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Live-Action 'Violence Action' Film's Clip Shows Assassin Kei Meeting Yakuza Terano

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film opens on August 19

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of author Shin Sawada and artist Renji Asai's The Violence Action manga began streaming a clip from the film on Wednesday. The clip shows the assassin Kei meeting yakuza member Terano, who pays for Kei's bus fare. Kei later tries to pay back Terano during the ride, but finds that she has no change, and promises to pay back Terano when they next meet. In the back of the bus, Kei's schoolmate Watanabe looks upon them with envy.

Kanna Hashimoto (left in image below) plays protagonist Kei Kikuno.

The main cast includes (from left to right, top to bottom in image below):

  • Fumika Baba as Shopkeeper
  • Yōsuke Sugino as Terano
  • Kanna Hashimoto as Kei Kikuno
  • Ōji Suzuka as Watanabe
  • Win Morisaki as Kaneko
  • Takashi Okamura as Zura-san
  • Yu Shirota as Michitaka-kun
  • TYūri Ōta as Daria
  • TShunsuke Daito as Ayabe
  • Jirō Satō as Sandaime (third generation leader)
  • Katsunori Takahashi as Kinoshita

Other cast members include (from left to right in image above):

  • Comedian Cookie! as a large man who goes wild inside a ramen shop
  • Kenta Izuka as Kura, Terano's partner
  • Yumena Yanai as Rikka, Kei's classmate
  • Comedian DAIKI Hyōdō as Kunitsu, a man gunning for the top seat of the Tenmagumi

The film will open on August 19.

The manga's story centers on Kei Kikuno, an assassin who seems to be an easygoing and cute Girl Next Door but is actually a top hitgirl. Kei skillfully handles jobs with her gun expertise and physical prowess.

Tōichirō Rutō is directing the film, and is co-writing the script alongside Itaru Era. Alexandros performs the film's theme song "Crush."

The series launched on Shogakukan's online magazine Yawaraka Spirits in April 2016. The manga went on hiatus from March 2018 to June 2019 due to a creator's poor health. The series ranked on the top 20 list of manga for male readers in the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook.

Asai drew a manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and The Beast anime film, and Yen Press released the series in English in North America.

Daisuke Muroi is Sawada's real name, and he drew the Reiri manga with author Hitoshi Iwaaki (Historie, Parasyte) from December 2015 to December 2018.

Sources: The Violence Action live-action film's website, Comic Natalie

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