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Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou Gag Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on by Justin Piselli
Gag manga previously inspired anime in 2016

The official Twitter for author Ipyao and artist Yūjirō Koyama's Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō manga announced on Thursday that the manga will receive a live-action film. Additional information about the staff and cast will be announced soon.

To commemorate the announcement of the live-action film, Shonen Jump+ will publish two new one-shot manga by Yūjirō Koyama. The first, "Gattobe! Home Runnosuke," is available now and the second will debut next week.

The gag manga follows Agetarō Katsumata, a stupid but honest guy whose family has run a tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet) restaurant for three generations. He's also a beginner club DJ.

The manga series began weekly serialization in Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app in November 2014 and ended in March. Shortly after it debuted, a panel from the comic went viral. The panel, pictured below, features the main character having an epiphany that "tonkatsu cooks and DJs are the same" and makes a pun on "flyer" (for an event) and "fryer" (at a restaurant). The 11th and final compiled volume shipped on Thursday.

An anime adaptation directed by Akitarō Daichi premiered in April 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

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