How the Wicked Live (Official Music Video)

The official music video for “How the Wicked Live” by The Slants’ album “Pageantry”

This music video is a Queen Jayate Productions project and was shot on location in Oregon and Washington. It pays homage to the iconic Koushun Takami novel, “Battle Royale,” which was later adapted into a film and manga series. Battle Royale is one of the most controversial and best-selling stories in Japan, which depicts a ruthless program run by a totalitarian government that forces students to pit against one another until only one remains. Students are forced to wear special collars that track their movements as they kill each other while Kitano, the head of the program, watches.

Guest appearances include: Takohachi Taiko members Yumi Torimaru and Kohei as well as local Portland rapper Mic Crenshaw. The Battle Royale replica collars were created and provided by Goddess Boutique (, who specialize in cosplay attire.

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