The success of the Tokyo Revengers franchise is mostly due to the original anime and manga, but the live-action movie also played a big part. Even though live-action adaptations of anime and manga have a bad reputation among otaku, Tokyo Revengers is not one of them. It’s a sequel to the first movie that does the story, characters, and feelings of the anime justice. In July, the first episode of Tokyo Revengers aired on Japanese TV. At the end of the show, a teaser for Tokyo Revengers 2 Live-Action was shown, which made fans of the show very happy. Read on to find out more.
In the past few years, both the manga and the anime version of Tokyo Revengers have become very popular. Two live-action scenes that will come out in 2021 are currently being filmed. A teaser trailer shows the actors who will play key roles in the story. The plot is about a big gang war in Japan. The first volume of Ken Wakui’s Tokyo Revengers series came out in March 2017 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shnen Magazine. Since then, there have been 28 more volumes.
Tokyo Revengers 2 Live-Action: Reveals Additional Cast
On the site, a brand-new trailer for the movie just came out. In the teaser, we get to see some new actors. Kento Nagayama has been cast as Keisuke Baji, Nijiro Murakami as Kazutora Hanemiya, and Mahiro Takasugi as Chifuyu Matsuno. Some of the actors and crew from the first live-action Tokyo Revengers movie will be back for the sequel, which will also have new actors. Shota Okada, the director, will also oversee the production of Tsutomu Hanabusa’s next film. The original actors of Takemichi (Takumi Kitamura), Mikey (Ryo Yoshizawa), and Draken (Yuki Yamada) will reprise their roles. We won’t know more about the show’s cast and crew for a while.
What Will The Sequel Be About?
The plot is described by Kodansha USA. Takemichi Hanagaki finds out that his middle school sweetheart, Hinata Tachibana, has died when he turns on the news. A bad group of criminals called the Tokyo Manji Gang just killed his one and only girlfriend. His boss, who is six years younger than him, treats him like a fool, and the walls of his apartment are as thin as paper. The second season shall continue the chaos of timelines.
There are many questions lingering around Mikey and his changing demeanor. However, the forming and reforming of gangs will be the biggest part of the next movie. Are you excited to watch the new one?
Tokyo Revengers 2 Live-Action: Release Date
It looks like fans will have a lot to do in 2023, with a new season of the anime, a live-action sequel, and the end of the manga. The sequel to the first live-action movie will be split into two parts. In Japan, the movie will come out in two parts. The first will come out on April 21, 2023, and the second will come out on June 30, 2023. Last year, October was the last month of production. The Tokyo Revengers: Bloody Halloween Arc will also be the focus of the second live-action movie in the series. We will have more information to share with you in the future.