Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: July 07, 2021 at 2:05 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official YouTube channel of Warner Bros. Japan has streamed on Wednesday a new character PV (Tokyo Revengers version) for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ken Wakui's "Tokyo Revengers" manga series. The film is directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa and is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on July 9.
The production committee also reveal some scene photos from the live-action film.
©Ken Wakui/KODANSHA/WARNER BROS. JP, Tokyo Revengers Production Committee
The film's original soundtrack performed by Japanese rock band SUPER BEAVER titled "Namae o Yobu yo (I'll Call Your Name)".
The cast includes:
Takumi Kitamura as Takemichi Hanagaki
Yuki Yamada as Ken Ryuuguuji
Yosuke Sugino as Naoto Tachibana
Nobuyuki Suzuki as Masataka Shimizu
Hayato Isomura as Atsushi Sendō
Shotaro Mamiya as Tetta Kisaki
Ryou Yoshizawa as Manjirō Sano
The film was originally scheduled to premiere last October 2020 but was later postponed due to the effects brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. It is serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since March 2017.
The series inspired a TV anime series adaptation which started airing last April 10, 2021 on MBS, TV Tokyo, BS Asahi, AT-X and 6 other stations in Japan. Animation studio LIDEN FILMS is producing and animating the series with Koichi Hatsumi serving as the series director. The scripts is written by Yasuyuki Muto and character designs are being handled by Kenichi Ohnuki and Keiko Ōta. Satoki Iida is serving as the music director with Hiroaki Tsutsumi as the music composer.
Source: Comic Natalie