When you're a bored teenager looking for thrills, sometimes the only thing you can turn to is rock 'n roll. Having no skill, money, or even a full set of drums, a feared trio of high school delinquents nevertheless decide they are destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their only friend Aya, avoid a rival gang, and -- most importantly -- jam out. Animated almost entirely by director Kenji Iwaisawa, and featuring a lead performance by Japanese alt-rock legend Shintaro Sakamoto, ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND brings its own sound and vision to the Hiroyuki Ohashi manga from which it was adapted. With pitch-perfect deadpan humor, the film presents a highly original take on the beloved slacker comedy: a lo-fi buddy film with a blaring musical finale that will leave you wanting an immediate encore.

  • 1 hr 11 minNR
  • Dec 11, 2020
  • Animation

Cast & Crew

  • Ren KomaiActor

  • Tomoya MaenoActor

  • Shintaro SakamotoActor

  • Tateto SerizawaActor

  • Naoto TakenakaActor

  • Kami HiraiwaActor

  • Kenji IwaisawaDirector

  • Tetsuaki MatsueProducer

  • Kenji IwaisawaWriter