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Tokyo Tribe Creator Santa Inoue to Attend Hollywood Film Screening

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Los Angeles film premiere will be held on October 4

Tokyo Tribe manga creator Santa Inoue, actor Akihiro Kitamura, and actress Hitomi Katayama will attend the Los Angeles premiere of the Tokyo Tribe live-action film at the Egyptian Theatre on October 4. Tickets are currently on sale.

The story follows the struggles of street gangs in a near-future version of Tokyo. The movie stars Ryōhei 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 and writer Shion Sono (Suicide Club, Himizu, All Esper Dayo!) selected DAIS from the film's open auditions on YouTube. Japanese-American hip-hop artist and singer AI performs the theme song "HOPE -TOKYO TRIBE ANTHEM" with fellow artists YOUNG DAIS, SIMON, and Y'S.

The film also stars:

Nana Seino as Sunmi
Ryōta Satō as Tera
Junsuke Daitō as IWA
Takuya Ishida as Kim
Yui Ichikawa as Nori-chan
Mika Kano as Erendira
Shoko Nakagawa as Kesha
Shōta Someta as MC Show
Denden as High Priest
Yōsuke Kubozuka as Nkoi
Riki Takeuchi as Buppa
Bernard Ackah as Jadakins
Joey as Kamekichi
Yoshihiro Takayama as Bodyguard
Arata Matsuura as Skunk
Panda United as Hashim
Makoto Sakaguchi as Yon
Kokone Sasaki as Rookie Police Officer
Hideo Nakano as Veteran Police Officer

XYZ Films is representing the film internationally. The film made its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.

Madhouse adapted the same manga series into the 13-episode Tokyo Tribe 2 television anime series in 2006. The original manga has a total of 2.5 million copies in print. Tokyopop published six of 12 volumes under the name Tokyo Tribes in North America. Inoue ended his Tokyo Tribe 3 sequel manga in 2012.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip

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