One of the fascinating issues about live-action variations is evaluating how the actors deliver the animated characters to life. So, with the upcoming Tokyo Revengers film, let’s just do that!
What could make live-action anime or manga variations so tough is the following movie can seem like folks enjoying dress-up as a substitute of embodying the characters in a real-world manner. Often, this is perhaps as a result of sure issues—whether or not that’s hairstyles or clothes—look stylized and funky when drawn, however awkward in live-action. This is just not at all times the case, although.
Tokyo Revengers is helped by the very fact the style and hairstyles are primarily based in actuality—albeit a hyper one. The story, although, is real-life meets sci-fi or fantasy because the protagonist slips by way of time after which works his manner up by way of a gang to avoid wasting his girlfriend.
Previously, Warner Bros. Japan released a comparison between the actors and the unique manga designs.
However, for the reason that performers weren’t in make-up and sporting the right hairdos, the comparability made it tough to see how they’d deliver the characters to life. But since then, from trying on the official stills and evaluating them to the anime, and film model of Tokyo Revengers appears to be like promising! Check out the comparisons beneath:
After touring again in time, “Takemitchy” turns into a gang chief to avoid wasting his girlfriend Hinata. Note that this comparability exhibits the highschool model of the character. In the film, he’s performed by Takumi Kitamura.
Here is Hanagaki as an grownup.
Called “Mikey,” he’s a founding father of the Manji Gang. Ryo Yoshizawa performs him within the film.
Also generally known as “Draken,” he’s the vice chairman of the Tokyo Manji Gang and one among its founding members. In the film, the character is performed by Yuki Yamada.
A founding member of the Tokyo Manji Gang, he’s performed by Hayato Isomura.
Another founder member of the Tokyo Manji Gang, he’s performed by Subaru Kimura.
Also known as Kiyomasa, he leads a gaggle of thugs at college. Nobuyuki Suzuki performs him within the film.
The gang chief is performed by Yoshiki Minato.
The greatest distinction between the anime characters and the live-action ones isn’t the powerful dudes nonetheless, however the girlfriend Hinata Tachibana, performed by Mio Imada. She does seem to seize the spirit of the character, and that’s what counts most.
Also, for the film, it’d make extra sense to not give her such a flashy coiffure, as these trappings appear extra indicative of the gang members. This manner, the filmmakers can draw a line between them and different characters.
Tokyo Revengers opens subsequent month in Japan.