On July 30, 2022, the staff for Tokyo Revengers announced that a sequel to the live-action Tokyo Revengers movie will be released in 2023! The movie is inspired by Ken Wakui’s manga of the same name that was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.
A Tokyo Revengers 2 trailer has also been released and can be watched on Warner Brothers Japan’s official YouTube channel here:
The 50-second video highlights some memorable moments from the first live-action film Tokyo Revengers and ends with the poignant line, “This is my life’s revenge.”
Actor Takumi Kitamura will return to reprise his star role as Takemichi Hanagaki and he expressed his excitement.
I’m looking forward to doing scenes again where I have to perform martial arts. I’m also excited to get to meet the staff and my fellow actors and actresses again. I’m happy that they wanted me back. I hope our fans will look forward to the upcoming film and that they will enjoy it.Takumi Kitamura commented at Animeanime.jp
Who are the returning Tokyo Revengers 2 cast members?
Tokyo Revengers live-action film cast members include:
- Takumi Kitamura – Takemichi Hanagaki
- Ryo Yoshizawa – Mikey
- Yuki Yamada – Draken
Who are the production team members?
The Toyko Revengers live-action movie production team members include:
- Director – Tsutomu Hanabusa
- Producer – Shota Okada
More cast and staff will be announced shortly.
Ken Wakui also expressed his excitement for the upcoming sequel.
I’m excited that we’re able to announce the sequel so soon! The sequel will feature some new cast members, which we will be revealing shortly. Some very memorable scenes from the manga will be brought to the big screen. I just finished reading the script and am very impressed by it.Creator Ken Wakui commented at Animeanime.jp
The first Tokyo Revengers live-action film was delayed
In February 2020, a live-action film adaptation was announced. It was directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa. Izumi Takahashi wrote the script and Yutaka Yamada composed the music. The cast included: Takumi Kitamura, Yuki Yamada, Yosuke Sugino, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Hayato Isomura, Shotaro Mamiya, Ryo Yoshizawa and Mio Imada.
The theme song for the film is titled “Namae wo Yobu yo” and performed by the Japanese rock band Super Beaver.
You can watch the music video for “Namae wo Yobu yo” on Super Beaver’s official YouTube channel here:
In April 2020, it was announced that the film’s crew had halted filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was originally supposed to premiere in Japan on October 9, 2020, but ended up premiering on July 9, 2021.
The live-action Tokyo Revengers movie was the #1 live-action film in Japan in 2021 and earned a box office revenue total of 33.8 million USD.
What is the plot of Tokyo Revengers?
The story centers on a young Japanese man named Takemichi Hanagaki, who is depressed about his current life situation working at a dead-end job and not having a girlfriend. Just when he thinks things can’t get any worse as he’s watching the news he discovers that the cute girlfriend he had in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, was brutally murdered by the Tokyo Manji Gang – a group of vicious criminals that have been disturbing the city’s peace for some time.
Filled with regrets, Takemichi suddenly finds himself traveling through time and ends up 12 years in the past – when he was still in a relationship with Hinata. Takemichi realizes that he has been given a golden opportunity to save Hinata’s life, and decides to infiltrate the Tokyo Manji Gang with the aim of climbing the ranks in order to change the future and save Hinata from her tragic fate.
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