Tokyo Vice Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer & Episodes

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If you still don’t know if Tokyo Vice Season 2 is arriving soon. This update is just for you. The crime drama series will be renewed for a second installment. The crime drama “Tokyo Vice” has been renewed for a second season by HBO Max, with Endeavor Content and Wowow co-producing. The show, created by J.T. Rogers and featuring Ken Watanabe and Ansel Elgort, will continue on the streaming platform. Let’s explore what new will Tokyo Vice Season 2 have for its fans.

Tokyo Vice Season 2
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About Tokyo Vice

The TV series Tokyo Vice, based on Jake Adelstein’s book of the same name and created by J.T. Rogers, premiered on HBO Max on April 7, 2022. It features Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe in prominent roles. The series has been renewed for a second season as of June 2022.

Jake Adelstein, an American journalist, moved to Tokyo in 1999. He took a Japanese written exam to join a major Japanese newspaper. He was successful and became their first foreign-born journalist. He started at an entry-level position and was mentored by a veteran detective in the vice squad. Jake delved into the dangerous world of the Japanese yakuza, despite the city’s belief that “murder does not happen in Tokyo”.

Initially planned as a movie in 2013, Tokyo Vice was supposed to feature Daniel Radcliffe as Adelstein, with Anthony Mandler directing. The project had progressed to a point where production was scheduled to begin in mid-2014. However, in June 2019, the decision was made to turn it into an eight-episode television series for WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max.

The series had Ansel Elgort as executive producer, J. T. Rogers as a writer, and Destin Daniel Cretton as director. However, Michael Mann was later brought in to direct the pilot episode and serve as executive producer. The first season premiered on April 7, 2022, with three episodes available at once, followed by two episodes each week until the season finale on April 28, 2022. On June 7, 2022, HBO Max announced that the show would be renewed for a second season.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, 85% of 60 critic reviews have approved Tokyo Vice with an average rating of 7.6/10. The website’s critics’ consensus states that while the protagonist may not be very interesting, the intriguing depiction of Japan’s underworld and realistic setting make for an enjoyable neo-noir experience. Metacritic gave the show a 75 out of 100 score based on 27 critics, indicating generally positive reviews.”

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Series Title

Tokyo Vice


Crime-Drama, Action

Created By

J.T. Rogers


Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein

Initial Release

April 7, 2022

Total Season Released


Number of Episodes


Tokyo Vice Season 2 Release Date

Later in 2023



Where to Watch it


Tokyo Vice Season 2 Release Date

Tokyo Vice Season 2 Release Date
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Yoshino, the final episode of Season 1, was released on April 28, 2022, and the network’s renewal was quicker than anticipated. We do not yet have an exact release date for Tokyo Vice Season 2, but it will likely come out between early and mid-2023 next year. Tokyo Vice Season 2 Release Date will probably be in April, similar to the first season, but an official confirmation is yet to come.

Tokyo Vice Season 2 Cast Members

Tokyo Vice Season 2 cast
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All the characters who survived the season one finale are expected to return. The characters and actors include:

  • Ansel Elgort as Jake Adelstein
  • Ken Watanabe as Hiroto Katagiri
  • Rachel Keller as Samantha
  • Rinko Kikuchi as Emi
  • Shun Shugata as Ishida
  • Takaki Uda as Trendy
  • Kosuke Tanaka as Tin Tin
  • Nobushige Suematsu as Gene
  • Ayumi Tanida as Tozawa
  • Yuka Itaya as Mrs Katagiri
  • Sarah Sawyer as Jessica Adelstein
  • Ayumi Ito as Misaki.

A new cast member named Soji Arai has been added to the series. Arai will portray the character of Shingo, Emi’s ex-colleague and former lover. Shingo is a single father and works as an editor at the Tokyo Weekly newspaper. He and Emi share a common interest in journalism, but their work passion may put their relationship to the test during the season. Ultimately, they both must decide what is most important in their lives.

Arai became well-known for his role as Mozasu in the critically acclaimed Apple TV+ drama series “Pachinko,” which has been renewed for a second season. Additionally, he will star alongside Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz in an upcoming Amazon Prime Video series called “Dead Ringers.”

Tokyo Vice Season 2 Trailer Update

The production of Tokyo Vice Season 2 has been going on for a while now, and HBO Max may release its first official trailer very soon. However, until then, fans can watch the official teaser from June 2022 to get a glimpse of what’s coming in Tokyo Vice Season 2.

Tokyo Vice Season 2 Plot

Tokyo Vice Season 2 plot
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In the finale of Season 1, Jake considers returning to the US but changes his mind after watching a video that suggests Polina was murdered. Tozawa is hinted to have killed Miyamoto and also threatens Katagiri to stop hunting his clan, or else he will harm his family. Sato is stabbed by one of the members of Chihari-Kai. Samantha loses all her money due to Akira’s scams, so she asks Ishida for a loan. Tozawa takes an unannounced trip, and Jake and Katagiri seem to reconcile their differences.

Tokyo Vice Season 2 Plot would discover that Tozawa traveled to the US for a liver transplant. Misaki may turn to Jake for assistance and realize that waiting for Tozawa’s death is not an option. If Sato lives, he may become more brutal in pursuing the person who attacked him. Jake and Katagiri might need to find a different strategy for investigating Tozawa.

Tokyo Vice Season 2 Episodes Count

Tokyo Vice Season 2 episode count
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Season 1 consisted of 8 episodes. Since the renewal was so quick, Tokyo Vice Season 2 will likely have eight episodes. An official announcement regarding the episode count of the second season is still pending.

Tokyo Vice Season 2 Premier date

Tokyo Vice Season 2 Premier date is yet to be revealed by HBO Max. However, Tokyo Vice Season 2 might premiere in April 2023 if the production remains on its scheduled timeline. Until then, fans can enjoy the first season of Tokyo Vice, available on HBO Max. The show has received favorable reviews from critics and viewers alike, so stay tuned for further updates regarding Tokyo Vice.

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Tokyo Vice Season 2 Renewal Status

HBO Max renewed Tokyo Vice for a 2nd season on June 7, 2022. The official renewal announcement means that the Tokyo Vice Season 2 production is underway, and fans can expect more action-filled, suspenseful episodes in 2023. The rest of the news will keep updating here. If you have any thoughts top share with us, feel free to drop your comments in the section below.

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