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Hiroshi Tanaka (Shota Matsuda) sports an intense perm which looks like the Afro hairstyle favored by some African-Americans back in the 1970's. He doesn't get his hair done at a hair shop, ... See full summary »


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Masaharu Noritsuke (manga), Masafumi Nishida (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Shôta Matsuda Shôta Matsuda ... Hiroshi Tanaka
Nozomi Sasaki Nozomi Sasaki ... Aya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sei Andô Sei Andô
Ayaman-Japan Ayaman-Japan
Ayaman-Kantoku Ayaman-Kantoku
Kaname Endô Kaname Endô ... Daisuke Murata
Lily Franky ... (as Lily Frankie)
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Mikie Hara Mikie Hara
Emiri Henmi Emiri Henmi
Kumi Imura Kumi Imura
Ryusuke Komakine Ryusuke Komakine ... Shinya Inoue
Sarutoki Minagawa
Minami Minami
Keishi Nagatsuka Keishi Nagatsuka


Hiroshi Tanaka (Shota Matsuda) sports an intense perm which looks like the Afro hairstyle favored by some African-Americans back in the 1970's. He doesn't get his hair done at a hair shop, he was actually born with his hair like that. For freedom, Hiroshi moves to Tokyo. He works hard there and, even though he turns 24, he still doesn't have a girlfriend. Meanwhile, a school friend informs Hiroshi that he is going to get married. Hiroshi remembers a promise that they made. Hiroshi is even more impatient to find a girlfriend. A beautiful woman named Aya Kato (Nozomi Sasaki) then moves into the neighborhood.

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Release Date:

18 February 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Afro Tanaka See more »

Filming Locations:

Saitama, Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Crazy Watch
5 June 2014 | by ShifuYakuSee all my reviews

Now see, I must say that this movie will not turn out to be what you expect. It has lots of laughs, great Japanese mannerisms, and a plot twist at the end that will make you so angry, you'll wonder why you even started watching this movie. Without giving too much away, Tanaka is a man who has left his home in the country to become "a big city boy." During his high school years, he had made a bet, with all of his friends included, that they would get together some day and discuss when they lost their virginity. As the time is winding down closer to when Tanaka needs to meet his friends to tell of his successes, he becomes concerned because he hasn't accomplished anything he wanted to do! A great movie to sit down with some nice udon or ramen, and laugh your butt off; I encourage you to give it a chance.

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