Gachi Boy ガチ☆ボーイ (2008)

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Posted on: June 2, 2011 Category: Japanese Movie Tags: gachi max wiki

Gachi Boy ガチ☆ボーイ (2008)

Title: Gachi Boy
Also Known As: ガチ☆ボーイ / Gachi bôi / Wrestling with a Memory
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Year: 2008
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Sports


Ryuta Sato – Ryoichi Igarashi (Poison Arrow)
Saeko – Asako Asaoka (Manager)
Osamu Mukai – Chihiro Okudera (Red Typhoon)
Takeshi Ogura – Tosi Ohkubo (Devil Skull)
Maiko Kubo – Etsuko Tani (Coquettish Valley)
Ryu Nakatani – Niinuma (Egg Prince)
Daisuke Miyagawa – Yoshinobu Kimijima (announcer)
Masafumi Nishida – Toru Hino (referee)
Riisa Naka – Akane Igarashi (Ryoichi’s sister)
Shigeru Izumiya – Tsuneo Igarashi (Ryoichi’s dad)
Daijiro Kawaoka – Masaki Sada (Drop Kick Sada)
Ryo Segawa – Takumi Kanemura (“The Coelacanths”)
Fujita Jr. Hayato – Ginjiro Ando (“The Coelacanths”)


Twenty-year-old Igarashi wakes up every morning, able to remember only his life prior to a bicycle accident in which he suffered permanent damage to his frontal cortex and temporal lobe. Resorting to copious notes and Polaroids, Igarashi must try to cull together some semblance of continuity to his life that will validate and confirm his existence. Igarashi finds a possible solution in his school’s pro wrestling club. Collegiate pro wrestling differs from “real” pro wrestling in that it focuses on the entertainment and comedic, storytelling aspects of the sport, which inspire and enthrall Igarashi to no end. Seeing this as an opportunity to feel alive again, he joins up and is openly welcomed by the club, which has seen its popularity dwindle. Unaware of Igarashi’s condition, the club members are mystified at his inability to learn even the simplest staging, and when his much anticipated debut match comes along, Igarashi ends up improvising most of it, to the great delight of viewers. Soon, he has drawn a large following and is single-handedly boosting the club’s popularity to an all-time high. Just when he seems to have overcome his fate, Igarashi is dealt another challenging blow.

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