Watch: New US Trailer for Sion Sono's Rap Battle Film 'Tokyo Tribe'

September 10, 2015
Source: Apple

Tokyo Tribe Trailer

"Tokyo Tribe, never ever die!" Oh yes, it's time. XLrator Media has debuted the official US trailer for one of the wackiest, wildest, most badass action films of last year - Tokyo Tribe, from director Sion Sono. This premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2014, where I raved about it, calling it "totally balls out, insane, wacky and just plain awesome." It's a very campy, very excessively elaborate rap musical set in futuristic Tokyo, with various "Tribes" battling it out over dominance in Tokyo. It's the perfect kind of movie to gather all of your friends on Saturday night, with lots of pizza and beer, to watch. No seriously, this film is just crazy. Enjoy!

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Sion Sono's Tokyo Tribe, from Apple (via The Film Stage):

Tokyo Tribe

In a futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. When one of the gang leaders breaks the fragile peace, it triggers a massive, brutal street war for supremacy. Based on a popular Manga series and told almost entirely in rap verse, Tokyo Tribe is an ingenious mash-up of Yakuza gang violence, martial arts action and hip-hop musical. Tokyo Tribe is both written & directed by acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono, of many films previously including Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Why Don't You Play in Hell?. This first premiered at Fantastic Fest in the US last year, where we saw it. Sono's Tokyo Tribe opens in select theaters + VOD starting October 23rd this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Why Don't You Play in Hell? was great! I love this style of Asian small doses of course.

TheOct8pus on Sep 10, 2015


Just when you think people can't get more crazy, here comes silliness like this. Will enjoy it at some undefined point of time ...

shiboleth on Sep 10, 2015


I thought that wa Steven Seagulls there in the top photo. Not sure about his rap skills however. Actually makes the depressing sadness of watching grown men shout insults at each other seem slightly more watchable.

Carpola on Sep 10, 2015


What is this? Dig!!~

DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2015


I think I'd prefer if it wasn't a musical. Otherwise, looks pretty damn crazy!

grimjob on Sep 10, 2015


This looks absolutely ridiculous.

octopus9498 on Sep 11, 2015


Looks like Glee meets Battle Royale.. looks fun!

shane willett on Sep 11, 2015


I love wacky movies but this was too much craziness even for me. If you like Japanese rap you'd enjoy it more than I did. Great trailer though.

bumboclot on Sep 11, 2015


Considering Tag was quite possible the worst movie I've ever seen, I think I'll pass this one

Ricardo_PT on Sep 12, 2015

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