Afro Tanaka – 2012 [BR-RIP]

  • Movie: Afro Tanaka
  • Romaji: Afuro Tanaka
  • Japanese: アフロ田中
  • Director: Daigo Matsui
  • Writer: Masaharu Noritsuke (manga), Masafumi Nishida
  • Producer: Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • Cinematographer: Gen Kobayashi
  • Release Date: February 18, 2012
  • Runtime: 114 min.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Distributor: Showgate
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

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.


  1. Based on manga series “Afro Tanaka” by Masaharu Noritsuke (first published 2002 in manga magazine Big Comic Spirits).
  2. Related titles:
    1. Afro Tanaka (2012)
    2. Afro Tanaka (WOWOW / 2019)


Afro Tanaka-Shota Matsuda.jpgAfro Tanaka-Nozomi Sasaki.jpgAfro Tanaka-Atsushi Tsutsumishita.jpgAfro Tanaka-Kei Tanaka.jpgAfro Tanaka-Kaname Endo.jpg
Shota MatsudaNozomi SasakiAtsushi TsutsumishitaKei TanakaKaname Endo
Hiroshi TanakaAya KatoMikio OsawaHajime OkamotoDaisuke Murata
Afro Tanaka-Ryusuke Komakine.jpgAfro Tanaka-Mikie Hara.jpgAfro Tanaka-Minami.jpgAfro Tanaka-Mitsuru Fukikoshi.jpgAfro Tanaka-Sarutoki Minagawa.jpg
Ryusuke KomakineMikie HaraMinamiMitsuru FukikoshiSarutoki Minagawa
Shinya InoueYumiSachiko YoshiokaShinji SuzukiShinji Nishida
Afro Tanaka-Emiri Henmi.jpgAfro Tanaka-Lily Franky.jpg
Emiri HenmiLily Franky
Tanaka’s motherCompany president

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