Slapstick Brothers (2011)

Slapstick Brothers is a 2011 Japanese movie written and directed by comedian Hiroshi Shinagawa.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Manzai Gang
Release date
March 19, 2011
Directed by
Hiroshi Shinagawa
Written by
Hiroshi Shinagawa (screenplay)
Distributed by
Kadokawa Pictures


Tobio is the “boke” (funny man) of a manzai comedy duo named “Blackstone” which has been performing together for ten years without much success to show for it. When his partner decides to quit, Tobio gets drunk and is eventually thrown in jail. His tattooed cell mate Ryuhei was arrested for fighting with a rival street gang called “Skull Kids”. As the two talk, Tobio begins to realize that between Ryuhei’s intimidating demeanor, tattoos, and dreadlocks, he’d be the perfect “tsukkomi” (straight man) to his boke. Out of nowhere, Tobio abruptly asks, “So… want to pair up with me?”

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Ryuta Sato Ryuta Sato Tobio
Yusuke Kamiji Yusuke Kamiji Ryuhei
Daisuke Miyagawa Daisuke Miyagawa
Hirofumi Arai Hirofumi Arai
Hiroki Narimiya Hiroki Narimiya
No photo available Junichi Komoto
Miyuki Oshima Miyuki Oshima
Nobuaki Kaneko Nobuaki Kaneko
No photo available Ryuji Akiyama
Satomi Ishihara Satomi Ishihara
Seiki Nagahara Seiki Nagahara
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano
No photo available Yuji Ayabe

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Last Updated 30 Aug 2014 at 23:21