Manga / Dance till Tomorrow
Dance till Tomorrow
(あさってDANCE, Asatte Dansu?) is a manga series by Naoki Yamamoto that has also been adapted into two live action movies. A two-episode OAV was also released on VHS in Japan. It is a romantic comedy which details the life of Suekichi, a student who will inherit a fortune when he graduates from college and gets married with unexpected complications from a mysterious girl, Aya Hibino. The first five and a half volumes were published in the now-defunct adult manga magazine Pulp, and the rest were released afterwards under Viz's Editor's Choice line.
This manga provides examples of:
- A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted
- Business as Unusual: When the Yakuza join the troupe
- But We Used a Condom: Averted, subverted and played straight.
- The '80s
- '80s Hair: Aya
- Fidelity Test
- The "Fun" in "Funeral": One of the main plots starts when Suekichi gets drunk at his grandfathers funeral.
- Inadequate Inheritor: Suekichi
- I Will Wait for You: Suekichi in a gender inversion
- Love Triangle: Suekichi, Aya, and Miyuki
- Make Up or Break Up
- On One Condition: Suekichi needs to 1: Finish college, 2: Get Married, and 3: Establish a career. For bonus points, Great-Grandpa actually had his lawyer pause his video-will in-between when he was told his inheritance and told the conditions that must be met for getting it.
- Passed-Over Inheritance
- Pillow Pregnancy
- Sex Equals Love
- Surprise Pregnancy
- Unexpected Inheritance
- Unlocking the Talent: The Yakuza leader, when he joins the troupe to hide out.
- Yakuza: There are some pretty funny scenes when the main character discovers his theater troupe is practicing in an office building shared by Yakuza. After accidentally disrespecting their boss, they manage to placate him by offering half-price tickets to their next play. Hilarity Ensues when he shows up with ten other serious-looking Yakuzas, scaring the actors so bad most of them forget their lines... While remaining totally stoic during the play, the boss tells them afterward he found it hilarious. So much so that he winds up attending every showing. He later becomes a casual acquaintance of the protagonist, at one point helping him collect debts from people by using his intimidation tactics.