The Violence Action movie release date in August 2022 -Trailer reveals Jrock theme song

Cover of the first manga volume of The Violence Action and movie poster for the upcoming live-action film version.
Cover of the first manga volume of The Violence Action and movie poster for the upcoming film. Pic credit: @mangaeanime.it and @va-movie.jp

In July 2020 it was announced that The Violence Action would receive a live-action adaptation. In Februrary 2022 it was confirmed The Violence Action would be receiving a live-action movie set to premiere on August 19, 2022.

Toichiro Ruto will direct the film and has co-written the movie’s screenplay with Itaru Era.

On June 3, 2022 a new trailer for the film began streaming on its official website and previews the film’s theme song titled Crush and sung by the Japanese rock band Alexandros. In 2018, Alexandros’ song titled Mosquito Bite was used as the theme for the live-action film adaptation of the anime Bleach.

Trailer for the live-action movie The Violence Action.

A cute, pink-haired girl has the worst part-time job ever

The story centers on a seemingly normal high school student named Kei Kikuno, who attends a vocational school. But Kei’s part-time job is as wild as her bubble-gum pink hair – she’s a contract killer.

She knows how to skillfully wield a gun, and knows martial arts. Not only is Kei an assassin, but also a top hit girl who never misses her mark until she’s given a job that she can’t complete and her life goes topsy-turvy. What’s a girl to do when she falls in love with her mark?

The cast from the upcoming live-action film The Violence Action.
The cast from the upcoming live-action film The Violence Action. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

The cast of The Violence Action brings the manga characters to life

The main cast includes:

  • Fumika Baba – Shopkeeper
  • Yosuke Sugino – Terano
  • Kanna Hashimoto – Kei Kikuno
  • Oji Suzuka – Watanabe
  • Win Morisaki – Kaneko
  • Takashi Okamura – Zura-san
  • Yu Shirota – Michitaka-kun
  • Tyuri Ota – Daria
  • Tshunsuke Daito – Ayabe
  • Jiro Sato – Sandaime (third generation leader)
  • Katsunori Takahashi – Kinoshita
  • Comedian Cookie! – customer who goes wild in a ramen shop
  • Kenta Izuka – Kura, Terano’s partner
  • Yumena Yanai – Rikka, Kei’s classmate
  • Comedian Daiki Hyodo – Kunitsu, a man gunning for the top seat of the Tenmagumi
The cast from the upcoming live-action film The Violence Action.
The cast from the upcoming live-action film The Violence Action. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

The Violence Action is a Japanese manga series written by Shin Sawada and illustrated by Renji Asai. Since April 25, 2016 the manga has been serialized on Shogakukan’s Yawaraka Spirits website.

In 2018 The Violence Action ranked on the top 20 list of manga for male readers in the edition of Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook. Manga illustrator Renji Asai drew a manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and The Beast anime film and Yen Press released the series in English in North America.

In March 2018 the manga went on hiatus due to one of the author’s poor health and resumed in June 2019. The manga has been collected into six tankobon volumes by Shogakukan. On March 10, 2017 the first volume was released.

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