The official website of Warner Bros. Japan for the live-action film Tokyo Revengers, based on Ken Wakui’s manga, released a new promotional video this Wednesday, June 2nd, highlighting the characters Takemichi and Naoto. For the seven weeks leading up to the film’s release, a new character video will be released every week.
The anime film’s release date has been rescheduled for July 9th, after being delayed due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in Japan. Check out the new trailer for the Tokyo Revengers live-action film below.
The film was supposed to be released on October 9, 2020. The film’s release in Japan was pushed back due to the spread of the new Coronavirus disease COVID-19. Tokyo Revengers live-action production had already ceased in April. The film is directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (Live-action film Kakegurui, Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai).
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The newly announced cast includes:
- Takumi Kitamura as Takemichi Hanagaki
- Yuki Yamada as Ken Ryūgūji
- Yosuke Sugino as Naoto Tachibana
- Nobuyuki Suzuki as Masataka Shimizu
- Hayato Isomura as Atsushi Sendō
- Shotaro Mamiya as Tetta Kisaki
- Ryō Yoshizawa as Manjirō Sano
Gordon Maeda (left in the image below) will play Takashi Mitsuya, the leader of the Tokyo Manji Gang’s second squad. Hiroya Shimizu (right) will play Shji Hanma, a mysterious delinquent who collaborates with Kisaki in secret.
Hinata Tachibana, the film’s heroine, will be played by Mio Imada.
Other cast members include Kazuki Horike as Takemichi’s street mate, Haruki “Pa-chin” Hayashida, and Yoshiki Minato as the Moebius gang’s leader, Nobutaka Osanai.
About Tokyo Revengers
Takemichi Hanagaki learns from the news that his middle school girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he’d ever had was murdered by the Tokyo Manji Gang, a nefarious organization. He lives in a run-down apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him as if he’s a moron. Furthermore, he is a complete and total virgin. He suddenly time-travels twelve years back to his middle school days, at the pinnacle of his rock-bottom life! Takemichi, a hopeless part-timer, must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang in order to save Hinata and change the life he spent running away!
Tokyo Revengers was written by Ken Wakui. Since its serialization in March 2017, the manga series has already managed to garner a total of 22 volumes. Tokyo Revengers is being distributed by Kodansha and part of the Weekly Shonen Magazine. An anime adaptation of the series was also started airing in April 2021 as part of the Spring 2021 anime lineup.