During his presentation at the last edition of the animejapanthe distributor Sato Company has announced its most recent acquisition for the Spanish-speaking territories. This is the live action feature film based on the manga tokyo avengers. The tape was released on July 9 last year in theaters in Japan.
The manga written and illustrated by ken wakui got another adaptation apart from the anime produced by the animation studio Liden Films. It was a live-action movie produced by Warner Bros Japan. The live action Tokyo Revengers movie was directed by filmmaker Tsutomu Hanabusa (director of the live action adaptation of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken). The cast is headed by renowned Japanese actors such as Takumi Kitamura (Takemichi Hanagaki), Ryo Yoshizawa (Mikey), and Yuki Yamada (Draken). The film got a pretty decent reception from casual audiences and fans of Takemichi Hanagaki’s manga. Achieving position as number one in the Japanese box office during the month of July 2021. This surprising success was what motivated Sato Company to acquire its license for Latin America. For now, no confirmation has been provided about its broadcast on any known streaming service.
Sato Company is a production and distribution company of Brazilian origin founded in 1985, having offices both in Brazil and in Latin America, whose work is the translation and dubbing of series of Asian origin. especially titles that have to do with the anime industry or the tokusatsu genre.
The Tokyo Revengers movie, like the first season of the anime, adapts the events of the first arc of the manga:
Takemichi Hanagaki feels his life has hit rock bottom when he learns that his old high school sweetheart, Hinata Tachibana, has been murdered by a group of villains known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. To this, he adds that he lives in a horrible apartment with paper walls, and his boss, six years younger, treats him like an idiot. His pathetic life changes when he travels twelve years into the past, to his high school days, having the opportunity to save Hinata. But for that, Takemichi must become the most dangerous street criminal.
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