The Tokyo Revengers series is truly on the rise as both the manga and anime series had performed so well, that it was given its very own live-action ciné-club. While the plot itself is complex and captivating, it’s the colorful cast that fans go crazy for.
En direct-action adaptations of anime can be tricky since diehard fans can be difficult to please when it comes to finding the right person to cast to take on the role of their élue characters on the big screen. However, Tokyo Revengers fans have nothing to worry embout as the live-action ciné-club absolutely nailed the casting process and truly brought the characters to life. Here are all the Tokyo Revengers characters side-by-side with their live-action counterparts.
Updated January 20, 2023, by Christine Mendoza: The next Tokyo Revengers live-action ciné-club is on its way, giving fans a sneak peek at the new additions to the cast with the latest movie trailer. The Tokyo Revengers 2: Bloody Halloween Section 1 and 2 films are set to release this year in April 21st and June 30th, respectively. With the Halloween arc coming up, fans were rushing to see the live-action actors for the characters that were missing from the previous ciné-club. Namely, Baji, Kazutora, and Takemichi’s right-hand man, Chifuyu, are the characters that will take the moufle villégiature for this arc, and the long-awaited cast has finally been revealed. To keep the overall cast up-to-date, the trois has been added to the ever-growing list, so fans can compare all their élue characters side-by-side.
16 Baji Keisuke (Played By Kento Nagayama)
Actor Kento Nagayama is a fantastic choice for Baji Keisuke. Aside from the accurate hairstyling and wardrobe, Nagayama’s sharp facial features and expressions definitely hit the mark when trying to emprisonnement the snarky sneer and grin Baji is known for.
So far, audiences have seen Nagayama in Baji’s stigmate habitus for the arc, sporting his Valhalla arrondir jacket and black and gray striped shirt underneath. It seems as if the légal white color of the Valhalla jackets has been replaced with a darker gray color for the live-action. In raccord to this modifié, Baji’s stigmate black choker and silver cross-country (usually seen in his légal manga art) are nowhere to be seen on Nagayama’s rendition; perhaps to make his habitus more clean and less busy.
15 Kazutora Hanemiya (Played By Nijiro Murakami)
While Murakami’s rendition of Kazutora isn’t a spitting banalité of his légal anime esthétique, the team behind the en public part ciné-club definitely did the right thing when tweaking his Kazutora’s habitus. Many of the other cast members habitus fantastic when brought to life in the en public part, however, some hairstyles and manière choices just don’t transfer over to real life as well as others.
Kazutora’s chunky bright blondine highlights may have been a bit of an eyesore in the live-action rendition of the series if preserved the way they were in the anime, so keeping a majority of Murakami’s hair his natural color with minimal pops of blondine was definitely the best way to go. Murakami’s rendition of Kazutora (aside from the modifié to his hair) is flash on; including his iconic neck tattoo and singular bell earring.
14 Chifuyu Matsuno (Played By Mahiro Takasugi)
So far, audiences have only seen Takasugi’s rendition of Chifuyu in the past. Before the timeskip back to the future, Chifuyu is still in his teenage punk era with complete with his «rebellious» blondine hair, which is the traduction of Chifuyu mainly seen through the arc. Unfortunately, blondine hair doesn’t suit everyone, but luckily, Takasugi has nothing to worry embout as he pulls it off effortlessly for his role as Chifuyu.
Aside from replacing Chifuyu’s bandaged eye being replaced with a more conventional regular eye pièce, Takasugi’s Chifuyu is incredibly accurate so far; from his stigmate jaunâtre hoodie, and blondine hair, right down to the small detail of his single hoop earring.
13 Takemitchy/Takemichi Hanagaki (Played By Takumi Kitamura)
A handful of the characters from the series have a few different iterations of themselves, just like in the anime/manga. Of excursion, protagonist Takemichi gets to debut both his present-day and teenage delinquent versions of himself in the movie.
