posted on 2020-09-17 04:48 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kazuki Horike, Yoshiki Minato also join film's cast
The official website for Warner Bros. Japan's live-action film of Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga revealed additional cast members for the film on Thursday. Gordon Maeda (left in image below) will play the character Takashi Mitsuya, the leader of the second squad of the Tokyo Manji Gang. Hiroya Shimizu (right) will play Shūji Hanma, a mysterious delinquent who works secretly with Kisaki.
Other additional cast members include Kazuki Horike as Takemichi's fellow street tough Haruki "Pa-chin" Hayashida, and Yoshiki Minato as Nobutaka Osanai, the leader of the Moebius gang.
The film was slated to open in Japan on October 9, but was delayed due to the effects of the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan. The production halted filming in April due to COVID-19. Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action Kakegurui, Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai) is directing the film.
The cast includes (from left to right in image above):Takumi Kitamura as Takemichi Hanagaki Yuki Yamada as Ken Ryūgūji Yosuke Sugino as Naoto Tachibana Nobuyuki Suzuki as Masataka Shimizu Hayato Isomura as Atsushi Sendō Shotaro Mamiya as Tetta Kisaki Ryō Yoshizawa as Manjirō Sano
Warner Bros. Japan announced the film in February.
Wakui launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2017, and Kodansha published the manga's 18th compiled book volume on July 17. Kodansha Comics published the 17th volume digitally in English on September 8.
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. The manga is also inspiring a television anime adaptation in 2021.