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.jpg Afro Tanaka-Nozomi Sasaki.jpg Afro Tanaka-Atsushi Tsutsumishita.jpg Afro Tanaka-Kei Tanaka.jpg Afro Tanaka-Kaname Endo.jpg
Shota Matsuda Nozomi Sasaki Atsushi Tsutsumishita Kei Tanaka Kaname Endo
Hiroshi Tanaka Aya Kato Mikio Osawa Hajime Okamoto Daisuke Murata
Afro Tanaka-Ryusuke Komakine.jpg Afro Tanaka-Mikie Hara.jpg Afro Tanaka-Minami.jpg Afro Tanaka-Mitsuru Fukikoshi.jpg Afro Tanaka-Sarutoki Minagawa.jpg
Ryusuke Komakine Mikie Hara Minami Mitsuru Fukikoshi Sarutoki Minagawa
Shinya Inoue Yumi Sachiko Yoshioka Shinji Suzuki Shinji Nishida
Afro Tanaka-Emiri Henmi.jpg Afro Tanaka-Lily Franky.jpg
Emiri Henmi Lily Franky
Tanaka’s mother Company president

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