Tokyo Revengers Live-Action Film Opens at #1 at Japan’s Box Office!

The Tokyo Revengers Live-Action film has landed at the top of the Japanese Box Office in its opening week! With over 500,000 tickets sold, the film made over $6 million in its first 3 days! Tsutomu Hanabusa was the director of the film. The theme song for Tokyo Revengers Live-Action film titled I’ll Call Your Name was performed by SUPER BEAVERS!

The original schedule for the film suggests that the actual release slate for the film was October 2020, but like most productions in the past two years, the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic brought in unfortunate delays for the Tokyo Revengers Live-Action Film.

What is Tokyo Revengers About?

Tokyo Revengers does a fantastic job of blending in Sci-fi with high school delinquency. As strange as it sounds, landmark releases like Akira too was a blend of these genres. Tokyo Revengers revolves around Takemichi Hanagaki, a 26-year-old delinquent who looks like a kid. A lot of people in the anime do but that is because of a twist. Takemichi has a little gang that he can rely on.

One day he discovers that his only girlfriend ever had been killed along with her sibling. Takemichi too dies moments after learning this but is somehow warped back in time to relive his high school days. He tried to inform people and prevent Hinata’s death. Takemichi, now able to travel through time, uses his ability to change the course of the future.

The first season of the anime aired with 14 episodes, the last of which is scheduled for July 11, 2021. With very positive reviews and announcements of further projects, Tokyo Revengers Season 2 is suspected to be in the works already. The series has a rating of 8.25/10 on My Anime List and 8.6/10 on IMDb.

The manga series by Ken Wakui was first serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine and currently has 22 published volumes. Volume 23 of the manga is also scheduled for release on July 16, 2021!

Tokyo Revengers Live-Action Trailer

The Box Office Competition for The Tokyo Revengers Live-Action Film

Godzilla vs Kong is currently at #2 at the Japanese Box Office. With a barrage of anime films released in recent months, Tokyo Revengers Live-Action film will be up against some competition including titles like Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning, The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed By Light, and the Final Evangelion Film.

Cast for Tokyo Revengers Live-Action Film

The casting for the roles seems to be working for the lovers of the manga series and the anime adaptation. The live-action crew is right here!

  • Takumi Kitamura as Takemichi Hanagaki
  • Yosuke Sugino as Naoto Tachibana
  • Yuki Yamada as Ken Ryuguji
  • Nobuyuki Suzuki as Masataka Kiyomizu
  • Ryō Yoshizawa as Manjiro Sano
  • Hayato Isomura as Atsushi Sendo
  • Shotaro Mamiya as Tetta Kisaki
  • Kazuki Horike as Haruki Hayashida
  • Mio Imada as Hinata Tachibana
  • Hiroya Shimizu as Shuji Hanma
  • Atsushi Maeda as Takashi Mitsuya
  • Yoshiki Minato as Nobutaka Osanai

Let us know if this live-action is one of those that you would like to watch. Anime series often have a bad relationship with live-actions. Rurouni Kenshin broke that notion. Let’s see if Tokyo Revengers has got it too! Stay tuned for more updates on your favorite anime!

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