Based on Kiyuchi Kazuhiro's popular manga series which ran in Weekly Young Jump from 1983, the story revolves around the lives of two rough-and-tumble high school friends Kato Hiroshi and Nakama Toru, who seemed to make a habit of getting into trouble and starting up fights. In keeping with the spirit of the manga, Toru and Hiroshi sport slicked back 50's style perms and adopted exaggerated swaggers that made them comical and yet also oddly cool. The drama also features an assortment of outlandish characters who sport even weirder fashions and hairdos. To describe the action in this drama, think Fight Club meets The Breakfast Club. -- Groink
Cast & Credits
As ridiculous as the title may sound, this drama is......just that. The story plot is neither complex nor is it thought provoking.
I never really pondered if the actors were either doing a good or a bad job at portraying their characters due to the fact that the whole movie is so unrealistic and idiotic. It's not like they were playing deep roles so their acting abilities were not really challenged. However, their intentions were emphasized from their dramatic facial expressions so I'm just going to suggest that anyone watching this movie shouldn't expect some Academy Award winning performance.
Overall, the movie is surprisingly good. It may be shallow, but it's silly and sweet, almost like a greaser gang parody. Because there's no bad after taste, I think it's a good choice for anyone looking for a funny action movie that will do nothing more than entertain them. Be-bop High School is one of those comedy movies you like just because it's fun.