Before he thrilled film fans worldwide with cinema highlights such as » The Last of the Mohicans «, » Insider «, » Collateral » and » Heat «, director great Michael Mann was the main producer behind the 80s cult series » Miami Vice «, whose style he was behind had a decisive influence on the scenes. Mann’s latest project » Tokyo Vice «, which for him not only marks a return to series production, but also a general directorial comeback a full seven years after the hacker thriller » Blackhat «, has little to do with his despite the similarity in title to do with the former series hit.
The style and tone are more reminiscent of Mann’s » Miami Vice » theatrical release from 2006, although it’s not going to the US East Coast, but – as the title already suggests – to distant Japan. And that’s a good month after the US start of the series now in Germany too…
«Tokyo Vice» on Starzplay
«Tokyo Vice» starts today, May 15, 2022, with a double episode on the streaming channel Starzplay, which can be booked on Amazon Prime Video. To get a taste of it for free, you can test the channel, which also offers a few other series highlights such as “ Killing Eve ” or “ The Stand ”, for seven days free of charge. In order to binge «Tokyo Vice» in this way completely without additional costs, you have to wait until June 26th, because only then will the finale of the eight-part first season appear in this country.
» The Starzplay Channel on Amazon Prime Video *
As with «Miami Vice», Michael Mann now acts as a producer on «Tokyo Vice». On top of that, he also directed the first episode and thus set the look for the entire series.
That’s what Tokyo Vice is about
«Tokyo Vice» is based on the true experiences of reporter Jake Adelstein, which he wrote down in his book of the same name in 2009.
» «Tokyo Vice» (book) at Amazon *
The series version of events now stars «Baby Driver» star Ansel Elgort Adelstein, who comes to Tokyo in 1999 to work as a police reporter for a respected daily newspaper. Here he is taken under his wing by veteran detective Hiroto Katagiri ( Ken Watanabe ). However, when he becomes more and more interested in the underworld of the Japanese capital and wants to write about the machinations of organized crime, he and everyone close to him are targeted by the yakuza.
Tokyo Vice Trailer DF