“Afro Tanaka” To Be Released In February

“Afro Tanaka”, the movie, is set to be released in Japan theatres February 2012, and is the story of a 24-year-old Japanese man who was born with naturally curly hair, styled into an obedient, well-trimmed afro. He’s a high-school dropout, but he’s hardworking and puts finding a girlfriend (his first) at the top of his priority list. According to AsianMediaWiki, “Afro Tanaka” is based on a gag manga series by Noritsuke Masaharu. By “gag manga”, my assumption is this story was probably written from a comical perspective. I have to admit that I do find a Japanese guy with a huge, natural afro a tad comical. So as soon as it is available, I will check out this movie. Anyone else read this manga or looking forward to seeing the movie?

Matsuda Shota

A little background on the actor who plays Tanaka: his name’s Matsuda Shota, comes from a family with a thespian background and is 1/4 Korean. He came on the Japan movie scene around 2006, and has been relatively successful nabbing a string of tv films and movie roles, and even winning a few newcomer awards in the past few years.

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13 thoughts on ““Afro Tanaka” To Be Released In February

  1. He was in Hana Yori Dango with Jun Matsumoto and Shun Oguri. Yum! 😀 His dad was the legendary late actor Yusaku Matsuda. He was in the Hollywood film “Black Rain”.

  2. The first time I saw him was in the Liar Game Movies and I loved him from then on, so i will definately be checking out this movie!!

  3. Matsuda Shota is a gorgeous Asian men and the movie Afro Tanaka looks funny but I hope this movie don’t disrespect black people culture because Afro hair style symbolize being proud of your black culture and loving your natural hair. I definitely want to check out this movie and I just hope they don’t make fun of our culture. I’m sick in tired of watching the Media portraits Black people as the worse thing in the world.

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