TONKATSU DJ AGETARO Press Notes and Photos From Warner Bros. Japan and Pony Canyon
Source: Warner Bros. Japan, Pony Canyon
Official Site: the-promised-neverland-movie.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Will Agetaro be able to reach his ideal as the Tonkatsu DJ?
The juicy sound of frying pork and the funky beat firing up the dance floor make for a mouthwatering mix!
Get ready for a hilariously yummy comedy that you’ve never heard or experienced before!
Warner Bros. Japan and Pony Canyon have provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from TONKATSU DJ AGETARO (とんかつDJアゲ太郎, Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō), the live action adaptation of the hit manga. The announcement of the film’s production was the top story on Yahoo search, Japan’s most used search engine.
The movie was originally scheduled to open in Japan on June 19, 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. It was instead released on October 30 and is now being offered for international distribution by Pony Canyon.
“Agetaro is the third-generation heir to his family’s long-running tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo. He spends his days chopping cabbages and slacking off because he has nothing else better to do.
One day, he goes to a dance club to deliver a bento, and is thrilled to get a chance to speak to Sonoko, the girl he secretly has a crush on. He also experiences the excitement of the dance floor grooving to the music for the first time, and is filled with an uplifting sensation that he has never felt before.
To win Sonoko’s heart, Agetaro decides to become the “Tonkatsu DJ,” a guy who can cook both tonkatsu and the dance floor! But he hasn’t been allowed to fry pork, and has never touched DJ equipment before. So he enlists help from the irresponsible DJ Oily, while considering the talented and popular DJ Yashiki as a rival — guided by impulse, mistaken impressions, and fateful encounters, happy-go-lucky Agetaro’s road to becoming a popular DJ is fraught with challenges!
Japanese Release Date: October 30, 2020 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Agetaro Katsumata: Takumi Kitamura
Sonoko Hattori: Maika Yamamoto
Kurado Yashiki: Kentaro Ito
Mitsuo Muro: Ryo Kato
Kyuji Natsume: Kodai Asaka
Josuke Shirai: Louis Kurihara
Takashi Hirazumi: Kou Maehara
Koromo Katsumata: Natsumi Ikema
Katsuyo Katsumata: Reiko Kataoka
Agesaku Katsumata: Brother Tom
DJ Oily: Yusuke Iseya
Director: Ken Ninomiya
Original Story：Tonkatsu DJ Age-Taro by Iipyao and Yujiro Koyama (Published in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump)
Screenplay: Ken Ninomiya
Screenplay Assist: Kohei Kiyasu
Producers: Ichiryu Obara, Ken Murase, Yuho Tadano
Cinematographer: Tetsuya Kudo
Distributor (Japan): Warner Bros. Pictures Japan
International Sales: Pony Canyon
©2020 Iipyao・Yujiro Koyama / Shueisha・”Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro” Film Partners
About Warner Bros. Japan
Warner Bros. Pictures produces and distributes a wide-ranging slate of some 18-22 films each year, either fully financing or co-financing the films it produces and maintaining worldwide distribution rights. Their subsidiary Warner Bros. Pictures Japan also co-produces and distributes films in Japan.
About Pony Canyon Inc.
Pony Canyon has been at the forefront of Japan’s video entertainment industry. Pony Canyon also develops digital software, utilizing the latest interactive and multimedia technology. Pony Canyon is a part of the Fuji Media Holdings Inc. which is Japan’s largest and influential media conglomerate.