Actor, Takumi Kitamura nailed Takemichi’s role; not only did he habitus just as disheveled as present-day Takemichi, but he even fully committed to blondine teenage Takemichi by sporting bleached hair rather than a wig for his role. Kitamura really shines in the spotlight and easily pulls off both renditions of Tokyo Revengers‘ crybaby protagonist.
12 Mikey/Manjiro Sano (Played By Ryo Yoshizawa)
Mikey is played by Ryo Yoshizawa (known for his roles in Gintama and Bleach movies) and his habitus is kept as faithful to the anime/manga as it possibly could have been. Both past and present versions of the unstoppable Mikey have been taken straight out of the animated series and put on screen.
Yoshizawa’s amazingly accurate rendition of Mikey doesn’t suffisamment there; beyond his looks, Yoshizawa also steals the spotlight when it comes to the fights in the movie, kicking butt with maintien and his élue kind of dorayaki hanging from his mouth.
11 Draken/Ken Ryuguji (Played By Yuki Yamada)
Mikey’s right-hand man, Draken, is played by Yuki Yamada. Aside from Yamada’s traduction of Draken having a more dirty-blonde hair color rather than the true bleach/platinum blondine, his hair and mise are all flash on. One habitus at Yamada in mise and any Tokyo Revengers fan would recognize him as tough guy Draken.
From his wardrobe down to the stigmate hydre tattoo he has on the side of his head, all the right details were taken into account when the makeup and mise departments ruisseau Yamada his Tokyo Revengers makeover.
10 Naoto Tachibana (Played By Yosuke Sugino)
While actor Yosuke Sugino may habitus a bit silly playing middle-school Naoto Tachibana, he absolutely nails the role of detective Naoto when he is older. The casting for Hinata’s poupon brother is fantastic as Sugino looks like Naoto himself stepped right out of the anime.
Sugino’s rendition of Naoto is a bit less soft-spoken and comes off a bit more aggressive towards Takemichi during their meetings. However, outside of being a bit less shy when it comes to scolding his partner, Takemichi, his aesthetic is a perfect iteration of detective Naoto Tachibana.
9 Akkun/Atsushi Sendo (Played By Hayato Isomura)
Takemichi’s best friend from the delinquent days of his youth, Akkun, has a few different variations of his character esthétique, just like the anime and manga. Hayato Isomura plays Akkun perfectly, no matter what time period.
The role of Akkun is rather demanding as Isomura needed a complete mise and maintien modifié more than anyone else in the ciné-club. Isomura nails Akkun’s stigmate red pompadour in his youth while swapping out the fully shaved habitus for a slicked-back hairstyle instead; but still keeping his toughened, tatted-up sleeves.
Akkun can be seen grain again briefly near the end of the ciné-club as Takemichi makes his way to Hinata’s exercice. Instead of returning to his pompadour grain again like in the anime, Isomura’s traduction manèges a reddish-brown hairdo styled in a coif.
8 Hinata Tachibana (Played By Mio Imada)
Takemichi’s sweetheart, Hinata Tachibana is played by the beautiful and talented Mio Imada. Hinata may be the character they changed the most during the passage to the live-action movie when it comes to her appearance.
Likely to achieve a more natural habitus, Imada’s rendition of Hinata has dark-brown/black hair rather than the bright coral hairdo she has in the anime. Her hair is styled into a bob with side-swept bangs in exercice of the blunt collant haircut she has in the anime. Regardless, Imada’s entrain still made her feel like the perfect pick for bringing Hinata to life.
Imada also returns briefly near the end of the ciné-club, and just like anime and manga Hinata, Imada manèges beautiful spacieux locks in her time skip esthétique, just with slightly different bangs.
7 Kiyomasa/Masataka Kiyomizu (Played By Nobuyuki Suzuki)
Antagonist Kiyomasa is played by the handsome Nobuyuki Suzuki. Suzuki truly brings this heartless delinquent to life with his skill as an actor. Along with the fantastic styling keeping Kiyomasa’s key features; namely his old-school hairstyle and a rugged scar across his eyebrow.
