Tokyo Tribes

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Tokyo Tribes
トウキョウ トライブ トゥー
(Tōkyō Toraibu Tū)
Genre Drama
Manga
Written by Santa Inoue
Published by Shōdensha
English publisher Australia New Zealand Madman Entertainment
Canada United States Tokyopop
Demographic Seinen
Magazine boon
Original run 19972005
Volumes 12
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Tokyo Tribes is the English title of the Seinen manga series Tokyo Tribe2 (トウキョウ トライブ トゥー Tōkyō Toraibu Tū?) by Santa Inoue. Tokyo Tribes was originally serialized from 1997 to 2005 in the urban fashion magazine boon. It is a continuation of the plot in Tokyo Tribe, although many of the characters from that story do not appear in this series.

Plot[edit]

Five years after the Shibuya riots, the Tribes of Tokyo have been enjoying a period of relative peace, until Kim and two other members of the Musashino Saru intrude on the territory of the Wu-Ronz in Bukuro. Mera, the leader of Wu-Ronz kills the three Saru, under the assumption that they were members of the Shibuya Saru.

Two days later, after searching for who killed his friends, Musashino Saru member Kai runs into Mera. Old friends in their high school days, the two get into a confrontation that ends up leaving Tera, the leader of Musashino Saru, dead and setting the stage for violence between the Tribes.

  • Kai Deguchi (出口 海 Deguchi Kai?)—a DJ and main character of the series.
  • Big Daddy (ビッグ・仏波 Biggu Buppa?) The leader of the Buppa clan and the main antagonist of the series, Buppa is shown as a big, morbidly obese, bisexual Yakuza crime lord with a lecherous, sadistic personality.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Anime[edit]

Opening Theme: "TOP OF TOKYO" by ILLMATIC BUDDHA MC's Ending Theme: "TT2 Owari no Uta" by Scha Dara Parr

The show was originally planned as a movie which would be distributed by MTV. [1]

Film[edit]

Sion Sono is currently working on a live-action adaptation of Tokyo Tribes scheduled for 2014. [2]

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