Hot Road (ホットロード) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Taku Tsumugi (紡木たく). It was adapted into a live action film that was released on 16 August 2014.
Cover of the first tankōbon volume as published by Shueisha
|Original run||January 1986 – May 1987|
|Directed by||Takahiro Miki|
|Written by||Taku Tsumugi|
- Kazuki Miyaichi (Rena Nōnen) lives with her mother. Kazuki does not like her mother's boyfriend and she feels that she is not loved by her mother. This leads Kazuki to get into trouble.
- Kazuki's mother (Yoshino Kimura)
- Hiroshi Haruyama (Hiroomi Tosaka) is a troubled kid who does part-time jobs for a living instead of going to school. He is a member of the motorcycle gang “Nights”.
- Tōru Tamami (Ryōhei Suzuki)
The film was number-two on its opening weekend, behind Stand By Me Doraemon, with ¥389 million in Japan. It earned a total of ¥2.47 billion (US$22.9 million) at the Japanese box office, becoming the 9th highest-grossing Japanese film released that year in the country and the 15th highest-grossing film of the year in the country.