That’s the Way!! (2011)

That’s the Way!! is a 2011 Japanese movie directed by Hideaki Sato and based on a novel by Toshiki Takei entitled Akatsuka Fujio no Koto o Kaita no da!! The movie is a biopic of the late gag manga pioneer Fujio Akatsuka.

Takei was Akatsuka’s editor and based the story on personal experiences. However, the film replaces his character with a female character named Hatsumi.

Movie info

Original title
これでいいのだ!! 映画★赤塚不二夫
Transliterated title
Korede Iinoda!! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio
Release date
April 30, 2011
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Hatsumi’s first introduction to gag manga artist Fujio Akatsuka comes when he comes to publisher Shogakukan’s meeting for new employees dressed as Iyami from his gag manga “Osomatsu-kun”. He then gets the whole crowd of impressional young employees to do the character’s trademark “Sheeeh!” pose, setting the precedent for what’s to come as she deals with his daily high jinks.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Tadanobu Asano Tadanobu Asano Fujio Akatsuka
maki-horikita Maki Horikita Hatsumi
Ayumi Ishida Ayumi Ishida
Koichi Sato Koichi Sato
Tae Kimura Tae Kimura
Tsuyoshi Abe Tsuyoshi Abe

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Last Updated 18 Mar 2014 at 03:59