Tokyo Revengers Live-Action Film To Get A Sequel

Tokyo Revengers Live-Action Film To Get A Sequel

August 1, 2022

The official website of Tokyo Revengers confirmed on July 30, 2022, that Tokyo Revengers live-action film will be getting a sequel in 2023, titled Tokyo Revengers 2.

A new PV was also released to commemorate the announcement.

Tokyo Revengers author Ken Wakui shared his excitement regarding the announcement of sequel film, saying, “I am really excited that the sequel has been announced so soon! Moreover, this time there is a new cast, and it is a live-action adaptation of a particularly memorable series from the original work…”

The main lead, Takumi Kitamura who plays Takemichi Hanagaki, also expressed his excitement upon the sequel film announcement. “I can do martial arts again, I can meet everyone again, and I can “call my name” again. I was happy just like that. Please look forward to it,” commented Kitamura.

More comments from those involved in the live-action film can be read here.

The staff and cast who worked in the first live-action film will reprise their roles for Tokyo Revengers 2, with new cast members joining the team.

Tsutomu Hanabusa will be directing the sequel film, with Shota Okada producing it.

Takumi Kitamura, Ryō Yoshizawa, and Yuki Yamada will reprise their roles for Takemichi, Mikey and Draken respectively. More info on cast and staff are yet to be released.

The first Tokyo Revengers live-action film adaptation released in Japan on July 9, 2021.

The film was originally slated to open in Japan on Oct 9 2020, but was delayed to 2021 due to the spread of COVID-19 in Japan.

Tokyo Revengers is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since March 2017. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired from April to September 2021. A second season is set to premiere in January 2023.

As of July 2022, the manga had over 65 million copies in circulation, including 7 million copies outside of Japan. The manga won the 44th Kodansha Manga Award for the shōnen category in 2020.

Source: Official Website

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