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Live-Action Tokyo Revengers Film Halts Shooting

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film began shooting at end of winter; slated to open on October 9

The official Twitter account for Warner Bros. Japan's live-action film of Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga announced on Monday that the film's crew has halted filming to prioritize the health of all cast and crew. The announcement added that the staff has been filming since the end of this past winter.

The film is slated to open in Japan on October 9. Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action Kakegurui, Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai) is directing the film.

The cast includes (from left to right in image above):

Warner Bros. Japan announced the film in February.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:

Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he's a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto's most sinister delinquent gang!!

Wakui launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2017, and Kodansha published the manga's 15th compiled book volume last December. Kodansha Comics published the 14th volume digitally in English on March 10.

Wakui serialized the Shinjuku Swan manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine from 2005 to 2013 with 38 volumes. The manga inspired a six-episode live-action television series in 2007 and two live-action movies in May 2015 and January 2016.

Source: Tokyo Revengers live-action film's Twitter account

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