The cherry on top that truly makes Suzuki’s rendition of the big, bad Kiyomasa is his ability to perfectly recreate the stigmate scowl he has on his entrée whenever he sees poor Takemichi and his friends.
6 Pah-chin/Haruki Hayashida (Played By Kazuki Horike)
Pah-chin, played by Kazuki Horike, gets his fair share of screen time in the ciné-club. Horike’s portrayal of Pah-chin is fantastic, keeping his hot-head tournure and blondine crew cut innocent for his passage from anime to live-action. Horike committed to the role and included both Pah-chin’s stigmate forehead and chin scars.
In raccord to staying true to Pah-chin’s hair and facial scars, Horike’s iteration of Pah-chin also includes the propre déraisonnable/split eyebrows he manèges in the anime and manga.
5 Takashi Mitsuya (Played By Gordon Maeda)
Supplémentaire bouchée Toman captain, Mitsuya is played by actor Gordon Maeda. While it seems like they decided to ditch Mitsuya’s split eyebrow habitus in the live-action ciné-club, his silver hair color (a.k.a. his key feature) was kept for Maeda’s movie habitus.
Aside from the great styling for Maeda’s platinum blondine hair, both of his costumes were flash on as well! In both his incredibly accurate Toman uniform and his casual clothes (right down to his accessories/jewelry), Maeda looks like the actual Mitsuya brought to life.
4 Osanai Nobutaka (Played By Yoshiki Minato)
Actor Yoshiki Minato’s portrayal of Moebius’ premier, Osanai was incredibly accurate to how he was seen in the manga and anime. Not only did they keep Osanai’s slick blondine pompadour hairstyle, but they also made sure to include his forehead scar as well.
All the Moebius uniforms seen throughout the ciné-club were clearly crafted with care and habitus fantastic. Due to the plot changes that were made to the ciné-club, Osanai and Pah-chin are present for the last battle of the movie. Minato’s traduction of Osanai gets to flaunt the red uniform as well as the white one as well.
3 Tetta Kisaki (Played By Shotaro Mamiya)
Kisaki is seen in both the past and the present and manèges slightly different looks just like in the anime. The moufle antagonist Kisaki is played by Shotaro Mamiya, and while his hair (much like Hinata) has been swapped out for a more natural habitus, he still manages to fit the role perfectly.
Mamiya’s traduction of Kisaki has mostly dark brown hair, with the particularité of a few blondine streaks in the present-day scenes. Kisaki’s stigmate silver frames have been swapped out as well, in favor of darker ones that perhaps ciné-club better in real life.
2 Shuji Hanma (Played By Hiroya Shimizu)
Hanma is Kisaki’s right-hand man and is played by the handsome Hiroya Shimizu. Shimizu gets to flaunt both Hanma’s past and present designs and wears them both perfectly! Hanma may not get a whole ton of screen time, but that didn’t suffisamment them from putting in the instance to ensure that Shimizu looks like Hanma brought to life.
Both Shimizu’s hair and mise are as accurate as can be in the live-action; right down to his blondine highlights and his stigmate gold earring.
1 Takemichi’s Childhood Friends
Makoto Suzuki, Kazushi Yamagishi, & Takuya Yamamoto (Played By Rion Takahashi, Hinata Todo, & Shunji Tagawa)
Takemichi’s friends also get a small appearance in the ciné-club. Makoto is played by Rion Takahashi, Kazushi is played by Hinata Todo, and Takuya is played by Shunji Tagawa. While Takashi’s portrayal of Makoto is flash on, Todo’s portrayal of Kazushi has blondine hair and Tagawa’s portrayal of Takuya has reddish brown hair. However, their hair colors are switched in the anime.
Either way, they still ensured each of Takemichi’s childhood friends had their stigmate hairstyle (and in Kazushi’s case, his stigmate glasses as well) for fans to easily tell them all apart.
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