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Hentai Kamen's Ryohei Suzuki Leads Live-Action Tokyo Tribes Cast

posted on 2013-08-15 12:00 EDT
Rapper YOUNG DAIS also stars in story from Santa Inoue, Himizu director Shion Sono

The cast for the live-action film adaptation of Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribe 2 (Tokyo Tribes) manga was announced on Thursday. The story follows the struggles of street gangs in a near-future version of Tokyo.

The movie will star Ryohei Suzuki (HK/Hentai Kamen) as Bukuro Wu-Ronz gang leader Mera and hip-hop artist YOUNG DAIS as Kai in the rival gang Musashino Saru. Director Shion Sono (Suicide Club, Himizu, All Esper Dayo!) selected DAIS from the film's open auditions on YouTube. The young rapper previously performed music with the Hokkaido hip-hop group NCBB. He expressed his genuine disbelief and surprise after being chosen for the role.

In Japan, the manga has two million copies in circulation. Tokyopop published six of 12 volumes under the name Tokyo Tribes in North America. Madhouse adapted the same manga series into the 13-episode Tokyo Tribe 2 television anime series in 2006. Tokyo Shock released the live-action film adaptation of Inoue's The Neighbor No. Thirteen manga on DVD.

Inoue ended his Tokyo Tribe 3 sequel manga last March and his Dan Da Barbarian manga last April. He will launch a new manga this summer.

Sono will film Tokyo Tribes from late August to late September, and the film will open in theaters in Japan next year.

Source: Cinema Today


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