Premiere Date for “Tokyo Revengers” Live-Action Film is Finalized

It is common knowledge that Tokyo Revengers, currently one of Japan’s fastest-growing manga, will soon be having an anime adaptation as well as a live-action film.

The official website for Warner Bros. Japan‘s live-action film of Ken Wakui‘s Tokyo Revengers manga has recently revealed the film’s opening date.


The production process for the live-action movie adaptation of Tokyo Revengers manga had to be halted last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film was slated to open in Japan on October 9 last year but was delayed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan.

Last June, it was announced that production on the project had been halted since April. Warner Bros. Japan, however, promised to inform fans of a new date once it is decided. And it has now been decided. The live-action film for Tokyo Revengers will premiere on July 9.


The official website has previously released two teaser trailers for the live-action movie. The live-action adaptation will be directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action KakeguruiMiseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken). Popular voice actor, Hiro Shimono (Zenitsu in Demon SlayerKimetsu no Yaiba), narrates the teaser trailer.

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Tokyo Revengers focuses on Takemichi Hanagaki who goes back 12 years in the past to save his girlfriend from being killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang.

Wakui launched the manga in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2017 and Kodansha published the manga’s 21st compiled book volume on February 17. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English and it published the 19th volume digitally, in English, on February 9. The manga is also inspiring a television anime that will premiere on April 10.

Tell us your thoughts on the TV anime and live-action film. Are they as good as the manga?

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