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Live-Action Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō Film's Trailer Reveals Bruno Mars Theme, October Debut After COVID-19 Delay

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The Chemical Brothers, Justice, Maroon 5, Belinda Carlisle, The Knack, C+C Music Factory also featured

The official website for the live-action film of Ipyao and Yūjirō Koyama's Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō manga posted a new trailer, new poster visual, more cast members, and some of the featured artists on the soundtrack for the film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals the film's new October 30 opening date, and also reveals and previews the film's theme song, "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars.

The new cast members for the film include Papaya Suzuki, Sairi Itō, Asahi Uchida, Kasumi Yamaya, and Yōichirō Saitō. In addition to Mars' theme song, the film will feature over 70 songs from new songs to familiar ones like "Sugar" by Maroon 5, "D.A.N.C.E." by Justice, "Star Guitar" by The Chemical Brothers, "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle, "My Sharona" by The Knack, and "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory.

The film was previously slated to open in Japan on June 19, but was postponed until further notice in April as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Takumi Kitamura (live-action Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, Love Me, Love Me Not) plays protagonist Agetarō Katsumata. Maika Yamamoto (live-action Tokyo Ghoul S, Gangoose, Assassination Classroom) plays Sonoko Hattori, a novice stylist and Agetarō's crush. Kentaro Ito (live-action The Flowers of Evil, Yowamushi Pedal) will play Kuraudo Yashiki, a popular DJ. Yusuke Iseya (Tekkon Kinkreet, live-action Casshern, Rurouni Kenshin sequels) plays "DJ Oily" (Iori Oiri), Agetar's mentor.

In the supporting cast, Ryo Kato plays Mitsuo Muro, the third-generation owner of the Maruyama Inn. Ko-dai Asaka plays Kyūji Natsume, the third-generation owner of Tokyo-Yokohama Neon Illumination. Louis Kurihara plays Jōsuke Shirai, the third-generation owner of Dogenzaka Pharmacy. Kō Maehara plays Takashi Hirazumi, the third-generation owner of Udagawa Book Center. Brother Tom plays Agesaku Katsumata, Agetarō's father. Natsumi Ikema plays Koromo, Agetarō's younger sister. Reiko Kataoka plays Katsu, Agetarō's mother. Japanese DJ artist DJ Koo will play himself in the film.

Ken Ninomiya is directing the film.

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 2017. Shueisha shipped 11 compiled book volumes for the manga.

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

Sources: Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō live-action film's website, Comic Natalie

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