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My Dad Is a Heel Wrestler (2018)

Papa wa warumono chanpion (original title)
| Family, Sport | 2018 (Japan)
Pro wrestling champion Hiroshi makes his debut as the gentle dad to nine-year-old Shota, whose understanding of goodies versus baddies is challenged when he discovers his father is actually the despicable heel wrestler Cockroach Mask.

Director:

Kyôhei Fujimura

Writers:

Masahiro Itabashi (illustrated book), Hisanori Yoshida (illustrated book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroshi Tanahashi ... Takashi Omura
Yoshino Kimura ... Shiori Omura
Kokoro Terada Kokoro Terada ... Shota Omura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yasushi Fuchikami Yasushi Fuchikami
Hirooki Goto
Tôgi Makabe Tôgi Makabe
Ukyô Matsumoto Ukyô Matsumoto
Yuji Nagata Yuji Nagata
Riisa Naka
Manabu Nakanishi Manabu Nakanishi
Kazuchika Okada
Ryusuke Taguchi
Yasufumi Terawaki Yasufumi Terawaki
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Takashi used to wrestle and take himself seriously, but that he was a comic figure is now apparent to all including himself with his mask and get-up since he officially wrestles as a joke. He has not told his son what he does for a living, but the boy finds out and lies to his school-mate about his father's line of work. Written by aghaemi

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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2018 (Japan) See more »

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Great movie
30 November 2019 | by jodyshealySee all my reviews

And by great I don't mean acting or anything but it's clear what you're getting from the start-an explanation of pro wrestling's system of heels and faces that's clear for anyone to understand. The acting is pretty good, directing and music are wonderful and this was a great vehicle for New Japan Pro Wrestling to get their stars over in a more personal way. More sentimental and overall better than anything WWE has put out in movies involving wrestlers. Highly recommended:)


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