By Hideaki SATO

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2011

Fujio Akatsuka, not just a genius but a crazy genius!!
Waltzing to a “ta-de-da-de-dah?”, comes a majour motion pictures!

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 111 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hideaki SATO
    • Writer(s)
    • Ryoichi KIMIZUKA, Eimei SATO
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • When you're in trouble, don't waste your time questioning the meaning of life. What you need is...Ta-de-da-de-dah♪♪ Yes, just clear your head of thoughts!!!
      In 1967, a publishing house, Shogakukan, is having a formal ceremony to welcome its new employees. An inappropriately attired man walks in and announces, "The wait is over! Me just returned from Paris, the city of lights!" The man in a bright purple suit and a fake set of buck teeth introduces himself. It's Fujio Akatsuka (played by Tadanobu Asano), a superstar cartoonist for Weekly Sunday magazine, disguised as Iya-me, one of his creations. "Me has only one thing to tell ye. Don't be afraid to be a fool!" And he strikes the pose he made famous with his Iya-me character; One arm held up high, the other on his chest, one leg kicked up while the other's bent at the knee, he screams, "Sh-ayyyy!" And when he strikes the pose, everyone at the ceremony does the same, "Sh-ayyyy!" Except for one. She is Hatsumi Takeda (played by Maki Horikita). Akatsuka spots her and runs over. He tries to make her stand in the pose... "Leave me alone!" Takeda reacts with a fist - in his face. Little do they know that their shocking first encounter will change the course of the entire nation! It's a battle between a hot-blooded editor and a crazy genius cartoonist.
      "Purr-don me, sir, but I refuse to act the fool!!!"