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'Tokyo Revengers' live-action movie extends its screening in Japan

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

From its first showing on July 9, 2021, in Japan, three months on and Tokyo Revengers still continues to take the live-action world by storm with its popularity and success. In a tweet by the Tokyo Revengers live-action movie's official account, its final showing in Japan was supposed to end on October 1, 2021, but by popular demand, it's been extended up to October 7 and could possibly last longer. Tokyo Revengers has already surpassed Rurouni Kenshin: The Final's revenue of ¥4.32 billion with a whopping ¥4.38 billion, officially making it the No.1 box office live-action hit of 2021. With the extended screenings, the movie's earnings are expected to soar even higher. Fans welcomed the tweet warmly, and it is easy to predict that the audience will have a repeat watch or last-minute movie reservations.

Update: The screening has been extended for another week, up to October 14.

© 2017 Wakui Ken / Weekly Shounen Magazine

© 2021 Hanabusa Tsutomu / Warner Bros. Japan

Kitamura Takumi portrays Tokyo Revengers' protagonist Hanagaki Takemichi, a 26-year-old adult who's been jaded by the fruitless everyday life he's living until he acquires the ability to travel back in time. With this newfound skill, he tries to change past events in the gang world he used to be involved in to shape the future he dreads. Other cast members include Yoshizawa Ryo, Yamada Yuki, Imada Mio, Sugino Yosuke, Maeda Gordon, and more.

The live-action movie was directed by Hanabusa Tsutomu based on Wakui Ken's manga of the same name, which was published in 2017 in Weekly Shounen Magazine.
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