Yes, Rage has returned… I have mentioned this novel on a previous episode of Surfer’s “What Are You Reading” comic book show but now is time to give it the treatment it deserves.
So imagine bloods and crips in Tokyo? Well this is sort of like that…. This is Tokyo Tribe 2 and it centers on the many gangs that rule the streets.
Gangs such as the Musashino Saru , Bukuro Wu-Ronz, Shinjuku Hands and many many more. The story takes place 5 years after the Shibuya Riots, the gangs of Tokyo have been peaceful and involving in no violence until Mera (the leader of the Wu-Ronz) kills 3 members of Saru. Days after the Killing, Kai runs into Mera who were former high school friends get into a fight and a chase which ends in Kai’s closet friend and Saru leader Tera dead and tension amongst the 7 groups. It’s classic Anime at its finest! The panels are so drawn out so precisely and the characters pull you more and more into the story with every page. There are 12 volumes to this series and all of them are epic. The thing I most liked about the story is that it brings an urban culture to a town that if you didn’t live in Tokyo, you would’ve had no idea about (and trust me, they’re “Hood” in japan).
Pre-Production has already began on a live action film produced by MTV and Japanese director Shion Sono which will be released early 2015.
Love, gangs, violence, sex, rap music…. OMG, just read it.
OVER AND OUT FUCKERS!