Tokyo Tribe Manga's TV Series Rights Licensed
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga creator Santa Inoue confirmed on his Twitter account on Wednesday that producer Patrick S. Cunningham (Starlet, The Room) and screenwriter Darryl Wharton-Rigby (Homicide: Life on the Street, Obon) licensed the rights to adapt his Tokyo Tribes (Tokyo Tribe 2) manga as a television series.
Santa Inoue published his one-volume Tokyo Tribe manga in 1993. The story follows the struggles of street gangs in a near-future version of Tokyo.
Inoue began publishing his 12-volume Tokyo Tribe 2 sequel manga in 1998, and ended it in 2006. Tokyopop acquired the Tokyo Tribe 2 manga and published seven English volumes with the title Tokyo Tribes, before the company shuttered its North American publishing operations in 2011.
The studio MADHOUSE adapted Tokyo Tribe into a 13-episode television anime series in 2006. Director Shion Sono (Suicide Club, Shinjuku Swan) adapted the manga into a live-action film, which pemiered in Los Angeles last October 4.
Inoue also launched another sequel manga in 2008 titled Tokyo Tribe 3, and ended it on February 2012.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip
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