Tokyo Vice, based on Jake Adelstein’s autobiographical novel, takes viewers into the criminal world of the Japanese capital and reveals its darkest secrets.
The neo-noir series has attracted both enthusiasts of Japanese culture and fans of gangster stories. The first season was quite a success, and its finale was packed with cliffhangers to the brim – everything indicated that Tokyo Vice would be renewed for another season.
Thankfully, that’s exactly what happened. The second season is on the way, and we’ve gathered the most essential information about it.
Tokyo Vice season 2 release date
The show’s second instalment in the US will land on Max on Thursday 8 February 2024, with a two-episode premiere. The following episodes will be released one at a time, once a week.
Season 2 will consist of 10 episodes. Accounts for Max start from $9.99 per month for ad-free viewing, and $15.99 per month for ad-free streaming.
Tokyo Vice season 2 plot
The first season introduced Jake to the Tokyo crime scene, dominated by the brutal Yakuza. In the process, the young reporter met the dirty cop Miyamoto, the internally conflicted Sato, the clever hostess Samantha and most importantly, the experienced detective Hiroto Katagiri.
The policeman took the young reporter under his wing, allowing Jake to learn about the complicated world of Japanese gangs and their connections to law enforcement, night clubs and even ordinary citizens.
Here’s the official description of the second season:
Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, season two of the series, filmed on location in Tokyo, takes us deeper into the city’s criminal underworld as Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) comes to realize that his life, and the lives of those close to him, are in terrible danger.
Tokyo Vice season 2 cast
The following cast members are confirmed to appear in the second season of the show:
Ansel Elgort – Jake Adelstein
Ken Watanabe – Hiroto Katagiri
Shô Kasamatsu – Sato
Rachel Keller – Samantha Porter
Rinko Kikuchi – Emi Maruyama
The second season will also feature new characters. Miki Maya will play Shoko Nagata, a detective from Japan’s National Police Agency, who arrives in Tokyo to intensify the fight against Yakuza.
Yosuke Kubozuka, will play a dangerous criminal named Naoki Hayama.
Tokyo Vice season 2 trailer
In the first teaser for the new season, the fight against the Yakuza flares up:
How to watch Tokyo Vice in the UK
In the US, the neo-noir series is available on Max. However, UK-based fans have to look for Tokyo Vice in other places.
The easiest way to watch the show is to stream it via Lionsgate+, a service owned by the American entertainment company Lionsgate.
You can access the platform in three ways.
You can sign up on the Lionsgate+ website. The subscription costs £5.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial.
You can add Lionsgate+ to Amazon Prime Video Channels for £1.99 per month for six months.
You can subscribe to Lionsgate+ through Sky, Virgin, Roku, Apple TV and Rakuten TV.
It’s also possible to rent or buy Tokyo Vice on Amazon and Apple TV Store.
We don’t yet know when (or if) season 2 will land on Lionsgate+. When we know more, we’ll update this article.