Live-Action Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō Film's Trailer Reveals Bruno Mars Theme, October Debut After COVID-19 Delay
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The official website for the live-action film of Ipyao and Yūjirō Koyama's Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou 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.
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. Kodai 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.
An anime adaptation directed by Akitarō Daichi premiered in April 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.