DEMEKIN

By Yoshitaka YAMAGUCHI

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights

Crime - Completed 2017

Bullied and being called “Goldfish” at school because of his bulging eyes, he promises to his best friend that he would become a top dog in Fukuoka’s largest motor cycle gangs’ alliance. Based on million-selling manga and its author’s personal experiences.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Crime, Action/Adventure, True Story
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yoshitaka YAMAGUCHI
    • Writer(s)
    • Masaki SATA, Shin ADACHI
    • Producer(s)
    • Gen SATO (TOEI VEDEO CO., LTD.), Toshiki KIMURA
    • Synopsis
    • “From this day on, I’m gonna become stronger...”
      Tears, laughter, and butt-kicking! A red-blooded, hard-hitting coming-of-age movie!

      From an early age, Masaki Sata (Kentaro) has been bullied and called “demekin” (a derogatory term comparing people with large eyes to a bulging-eyed goldfish). One day, he vows to become stronger, and uses his fists to fight back.
      With his trademark red pompadour haircut, Masaki eventually gets revenge against the bullies who tormented him, and develops a reputation as an unbeatable fighter. His life comes to revolve around brawling and motorbike riding alongside his best friend since elementary school, Atsunari (Yuki Yamada).
      After graduating from junior high, Masaki goes on to high school, while Atsunari starts working at a noodle joint. Their surroundings change, but their fiery nature doesn’t. They draw the attention of older delinquents, and every day is a flurry of fists and feet.
      In memory of their former bike gang boss Maki (Shintaro Yanagi) who died in an accident, Atsunari suggests to Masaki that they create a new team, one that will become the greatest in Fukuoka. They end up forming a gang of their own called “Aho” (dumbass), but a cavalcade of ferocious enemies awaits them...
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