Teaser For Sono Sion's TOKYO TRIBE Brings The Crazy!

James Marsh, Asian Editor
We make no secret of the fact that we are HUGE fans of Japanese director Sono Sion here at Twitch, and while his filmography is diverse and eclectic, nothing delights us more than the knowledge his adaptation of Inoue Santa's manga series Tokyo Tribe appears to continue in the same vein as last year's fantastic Why Don't You Play In Hell?

While details are still relatively thin on the ground regarding the film's plot, the manga's narrative centres around the murder of a high level figure in one of the many gangs that vie for control of Tokyo's Shibuya district. The killing sparks a massive turf war between the different gangs, provoking much delirious no-holds-barred craziness, as the 38 glorious seconds of teaser below can attest.  

Tokyo Tribe is due for release in Japan on 30 August.
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  • 60hz

    looks like a REALLY tamed version of the manga... THANK GOD. I was scarred for life for some of the madness depicted in that manga!

  • Howard

    2 things that stick to mind from this trailer..did I just see a naked dude? and did I just see a girl w/fat bewbz?

  • ikilledbambi

    big fan of Sion Sono, but i didnt really like Why Dont You Play In Hell, this looks better though, more epic

  • Zwanster

    Glad i'm not the only person! Why Dont You Play In Hell really didn't do much for me, i'm cautiously optimistic about this though. Looks like he's seriously channeling Miike this time around (the Crows series specifically), but hey if Riki Takeuchi is in then so am I!

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