The official website for the live-action film of Ipyao and Yūjirō Koyama's Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō manga posted a video featuring footage from the film on Friday. The video shows Agetarō and friends dressed in tonkatsu costumes and dancing to C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" at the crosswalk in front of the Shibuya Modi building.
The film will open in Japan on October 30. 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. 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. Other cast members include nclude Papaya Suzuki, Sairi Itō, Asahi Uchida, Kasumi Yamaya, and Yōichirō Saitō.
Ken Ninomiya is directing the film. The film's theme song is "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars. In addition, 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 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.