The live-action adaptation of Ken Wakui’s “Tokyo Revengers” manga premiered on July 10, 2021, in Japan. What’s more, it quickly earned tons of money climbing the ranks. In just a little above half a month, it sold around 1.66 million tickets, earning over 2.25 billion yen (~US$20.4 million). Today, on August 10, 2021, a month after the premiere, the “Tokyo Revengers” live-action film earned over 3.2 billion yen (~US$29 million).
Also, you can watch the trailer for the “Tokyo Revengers” live-action film below:
In case you don’t know what “Tokyo Revengers” is about, Kodansha Comics’ describe it as follows:
Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he’s a complete and total virgin…
At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang!!
The series also has an ongoing anime adaptation that, as of the moment of writing, has 18 episodes available to watch on Crunchyroll. Episode 19 is scheduled to come out on August 14, 2021.
Considering the popularity of “Tokyo Revengers,” the live-action adaptation might earn even more than 3.2 billion yen!
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