More than two years after its initial announcement back in November 2017, it is finally confirmed today that the long-awaited live-action film adaptation of Iipyao (story) and Yujiro Koyama (arts)’s comedy manga Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro is set to be released in Japan on June 19, 2020.
The film adaptation is produced by Fuji TV and distributed by Warner Brothers Japan. Its director and cast members will be revealed on January 29 (a pun of niku/meat). According to Fuji TV’s producer Kazutaka Ohara (The Anthem of the Heart live-action film), the film’s leading cast is someone who recently starred in a huge-hit film, and this is his first comedy.
— 映画.com (@eigacom) January 20, 2020
The original manga Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro was serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ website from November 2014 to March 2017, then compiled in ten tankobon volumes. Its TV anime adaptation produced by Studio Deen was aired for 12 episodes from April to June 2016, and all the episodes are available on Crunchyroll.
TV anime synopsis:
The 3rd generation owner of a pork cutlet store Agetaro Katsumata discovers a similarity between pork cutlet stores and DJs in clubs. Discovering the similarity of the completely different two, he aims to become the master of both a DJ and a pork cutlet store!
Manga tankobon 1st and 10th volume covers:
TV anime key visual:
(C)Iipyao, Yujiro Koyama/Shueisha, Movie “Tonkatsu Dj Agetaro” Production Committee
(C)Iipyao, Yujiro Koyama/Shueisha
(C)Iipyao, Yujiro Koyama/Shueisha/TDA Production Committee
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