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Live-Action ‘The Violence Action’ Film Adds 4 Cast Members

Cookie!, Kenta Izuka, Yumena Yanai, Daiki Hyōdō join cast

The official Twitter account for the live-action film adaptation of author Shin Sawada and artist Renji Asai‘s The Violence Action manga revealed more cast members for the film on May 17.

The new cast members include (from left to right in image above):

  • Comedian Cookie! as a large man who goes wild inside a ramen shop
  • Kenta Izuka as Kura, Terano’s partner
  • Yumena Yanai as Rikka, Kei’s classmate
  • Comedian Daiki Hyōdō as Kunitsu, a man gunning for the top seat of the Tenmagumi

Kanna Hashimoto (left in image below) plays protagonist Kei Kikuno.

The main cast includes (from left to right, top to bottom in image below):

  • Fumika Baba as Shopkeeper
  • Yosuke Sugino as Terano
  • Kanna Hashimoto as Kei Kikuno
  • Ōji Suzuka as Watanabe
  • Win Morisaki as Kaneko
  • Takashi Okamura as Zura-san
  • Yu Shirota as Michitaka-kun
  • TYūri Ōta as Daria
  • TShunsuke Daito as Ayabe
  • Jiro Sato as Sandaime (third generation leader)
  • Katsunori Takahashi as Kinoshita

The film will open on August 19.

The manga’s story centers on Kei Kikuno, an assassin who seems to be an easygoing and cute girl next door but is actually a top hitgirl. Kei skillfully handles jobs with her gun expertise and physical prowess.

Tōichirō Rutō is directing the film, and is co-writing the script alongside Itaru Era.

The series launched on Shogakukan‘s online magazine Yawaraka Spirits in April 2016. The manga went on hiatus from March 2018 to June 2019 due to a creator’s poor health. The series ranked on the top 20 list of manga for male readers in the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook.

Asai drew a manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda‘s The Boy and The Beast anime film, and Yen Press released the series in English in North America.

Daisuke Muroi is Sawada’s real name, and he drew the Reiri manga with author Hitoshi Iwaaki (Historie, Parasyte) from December 2015 to December 2018.

Sources: The Violence Action live-action film’s Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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