Manga Adaptations

Tokyo Revengers


Directed by: Tsutomu Hanabusa
2021 / 120 minutes / Unclassified 15+

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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

Palace Barracks, Brisbane

Friday 26th November

The Kino, Melbourne

Saturday 27th November

The Kino, Melbourne

Thursday 2nd December

Palace Central Sydney, Sydney

Saturday 4th December

Palace Norton Street, Sydney

Screens in: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa

Cast: Takumi Kitamura, Mio Imada and Yōsuke Sugino

Genre: Action

Category: Manga Adaptations

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles