Fukui’s Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn novels.
You can listen to Chiaki’s singing debut here. It’s a light, pleasant song, and it couldn’t be more inconsistent with her Gogo Yubari character. In some ways, that makes it all the more creepy. You feel like she’s just biding her time, waiting for you to drop your guard before she sends that whirling blade-ball gizmo flying in your general direction.