Production on a sequel to the live-action adaptation of Tokyo Revengers has been greenlit, according to a recent announcement from Warner Bros.’ official Japanese YouTube channel.
The new video confirms that the film would be coming in 2023, and sees the return of many of the original cast members from the first film, including lead actor Takemichi Hanagaki. Again, the film will be directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa and produced by Shota Okada. New cast members were also confirmed to arrive in the film, although no information about that was revealed at the time.
Watch the short teaser for the second one Tokyo Revengers movie below:
The first Tokyo Revengers The live-action film adaptation was originally scheduled to open in October 2020 in Japan, but was delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film ended up opening in July 2021 and immediately shot to the top of the Japanese box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing live-action films of 2021 in the country.
“Hanagaki Takemichi lives an unsatisfying life right up until his death,” reads the official synopsis of the manga. “When he wakes up 12 years ago, he anticipates the eventual fate of his friends and tries to prevent an unfortunate future. Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer who has reached the absolute pits of despair in his life.”