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Manga Adaptations

Tokyo Revengers

東京リベンジャーズ

Directed by: Tsutomu Hanabusa

Year: 2021

Length: 120 minutes

Classification rating: Unclassified 15+

Screens in: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

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‘Go back in time, change the future, save the girl’, yankee style

Convenience store part-timer Takemichi Hanagaki (Takumi Kitamura, Tremble All You Want JFF Plus 2020) is 26 years old and living a dead end life, when he finds out that his high school sweetheart Hinata (Mio Imada) and her brother Naoto (Yōsuke Sugino) have been killed by the Tokyo Manji gang. It’s not long before Takemichi is also attacked, and is pushed in front of an oncoming train. But instead of dying, Takemichi finds himself back in his high school days, 10 years into the past, and suddenly able to jump between timelines. Reunited with his old school friends and invigorated by the nostalgia of youth, Takemichi uses his newfound time traveling ability to embark on a mission that will change destiny, saving Hinata and Naoto from their tragic fate.

In this live-action adaptation, director Tsutomu Hanabusa successfully brings to life the dynamic looks, energy and emotions of Ken Wakui’s well-loved manga characters. Fans of the franchise won’t be left disappointed, with the sci-fi plot and brutal fight scenes combining to create a genre-bending film that’s far from predictable.

Audience warning: Contains strong violence and course language

Saturday 20th November
20:30

Palace Barracks, Brisbane

Selling fast

Friday 26th November
20:15

The Kino, Melbourne

Selling fast

Saturday 27th November
19:30

The Kino, Melbourne

Sold out

Thursday 2nd December
19:00

Palace Central Sydney, Sydney

Sold out

Saturday 4th December
20:30

Palace Norton Street, Sydney

Selling fast

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa

Cast: Takumi Kitamura, Mio Imada and Yōsuke Sugino

Genre: Action

Category: Manga Adaptations

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles